Update: 16 months on, this blog post is still receiving a significant amount of daily traffic. A few of the details regarding the cost of the exam are now out of date. However, IT Governance’s ITIL offering remains the same:
- ITIL Foundation Essentials – The exam facts you need
- ITIL® Foundation (2 Day) Training Course
- ITIL Foundation Exam (Voucher)
Will you bring forward your study plans to beat the increase?
You may have heard recently that the ownership of ITIL® has changed. On the 1 July 2013 AXELOS, a new joint venture between Capita and the UK Cabinet Office, became the owner of the Best Management Practice portfolio of frameworks i.e. ITIL, PRINCE2®, P3O®, etc. With this change, all of the contracts with the ITIL Examination Institutes came up for renewal. Exam Institutes are the organisations that actually set the ITIL exams. As part of the renegotiation, the Exam Institutes have had to agree an increase in the royalty fee they make to AXELOS in order to remain ITIL Examination Institutes from January 2014.
With this increase in the royalty that the Examination Institutes have to pay AXELOS for each ITIL exam taken, this means that starting January 2014 the Examination Institutes are increasing the fees they charge delegates for taking exams by up to 80-100% . With this being the case, you can expect to see the cost of the ITIL Foundation exam increasing from somewhere in the region of £100 to nearly double those figures at £180-200 in January 2014.
What can I do to avoid this increase in exam fees?
The answer is pretty simple really, take your ITIL exams on or before the 31 December 2013 and you’ll avoid the increase in exam fees. As you are reading this (most
likely in late November 2013) you are probably thinking that with the fees increasing as of January 2014 that your options are pretty limited for how you can study for the ITIL Foundation and Intermediate exams in such limited time. The honest answer is yes, time is tight but you still have enough time to avoid the increase in fees if you are flexible in the way you study for the exams.
e-learning courses offer the ideal solution for those with limited time to pass the ITIL exams, they are also a very cost-effective alternative to classroom-based courses as they can be up to 50% cheaper. Also you save a considerable amount of money in the form of travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. Simply study as and when you want around your normal working schedule.
What e-learning courses are available?
At IT Governance we have scoured the world of ITIL e-learning so you don’t have to. We offer a comprehensive selection of the best ITIL e-learning courses available to suit every ITSM training need. All the courses we offer are officially accredited.
If you are looking for a comprehensive set of ITIL e-learning courses, we offer our ITIL All Access Online Training (360 Day Online Subscription). This suite of courses includes all the courses you need to study for in order to become an ITIL Expert. Not only does it include an ITIL Foundation e-learning course, it includes a course for each and every one of the ITIL Intermediate modules, including Managing Across the Lifecycle.
If on the other hand due to the limited amount of time you want to focus on specific Intermediate modules or just the Foundation certification you can buy a course individually for each ITIL certification that you want to study.
Below is a list of the modules we currently offer e-learning courses for along with a list of exams vouchers we offer:
ITIL Foundation Qualification
Intermediate Lifecycle Stream Modules
Intermediate Capability Stream Modules
Managing Across the Lifecycle Module
ITIL Exam Vouchers
ITIL Foundation Exam Voucher – Online – Exam Centre
ITIL Intermediate Lifecycle Stream Voucher – Online – Exam Centre
ITIL Intermediate Capability Stream Voucher – Online – Exam Centre
ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle Voucher – Online – Exam Centre
If on the other hand the increase in cost of taking an ITIL exam doesn’t bother you and you want to study for and take the ITIL Foundation exam in 2014 we, IT Governance, as an ITIL Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) can offer our own classroom-based ITIL Foundation course. This course is pretty unique as it takes place over 2 days, allowing you to rapidly assimilate the information you need to pass the ITIL Foundation exam.
ITIL Foundation Exam Study Aids
If you want to beat the increase in the ITIL exam fees there really is only one option available to you – e-learning – buy now to beat the price increases!