Category: ITIL Foundation Certification

ITIL v3 Foundation Certification Journey - ITIL Training and Exam Preparation For Busy Working Professionals


Edward's experience sharing on how to pass the ITIL Foundation Certification Exam — including FREE Study Notes and Cost Saving Tips to help ITIL aspirants to pass the exam in first attempt.

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Hi, my name is Edward. I studied for the ITIL v3 Foundation certification exam for over 2 months, reading all sorts of reference books and doing sample ITIL exam questions. I finally passed the ITIL v3 Foundation (2011) examination on 7 June, 2014 with a score of 95% (38/40).

To be frank, the ITIL Foundation Exam is quite easy, even if you study for the ITIL Exam while working full-time and have family obligations. I have to work full-time while taking care of my kids during my ITIL Exam preparation. You can achieve ITIL success too!

Below are the recommended sequence of reading the ITIL posts on this website to help you navigate your ITIL exam process:

  1. What is ITIL and ITIL Qualification Scheme?
  2. How to Register for the ITIL v3 Foundation Certification Exam?
  3. Recommended accreditated ITIL v3 Foundation Online Course (@ GreyCampus )
  4. Recommended ITIL v3 Foundation Study Guide
  5. [FREE] ITIL v3 Foundation Official Sample Exam Paper
  6. [FREE] My Complete ITIL v3 Foundation Study Notes
  7. Passing the ITIL v3 Foundation Exam - Experience Sharing

After an in-depth research of the ITIL exam requirements, I have found out the good part is that there is NO education or experience requirements and the ITIL certification will never expire. Anyone wishing to get ITIL Foundation certified can do so with self-study. The not-so-good part is however it is very difficult to sit only the ITIL Foundation exam without buying the study course in a bundle. If you are a PMP, taking a course will have the added benefits of allowing you to claim Category A PDU (without limit) instead of Category C (which would require you to provide lots of proof).

Note: if you would need to take a course for your ITIL Foundation Certification, always select a course that is accreditated for quality assurance.

Though the ITIL v3 Foundation exam is not too difficult, getting to know how to register and prepare for the ITIL exam is somewhat more difficult. That's why I am posting this ITIL Foundation journey on my blog to help fellow ITIL aspirants to obtain the qualification easier. It is possible that you can pass the exam with a week or two of intense study.

Wish you ITIL Foundation success!

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Edward Chung, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL Foundation, ZCE

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About Me

A short introduction of myself: My name is Edward Chung and I am a web developer/designer based in Hong Kong. After gaining the PMP certification (here is my PMP Certification Journey), I always search actively for opportunities for further enhancing my IT knowledge. The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is naturally the definite choice for people working in the IT industry. During my PMP preparation, I have heard more than a few times that the knowledge of PMP would complement that of ITIL to achieve project successes.

The complete record of my ITIL v3 Foundation Certification experience, from understanding the ITIL Qualification scheme, exploring online ITIL online training options, studying and making my own ITIL Foundation study notes to finishing the ITIL examination is listed underneath. Wish you ITIL success!

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What is ITIL v3 Foundation and How to Obtain it?

ITIL v3 Certification Exam and Qualification Scheme ITIL v3 Foundation Certification Examination ITIL Foundation or PMP for Project Management Certification Recommended ITIL v3 Foundation 2011 Exam Reference Book
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ITIL v3 Foundation Study Notes

ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Management as a Practice ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Strategy ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Strategy [2] ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Design ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Design [2] ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Design [3] ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Design [4] ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Transition ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Transition [2] ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Operation and Functions ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Operation [2] ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Service Operation [3] ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Continual Service Improvement ITIL v3 Foundation Notes: Last Minutes Revision Notes
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How to pass the ITIL v3 Foundation Exam?

Passing the ITIL v3 Foundation 2011 Exam

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