T4IT™ Foundation e-Learning

You've reached the online center for IT4IT Foundation training and Certification.
Gain knowledge of the terminology, structure, and basic concepts of the IT4IT Standard, and understand the core principles of the IT4IT Reference Architecture and the IT Value Chain!
This course has been fully accredited by The Open Group.

Course Overview Course Benefits

Course Overview

Why study IT4IT Foundation (level 1) with TrainingHeights?

Students will cover the basics and the core concepts and study the four value streams in depth: Strategy to Portfolio, Requirement to Deploy, Request to Fulfill and Detect to Correct. All TrainingHeights courses run entirely over the web and have been carefully designed to provide the most comprehensive, interactive and flexible learning experience available..

Course Benefits

  • This IT4IT Foundation e-learning course is approved by The Open Group as a fully accredited training course.
  • Flexibility to learn from your desktop, laptop or tablet at your own pace, when it suits YOU. Anytime. Anywhere (an internet connection is required).
  • Our courses are easy-to-use. Students will benefit from an interactive multimedia environment that enhances the way you study the IT4IT standard.
  • With e-learning, individuals and organizations avoid the typical costs of travel and consultancy by studying independently online.
Module 1: IT4IT Overview

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to help the Candidate understand the IT4IT Reference Architecture at an overview level.

The candidate must be able to:

  - Explain what The Open Group IT4IT Reference Architecture is and what approach it uses
  - Identify the intended use of IT4IT Reference Architecture for organizations
  - Identify the intended use of the IT4IT Reference Architecture for suppliers of IT management products and services
  - List the guiding principles that the IT4IT Framework adheres to
  - Demonstrate understanding of the IT Value Chain
  - Briefly describe the difference between the primary activities and supporting activities in the IT Value Chain
  - List the primary activities of the IT Value Chain
  - the supporting activities of the IT Value Chain
  - Explain the difference between value chain and value stream

Module 2: Definitions (understand key terminology)

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to help the Candidate understand the key terminology of the IT4IT Reference Architecture standard.

The Candidate must be able to understand and explain the following definitions:

- Service Lifecycle Data Object (Data Object)
- IT Value Chain
- Value Chain
- Value Stream
- Functional Component
- Service Model Backbone Data Object
- Relationship
- System of Record

Module 3: Basic Concepts (Value Streams & Reference Architecture)



    The purpose of this Learning Unit is to help the Candidate understand the Basic Concepts of IT4IT Value Streams and the IT4IT Reference Architecture.

    The candidate must be able to:

    - Briefly describe an overview of the Strategy to Portfolio (S2P) value stream
    - Briefly describe an overview of the Requirement to Deploy (R2D) value stream
    - Briefly describe an overview of the Request to Fulfill (R2F) value stream
    - Briefly describe an overview of the Detect to Correct (D2C) value stream
    - Understand functional components and data objects and their relationship
    - Understand the scope of S2P
    - List S2P value propositions
    - List S2P typical activities
    - Understand the scope of R2D
    - List R2D value propositions
    - List R2D typical activities
    - Understand the scope of R2F
    - List R2F value propositions
    - List R2F typical activities
    - Understand the scope of D2C
    - List D2C value propositions
    - List D2C typical activities
    - Explain the concept of the four pillars “anchoring” the IT Value Chain – the Service Model, the Information Model, the Functional Model, and the Integration Model
    - Understand the IT4IT service model
    - Understand the IT4IT Information Model
    - Understand service lifecycle data objects
    - Understand the difference between key and auxiliary data objects
    - Understand the IT4IT Functional Model
    - Explain functional components and how they relate to IT capability
    - Understand difference between Primary Functional Components and Secondary Functional Components
    - Explain interactions between Functional Components and Data Objects

Module 4: IT4IT Core (the Reference Architecture at high level)

 The purpose of this Learning Unit is to help the Candidate understand the IT4IT Reference Architecture at a high level.

    The candidate must be able to:

    - List the five levels of IT4IT abstractions and identify which are vendor-agnostic and which are vendor-specific
    - Explain why an informal notation was chosen for Levels 1 and 2
    - List the five core concepts introduced at Reference Architecture Level 1
    - Explain the Level 1 class model
    - Explain the objective of the IT4IT Reference Architecture as it relates to Level 1
    - Explain how the IT4IT Reference Architecture uses the value stream concept
    - List the three things a functional component must have
    - Identify the OMG definition that is aligned contextually with the service life-cycle data object (artifact)
    - Identify the constituent parts of the system of record fabric for IT management
    - Understand the Level 1 Reference Architecture diagram
    - List the four additional concepts introduced at Reference Architecture Level 2
    - Explain the Level 2 class model
    - Understand the Level 2 Reference Architecture diagram
    - Identify the primary method for communicating the IT4IT Reference Architecture specification at Level 3
    - List the additional concepts introduced at Reference Architecture Level 3
    - Understand the Level 3 Reference Architecture Diagram Notation
    - Explain who owns and controls Levels 4 and 5 of the Reference Architecture
    - Explain what kind of content might be included in Level 4
    - Explain what kind of content might be included in Level 5

Module 5: The Strategy to Portfolio Value Stream

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to help the Candidate understand the objectives and functional components of the Strategy to Portfolio value stream.

    The candidate must be able to:

    - Describe the objectives of the Strategy to Portfolio (S2P) value stream
    - Explain the benefits of implementing S2P value stream for the business
    - List the KPIs
    - Explain the purpose and use of the Enterprise Architecture functional component
    - Explain the purpose and use of the Policy functional component
    - Explain the purpose and use of the Proposal functional component
    - Explain the purpose and use of the Portfolio Demand functional component
    - Explain the purpose and use of the Service Portfolio functional component
    - Explain the purpose and use of the IT Investment Portfolio auxiliary functional component