ITIL Planning, Protection and Optimization (PPO)
ITIL® Intermediate Service Capability qualification - Planning, Protection and Optimization Certificate

atoitil-pplThe ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Planning, Protection and Optimization (PPO) Certificate is a freestanding qualification, but is also part of the ITIL Intermediate Capability stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management.

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Target Group
  • Prerequisites
  • Deliverables
  • Certification Exam
The ITIL Certificate in Planning, Protection and Optimization is intended to enable the holders of the certificate to apply PPO practices during the service management lifecycle and specifically in the following key ITIL process and role areas:
  • Capacity management
  • Availability management
  • IT service continuity management (ITSCM)
  • Information security management
  • Demand management
This course also introduces and explores the implementation of PPO practices, as well as technology considerations.
Candidates can expect to gain competencies in the following areas upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification:
  • The importance of service management as a practice concept and service transition principles, purpose and objective
  • How all processes in ITIL RCV interact with other service lifecycle processes
  • What are the processes, activities, methods and functions used in each of the ITIL RCV processes
  • How to use the ITIL RCV, activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
  • How to measure ITIL release, control and validation
  • The importance of IT security and its contributions to ITIL release, control and validation
  • The technology and implementation considerations surrounding ITIL release, control and validation
  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks associated with ITIL release, control and validation
The target group of the ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Planning, Protection and Optimization includes, but is not restricted to:
  • IT professionals
  • Business managers
  • Business process owners
  • Individuals who require a deep understanding of the PPO processes
  • IT professionals that are working within an organization that has adopted and adapted ITIL
  • Operational staff involved in PPO processes
  • Individuals who wish to advance to higher level ITIL certifications
  • Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management
Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate which must be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission. It is recommended that candidates:

  • Can demonstrate familiarity with IT terminology and understand PPO within the context of their own business environment
  • Have experience of working in a service management capacity within a service provider environment, with responsibility for at least one of the management disciplines:

Before attending training for the certification it is also strongly recommended that candidates read the ITIL Service Lifecycle core publications and, in particular, the ITIL Service Design publication.

The classroom training is delivered in varying formats and training includes lecture and interactive sessions where the instructor covers each knowledge area and follows it up through a discussion session and hands-on exercises to reinforce the knowledge imparted. Accredited courseware will be provided as classroom handouts (hard copy) which inculde:
  • Presentation material
  • Homework and assignments
  • Summary course notes
  • Sample practice tests
  • Assessment  exams

The course is assignment based, with practical coursework and is based upon the five ITIL Books and prepares delegates for the ITIL Planning, Protection and Optimization certificate examination.

To be eligible for the examination leading to the ITIL Intermediate Certificate, the candidate must complete atleast 30 contact hours as part of a formal, approved training course/scheme

Exam : Closed book, supervised ; online / paper
Questions : 8
Time : 90 minutes
Type : Multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient-scored
Pass Score : 28/40 or 70%
  • The training helped us understand the concepts by interlinking real life scenarios making them easy to remember
    Aparna Samala IT Manager at CA Technologies
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All our training programs are delivered by senior trainers with real-world consulting experience. Deliverables include hard-copy accredited course-ware and the official certification exam.
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