Certification – Personal Picks – ITIL
We are exploring my personal picks for areas in which to certify. Today we will look at ITIL
Best Practices are always in vogue, and they are starting to be formalized by systems such as ITIL. ITIL is a methodology for streamlining IT to the business’s needs. As IT becomes increasingly tied to business systems ITIL and systems like it will become increasingly important. At this time, ITIL is one of the best known systems for doing this, but as time goes on, there will be others. I strongly recommend that you take a class prior to certification in this (or other) methodology. Most methodologies are similar, and having a firm and solid grounding in the concepts for one will make it much easier for you to learn another should you need to.
This certification is worth pursuing if you are in charge of integrating IT with the business. If you are still on the help-desk / daily workload part of your career, you should familiarize with the ideas behind ITIL, but you might want to hold this one until later.
(Disclaimer: I do not currently hold an ITIL certification)