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ITIL Service Desk & Incident Management

Duration: 3 days
Course Code: IQDSMSD
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This training course covers the ITIL Service Management disciplines associated with Service Desk and Incident Management and leads to the ISEB Practitioner Certificate in IT Service Management: Incident Management examination (Taken separately)





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Course Content

I. Planning

The planning, implementation and improvement of the Incident Management process.

On completion of the course the candidate should be able to:

• understand the activities involved in the planning of the Service Desk and the Incident Management process
• understand the potential costs, benefits and problems associated with the implementation of the Service Desk and Incident Management
• know the objectives and scope of the service Desk and Incident Management
• review the functionality of the Service Desk and the operation of the Incident Management process identifying areas of weakness and instigating resolutions and proactive improvements

II. Incident Management

The support of the Service Desk operation and the Incident Management process.

III. Support Tools & Techniques

The awareness, knowledge and use of Incident Management support tools and techniques and the instigation of process improvements.

On completion of the course the candidate should be able to:

• set up and assess criteria for choosing appropriate support tools
• select the appropriate support tools and techniques
• justify, procure and implement such tools

IV. Prevention

The analysis of incident and incident statistics and reports determining trends, identifying areas of weakness and proposing resolutions for the proactive prevention of possible incidents.

On completion of the course the candidate should be able to:

• analyse details of recorded incidents and incidents
• identify trends on the basis of analysis
• make use of statistical techniques and relationships within the CMDB
• identify weaknesses or common incidents
• instigate requests for change (RFCs) to resolve these weaknesses and common incidents and reduce the number and the impact of incidents and incidents

V. Reporting

The preparation of Incident Management reports for distribution throughout the organisation as appropriate.

On completion of the course the candidate should be able to:

• identify the Service Desk and Incident Management related reports required throughout the organisation
• produce regular and ad-hoc Service Desk and Incident Management reports and circulate these as required
• define and report on the metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the Service Desk and Incident Management
• analyse reports and take the appropriate action

VI. Interfaces and Dependencies

The appreciation and understanding of the interfaces and dependencies Incident Management has with the other Service Management processes.

On completion of the course the candidate should be able to:


• Manage, control and report on the progress of the resolution of incidents through all stages of their lifecycle
• identify and define incidents, incident categories and incident lifecycles
• classify incidents, determining priority, impact and category
• manage all incidents and apply Incident Management techniques
• determine the resources needed for management, analysis and diagnosis of incidents
• liaise with internal support groups and external suppliers ensuring that incidents are resolved as quickly as possible
• resolve any incident ownership disputes in conjunction with Problem Managment
• Develop and instigate processes for matching incidents to other incidents and known
errors within the Service Desk using the Incident Management process
• indicate where diagnostic scripts or procedures need to be adjusted
• document incident analyses, temporary solutions and resolution procedures in such a way to facilitate the rapid resolution of all incidents by all areas involved in the incident resolution process
• Manage and resolve Major Incidents in conjunction with Problem Management
• define procedures and work instructions for the Incident Management process

Examination

The Practitioner examination is a two-hour “closed book”, multiple-choice paper. The majority of the forty questions will be based on a Case Study.

Normally, the examination will be held on-site at the conclusion of the course. However, ISEB will normally also arrange four central examinations per year in March, June, September and December; please contact the ISEB for further details.

Prerequisites

To be entered for the Practitioner’s examination leading to the certificate, the candidate must fulfil three requirements:

• Attend an accredited training course and complete the in-course assignment
• Demonstrate at least one year’s experience in the Incident Management process
• Hold the foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

Candidates taking the examination immediately following a course will be entered for the examination by the course provider. Those wishing to take the central examination should register direct with the ISEB, from whom the entry form can be obtained.

In order to offer training leading to the Practitioner’s Certificate, course providers must first be accredited by the ISEB. A list of accredited training providers is available on the ISEB web site or from the Examination Officer at the ISEB. The training may be offered in a variety of formats, but is most commonly available as a three-day course.


Skills

Holders of the ISEB Practitioner Certificate in IT Service Management: Incident Management will be able to demonstrate their competence in, and their ability to:

  • Plan for the implementation of the Service Desk and Incident Management
  • Develop and improve the customer and business focus of the service desk and the Incident Management process
  • Use the Incident Management process to manage incidents and their resolution by the Service Desk and all other areas
  • Define Service Desk requirements and understand, select, develop and implement the most appropriate Service Desk solutions, technology and environment.
  • Define, implement and manage the following activities: assess, prioritise and categorise incidents carry out incident analysis, identify and create incident records, diagnose the cause of incidents, identify incident resolutions, match incidents with other incidents and known errors, review and close incidents
  • Define and agree incident categories and priorities in conjunction with Problem Management
  • Be aware of the support tools and techniques available for the implementation of Incident Management and the support of the Service Desk identifying and instigating improvementsAnalyse incident and incident reports and statistics to propose resolutions to reduce the number of incidents, by proactively identifying and preventing possible incidents, wherever possible
  • Prepare Incident Management reports for distribution throughout the organisation.
  • Co-ordinate, schedule, target and focus resources onresolution of the most appropriate incidents
  • Understand the interdependencies between Incident Management and other IT and Service Management processes.


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