ITIL® Service Operation


This module is for anyone wishing to familiarize themselves with Service operations, the principles, processes, activities and functions of management and operation of ICT infrastructures. This knowledge enables organizations to keep more efficient control of their operations and increases the quality of IT Service Management.


Target group

You are a CIO, CTO, manager, team leader, designer, architect, planner, IT consultant, IT audit manager, IT security manager or ITSM trainer or a member of the supervisory staff. Your role involves dealing with the operational activities of services and managing, coordinating or integrating these within the Service Lifecycle.



After gaining your certificate, you will be familiar with the basics of service operations and the challenges, risks and critical success factors. You will think more from the perspective of the business than from the technology.



  • The ITIL® Foundation certificate in IT Service Management*
  • An accredited training by an accredited training provider


*Or the Foundation certificate in IT Service Management (based on ITIL®) (version 2)  in combination with the ITIL®Foundation bridge certificate.


Exam content

Following the completion of this unit, the candidate will know: 

  • The importance of Service Management as a Practice concept and Service Operation Principals, Purpose and Objective 
  • How all processes in ITIL® Service Operations interact with other Service Lifecycle processes 
  • The sub-processes, activities, methods and functions used in each of the ITIL® Service Operation processes 
  • The roles and responsibilities within ITIL® Service Operation and the activities and functions to achieve operational excellence 
  • How to measure ITIL® Service Operations 
  • Technology and implementation considerations surrounding ITIL® Service Operation 
  • Challenges, Critical Success Factors and Risks associated to ITIL® Service Operation


Exam Details

Number of questions: 8
Pass mark: 70%
Open book: No
Electronic equipment allowed: No

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