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jimmykidaram
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Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:07 am

Hi All,

I am new to ITIL and this community. I wouild like to go for the foundation exam as a first step. Hope that it will give me some basic understanding on which i can gain knowledge and experience. My question here are

1. Do I need to join any authorised trainers for attending this exam or I can prepare myself and register for the exam in prometric ?

2. If yes, Is the exam topics are tough, will it be difficult with out the training?

Please help me with this queries

Thanks in advance,

Jimmy


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Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:09 am

Jimmy

Usually we beat people up for asking these sort of questions. So consider your self beaten up - post wise - look at the other posts

For some strange reason, I am feeling - ous like - generous, nauseauous, specious and gaseous - all at the same time. Must be the volcanic ash over london

I commend you on asking this question. but, first - before you even consider the exam, do you even know what ITIL is, where it is used and what it does

first
go to wikipedia and search for ITIL

the site will have a good brief on ITIL and some good links

that will answer your immediate questions

once done, come back

you are allowed one silly question.

Use it wisely
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Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:13 pm

UKVIKING wrote:you are allowed one silly question.

Use it wisely
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry... but it made me laugh.
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UKVIKING wrote:Jimmy

Usually we beat people up for asking these sort of questions. So consider your self beaten up - post wise - look at the other posts

you are allowed one silly question.

Use it wisely
Thanks for the sarcastic reply.
It shows experience or knowledge won't improve wisdom or change the basic characters.
1.8 posts per day cannot substitute for basic common sense one should be having.
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Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:14 am

Jimmy

I do have common sense, wisdom and knowledge. I also use said

Obviously you dont and did not take my advice at all as in read an almost exact question from some one else

This forum expects all of its participants to do their due diligence and do their own research before asking stupid questions like what is ITIL etc as there is something called the internet and there are things like search tools. How else did you find this forum ?

Did you do any of the research that I recommended
And do you have any further questions about ITIL, Certification, Exams, etc ?

Or are you merely posting to poke me ?

Well, please note I am no longer suffering from -ous like conditions, thanks Jimmy

Finally, yes I do post a lot. Yes I seem to be the first to answer the questions. I am trying to reach 10k posts without posting ... me too.....

I have to have goals you know
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Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:31 am

Jimmy,

I'm worried about you. John may have used sarcasm in his post, but not in the passage you quote. What he said, in an admittedly long-winded way, was that you did not give us any useful information on which to hang a useful answer.

In fact I'm not sure what your questions were about. Your first question was of the form [is it A or B] and your second question began "if yes..." and "yes" will be the answer if ; otherwise "no" will be the answer.

You seem to be asking if the exam will be difficult [presumably you mean difficult for you]. How can we possibly know the answer to that?

You want to know if you need training to achieve it - again, how can we possibly know?

We have no idea what your current level of experience, knowledge and learning skill is.

All exams will be difficult for some people. I guess most exams will be difficult for most people (but not necessarily for most people who sit them), and there are probably very few exams that are not easy for at least one person.

If you were to enquire, through questions and research as to the nature of the examination subject and the exam, then you may be able to form a view as to how difficult it may prove for you and whether training (of some defined sort), may be beneficial or even essential to your chances of passing the exam.
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jimmykidaram wrote:Hi All,

I am new to ITIL and this community. I wouild like to go for the foundation exam as a first step. Hope that it will give me some basic understanding on which i can gain knowledge and experience. My question here are

1. Do I need to join any authorised trainers for attending this exam or I can prepare myself and register for the exam in prometric ?

2. If yes, Is the exam topics are tough, will it be difficult with out the training?

Please help me with this queries

Thanks in advance,

Jimmy
Hi Jimmy,

1. No, there is no pre-requisite to join an authorized trainer for the ITIL Foundation exam. MANY people self study and have no trouble passing. Do a Google search for "ITIL Exam PRep" or similar to find tools.

2. The exam topics are designed to test a basic understanding of IT Service Management as reflected by ITIL. There are many self study avenues which can get you to pass.

Good luck,
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Sun May 23, 2010 8:48 pm

ITILadmin wrote:
UKVIKING wrote:you are allowed one silly question.

Use it wisely
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry... but it made me laugh.
Too late for the advice as he has already used up his quota
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sneaky burger! :twisted:
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Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:45 am

Jimmy
you are allowed to self study for Foundation.
Previous Service Management experience may or may not help.
It may help for you to have an understanding and some hands on experience of the practices you will be learning about.
However........
If you remain 'stuck' in these practices and insist on using these as a referral point you may come 'unstuck'.

Horses for courses
Different strokes......
Whatever floats your boat
etc
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