As the last of the ITIL version 2 Managers courses commence around the globe, ITILnews are being asked will the qualifications still be recognized by the industry going forward?
The simple answer is YES. ITIL version 3 is founded upon ITIL version 2, simply expanded to accommodate the complete lifecycle.
As ITIL v3 becomes the 'current' qualification, individuals holding only an ITIL v2 or ITIL v1 qualification may be passed over in preference for those who hold an ITIL v3 certificate.
With organizations forced to implement cost constraints, often involving training budgets beingsignificantly reduced, individuals may not be able to upgrade their existing qualifications to ITIL v3.
In addition, holders of the ITIL v2 Managers certificate considering 'bridging' with ITIL v3 need to act quickly as the examination 'ITIL V3 Manager Bridge' is being withdrawn on the 30thJune 2011. Further details can be found by clicking here.
If you have any comments or concerns on the imminent withdrawal of the ITIL v3 bridging course then please let us know.