This course provides candidates with an understanding in the principles of, and practical experience of, using industry best practice to utilise a Change Management process successfully across a services organisation.
This qualification reflects the general industry best practices currently in use in IT Service Management (ITSM) and particularly Change Management. The subject matter within this qualification is based on industry best practice, frameworks and guidelines including ITIL, COBIT and ISO/IEC 20000. This qualification forms part of the ‘BCS ITSM Specialist’ series.
- Individuals who require a working knowledge of the industry best practice used in Change Management and how it may be used to enhance the quality of ITSM within an organisation.
- IT professionals who are working within an organisation which has adopted and adapted some of these practices and are required to deliver or improve Change Management within an ongoing Service Improvement Programme (SIP).
- Individuals who wish to sit the BCS Specialist Certificate in Change Management Exam (sat on the last day of the course)
This course is aimed at those working or preparing to work in a Change Management role and/or within a Change Management process whether at a technical, operational, supervisory or managerial level. This course may also be of interest to Project Managers, Business Managers and Business Process Owners.
The purpose of the Specialist qualification in Change Management is to certify that the candidate has gained the knowledge of relevant industry best practices and is capable of applying them in a working environment.
Please note that as of the 31st March 2015, the ITIL Complementary Qualifications scheme which these BCS Specialist courses link to, is to be withdrawn. Candidates who take this course and exam PRIOR to this date will still receive an additional 1 ½ credits towards their existing ITIL credits. Any BCS Specialist exams taken after this date, will no longer count towards their ITIL qualification credit status.
Holders of the BCS Specialist Certificate in Change Management will be able to demonstrate their competence in, and their ability to:
- Explain the goals and objectives of Change Management
- Understand and explain processes and roles of Change Management
- Use different approaches to, and application of, standards, industry best practice Frameworks and guidelines, relevant to Change Management
- Develop and improve the customer and business focus of Change Management Prioritise and assess the impact of proposed changes
- Access and manage the risk, benefit and cost of proposed changes Manage the authorisation process
- Manage changes through their lifecycle
- Define and agree change models and standard changes Produce and manage forward schedules of change
- Co-ordinate, schedule, target and focus resources on managing changes, based on Priorities
- Oversee and manage the building, testing and implementation of authorised changes Be aware of the support tools and techniques available for the implementation and
- support of Change Management, where possible identifying and instigating Improvements
- Analyse change records, reports and statistics and propose resolutions to reduce the number of failed changes by proactively preventing failed changes, in conjunction with Problem Management
- Produce Change Management reports for dissemination and interpret and use their contents
- Understand the interdependencies between Change Management and other IT areas and processes
- Assist with the planning and implementation of Change Management
- The examination is a 1½ hours ‘closed book’, multiple-choice paper. There are 25 questions which are scenario based.
- Normally, the examination will be held on-site at the conclusion of the course. However, ISEB will normally also arrange four central examinations per year in March, June, September and December; please contact the ISEB for further details.
The examination is a 1½ hours ‘closed book’, multiple-choice paper. There are 25 questions which are scenario based.
Normally, the examination will be held on-site at the conclusion of the course. However, BCS will normally also arrange four central examinations per year in March, June, September and December; please contact the BCS for further details.
This qualification forms part of the BCS ITSM Specialist series.
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- Candidates must hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate (any version). It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of two years’ experience in IT Service Management.
Success on the course will be enhanced by candidates spending at lead 10 hours on reviewing their ITIL Foundation material prior to attending one of the BCS Specialist courses
- If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273.
- BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks’ notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.
Proof of prerequisites MUST be produced on the day of the exam to the trainer.
Acceptable forms of prerequisite confirmation are as follows:
- A copy of the candidates examination certificate
- Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number located on your certificate).
Delegates without evidence of the prerequisites will NOT be permitted to sit the exam. For any queries on this please email email@example.com
Keywords: Change Management, ITSM