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ISO 20000 Foundation Course Outline

This course will teach delegates the fundamentals of ISO 20000. These modules will cover the following content:

Module 1: Information Technology Service Management (ITSM)

  • Business case and initial design of the ITSMS
  • Define the scope of ITSMS
  • IT Service Management
  • Benefits of IT Service Management
  • ITSMS policy
  • Documentation of process and procedures
  • Define management systems and process approach
  • Presentation of standards and their comparisons
  • Fundamental principles of Information Technology
  • Preliminary analysis and determining the level of existing information technology
  • Develop a project plan
  • Accounting the IT services; accounting and budgeting

Module 2: Introduction and Background to ISO/IEC 20000

  • What Is ISO/IEC 20000?
  • Benefits of ISO/IEC 20000
  • ISO/IEC 20000 – parts

Module 3: Introduction ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011

  • ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2011
  • Key differences - ISO 20000 & ITIL®
  • ITIL® life cycles
  • Clauses ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2011

Module 4: Service Management System (SMS)

  • Management responsibility
  • Governance of processes operated by other parties
  • Document management
  • Establish and improve the SMS
  • Resource management

Module 5: Design & Transition of New or Changed Services

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Who should attend this ISO 20000 Training Course?

This ISO 20000 Foundation certification is designed for any individual who would like to increase their customer satisfaction and the quality of their services, whilst reducing costs. Specifically, this course would be beneficial for:

  • Managers (especially those in quality and production)
  • Supervisors
  • IT professionals
  • Auditors
  • Individuals who would be responsible for implementing change


As a Foundation level course, there are no prerequisites for enrolling. However, an understanding of IT services and ITIL® would be beneficial for candidates to ensure that they fully understand the content of the course.

ISO 20000 Foundation Course Overview

This 1-day ISO 20000 Foundation training course aims to provide delegates with an introduction to how their organisation’s services must be managed, measured, and reviewed to ensure that corporate and customer specifications are met. On completion of this course, candidates will have an understanding of how their business strategy can be aligned with IT facilities to increase business outputs, whilst lowering costs.

ISO 20000 is an international standard, therefore it provides organisations with guidelines as to how best practice can be achieved. This allows companies to assess how they can improve their processes and reach visible benchmarks that prove the success of change.

This ISO 20000 Foundation course is the first part of the four stages ISO 20000 certification that will produce a fully competent ISO user, who can implement the skills and knowledge obtained throughout the training to their organisation. The following three stages are ISO 20000 Internal Auditor, ISO 20000 Lead Auditor, and ISO 20000 Lead Implementer

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What's included in this ISO 20000 Training Course?

This 20000 training course includes:

  • The ISO 20000 Foundation Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 20000 Foundation Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments 

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ISO 20000 Foundation Exam

In order to complete this ISO 20000 Foundation training course, delegates must pass the associated examination, which will be taken at the end of the day when all content has been covered. The exam is:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

ISO 20000 Foundation FAQs


ISO 20000 is an IT Service Management Standard that enables IT services to be cost effective, consistent, and efficient.
Yes an examination will need to be passed in order to complete this ISO 20000 Foundation certification.
Yes, this ISO 20000 Foundation course is the first of four courses within ISO 20000. The following courses are; ISO 20000 Internal Auditor, ISO 20000 Lead Auditor, and ISO 20000 Lead Implementer.
The Knowledge Academy offers ISO 20000 Foundation courses in a range of locations across the UK and around the world. This makes it easy to find a training venue near you.
This ISO 20000 Foundation training is a 1 day course.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
No, there aren’t any formal prerequisites.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The price for ISO 20000 Foundation certification in Belgium starts from €995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 20000 Foundation.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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