ITIL 3 vs 4: What You Need To Know

It is an exciting time to begin or continue working toward your ITIL certification. ITIL 4 Foundation launched in February 2019, and higher-level modules will follow in the second half of the year.

If you’re an entry-level IT professional, you’ll start with the new ITIL 4 Foundation course, which establishes a baseline of key elements, concepts and terminology.

From there, you’ll move through the new certification levels -- Managing Professional, Strategic Leader and finally Master.

Although ITIL 4 modules are launching throughout 2019, ITIL v3 continues to be in demand.

If you’ve already earned Intermediate or Practitioner credits, they remain valid. You’ll progress through the 17 ITIL v3 credits on your way to taking the new ITIL Managing Professional Transition module (one course, one exam), and you don’t have to take Managing Across the Lifecycle.

If you’re already an ITIL v3 Expert, then you can take the new ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition module as soon as it’s released.

If you’re certified only as far as ITIL v3 Foundation, you’ll take the ITIL 4 Foundation course, then follow the new path. The large amount of new material in ITIL 4 Foundation makes it necessary to assess your knowledge of this new guidance.

Begin or continue your journey to ITIL certification

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