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Please note Axelos will be retiring this course on the 31st of December 2020

ITIL® Service Strategy Outline

The course covers the following topics:

  • Defining Services and Market Spaces
  • Strategic Assessments
  • Financial Management
  • Service Portfolio Management
  • Demand Management
  • Driving Strategy Through the Lifecycle
  • Critical Success Factors and Risks


*The ITIL® Service Strategy exam is taken online.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

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Who should attend this ITIL Training Course?

The course will benefit anybody involved in the strategic activities of the Service Lifecycle, including CIOs, CTOs, IT Managers, Consultants, and Supervisory Staff.


You must have completed ITIL® Foundation before attending this course.

ITIL® Service Strategy Course Overview

This 3 day ITIL® Service Strategy course provides a comprehensive overview of this area of the Service Lifecycle and prepares you to take the Service Strategy exam, leading to the ITIL® Service Strategy certification. The exam is included.

ITIL Service Strategy is one of the nine ITIL® Intermediate courses which can be mixed and matched to gain the credits needed to achieve the ITIL® Expert certification, and one of the five courses which make up the Service Lifecycle Stream. Service Strategy concerns the activities required for planning strategy, including Service Portfolio Management, Demand Management, and Financial Management.

Service Strategy is used within the service lifecycle to to position services in order to meet an organisation's strategic objectives. This course explores how, when, and why this positioning might take place, opening with the scope of this practice and examining why it is valuable. The course moves on to explore how business strategies can be created, factoring in competitors and existing assets. The course then moves through the eight steps of service definition before considering how services might be packaged together. It also explains the processes that are part of Service Strategy, such as strategy management for IT services, service portfolio management, demand management, and business relationship management, as well as the inputs and outputs for each of these constituent aspects. Delegates will then learn about how strategy interacts with governance before examining the practical and technical considerations associated with implementing Service Strategy. By the end of the course, delegates will have gained a holistic understanding of how Service Strategy works, the contexts it operates in, and what it means to them.

By providing a comprehensive framework of what strategic activities should be carried out during the lifecycle, Service Strategy will be particularly beneficial to anybody involved in these activities. This Service Strategy course counts for 3 credits towards an ITIL® Practitioner qualification.

This course is accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.


ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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What's included in this ITIL Training Course?

This ITIL® Service Lifecycle course includes the following:

  • ITIL® Service Strategy exam
  • Certificate
  • Experienced ITIL® Trainer
  • Refreshments

ITIL® Service Strategy Exam

The ITIL® Service Strategy exam measures knowledge of the Service Strategy stage of the lifecycle, covering issues such as principles, processes, organisations, and governance.

  • 8 multiple choice questions
  • 90 minutes
  • Pass mark: 70% or 28/40
  • Closed book

Why choose us

Our Dublin venue


Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland with a population of around 520,000 people. It is located in the province of Leinster near the east coast, and resides at the mouth of River Liffey. Dublin is the heart of education for Ireland. It has three universities; the Dublin Institute of Technology, the National University of Ireland and Dublin City University. With its wealth of other higher education institutions, Dublin was named the European Capital of Science in 2012. The University of Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland, founded in the 16th century. Its main college, Trinity College, was established in 1592 and is located in the city centre, boasting a student population of around 15,000. Dublin Institute of Technology specialises in engineering and architecture but also offers a wealth of other programs in art, design, music, health, business and more. It has locations all across Dublin. The National University of Ireland also has a campus in Dublin. Dublin City University (also known as the National Institute for Higher Education) specialises in business, science and engineering. It is located in the suburbs of Dublin, but has over 10,000 students.

Nearby locations:

  • Newcastle
  • Liberty
  • Dublin Airport
  • Rush
  • Black Horse
  • Sutton
  • Sword
  • Blackrock
  • Christchurch
  • Bluebell
  • Portobello
  • St Margarets
  • Whitehall
  • Fatima
  • Temple Bar
  • Beaumont
  • Docklands
  • Ranelagh
  • Smithfield
  • Sandyford

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Sandymount Hotel
Herbert Road
Dublin 4 (Ireland)
D04 VN88

T: 01344 203999

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.

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Frequently asked questions


ITIL® is a best practice framework for IT service management. It provides guidance to businesses and individuals on how to use IT to meet business needs and deliver value to its users. ITIL® is supported by a comprehensive certification scheme which spans knowledge from the principles to how the entire framework fits together.
Yes, this course is accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
Yes, you must have completed ITIL® Foundation before taking this course.
The course fee includes 3 days of classroom tuition from an expert trainer as well as a comprehensive candidate pack featuring presentation slides, exercises, sample examinations and the ITIL® Service Strategy exam
Please arrive at 8:45am for 9am start. The course hours are 9am-5pm each day.
You can read more about ITIL® on our ITIL® topic page, which links to a number of pages which go into greater detail about ITIL®, its courses, and its methodology.
The price for ITIL® Service Lifecycle - Service Strategy certification in Dublin starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for ITIL® Service Lifecycle - Service Strategy.
Please see our ITIL® Training courses available in Dublin

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.


Trusted & Approved

Our ITIL® courses are accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.


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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