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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: ITIL v3 Foundation cost Reply with quote

Good Morning,
I am a bit confused about the cost of taking the exam, is there a clear resource that states how much it costs to take the v3 foundation exam ? how long before i renew it, and do i have to be registered in the itSMF in order to be certified ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The testing company would provide a price for the test

The price is the price is the price.

You dont have to register with itSMF - but if you pass the foundation exam, you will get an offer (almost automatic) to join for 1 year for free

The training organizations that offer courses usually inform you whether or not the course fee includes the exam or not.

And they dont expire
John Hardesty
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go to, the cost of the V3 foundation exam is US$165 through EXIN and US$160 through EXIN.

They both get you certified in the same manner.

Interestingly, I am looking at whether I can be trained by an ISEB accredited company and do the exam with an EXIN accredited company (looking at doing online training).


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as taking the V3 Foundation is concerned, you do not need to have sat any accredited course at all, although as a tutor, I would of course recommend that you do, whether it is on-line or classroom.
You can just check the syllabus and do the mock exams available from APMG, EXIN, ISEB etc.
But Pro-metric will just take your money and let you sit the exam, no questions asked (apart from proof of identity.
In V3 the questions for all Exa,ination Institutes come from 1 central repository cshared by all, so there is no advantage/disadvantage.
Liz Gallacher,
Accredited ITIL and ISO/IEC20000 Trainer and Consultant - Freelance
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