ITIL(R) 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy
This course is part of the ITIL Strategic Leader pathway. For more detailed information on the ITIL Master Pathway, please navigate to the bottom of this page.
The ITIL4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy is a unique learning programme that explores the enabling of business success through the creation of digital and IT strategies. The content of this learning programme demonstrates how digital and IT strategy can help to shape, influence and drive strategic business decisions and organisational change, in line with the agile and evolving customer and business landscape.
The program spans a duration of three days and provides delegates with the flexibility to choose between an intensive 3-day block or a more extended format of one day per week over a three-week period. This structure facilitates a comprehensive exploration of strategic concepts, empowering delegates to delve into deeper learning. Moreover, it allows delegates ample time for preparation leading up to a series of mandatory in-course assessed assignments, strategically distributed across the three distinct days. QA offers both scheduling options to accommodate individual preferences and align with diverse time schedules.
This course is targeted at:
C-suite, aspiring C-suite and senior IT, Digital and Business Managers and Leaders (Directors/Heads of)
The following are suggested IT job titles that would be relevant for attending this course;
- Chief Information Officer (CIO
- Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
- Aspiring CIO
- Aspiring CSO
- Director of Digital
- Director of Digital Strategy
- Director of IT
- Director of IT Strategy
- Director of Strategy and Operations
- Strategy Director
- Head of Digital
- Head of IT
- Head of IT Strategy
The following are suggested Non-IT job titles that would be relevant for attending this course;
- Other CxOs / aspiring CxOs such as
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Finance Officer
- Chief Human Resources Officer
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Chief Operating Officer
- Head of Marketing
- Head of Business Development
- Business Relationship Manager
- Head of Finance and Head of Human Resources
- Strategy Consultants
- Business Consultants
This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
- Align and manage your enterprise, IT, and digital strategies, using ITIL 4 concepts
- Explore the use of the ITIL 4 framework to support an organisation’s digital transformation journey
- Respond to digital disruption by reshaping corporate strategy and adapting business and operating models
- Understand how internal and external factors influence a digital vision and strategy
- Encourage a culture that is more agile, resilient, lean and continuously improving
- Helps aspiring organisations and practitioners understand where to focus when combating competition and where to make digital investment
Learners must have an ITIL 4 Foundation certificate, or have attended and passed ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition.
ITIL 3 or previous versions of ITIL Foundation certificates are NOT a valid prerequisite.
As part of preparing the delegates for the intensive nature of this learning programme you will be provided with pre-course work prior to attending the first day via myQA. It is CRUCIAL to the success of the overall learning experience that delegates will have read and studied the associated AXELOS case study and other pre-course reading PRIOR to attending the first day of the learning programme.
Please note: Due to the unique nature of this learning programme, which includes mandatory assessment activity, delegates MUST also demonstrate evidence of at least 3 years managerial experience when booking on to this course.
If you have not received your pre-course work within one week of the start of your learning programme, please contact your Account Manager or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We highly advise that delegates should have acquired the ITIL 4 Managing Professional designation before booking onto this programme. This recommendation stems from the extensive strategic content covered in the course.
Module 1: Course Intro
Module 2: What is Digital and IT Strategy
Module 3: What is the Vision?
Module 4: Strategic analysis and assessment
Module 5: Strategic planning and approaches
Module 6: Strategic measurement and review
Module 7: Digital leadership and managing innovation
Module 8: Managing strategic risk
Module 9: Digital and IT Strategy summary
Assignments are a crucial element of the learning programme and are designed to allow delegates to demonstrate they have grasped the key digital and IT strategy principles and that they can apply them to the associated AXELOS issued case study, which will be supplied to delegates as part of the pre-course work so enabling a smooth start to the first day of the learning programme.
The group assignments will be assessed and marked throughout the learning programme and passing these with a minimum score of 30 out of 40 is required prior to delegates taking the associated ‘closed book’ examination.
Delegates will receive notification of their in-course assignment results within 2 business days of completing the learning program. Upon passing, they can schedule the 30-question multiple-choice exam, requiring a score of 21 or higher for success. Successful completion of both the assignments and the exam leads to the awarding of the ITIL 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy certification.
PeopleCert exams take place remotely via PeopleCert Online Proctoring, and the afternoon of the last day of your course will continue with your learning until approximately 4.00pm. When booking your exam please ensure that it is for a time after the course has concluded and you have had confirmation that your assignment has passed. You may need to download special software such as ExamShield – your trainer will offer you guidance.
Reasonable Adjustments Policy
The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details and how to apply can be found here www.qa.com/axelosexams. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request.
Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email email@example.com or by phone +44(0) 1793 696162.
The ITIL®4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy course on this page is offered by QA, ATO of AXELOS Limited. ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.