BCS Specialist Certificate in Problem Management


This 3-day course provides candidates with an understanding in the principles of, and practical experience of, using industry best practice in Problem Management.

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This qualification reflects the general industry best practices currently in use in IT Service Management (ITSM) and particularly Problem Management. The subject matter within this qualification is based on industry best practice, frameworks and guidelines including ITIL, COBIT and ISO/IEC 20000. This qualification forms part of the 'BCS ITSM Specialist' series.

Target Audience:

  • Individuals who require a working knowledge of the industry best practice used in Problem Management and how it may be used to enhance the quality of ITSM within an organisation.
  • IT professionals who are working within an organisation which has adopted and adapted some of these practices and are required to deliver or improve Problem Management within an ongoing Service Improvement Programme (SIP)

This course is for those working or preparing to work in a Problem Management role and/or within a Problem Management process whether at a technical, operational, supervisory or managerial level. This course may also be of interest to Project Managers, Business Managers and Business Process Owners.


  • Candidates must hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate (any version). It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of two years' experience in IT Service Management.


Holders of the BCS Specialist Certificate in Problem Management will be able to demonstrate their competence in, and their ability to:

  • Explain the goal and objectives of Problem Management
  • Understand and explain the processes, roles and functions, especially those related to Problem Management
  • Use different approaches to, and application of, standards, industry best practice frameworks and guidelines, relevant to Problem Management
  • Develop and improve the customer and business focus of problem management
  • Use and apply the problem management process to manage the resolution of problems in conjunction with all other areas of IT
  • Define problem management requirements and understand, select, develop and implement the most appropriate problem management solutions, technology and environment
  • Implement and manage problems through all stages of the problem lifecycle
  • Develop and agree problem and incident categories and priorities in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate, schedule, target and focus resources on the resolution of problems and incidents, based on priorities
  • Be aware of the support tools and techniques available for the implementation and support of problem management and where possible identify and instigate improvements
  • Practical analysis of problem and incident records, reports and statistics and propose resolutions to reduce the number of problems and incidents by proactively preventing potential incidents, in conjunction with the service desk and incident management Produce problem management reports for dissemination and interpret and use their contents
  • Understand the interdependencies between problem management and other IT areas and processes
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of problem management

£ 1,475.00 ex.vat

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Course Duration 3 Days
Location Various