Managing Across Life Cycle

Managing Across The Lifecycle course


This course brings together the full essence of a Lifecycle approach to service management, and consolidates the knowledge gained across the qualification scheme.

The Managing Across the Lifecycle course is compulsory for those wishing to gain the ITILŪ Expert qualification and is worth 5 credits.


  • This course will be your final step in achieving the ITIL Expert qualification.

Who should attend?

  • Delegates are required to have achieved a minimum of 17 credits from any combination of ITIL v3 units OR a combination of v2 Practitioner and v3 units, including an ITILŪ Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management or v2 to v3 bridge equivalent.

Professional Qualifications

The course completes all of the ITILŪ Capability and Lifecycle qualification programmes, and leads to the ITILŪ Expert qualification.

The examination will consist of a complex multiple choice, closed book paper, to be completed within 90 minutes. (Candidates sitting the examination in English and who do not have English as their first language will be allowed 120 minutes.) The pass mark will be 70% or more.

This certification completes the Lifecycle and Capability streams by focusing on the ancillary knowledge required to implement and manage the necessary skills associated with the use of the Lifecycle practices.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to IT Service Management Business & Managerial Issues
  • Managing the Planning and Implementation of IT Service Management
  • Management of Strategic Change
  • Risk Management
  • Managerial Functions
  • Understanding Organizational Challenges
  • Lifecycle Project Assessment
  • Understanding Complementary Industry Guidance


Target Audience

  • *   Individuals who have their ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate (or the ITIL v2 Foundation + v3 Foundation Bridge certificate) who want to purse the intermediate and advanced level ITIL certifications.
  • *   Individuals who require understanding of the ITIL Service Operation phase of the ITIL core lifecycle and how it may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service provision within an organization.
  • *   IT professionals working in or new to a Service Operation environment and requiring a detailed 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.