ITIL v4 vs ITIL v3 Foundation Exam:What’s Different?

ITIL v4 vs ITIL v3 Foundation Exam:What's Different?

Recently, many Aspirants of this blog question me whether the ITIL® v3 Exam will be discontinued in 2019. And they are at a loss of whether to begin their own ITIL® Foundation exam prep.

ITIL® v4 in 2019

Yes, ITIL® will see an update in 2019 from v3 to v4! The update will be published in the 1st quarter of 2019 and the new ITIL® v4 Exam may be activated later on.

But it is now know that the if you get ITIL® v3 certifications now, they will remain valid following the update. Plus the credits towards higher certification levels will still be honoured for up to 1 year!

Major Changes in ITIL® v4 vs ITIL® v3

ITIL® v4 adds to ITIL® v3 some new techniques to assist IT Service Management to a new height of efficiency and effectiveness. ITIL® will now be aligned more closely with other IT methodologies e.g. IT4IT, Agile, DevOps, Lean, etc. so that ITIL® and other development methodologies can work together to achieve synergy. It is a change in approach and philosophy to IT service management.

ITIL® v4 advocates:

  • communication
  • collaboration
  • focusing on value
  • simplicity and transparency

And the ITIL® v4 will be much customizable and flexible in its implementation.

Here is how to purchase the most current ITIL® v4 Foundation Exam coupon + online training =>

Wish you ITIL® success!

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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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12 Responses

  1. Jacob Mammen says:

    Is ITIL 3 foundation still worth to take

  2. Diego says:

    So, when will ITIL v4 exams be available? I only has found exams for version 2011 for outside US.

  3. AP says:

    Has the ITIL v3 exam been officially retired now?

  4. BOb says:

    FYI updated V4 is finally due out Q1 Jan-Mar 2019

  5. Geoffrey Barnes, Sr says:


    I just started reading your study notes to augment my ITIL Foundation exam prep efforts. Thanks for sharing your experience with the world / me.

    I think Axelos is adding some DevOps and Agile topics into the curriculum later in 2018, maybe October? I hear that test questions may not change until at least December 2018.

    To me, that just means I am focusing on taking the Foundation exam well before that time. Don’t take this as gospel, I just have heard it along the way.

    Geoffrey Barnes, Sr.

    • Edward Chung says:

      Thanks for the news. I did not know that actually. Hope more details will be available soon.

      Anyway, I am sure you will get ITIL foundation certified well before the change. Wish you ITIL success!

  6. Mark says:

    I recall that the itil foundation used to cost around £150 about 7 months ago. PeopleCert now want £330 to book the exam. I could spend that total amount to be MCSA Server qualified. What a rip off. This has put me off this certificate completely.

    • john b says:

      this price is totally ridiculous… it would cost more to get the ITIL Foundation than my CompTIA Security+!!!!