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ITSM and ITIL Certifications

Stephen Watts
by Stephen Watts
2 minute read

The BMC Certification Program from BMC Education Services offers a full range of ITIL® courses in addition to complete ITSM courses offering participants validation in technical competencies and expertise so they can effectively plan, deploy, and support solutions from BMC.

Why earn your accreditation or certification?

The benefits of earning your accreditation or certification are invaluable. With an ITSM Certification, you can:

  • Earn a solid foundation in product knowledge for a demonstrable return on investment
  • Accelerate your professional development
  • Improve productivity
  • Enhance your credibility
  • Become a leading professional with a solution

ITIL Certifications

ITIL Certification is the most common and important cross-platform certification for ITSM.

There are five levels of ITIL certifications:

  • ITIL Foundation
  • ITIL Intermediate – Service Lifecycle stream and Service Capability stream
  • ITIL Managing Across the Life Cycle
  • ITIL Expert Level
  • ITIL Master Qualification

Often, having an ITIL certification (or having a higher level of certification than the job candidates you’re competing against) means the difference in landing a job, commanding more pay, or being able to advance within your organization. ITIL certification is either required or highly valued among all IT professionals, and is equally advantageous to business managers. Many companies will require an expert or master-level certification for their CTOs and CIOs, so if you are headed for the top, this is an excellent ladder to bring along.

Other Certifications

Whether you are a technical leader responsible for building and delivering IT services, or a business leader preparing your organization with new skill sets for the digital world, BMC Education is here to accelerate your success. Our rich collection of predefined learning paths and certification programs helps you get the most from BMC training. Our experienced Education specialists can provide suggestions and advice.

Based on decades of experience in IT, BMC has created a comprehensive portfolio of education offerings. Customers can leverage some or all of this expertise to optimize the business benefits of their BMC technology investment. Start with our skills assessment to gauge your team’s knowledge level and rapidly identify gaps. This assessment helps you select the most relevant content from BMC’s learning paths based on your existing skills and current gaps. Leaders walk away with a better understanding where to invest in training to enable DEM initiatives.

Next, BMC Education specialists can help you map out a strategic training plan for administrators, developers, and end users coordinated with your implementation roadmap. End users and other roles in your organization can choose from a variety of training courses and delivery methods to suit their learning style and schedule.

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About the author

Stephen Watts

Stephen Watts

Stephen is based in Birmingham, AL and began working at BMC Software in 2012. Stephen holds a degree in Philosophy from Auburn University and is currently enrolled in the MS in Information Systems - Enterprise Technology Management program at University of Colorado Denver.

Stephen contributes to a variety of publications including, Search Engine Journal, ITSM.Tools, IT Chronicles, DZone, and CompTIA.