ITIL® Service Design Lifecycle

New ITIL® Service Design Lifecycle

Course Description:

This 3-day course immerses learners in the overall concepts, processes, policies and methods associated with the Service Design phase of the Service Lifecycle. The course covers the management and control of the activities and techniques within the Service Design stage, but not the detail of each of the supporting processes. This course is designed using an engaging scenario-based approach to learning the core disciplines of the ITIL best practice and positions the student to successfully complete the associated exam.

The Service Design Lifecycle course will be of interest to:   

  • Individuals who have their ITIL Foundation Certificate who want to purse the intermediate and advanced level ITIL certifications.

  • Individuals who require a deeper understanding of the Service Design stage of the Service Lifecycle and how activities in this Lifecycle stage may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organization.

  • IT professionals working in or new to a Service Design environment who require and understanding of the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved.

  • Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert certification in IT Service Management for which this qualification is one of the prerequisite modules.

  • Individuals seeking progress towards the ITIL Master in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite.

  • A typical role includes (but is not restricted to): CIOs, CTOs, managers, supervisory staff, team leaders, designers, architects, planners, IT consultants, IT audit managers, IT security managers, service test managers and ITSM trainers involved in the management, coordination and integration of design activities within the Service Lifecycle.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course and examination, the learner will gain competencies in:

  • Understanding Service Management as a Practice and Service Design principles, purpose and objective

  • Understanding how all Service Design processes interact with other Service Lifecycle processes

  • The sub-processes, activities, methods and functions used in each of the Service Design processes

  • The roles and responsibilities within Service Design and the activities and functions to achieve operational excellence

  • How to measure Service Design performance

  • Understanding technology and implementation requirements in support of Service Design

  • The challenges, critical success factors and risks related with Service Design

Course Organizational Logistics:

  • A maximum of 18 people can attend this course with 1 instructor

  • Classroom with U-shaped seating arrangement

  • 2 break out rooms where available

  • Whiteboard, flipchart, projector

  • Previous ITIL Certificate numbers need to be provided prior to the start of the course

  • Course runs 08:00 – 5:00 each day – the exam can be schedule from 3:30 – 5:00 on the last day

Candidates for this course must:

  • Hold an ITIL Foundation Certificate (holders of Foundation certificate from an earlier version of ITIL , e.g.: earlier ITIL qualifications, must pass the current ITIL Foundation exam before attending this course)

  • There is no minimum requirement but a basic IT literacy and around 2 years IT experience are highly desirable

Course Material:

Participant reference material contains the concepts that are covered in the class and a workbook that contains all the exercises and includes answers in the appendix. The Exam Preparation Guide contains the two sample exams released by APMG.


  • Evidence of ITIL Foundation Certificate and completion of Service Design Lifecycle course from an Accredited Training Provider is required to sit the exam

  • It is recommended that students should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the Service Design book in preparation for the examination.

  • The syllabus can be downloaded from:


  • The exam is a closed book exam with eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient scored questions.

  • Exam duration is a maximum 90 minutes for all candidates in their respective language (candidates sitting the examination in a language other than their first language have a maximum of 120 minutes and are allowed to use a dictionary)

  • Each question will have 4 possible answer options, one of which is worth 5 marks, one which is worth 3 marks, one which is worth 1 mark, and one which is a distracter and achieves no marks.

  • Pass score is 28/40 or 70%

  • Distinction pass score is under consideration


  • Upon successful passing of the ITIL Service Design Lifecycle exam, the student will be recognized with 3 credits in the ITIL qualification scheme.

  • Project Management Institute – Professional Development Units (PDUs) = 24


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

1. Introduction & Introduction to SD

3. Service Design Processes

4. Service Design Technology Related Activities

2. Service Design Principles

5. Organizing for Service Design

6. Consideration of Technology




2. Service Design Principles

3. Service Design Processes

7. Implementation and improvement of Service Design

3. Service Design Processes

8. Exam Preparation/Mock Exam

Homework (review of day’s material)

Homework (review of day’s material)


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Service Design Lifecycle Course – Materials printed by ITpreneurs


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Service Design Lifecycle – Online exam


Service Design Lifecycle – Paper exam


Service Design Lifecycle – Instructor


Course Outline:

Course introduction


Course Introduction

Course Learning Objectives

Unique Nature of the Course

Course Qualification Scheme

Course Agenda and Exam Details

Course Agenda

ITIL Intermediate Classroom Course

ITIL Intermediate Expert Program Course

ITIL Intermediate Classroom Blended Course

ITIL Intermediate Virtual Classroom Blended Course

Unit 1: Introduction to Service Design

1.1 Purposes and Objectives

1.2 Scope and Value to the Business

1.3 Service Design Goals

1.4 Context

Course Details
Certificate ITIL® Service Design Lifecycle
Credits 3 Credits to ITIL expert
Duration 3 days
Languages English
PMI® PDUs 24
Delivery Method Exam, Virtual Classroom

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