Certified IT Manager (CITM®)

Course code: CITM

CITM© is the second course in the EPI IT Training Framework. Also known as the IT specialist course, CITM© is a 3-day course designed to teach the competences required of the modern IT specialist working at the senior professional, team-leader, supervisor or management level in IT management.

This course is also available in TOD format. If you would like to know more about TOD courses and components of the TOD package please click here

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Course duration: 3 days

Language: en

Price without VAT: 1 530 EUR

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Course duration: 365 dnů

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Course description

CITM© is the second course in the EPI IT Training Framework. Also known as the IT specialist course, CITM© is a 3-day course designed to teach the competences required of the modern IT specialist working at the senior professional, team-leader, supervisor or management level in IT management. Candidates attending this course will prove that they have gained the competences required to provide leadership and take responsibility for team performances and development in dynamic environments.

CITM© is aligned with the latest European e-Competence (e-CF) Framework – addressing proficiency level 3 (Senior Professional/Manager/Consultant). In 2016, the e-CF became a European standard and was published officially as the European Norm EN 16234-1.

Target group

Senior IT professionals, team leaders, supervisors and managers such as IT Manager, Enterprise Architect, ICT Consultant, ICT Operations Manager, Project Manager, Systems Analyst, Systems Architect, Business Analyst, ICT Security Manager, Business Information Manager, ICT Security Specialist, Service Manager, Digital Media Specialist, ICT Trainer, Quality Assurance Manager, Account Manager.

The CITM© is most suited for seasoned IT professionals who have a need to understand the requirements and core competences for managing IT in mission-critical environments. It is best suited for participants who have between two and four years of actual working experience in IT, with knowledge of systems, network and/or applications, service desk operations and/or IT professionals working in the position of team leader/supervisor/manager in any area of IT. This includes those individuals working in the field of sales and consultancy with solution providers.

Course structure

IT Strategy

  • The need for IT
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Service catalogue
  • Service level management
  • Sustainable development

IT Organization

  • Personnel need
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Sourcing
  • Selection process
  • Hiring staff
  • Managing staff
  • Career planning
  • Training / job rotation
  • Performance appraisal
  • Staff departures

Vendor Selection and Management

  • Vendor selection
  • RFI
  • RFP
  • Proposal evaluation
  • Vendor reference checks
  • Contract negotiation
  • Contract management
  • Vendor management
  • Recompete vendors

Project Management

  • Methodologies
  • Project organization
  • Starting-up / initiating
  • Planning / initiating a project
  • Risk
  • Quality
  • Scope
  • Work / Product Breakdown Structure
  • Scheduling
  • Cost
  • Communication

Application Management

  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Software Quality Assurance (SQA)
  • Requirements
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Adoption (implementation)
  • Maintenance

Service Management

  • Problem management
  • Change management

Business Continuity Planning

  • Resources
  • Relocation of staff
  • Information requirement
  • Backup strategies
  • Site selection
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Test and exercise
  • Test review, report and follow-up
  • Monitoring and review

Risk Management

  • Guidelines
  • Context establishment
  • Identification
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Treatment
  • Communication
  • Monitoring and control

Information Security Management

  • Standards
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Availability
  • Controls types
  • Guideline for controls selection
  • Control categories
  • Information security awareness
  • Security incident response

Information and Knowledge Management

  • Information management
  • Data management
  • Information management technologies
  • Business intelligence
  • Best practices and pitfalls in data governance

Business Change Management

  • Frameworks
  • Business Relationship Management (BRM)
  • Objectives
  • Life cycle activities
  • Customer relationship
  • Building the business
  • Alignment

Technology Trends

  • Research and Development
  • Blockchain
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence

Quality Management

  • Standards and guidelines
  • Objectives and activities
  • Services review
  • Customer feedback
  • Surveys
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Metrics
  • Scorecards and reports
  • Quality register

Prerequisites

To gain the most from this course, the participant should have two to four years of actual working experience in IT.

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Certification

The CITM© exam is a 75-minute closed-book exam, with 50 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 33 correct answers to pass the exam.

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Information Technology Manager’ certificate (CITM©)

CITM© is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

The CITM© certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.

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