ITIL Service Lifecycle: Service Transition

3 Day Course
Official ITIL Curriculum
Code LST

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The course builds on the general principles covered as part of the ITIL® Foundation course. It covers the lifecycle aspects of Service Transition and covers the management and control of the activities and techniques within the Service Transition stage of the lifecycle but not the detail of each of the supporting processes (which are covered in detail in the capability courses). Additionally the course looks at the concept of Service Transition as a practice and at the interfaces between Service Transition and the other stages of the ITIL® Service Lifecycle.

The course is assignment based, with a strong emphasis on practical coursework, working as individuals and in teams. It is suitable for individuals who require a deeper understanding of the Service Transition stage of the Service Lifecycle. It offers a natural career development path for practitioner staff who already hold the ITIL® V3 Foundation Certificate or equivalent.


  • The purpose of the Service Transition course is to obtain knowledge on ITIL® concepts and terminology.
  • The courses looks at activities that may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organisation and enables students to understand the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved in Service Transition.
  • The course aims to explain the roles and justify the need of Service Transition in the Service Lifecycle.
  • The course prepares delegates for the ITIL® Lifecycle examination in Service Transition.


  • The course forms part of the ITIL® Intermediate qualification programme.
  • The examination will consist of a complex multiple-choice, closed book paper, to be completed within 90 minutes. (Candidates sitting the examination in English and who do not have English as their first language will be allowed 120 minutes to allow use of a dictionary.) The pass mark will be 65% or more.
  • Successful candidates will be awarded 3 credits towards the ITIL® Expert qualification.

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Introduction to Service Transition (3 topics)

  • The purpose, goals and objectives of service transition
  • The scope of service transition and ways that service transition adds value to the business
  • The context of service transition in relation to all other lifecycle stages

Service Transition Principles (3 topics)

  • Service transition policies, principles and best practices for service transition
  • How to use metrics to ensure the quality of a new or changed service and the effectiveness and efficiency of service transition
  • The inputs to and outputs from service transition as it interfaces with the other service lifecycle phases

Service Transition Processes (1 topic)

  • A management perspective of the purpose and value of the service transition processes, how they integrate within service transition and how they interface with other lifecycle phases

Managing People Through Service Transitions (3 topics)

  • How to address and manage the communication and commitment aspects of service transition
  • How to manage organizational and stakeholder change
  • How to develop a stakeholder management strategy, map and analyse stakeholders and monitor changes in stakeholder commitment

Organizing for Service Transition (4 topics)

  • How the technical and application management functions interface with service transition
  • The interfaces that exist between service transition and other organizational units (including programmes, projects, service design and suppliers) and the handover points required to ensure delivery of new or change services within the agreed schedule
  • Service transition roles and responsibilities, where and how they are used, as well as examples of how small or larger service transition organizations would be structured to use these roles
  • Why service transition needs service design and service operation, what it uses from them and how

Service Transition Technology Considerations (2 topics)

  • Technology requirements that support the service transition stage and its integration into the service lifecycle
  • Types of knowledge management, service asset and configuration management and workflow tools that can be used to support service transition

Implementing and improving service transition (2 topics)

  • The key activities for introducing an integrated service transition approach into an organization
  • The design, creation, implementation and use of service transition in a virtual or cloud environment

Challenges, Critical Success Factors and Risks (1 topic)

  • Be able to provide insight and guidance for service transition challenges, risks and critical success factors


Delegates are required to hold the ITIL® V3 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management or V2 to V3 bridge equivalent. Before taking the course it is recommended, though not required, that candidates have exposure to basic concepts in IT and related work experience of at least two years. Delegates are also required to spend time re-familiarising themselves with the foundation level material as this will be needed for the course they will be attending

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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Aberdeen (Blue Sky Citypoint)
3 Days $1,534
Attend From Anywhere
3 Days $1,534
04-06 20-22
ITILLST 3 Days $1,534
3 Days $1,345
Bristol (Castlemead)
3 Days $1,534
ITILLST 3 Days $1,534
ITILLST 3 Days $1,534
LST 3 Days $1,345
Leeds (City Exchange)
3 Days $1,534
LST 3 Days $1,345
ITILLST 3 Days $1,534
04-06 20-22
LST 3 Days $1,345
Manchester (Oxford St)
3 Days $1,534
ITILLST 3 Days $1,534
ITILLST 3 Days $1,534
LST 3 Days $1,345

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