ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV) Certification Program

Course Overview

The ITIL® best practice provides proven guidance to support organizations on their digital transformation journey. ITIL® 4 is the next iteration that incorporates all the best from previous versions and expands on this body of knowledge, by providing a practical and flexible approach to support organizations with a focus on delivering customer outcomes and value through IT-enabled services.


ITIL® 4 provides an end-to-end operating model for the delivery and operation of tech-enabled products and services. It enables IT teams to continue to play a crucial role in wider business strategy and integrates concepts from other industry best practices such as Lean, Agile and DevOps.


The advanced-level ITIL® 4 Managing Professional courses have been developed for IT practitioners working within technology and digital teams across organizations. To obtain the ITIL® 4 Managing Professional designation, the candidate needs to complete all courses in the ITIL® 4 Managing Professional stream:

  • ITIL® 4 Specialist: Create, Deliver and Support
  • ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value
  • ITIL® 4 Specialist: High Velocity IT
  • ITIL® 4 Strategist: Direct Plan and Improve


The ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV) course provides an understanding on providing an understanding of all types of engagement and interactions between a service provider and their customers, users, suppliers and partners, including key CX, UX and journey mapping concepts.


This course has a focus on the following aspects of the ITIL® 4 Service Value Chain:

  • Demand (input)
  • Engage
  • Value (output)


This is a full training package that includes the knowledge transfer as well as the associated certification exam.


  • This is a 3-day instructor-led virtual or classroom course

Students will receive an exam voucher that allows them to schedule their ITIL® Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV) exam for a convenient date / time / location after completion of the training session – the exam will be remotely proctored (requires a webcam and internet access)


Delivery Methods
  • Instructor led virtual or classroom environment with a recommended maximum of 8 students per session
  • Self-paced study format via a Learning Management System


  • The candidate must have passed the ITIL® 4 Foundation examination OR the ITIL® 4 Managing Professional Transition examination
  • Attendance in an accredited training course for this module and successful completion of the certificate exam
  • Exam details:
    • 90 minutes
    • Candidates taking the exam in a language that is not their native or working language may be awarded 25% extra time, i.e. 113 minutes in total.
  • ‘Closed book’ examination, 40 multiple choice questions, 70% or higher pass mark (28 or above correct out of 40)


  • Individuals continuing their journey in service management
  • ITSM managers and aspiring ITSM managers
  • ITSM practitioners who are responsible for managing and integrating stakeholders, focus on the customer journey and experience, and/or are responsible for fostering relationships with partners and suppliers
  • Existing ITIL ® qualification holders wishing to develop their knowledge


Program Objective

The ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV) course learning objectives include:

  • Guiding stakeholders, whether they are customers or service providers, through the principles and practices of co-creating value through services
  • Understanding how all stakeholders must contribute to the co-creation of service value
  • Describing and understanding the main steps of a customer journey
  • Providing guidance on how to co-create the most valuable journey

Including content on service marketing and negotiating agreements


Course Content

The ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV) course content includes:


  • Understand how customer journeys are designed, including:
    • Concept of the customer journey
    • Ways of designing and improving customer journeys


  • Know how to target markets and stakeholders, including:
  • Understanding market characteristics
  • Understanding marketing activities and techniques
  • Knowing how to describe customer needs and internal and external factors that affect these
  • Knowing how to identify service providers and explain their value propositions


  • Know how to foster stakeholder relationships, by:
    • Understanding the concepts of mutual readiness and maturity
    • Understanding the different supplier and partner relationship types, and how these are managed
    • Knowing how to develop customer relationships
    • Knowing how to analyse customer needs
    • Knowing how to use communication and collaboration activities and techniques
    • Knowing how the relationship management practice can be applied to enable and contribute to fostering relationships
    • Knowing how the supplier management practice can be applied to enable and contribute to supplier and partner relationships management


  • Know how to shape demand and define service offerings, including:
  • Understanding methods for designing digital service experiences based on value-driven, data-driven and user-centered service design
  • Understanding approaches for selling and obtaining service offerings
  • Knowing how to capture, influence and manage demand and opportunities
  • Knowing how to collect, specify and prioritize requirements from a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Knowing how the business analysis practice can be applied to enable and contribute to requirement management and service design


  • Know how to align expectations and agree details of services, including how:
    • To plan for value co-creation
    • To negotiate and agree service utility, warranty and experience
    • The service level management practice can be applied to enable and contribute to service expectation management


    • Know how to onboard and offboard customers and users, by:
      • Understanding key transition, onboarding and offboarding activities
      • Understanding the ways of relating with users and fostering user relationships
      • Understanding how users are authorized and entitled to services
      • Understanding different approaches to mutual elevation of customer, user and service provider capabilities
      • Knowing how to prepare onboarding and offboarding plans
      • Knowing how to develop user engagement and delivery channels
      • Knowing how the service catalogue management practice can be applied to enable and contribute to offering user services
      • Knowing how the service desk practice can be applied to enable and contribute to user engagement


    • Know how to act together to ensure continual value co-creation (service consumption / provisioning), by:
      • Understanding how users can request services
      • Understanding methods for triaging of user requests
      • Understanding the concept of user communities
      • Understanding methods for encouraging and managing customer and user feedback
      • Knowing how to foster a service mindset (attitude, behaviour and culture)
      • Knowing how to use different approaches to provision of user services
      • Knowing how to seize and deal with customer and user ‘moments of truth’
      • Knowing how the service request management practice can be applied to enable and contribute to service usage


    • Know how to realize and validate service value, by:
      • Understanding methods for measuring service usage and customer and user experience and satisfaction
      • Understanding methods to track and monitor service value (outcome, risk, cost and resources)
      • Understanding different types of reporting of service outcome and performance
      • Understanding charging mechanisms
      • Knowing how to validate service
      • Knowing how to evaluate and improve the customer journey
      • Knowing how the portfolio management practice can be applied to enable and contribute to service value realization
Program Material
  • Digital copy of the learner materials, study-aids and sample exam
  • Digital copy of the official ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value Improve core publication
  • Certification exam voucher
Duration : 3 Days
Regular Rate : 2,826.00 $
Note :

21 PDU’s et 3 Crédits ITIL

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The teaching materials and the exam are in French.
Prices include training, teaching materials and exams.