ITILÂ® 2011 edition is comprised of five core publications: Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operations and Continual Service Improvement, promoting alignment with the business as well as improving operational efficiency. The official ITILÂ® qualification scheme describes two streams, the Service Lifecycle Stream and the Service Capability stream.
The Service Lifecycle stream focuses on ITILÂ® practices within the Service Lifecycle context. The prime focus is the Lifecycle itself as well as the use of process and practice elements used within it.
The Service Capability stream is for those who wish to obtain an in depth understanding of ITILÂ® processes and roles. Attention to the Service Lifecycle is illustrated as part of the curriculum but the primary focus is the on the process activities, execution and use throughout the Service Lifecycle.
The ITILÂ® MALC (Managing Across the Lifecycle) course offers candidates the ability to achieve the ITIL Expert certification upon passing the ITILÂ® Managing Across the Lifecycle exam. The course prepares candidates to take the ITILÂ® Managing Across the Lifecycle Intermediate exam as well as proving valuable knowledge that can be implemented in the workplace. This certification completes the ITILÂ® Intermediate Lifecycle and Capability streams by focusing on the knowledge required to implement and manage the necessary skills associated with the use of the Service Lifecycle.