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Classroom Training

At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

Onsite Training

Our Onsite training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

Onsite courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of Onsite training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
IT Service Management

Service Desk Analyst (SDA)

  • We are fully accredited by APMG for this SDA training course
  • Includes course materials, exam, completion certificate, & refreshments
  • Our Service Desk Analyst certifications have high pass rates

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Course Information

Service Desk Analyst (SDA) Outline 

The Service Desk Analyst Course has been structured carefully to provide candidates with a complete guide to SDA. It follows a modular format, and the modules are:

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Relationship Management

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • Effective Rapport

  • Quality Assurance Activities

  • Effective Process Management

  • IT Service Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Service Desk Technologies

  • Tools and Technologies

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Service Desk Analyst (SDA) Overview

The Service Desk Analyst (SDA) training course equips candidates with the fundamental practical skills required to fulfil this role and deliver a high standard of customer service and support. This course falls under the broader umbrella topic of SDI, an organisation that provides a worldwide network for IT Service Professionals. 


The primary skills required by an SDA include relationship management, quality assurance, problem solving, effective rapport, and conflict management. This course spans over three days and on the final day candidates will sit the SDA exam.


This Service Desk Analyst training course is accredited by APMG, a leading accreditation and examination institute.

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Who should attend?

This SDA training course is perfect for professional analysts who wish to acquire a recognised qualification in their field. Also, this course will help front-line IT service and support analysts who have had some working experience in a first or second line service desk environment.



There are no essential prerequisites for this course, however some experience of first or second line service desk work will be beneficial.

Service Desk Analyst (SDA) Examination

The SDA exam consists of:

  • 60 minutes
  • Closed book
  • 60 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 65% pass mark


What’s Included

  • The Service Desk Analyst (SDA) Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy’s Service Desk Analyst Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Completion Certificate
  • Refreshments

Service Desk Analyst (SDA) FAQs

The SDI (Service Desk Institute) is an organisation which provides a worldwide network for IT Service Professionals, creating a community for all those working in the IT Service and Support Industry. To find out more about SDI, visit our SDI topic page.
Yes the Service Desk Analyst exam is included in the course fee.
There are no prerequisites for the SDA training course.
We provide SDI training courses in a wide variety of locations across the UK and the world.

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We can offer exceptional deals on in-house/on-site training at a location of your choosing for a number of your staff. Enquire to learn about our offers.

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Resources Included

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Various Delivery Methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style

Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell

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