The ITIL Badges live on. Gone are the days of the green Foundation, blue Practitioners and red Managers badges. They have been replaced with the various pastel colours and shades below.
ITIL® v3 badges from left to right: Foundation, Capability, Lifecycle, Expert, and Master.
Apparently the colours represent the colours of the covers of the ITIL Version 3 books. There has been a fair amount of discussion over the colours potentially more so than the books themselves!
Opinion is mixed as to whether the colours are right or not. To a certain extent it is irrelevant as they are already being distributed.
Finally, please spare a thought for all the Trainers out there that have to pass each exam before they can educate and inspire others. Their lapels will undoubtedly become weighed down with all that metal should they choose to display the little square objects. They may become as the British title suggests, 'cor blimey Guvnor!!' or simply unmanageable lapel 'bling'.
If you have an opinion regarding the badges please share it with us.