ITIL has evolved through three iterations (or versions) and the latest version is referred to as ITIL Version 3 (we are now up to ITIL version 4, also reerred to as ITIL 2011). This is simply because itilnews.com/ITIL_Version_2_Retirement.html">ITIL v2 co-existed with version 3, whilst the various courses, examinations, institutes and training organizations were established to support the certification of individuals interested in ITIL.
As you increase your knowledge and awareness of ITIL we recommend that you spend some time regularly visiting www.ITILnews.com. As you explore you will find articles sharing experiences, knowledge and lessons that may assist you as an individual and also your organization.  We are also building a portfolio of "ITIL in Practice" articles to demonstrate real-life ITIL at work.
We need YOUR "ITIL in Practice" articles to share with our ITIL community at ITILnews.com - which also gives you a chance to promote your business too !
To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the ITIL v3 Qualification Scheme, which is to some degree complicated, we suggest that you click here to obtain a free download. Information regarding the Examination Institutes (EI) within the document is slightly out of date and an updated list can be found here.
Anyone involved in IT Service Management at any level can benefit from more learning around ITIL and the associated disciplines, so come and visit us at ITILnews.com and also have your say...

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