ITIL® Intermediate - Release, Control and Validation

ITIL® Intermediate Release, Control and Validation (RCV) focuses on the practical application of RCV practices.

ITIL® Intermediate Release, Control and Validation (RCV)  is one of the ITIL® Service Capability modules. It focuses on the practical application of RCV practices to enable the successful planning, testing and implementation of new services that meet the needs of the user or the organisation.

RCV has been designed in order to provide thorough understanding of the ITIL Service Transition processes and ensure that transitional changes are effectively managed, new services are validated and tested and that release and deployment fulfil organisational requirements. The module also provides guidance on evaluating change and managing knowledge to improve decision-making processes.

The RCV certification can only be taken following an accredited training course.

Who is RCV for:

The RCV qualification would be suitable for IT professionals in roles such as Release Manager, Security Administrator, IT Operations Manager, Database Administrator and Security Manager.

NOTE: There is an official discontinuation date announced for the ITIL Intermediate - Release, Control and Validation module in English as of 1 January 2022. After that date, candidates with similar interests might want to consider taking the ITIL 4 Specialist: Create, Deliver and Support or the ITIL 4 Specialist: High-Velocity IT modules.
Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications including ITIL® Intermediate - Release, Control and Validation, will incorporate the Digital Core Guidance (eBook) of ITIL Service Transition. The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’s PeopleCert account, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.


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