ITIL® 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT (SDIT)

Learn how digital and IT-powered organizations handle current and future sustainability challenges with this ITIL 4 extension course from Good e-Learning!

In the Digital Age, competencies within ITSM teams play a major role in meeting sustainability targets. With this in mind, ITSM managers are usually responsible for taking the initiative in building their team’s capacity to address current and future sustainability challenges, including in how they approach procurement and supply chain activities. This ITIL 4 course teaches demonstrably effective and flexible practices for equipping businesses to champion sustainability in digital and IT. Kickstart your ITIL sustainability training today!

Welcome to ITIL® 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT

Learning Objectives

This module outlines the main features of the course, such as the learning plan, structure, aims, and objectives. It also revisits points from ITIL 4 Foundation and describes the written assignments that form part of the course.

Candidates also receive a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, and further reading and links document with URLs for downloading essential copies of the framework publications.

Finally, the module addresses several frequently asked questions.

Module 1: Key Concepts

Learning Objectives

The first part of this module introduces the key concepts of sustainability.

Chapter 2 examines the UN ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ and how they help organizations achieve sustainability.

Chapter 3 goes on to explain the ‘Triple Bottom Line (TBL)’ model, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and the benefits that sustainability can bring to a business.

Module 2: What is the Vision?

Learning Objectives

This module begins by addressing the ‘What is vision?’ step of the sustainability journey. Chapter 1 also introduces key terms and learning outcomes for the module.

Chapter 2 expands on the role and structure of a ‘sustainability vision’, as well as sustainability models, issues, solutions, and concepts. These are explored in greater depth in Chapter 3.

Chapter 4 goes on to look at how digital technology impacts sustainability.

Chapter 5 introduces the first of four written assignments. It also provides a summary of the key points covered in the module.

Module 3: Where are we now?

Learning Objectives

This module begins by addressing the ‘Where are we now?’ step of the sustainability journey. Chapter 1 also introduces key terms and learning outcomes for the module.

Chapter 2 outlines how organizations can gain a clear understanding of their current state, with a large focus on materiality assessments, sustainability risk assessments, stakeholder mapping, and due diligence.

Chapter 3 looks at the role of regulations and standards, as well as the three key perspectives for internal assessment.

Module 4: Where do we want to be?

Learning Objectives

This module covers the ‘Where do we want to be?’ step of the sustainability journey. Chapter 1 also introduces key terms and learning outcomes for the module.

Chapter 2 describes the three dimensions of strategic planning. It also uses a case study to demonstrate how business models can enhance sustainability.

Chapter 3 looks at the selection, prioritization, impact, and justification of sustainability objectives.

Chapter 4 introduces the second of the course’s four written assignments. It then summarizes the key points covered in the module.

Module 5: Review Modules 1-4

Learning Objectives

This module provides candidates with an opportunity to review the knowledge they have gained so far. The module features a memory game to aid in recalling key terms, as well as a concept checker for candidates to test their understanding of essential concepts covered in modules 1-4.

Module 6: How do we get There?

Learning Objectives

This module begins by addressing the ‘How do we get there?’ step of the sustainability journey. Chapter 1 also introduces key terms and learning outcomes for the module.

Chapter 2 looks at the key sustainable business models and outlines the approaches that support them.

Chapter 3 examines how digital technology and IT can support sustainability models, values, and cultures.

Chapter 4 introduces the third of the course’s four written assignments. It then summarizes the key points covered in the module.

Module 7: Take Action

Learning Objectives

This module addresses the ‘Take action’ step of the sustainability journey. Chapter 1 goes over the key terms and learning outcomes of the module and provides an overview of the step itself.

Chapter 2 describes the challenges of achieving sustainability in a VUCA environment (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). It also looks at how to use the Cynefin model and sense-making to address these challenges.

Chapter 3 examines how several ITIL management practices support sustainability. It also looks at how to shape ongoing activities in the context of sustainability.

Module 8: Did we get There?

Learning Objectives

This module addresses the ‘Did we get there?’ step of the sustainability journey. Chapter 1 also introduces key terms and learning outcomes for the module.

Chapter 2 examines the tools organizations use to measure and report on the status and progress of sustainability.

Chapter 3 introduces the final written assignment of the course. It also provides a summary of the key points covered in this module.

Module 9: How do we Keep the Momentum Going?

Learning Objectives

This module addresses the ‘How do we keep the momentum going?’ step of the sustainability journey. Chapter 1 also introduces key terms and learning outcomes for the module.

Chapter 2 looks at the ways in which governance, auditing, communication, collaboration, and innovation can support sustainability.

Module 10: Review Modules 6-9

Learning Objectives

This module provides candidates with an opportunity to review the knowledge they have gained so far. The module features a memory game to aid in recalling key terms, as well as a concept checker for candidates to test their understanding of essential concepts covered in modules 6-9.

Module 11: Practice exams

Learning Objectives

This module provides two practice papers for the ITIL Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT examination. One is provided by AXELOS, while the other was created in-house by Good e-Learning. Both exams are available via the online platform and in PDF format.

Module 12: wrap-up

Learning Objectives

This module features a short video wrapping up the course and describing the next steps for candidates.

This course is designed to prepare students to sit and pass the ITIL® 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT examination.

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Assessment 1: case study assignments

There are four case study-based assignments that are taken throughout the course and graded by the trainer against the official assessment matrix.

The case study describes two fictional companies. Any resemblance to real companies is unintentional.

Practical assignments are assessed by the course tutor. Candidates must pass all the Case Study assignments in order to take the exam. This will be confirmed to candidates by the course tutor before the end of the training. Candidates who fail to complete the Case Study assignments in-session may be given an additional individual written assignment based on the same case-study.

  • Open-book assessment
  • Four written assignments (60 minutes/ one hour each)
  • Candidates must score at least 75% to pass

Assessment 2: multiple-choice questions (MCQ)

At the end of the training course, students are asked to complete a multiple-choice examination. Candidates must pass the case study assessments in order to take the exam. If a candidate fails the first assessment, they may be given an additional written assignment based on the same case study.

  • Online proctored exam
  • 35 multiple-choice questions
  • Closed-book
  • 60 mins duration
  • Candidates must score at least 65% (23/35) to pass

What is ITSM?

ITSM stands for ‘IT Service Management’. It involves using policies, procedures, and best practices to optimize IT services for clients and employees.

What is ITIL 4?

ITIL 4 is the latest iteration of ITIL, the world’s leading framework for ITSM. It offers a series of best practices to help IT-powered organizations design, develop, and continually improve their IT services.

What does ITIL stand for?

Previously, ITIL stood for the ‘Information Technology Infrastructure Library’. The framework has evolved to the point where it is updated so often that it cannot be considered a static ‘library’. Because of this, the name no longer stands for anything.

What does the ITIL certification path look like?

Students must initially pass ‘ITIL Foundation’. Once a student has obtained ‘ITIL Foundation,’ they can go on to pass the ‘Practice Manager,’ ‘Managing Professional’ or ‘Strategic Leader’ streams. Obtaining all of the Practice Manager,’ ‘Managing Professional’ and ‘Strategic Leader’ certifications allows students to become an ‘ITIL Master.’
Students interested in a specific area of ITSM can take one of the four ITIL extension modules. These do not contribute to the ITIL Pathway.

ITIL 4 Certification Path

How much is ITIL certification worth?

According to Payscale, certified ITIL practitioners can earn between $51,000 and over $259,000 (or £39,000 and over £200000), depending on their experience, role, and certification level. Even sitting a Foundation course can have significant benefits for ITSM professionals.

How does ITIL work?

ITIL provides users with a set of best practices for creating optimized IT services. It establishes cultures of continuous improvement, ensuring that users can enjoy long-term benefits with IT services continually aligned with business goals and strategies. It also offers proven practices for resource optimization and continuous improvement.

How can ITIL benefit businesses?

ITIL 4 is a modern framework that fully equips users to optimize their IT practices. It creates cultures of continuous improvement, enabling organizations to deliver top-quality IT products and services whilst also continually reviewing their own processes.
The framework is also highly adaptable and can work alongside other popular approaches, such as DevOps. Finally, the framework is set to continue evolving to accommodate developments in technology and best practices. This makes ITIL future-proof for practitioner organizations.

Who are PeopleCert?

PeopleCert is the owner of and accrediting body for a number of best practice frameworks, including PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, MSP, ITIL 4, and AgileSHIFT.

What is AXELOS?

AXELOS is a trademark of PeopleCert, the organization behind a variety of highly popular best practice frameworks, including ITIL 4, PRINCE2, MSP, and AgileSHIFT.

What other frameworks can complement ITIL?

ITIL 4 can be integrated with several other frameworks, including Agile, DevOps, and Lean. Some practitioners even use it alongside PRINCE2.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • IT/Digital/Service Strategists
  • Service Designers/Architects
  • Product/Service Managers
  • ITSM Managers and aspiring ITSM Managers
  • Managers involved in shaping direction and strategy or developing continually improving teams
  • Existing ITIL qualification holders wishing to continue building their knowledge

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • How to use ITIL’s guiding principles to deliver value by creating sustainable digitally enabled products and services
  • How to address VUCA challenges (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) through sustainable strategies, procurement, products, and practices
  • The key principles of sustainability
  • How to conduct a full cost-benefit analysis identifying potential risks and opportunities using best practice guidance
  • What ‘sustainability’ means and how it can create value
  • The practical steps for developing and implementing a sustainability strategy
  • The practical skills required to enable an organization to deliver value through sustainable practices
  • Everything needed to pass the ITIL Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT exam

Why should you take this course?

  • Good e-Learning was independently certified as a ‘Market Leader’ for ITIL training by Course Conductor
  • ITIL 4 is the world’s most popular and up-to-date framework for effective IT service management (ITSM)
  • There are no prerequisites for this course. Candidates can take the ITIL Sustainability in Digital and IT exam without first passing the ITIL 4 Foundation exam. The course also covers key concepts and ideas from ITIL 4, helping candidates to contribute to ITIL teams even if they do not pursue further certification
  • In the Digital Age, digital and IT services are playing an increasingly important role in ensuring companies are sustainable
  • The sustainability of a company’s practices can be a major selling point
  • Skills and experience in sustainability are relevant across a variety of roles and disciplines
  • ITIL certification is an excellent way for professionals to improve their earning capacity and unlock new career opportunities
  • The course offers a practice exam simulator as well as regular knowledge checks to help students prepare for the exam
  • The course includes a free eBook, provided by PeopleCert
  • We offer each student a FREE exam voucher (T&Cs apply)
  • This ITIL® 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT course is accredited by PeopleCert

This course is accredited by:

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$899.00

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  • Course duration: 18+ hours
  • Access period: 6 months
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COURSE IS ALSO available in A virtual instructor-led format

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