Last updated 02/06/2020
After completing around 14 years in IT sector experienced that many people ask one common question,
Is ITIL certification worth your time & efforts?
ITIL is the globally accepted approach /certification which helps to the organization to talk in common language and works towards the objective of the organization. Talking on the professional & personal level ITIL certification starts your journey towards growth & adding feather to your profile.
Thinking for ITIL certification is first step putting towards the new exciting career where it gives chance to think about people, process,product, partners & understanding business together, till we don’t understand the business, objective /roadmap of your business your efforts are not worth.
Doing ITIL certification is worth only need to understand when & where you need to accomplish certain level. At early stage such as when working as support engineer/operations support ITIL foundation certification is worth as it helps you to understand how service desk works & how ITIL plays role in the organization, ITIL foundation add value to profile as this stage.
At the stage of experience of 4-7 years, ITIL intermediate certification (at least two papers as per role is worth), person working as a team lead role needs to accomplish intermediate level. It helps to take the career graph ahead in terms of monetary as well as professional growth.
Working as Process consultant/Process lead/ any consulting role should accomplish ITIL Expert level, at this stage it helps to understand technical functions, Process approach, business objective which takes career to next level.
My personal experience is even after spending 9 years in IT, my career path was limited in terms of role and monetary gains, once I started path of ITIL, I got huge exposure/big role & commendable growth. So last five years after ITIL expert certification was a game changer for me. ITIL certification is worth your time & efforts.
Summarizing that fact, ITIL certification is worth your time & efforts, only you need to decide that at which level in your professional career, what level you need to achieve in ITIL.
Strive to achieve wisdom through continuous learning.
Ritesh Nehete is certified ITIL Expert (2011 Edition), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, VeriSM foundation with having 14.2 years of experience in Infrastructure Management, Application Management, IT Service Management, ITIL Process Implementation, Service-Now, Trainer, mentor coach for ITIL/ITSM.
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