The ITIL Foundation certification can feel like a moving target sometimes. We trainers and courseware providers especially feel this stress because we have to make sure our materials and presentations prepare our students for what they may be asked on the Foundation exams.
It seems like as soon as the syllabus and exams stabilize a bit, APMG changes the exam requirements which means we all scramble to get our courseware updated as fast as possible! This is why exam-preparation books like my ITIL V3 Foundation Exam Video Mentor become outdated… it’s hard to stay up to date when the creators of the exams keep changing the exam topics on everyone.
I’m not complaining by the way… this is just part of the job. But it’s one of the trickier parts…
The new ITIL Foundation syllabus will be released by APMG on July 31, 2012. They are also releasing new sample exams, too. As soon as we get them, you can bet I’ll be pulling a few all-nighters to get our courseware updated and aligned. I’ll also post a link to the new syllabus so you can check it out.
Right now, nobody knows how extensive these changes are going to be. It could be something as simple as adding or removing a few new vocabulary words or small concepts, or it could be something significant like adding entire sections, processes, and topics. It’s a mystery!
[UPDATE!] Great news, folks! The 5.4 syllabus update was super-teeny, and didn’t contain any updates to the materials; only updates to the footers courseware providers are supposed to use. So students– this means that you don’t have to change a thing. The sample exams also have not changed– the questions and answers are all exactly the same. Hooray!