PeopleCert ITIL Service Capability Operational Support and Analysis Exam Practice Test

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Question 1

Scenario

Vision Media is an international media organization, operating various lines of business including:

Film Production

Television (production and delivery of their own channel in the United States VisionOne)

Print media (including newspapers in 15 countries)

Online Advertising

The organization has recently been restructured, and now is comprised of the following companies and departments:

Vision Films (production of movies and television shows)

VisionOne (television channel)

VisionNews (coordinates all of the sub-companies involved in the delivery of printed newspapers, as well as being the centralized source of news information for all company owned media outlets)

VisionNet (managing the online and internet businesses)

Legal Services

Finance and Administration

Human Resources

Information Technology

The organization is also actively pursuing growth in the online market, and is currently holding discussions with the leading online news provider about the possible acquisition of their company. This would increase the overall size of Vision Media by around 15%.

The Information Technology department acts as a Shared Service Unit, providing IT Services to all of sub-companies and departments, which complement some of the Internal Service Providers that also exist. The director of Information Technology has realized the need to improve the quality of services offered by implementing ITIL, and has decided to do so using a phased approach. Some of the Service Design and Service Transition processes have already been implemented, and they are now planning the implementation of Service Operation.

While the IT director does have tentative support from the other directors and CEO, budgets for implementing the Service Operation processes have not been finalized, and still require a business case to be formally submitted.

Refer to the exhibit.

There is some confusion as to how the process of Access Management should be designed. In particular, there is debate as to how the process should be integrated into the overall approach of IT Service Management within Vision Medi

a. The IT director has asked for submissions from some of her staff, describing how they think Access Management should be designed.

Which of the following submissions describes the most appropriate way in which to design and implement Access Management within Vision Media?



Answer : C

Question 2

Scenario

Vision Media is an international media organization, operating various lines of business including:

Film Production

Television (production and delivery of their own channel in the United States VisionOne)

Print media (including newspapers in 15 countries)

Online Advertising

The organization has recently been restructured, and now is comprised of the following companies and departments:

Vision Films (production of movies and television shows)

VisionOne (television channel)

VisionNews (coordinates all of the sub-companies involved in the delivery of printed newspapers, as well as being the centralized source of news information for all company owned media outlets)

VisionNet (managing the online and internet businesses)

Legal Services

Finance and Administration

Human Resources

Information Technology

The organization is also actively pursuing growth in the online market, and is currently holding discussions with the leading online news provider about the possible acquisition of their company. This would increase the overall size of Vision Media by around 15%.

The Information Technology department acts as a Shared Service Unit, providing IT Services to all of sub-companies and departments, which complement some of the Internal Service Providers that also exist. The director of Information Technology has realized the need to improve the quality of services offered by implementing ITIL, and has decided to do so using a phased approach. Some of the Service Design and Service Transition processes have already been implemented, and they are now planning the implementation of Service Operation.

While the IT director does have tentative support from the other directors and CEO, budgets for implementing the Service Operation processes have not been finalized, and still require a business case to be formally submitted.

Refer to the exhibit.

The IT director is required to submit a business case to the board of directors of Vision Media for the implementation of Service Operation. Which of the following responses is the BEST summary of the benefits of implementing Service Operation (processes and functions), to be included in the business case?



Answer : B

Question 3

Scenario

Vericom is a leading provider of government, business and consumer telecommunication services, and is currently seeking ways in which to improve its utilization of IT services to drive growth across its' multiple lines of business. One of the largest organizations in the United Kingdom, Vericom is comprised of the following business units:

Verinet (providing ADSL, cable, 3GSM, dialup and satellite services)

Infrastructure Services (planning, installing and maintaining the PSTN and mobile network infrastructure)

VericomTV (Pay TV)

Consumer Sales and Marketing (including 400 Vericom retail outlets)

Business and Government

Finance and Administration

Information Technology Services (Shared Service Unit, however some business units also have their own internal service provider)

Human Resources

Vericom Wholesale (for wholesale of Vericom infrastructure services)

Due to the extensive scope of infrastructure deployed and large employee and customer base, Vericom continues to rely on legacy systems for some critical IT services; however this is seen as a barrier to future organizational growth and scalability of services offered. The CIO of Vericom has also raised the concern that while improvements to the technology utilized is important, this also needs to be supported by quality IT Service Management practices employed by the various IT departments.

The project of improving the IT Service Management practices employed by Vericom has been outsourced to external consultants who are aware of the major IT refresh that is going to be occurring over the next 24 months.

Refer to the scenario.

The Verinet business unit which provides internet services is currently facing increased competition from other Internet Service Providers seeking to entice Verinet customers away with offerings such as free VOIP (voice over internet protocol) and Naked DSL (unconditioned local loop). To combat this, Verinet wishes to develop a new marketing campaign highlighting the high quality and availability of services offered.

Before this occurs, the Service Manager within Verinet (who has previously implemented ITIL in other organizations) had recommended implementing Event Management to assist in the continued ability for providing high quality, highly available internet services to the UK population. She has been faced by some resistance, who believe that it is not required as Capacity, Availability, Incident and Problem Management have already been implemented.

Which of the following would be the BEST response to the Veritnet directors in describing the benefits of introducing Event Management to Verinet?



Answer : B

Question 4

Scenario

Vericom is a leading provider of government, business and consumer telecommunication services, and is currently seeking ways in which to improve its utilization of IT services to drive growth across its' multiple lines of business. One of the largest organizations in the United Kingdom, Vericom is comprised of the following business units:

Verinet (providing ADSL, cable, 3GSM, dialup and satellite services)

Infrastructure Services (planning, installing and maintaining the PSTN and mobile network infrastructure)

VericomTV (Pay TV)

Consumer Sales and Marketing (including 400 Vericom retail outlets)

Business and Government

Finance and Administration

Information Technology Services (Shared Service Unit, however some business units also have their own internal service provider)

Human Resources

Vericom Wholesale (for wholesale of Vericom infrastructure services)

Due to the extensive scope of infrastructure deployed and large employee and customer base, Vericom continues to rely on legacy systems for some critical IT services; however this is seen as a barrier to future organizational growth and scalability of services offered. The CIO of Vericom has also raised the concern that while improvements to the technology utilized is important, this also needs to be supported by quality IT Service Management practices employed by the various IT departments.

The project of improving the IT Service Management practices employed by Vericom has been outsourced to external consultants who are aware of the major IT refresh that is going to be occurring over the next 24 months.

Refer to the scenario.

Discussions have recently been held regarding the performance of the Incident and Problem Management. There has been some confusion among IT managers as to what metrics demonstrate the quality and performance of these two processes.

From the options below, which represents the best range of measures for evaluating the success of Incident and Problem Management?

A)

B)

C)

D)



Answer : D

Question 5

Scenario

Vericom is a leading provider of government, business and consumer telecommunication services, and is currently seeking ways in which to improve its utilization of IT services to drive growth across its' multiple lines of business. One of the largest organizations in the United Kingdom, Vericom is comprised of the following business units:

Verinet (providing ADSL, cable, 3GSM, dialup and satellite services)

Infrastructure Services (planning, installing and maintaining the PSTN and mobile network infrastructure)

VericomTV (Pay TV)

Consumer Sales and Marketing (including 400 Vericom retail outlets)

Business and Government

Finance and Administration

Information Technology Services (Shared Service Unit, however some business units also have their own internal service provider)

Human Resources

Vericom Wholesale (for wholesale of Vericom infrastructure services)

Due to the extensive scope of infrastructure deployed and large employee and customer base, Vericom continues to rely on legacy systems for some critical IT services; however this is seen as a barrier to future organizational growth and scalability of services offered. The CIO of Vericom has also raised the concern that while improvements to the technology utilized is important, this also needs to be supported by quality IT Service Management practices employed by the various IT departments.

The project of improving the IT Service Management practices employed by Vericom has been outsourced to external consultants who are aware of the major IT refresh that is going to be occurring over the next 24 months.

Refer to the scenario.

With Vericom being a large organization (approximately 40 000 staff), some of the business units have developed their own internal IT departments to supplement the services provided by the centralized Information Technology Services (ITS) department. This has occurred due to the specialized needs and requirements for technology, specifically Verinet, VericomTV and Consumer Sales and Marketing.

While the decision has been made that this organizational structure is to remain in place, there has been identified issues relating to a lack of consistency in IT Service Management processes used by the different departments and unclear boundaries for the responsibilities of the various IT Service Desks. This has resulted in:

End users calling the wrong Service Desk, requiring the call to be redirected to the appropriate group

Inconsistency in the categorization and classification of service requests, incidents and problems, causing confusion and frustration when there are multiple IT departments involved

Known Errors being recorded internally within the various IT departments, which may in fact have a wider impact on the whole organization when these are not visible to everyone

Inconsistency in the Service Management systems and tools used for handling service requests, incidents, problems and Known Errors.

From the following responses, which BEST represents the approach you would take to overcome the issues described above?



Answer : A

Question 6

Scenario

Brewster's is a toy factory that has been in business for 30 years. The company started with a small family run shop and has grown consistently over the years. They are now supplying toy stores nationwide and are considered to be the primary supplier of children's collectable novelty erasers.

Brewster's IT department is relatively small (currently 15 staff) but efficient. They have recently employed an IT Manager in an attempt to improve the management of the infrastructure, as well as more effective use of resources and identification of areas for improvement.

The Brewster's management teams do not have a lot of IT knowledge. The newly appointed IT Manager is very ITIL focused and wants to implement as many ITSM processes as is appropriate there are currently no formal processes in place. On starting with the company the IT Manager completed an internal assessment of the IT infrastructure -- including staff skills analysis, and collated the results from customer satisfaction surveys completed over the last 5 years.

The main areas of concern are as follows:

Responses from customer satisfaction survey:

Overall a consistent satisfaction level. However, responses completed during the past 12 months show an increase in customers who were unsatisfied with call waiting times when contacting the service desk for help with online orders and requests for information.

Customers added the following additional comments:

''Never get to speak to the same person twice when dealing with an Incident number, had to call several times to receive follow up on progress''

''Some of the Service Desk staff seem under qualified to deal with my questions about new applications/incidents/service requests''

Results from Staff Skills Analysis:

Staff, in general, have a good knowledge of IT systems and a basic understanding of the business processes and objectives. However, staff are not well informed of upcoming releases of new or changed services and not given adequate information to relay to the customers.

Staff added the following additional comments:

''Communication between Service Operation departments has become inefficient - there are meetings for the sake of meetings, but the important information we need to know to do our day to day jobs is lacking''

''I still don't know what half of the people do, that work in the IT department!''

Results from General IT Infrastructure assessment:

Lack of event monitoring and planning

Lack of input from Operational Support departments into Service Design

Lack of skill and information sharing across the Operational Support teams with regards to Incident, Problem, Workarounds and Known Error data.

Little to no proactive activities being carried out.

Refer to Scenario

Which of the following options would be the most effective option to address the issues identified from the Staff Skills Analysis?



Answer : A

Question 7

Scenario

Brewster's is a toy factory that has been in business for 30 years. The company started with a small family run shop and has grown consistently over the years. They are now supplying toy stores nationwide and are considered to be the primary supplier of children's collectable novelty erasers.

Brewster's IT department is relatively small (currently 15 staff) but efficient. They have recently employed an IT Manager in an attempt to improve the management of the infrastructure, as well as more effective use of resources and identification of areas for improvement.

The Brewster's management teams do not have a lot of IT knowledge. The newly appointed IT Manager is very ITIL focused and wants to implement as many ITSM processes as is appropriate there are currently no formal processes in place. On starting with the company the IT Manager completed an internal assessment of the IT infrastructure -- including staff skills analysis, and collated the results from customer satisfaction surveys completed over the last 5 years.

The main areas of concern are as follows:

Responses from customer satisfaction survey:

Overall a consistent satisfaction level. However, responses completed during the past 12 months show an increase in customers who were unsatisfied with call waiting times when contacting the service desk for help with online orders and requests for information.

Customers added the following additional comments:

''Never get to speak to the same person twice when dealing with an Incident number, had to call several times to receive follow up on progress''

''Some of the Service Desk staff seem under qualified to deal with my questions about new applications/incidents/service requests''

Results from Staff Skills Analysis:

Staff, in general, have a good knowledge of IT systems and a basic understanding of the business processes and objectives. However, staff are not well informed of upcoming releases of new or changed services and not given adequate information to relay to the customers.

Staff added the following additional comments:

''Communication between Service Operation departments has become inefficient - there are meetings for the sake of meetings, but the important information we need to know to do our day to day jobs is lacking''

''I still don't know what half of the people do, that work in the IT department!''

Results from General IT Infrastructure assessment:

Lack of event monitoring and planning

Lack of input from Operational Support departments into Service Design

Lack of skill and information sharing across the Operational Support teams with regards to Incident, Problem, Workarounds and Known Error data.

Little to no proactive activities being carried out.

Refer to Scenario

Which of the following options would be most suitable to address the issues identified from the Customer Satisfaction Survey?



Answer : B

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