Three years ago on June 25, 2017, I passed my ITIL 3 Foundation exam. Since then I have leveraged this certification for many career opportunities. Here are my top 3 lessons learned from receiving my ITIL.
Increased My Career Competitive Advantage
I already my PMP and CSM before passing my ITIL 3. However, receiving my ITIL 3 certification significantly expanded my career opportunities. Since 2017, every single contract and permanent opportunity that I have received has come due to ITIL 3. I am a techie who loves IT and getting ITIL 3 allows me to work in IT project management. In addition, I get to seek more opportunities to work on more tech products.
Laid the Foundation for ITIL 4
ITIL 3 served as the foundation for ITIL 4. I learned more about AXELOS and the exam format from ITIL 3. Furthermore, I have accumulated a lot of IT service management in between 2017 and 2019 when I received the ITIL 4 Foundation. Moreover, my ITIL 3 served as the foundation for my receiving my ITIL 4 Create, Deliver and Support certification. Receiving the Create, Deliver and Support certification lets me teach ITIL 4 Foundation. Qualifying for ITIL 4 Foundation certification training has given me more career opportunities.
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Gave My Workforce Development Training
I obtained ITIL 3 training money through the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This was the first time I used US Labor Department training money for career advancement. This experience gave me the transferable skills to do the same upon relocating back home to Cleveland with the Ohio Means Jobs.
While enrolled in the Ohio Means Jobs program, I received Amazon Web Services (AWS) training. I passed my Certified Cloud Practitioner exam this May 2020. I was able to navigate through the process due my DOES experience.
These are the top three things that I have learned after passing my ITIL 3 exam. Here’s to learning even more!