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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:34 am    Post subject: ITIL exam preparation without taking ITIL training Reply with quote

Hi ITIL people

Can anyone tell me is it possible to prepare for the ITIL exam only from the book, without taking ITIL training?

I have heard from a few this is not difficult and that ebooks can be enough for preparation.

Please advise

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hammad

You can take the ITIL Foundation exam without reading any of the 5 books, study the self study books or sit a course.

You pay for the exam itself

If you understand what the exam is going to ask, then it is merely your money

Other ITIL certifications must be through official sanctioned training
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi UKViking

Thanks for your reply

Willyou please recommend any freely downloadable eBook, or any other material that i need to study to appear for the ITIL Foundation exam?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think there are any legal free downloads that will cover the whole of the foundation syllabus.

Would your employer be willing to reimburse you for training materials?

I used the ITSM ITIL V3 Foundation Exam Study guide (ISBN 978 90 8753 069 3) and the CBT Nuggets videos to study for my Foundation. They didnt cover the recent 2011 changes, but I just used wikipedia to get an overview of the differences, and I managed to pass the exam with 100%

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are official ITIL books

Check out the one by Liz Gallagher on Amazon
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thankyou - but just in case you cannot find it, My name is spelt Gallacher. The ISBN is 1119942756
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liz

Sorry about that
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all! Thankyou for the plug!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

user786

A salient point. If you desire the ITIL Certification should you not ensure that a) you learn the correct information from a valid source and b) you invest [b]your time and money [/b]to do so.

Otherwise what is the point of getting the certification ./ knowledge
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKVIKING You have a point. Like open-source books for many many certifications, i was pointing to those, if i could get them, if the exists, for ITIL prep! ?

Could anyone please clarify one more point to me.

The following official ITIL book:

1.Service Strategy
2.Service Design
3.Service Transition
4.Service Operations
5.Continual Service Improvement

These the same books will required to be studied for ITIL Foundation, Intermediate and Master levels? Or there are other sets of books for prep of each ITIL level exam?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the exams are based on those 5 books, but they are not required for Foundation, ideally at Intermediate level one should read the book that fits that course (but 95% of people do not), and by Master, one would hope the person was motivated enough to read them They are expensive, at about 85GBP for each one. For Foundation buy a certification guide like the one that John recommended (blush).for about 17 plus potsage, and that is all you need
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot Liz. That's all info I needed. I will try to buy the book at earliest.

I was also wondering is there an official register of ITIL certified people? Also is there an official count available that how many people are ITIL Foundation, Inter, and Master certified worldwide?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a successful candidates register (Google it ) but that is not complete.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, don't forget that many became "ITIL qualified" before the ITIL Foundation, Inter, and Master certificates came into existence.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diarmid,

Thanks for that. If I could find one of those people , I would ask them what book or what study guide they studied to become ITIL qualified
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