IT Service Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 7.39k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 13k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:683 Duration:12 months

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This course has been designed to meet the need for competent and qualified staff that can enable organisations to maximise the value of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and IT Services. It is suitable for any student wishing to move into IT Service Management, and is particularly relevant to business strategic planning, service delivery and support, continuity planning, application and infrastructure management, quality management, project and change management.

It is now recognised that information is the most important strategic resource that any organisation has to manage, and that this information is not managed or exploited if ICT systems and services are below the required quality. The global body, itSMF, ensures the adherence of quality and standards in the provision of IT Services underpins the importance of IT Service Management and the quality of staff employed in this profession.

This course addresses the need to understand the responsibilities, components and opportunities for IT Service Management, an area of expanding job opportunities and skill shortages in the modern world of business computing and service delivery. The rationale for the course is based on the recognition that the effectiveness of all IT Services is a vital aspect to the prosperity of any organisation. The course embraces best practice from leading service providers, and by continual reassessment, ensures all material is relevant to today's computing and management expectations.

The course encompasses IT Service Management through a series of progressive units developing the student's knowledge from fundamental concepts, through to units addressing IS strategy, management information, quality management, application development, infrastructure, service support and delivery, continuity planning, people and operational issues of implementing IT Service Management Best Practice. The course addresses current standards for IT Service Management, such as ISO20000 and ITIL.

Special course features

* Perfect course for IT students wishing to move into IT service management
* IT service management has expanding job opportunities

Typical modules

* Implementing Service Management
* Information Systems Development
* Project and Change Management
* Quality and IT Service Provision
* Strategic information Systems and Quality Management
* Knowledge, Asset, Access and Event Management

Candidates will normally hold a recognised first or second class Honours degree (or equivalent), or a postgraduate qualification for which a degree or HND qualification was a necessary entry requirement. Applicants with relevant work experience and an aptitude for Information Technology, but a lower level of qualification, will be considered on an individual basis.Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take either TOEFL or IELTS and achieve a minimum score of 577 in the old TOEFL test (or 233 in the new computer based TOEFL test) or 6.5 in IELTS. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C)
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