ITIL exams dropped from Prometric: consider ISO20000 certification as an alternative?
The March edition of the IT Skeptic's newsletter, the Skeptical Informer, went out and it included the statement:
The certification industry still seems to have an attitude of "F*** the quality of teaching! Maximise profits!"
A little strong? That was before I knew that ITIL exams have been withdrawn from Prometric (a respected online provider of certifications). You should have heard me then! [Updated: now available again]
It seems to be true. ITIL has gone from the Prometric site. I saw it reported on the Datamation forum. As that forum points out, ISO20000 is on Prometric so consider this for an alternative personal certification.
No matter how hard you self study, to the best of my knowledge you now have to pay a vendor for training before you sit the ITIL Foundation exam.
According to someone who knows, EXIN may have been a bit premature in putting ITIL V3 exams on Prometric, and they have been taken down "until all Examination Institutes have received a copy of the database of questions and can then reach their own agreement with Prometric or other testing companies". Does that imply that the exams to date have been beta status?
Anyway, the implication is that ITIL will be back on Prometric sometime [Updated: now available again]. There are plenty of vendors who would rather this didn't happen but I can't see how they can stop it. I'll bet they can delay it though.