ITIL® Service Strategy (SS)

An accelerated program that takes you to ITIL Service Strategy Certification using innovative learning methods andenergizedclassroom sessions.

The combination of instructor-supported e-learning and classroom course allows students to manage study time whilst reducing the number of classroom days.

This course immerses learners in the overall concepts, processes, policies and methods associated with the Service Strategy phase of the Service Lifecycle.

The course covers the management and control of the activities and techniques within the Service Strategy stage, but not the detail of each of the supporting processes.

Courseware is designed using an engaging, scenario-based approach to learning the core disciplines of ITIL best practices. Exams can be taken at a convenient time after the course to allow additional study time.

Program Benefits

§ Accelerated path to Certification: The normal path to ITIL Service Strategy requires 3 days classroom . This fast-track program is a definite path to Certification that presents you the ITIL Service Strategy Certificate after completing a 2 days classroom course and 8 hours of self-paced e-learning and passing the Certification exam. Reduced travel, lodging and classroom days make this attractive.

§ Innovation in Design: Innovative use of e-learning for the theoretical components of the course allows you to study in your own time at your own pace.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course and examination, the learner will gain competencies in:

§ Understanding Service Management as a Practice and Service Strategy principles, purpose and objective

§ Understanding how all Service Strategy processes interact with other Service Lifecycle processes

§ The activities, methods and functions used in each of the Service Strategy processes

§ The roles and responsibilities within Service Strategy and the activities and functions to achieve operational excellence

§ How to measure Service Strategy performance

§ Understanding technology and implementation requirements in support of Service Strategy

§ The challenges, critical success factors and risks related with Service Strategy


This course will be of particular interest to:

§ Individuals who have their ITIL Foundation Certificate (or the ITIL V2 Foundation + V3 Foundation Bridge certificate) who want to purse the intermediate and advanced level ITIL certifications.

§ Individuals who require a deeper understanding of the Service Strategy stage of the Service Lifecycle and how activities in this Lifecycle stage may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organization

§ IT professionals working in roles associated with strategic planning, execution and control within a service-based business model, seeking an understanding of the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved in Service Strategy

§ Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert certification in IT Service Management for which this qualification is one of the prerequisite modules

§ Individuals seeking progress towards the ITIL Master in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite

§ A typical role includes (but is not restricted to): CIOs, CTOs, managers, supervisory staff, team leaders, designers, architects, planners, IT consultants, IT audit managers, IT security managers, service test managers and ITSM trainers involved in the management, coordination and integration of strategy activities within the Service Lifecycle.


§Hold an ITIL Foundation Certificate or ITIL V2 Foundation + V3 Foundation Bridge Certificate

§Students must complete the associated self-paced study course sections prior to attending the classroom portion of these classes completion will be verified via ITpreneurs LMS systems

§It is recommended that students should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the Service Strategy book in preparation for the examination.

The syllabus can be downloaded from the Official ITIL Website


Examination Information

An exam voucher will be issued upon completion of the course. This will allow learners to book exams after the course at a time and location convenient to them with their own Proctor.

The exam is a closed book exam with eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient scored questions. Exam duration is 90 minutes.

Each question will have 4 possible answer options, one of which is worth 5 marks, one which is worth 3 marks, one which is worth 1 mark, and one which is a distracter and achieves no marks.

Pass score is 28/40 or 70%