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ITIL® Release Control and Validation RCV

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30 hours
ITIL V3 Intermediate: Release, Control and Validation
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Learn everything you need to win your ITIL Release, Control & Validation (RCV) qualification!

This fully-accredited course is designed to give students a solid understanding of the principles behind the ITIL Release, Control & Validation module. In addition to RCV processes, students will also examine the principles of service transition, how RCV supports and interacts with other ITIL Service Lifecycle activities and how RCV can be measured, including its defined roles and responsibilities. In short, it will show students the process for bringing new or changed services into operational use.

Not only do we cover all of the examinable material for the ITIL Release, Control & Validation examination, but we also offer several mock tests to help students prepare for the real thing. Students who successfully pass the exam will also gain four ITIL credits, which can go towards the 22 required to pursue the ITIL Expert qualification.

This course is accredited by PeopleCert, which is licensed by AXELOS as an Examination Institute for delivering ITIL Release, Control & Validation qualifications in IT Service Management.


ITIL V3 Intermediate: Release, Control and Validation

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Course duration

The course offers 30 hours’ worth of learning material. Students will have access to six months.

Course outline

The course is divided into several modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Release, Control & Validation
  • Module 2: Change Management
  • Module 3: Service Asset and Configuration Management
  • Module 4: Service Validation and Testing
  • Module 5: Release and Deployment Management
  • Module 6: Request Fulfilment
  • Module 7: Change Evaluation
  • Module 8: Knowledge Management
  • Module 9: RCV Roles and Responsibilities
  • Module 10: Technology and Implementation Considerations
  • Module 11: Exam Preparation

Benefits of ITIL

ITIL has become one of the world’s best-renowned frameworks for IT service management. It offers clear tools and guidance for managing IT frameworks, ensuring that they can meet essential business needs and objectives while also helping practitioners to make changes as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

The ITIL Release, Control & Validation module encompasses all of the process activities required to bring new or changed services into operational use. This is a key part of the ITIL Service Lifecycle and serves an important role in supporting essential IT services.

Is this course accredited?

This course is fully accredited by PeopleCert, a company licensed by AXELOS as an Examination Institute for IT Service Management.


Does the course contain exams?

The course contains a number of practice and mock exams to help students prepare for the official ITIL Release, Control & Validation examination.

Upon completing the course, students can pursue the ITIL Release, Control & Validation examination via Pearson Vue. They can contact the Good e-Learning team to request a FREE exam voucher to be used at any Pearson Vue test centre.

Exam structure

ITIL Release, Control & Validation exam:

  • This is a complex multiple-choice exam
  • The exam consists of eight scenario-based questions
  • The exam is closed-book
  • Students will have 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • To pass the exam you must get 28/40 questions correct (70%)
  • Candidates who successfully complete the exam will gain four ITIL credits
  • Candidates sitting the examination in a language other than their first language will have a maximum of 120 minutes and will be allowed to use a dictionary.

How long until I receive course confirmation details?

Upon purchasing this course, students should receive their confirmation details (as well as access to the course itself) immediately.

How long will I have access to materials?

Students will have access to course materials for six months.

Who provides this course?

This course is provided by Good e-Learning.

What support does Good e-Learning offer?

Good e-Learning offers 24/7 tutor support for students taking this course. The support team can also be contacted if there are any issues in accessing the course, or to request exam vouchers.

What does the course include?

The course contains a number of perks to help learners along:

  • 24/7 tutor support
  • Practice exams & revision modules
  • 1x FREE exam voucher on request

ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for ITIL practitioners who already hold an official ITIL Foundation certification. Successfully completing this course will provide students with four credits to go towards reaching the ITIL Expert level certification.


This course is designed for students who already hold an ITIL Foundation certification.

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