Need advice on ITIL v3 Certification

I have the need to either become ITIL v3 certified or at least get up to speed in a hurry for a new client that is a data center/Manager Service Provider.

Can you give me advice on what websites and/or books might help me accomplish this?
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Ivan Rivera, MTI, SCPM, ITIL, Cobit, PMPProject ManagerCommented:

The book I used:

Take a serious look to this site:

Some other links you will find usefull:


2) Simplilearn ITIL 2011 Foundation Training offers discount coupons from time to time, you may try the coupon code SPRING50 to get 50% off on ITIL v3 Foundation Exam course before 7 March 2015


Finally, sugest to full read this answer of Ian Mitchell ( on LinkedIn. He gives many ideas and resources:

Just the first part of that page:

"You can self study but I would recommend a mixture of self study (and tak an online exam with Lloyalist $159 ) and at least an online course. Face 2 face course is better but expensive.

I am using itil training zone, their online training is excellent. Good written support material as well with tutor support if required.

You can get a feel for there training by looking at this:

It is free to register, no catchs and you will be offered a discount on training.

Their site is:

Gogo training also offer a good online platform, again you can get a feel for their material and ITIL overview's for a simple free registration at:

If in the States take a look at:

In the UK for face to face training there are many good companies but I would recommend:

However you can find a list of accredited trainers at:

To support your self study here is a link which will provide alott of material as well:

and try to apply the conceps you are learning within your work enviorment."

Hope you can find some of this information usefull.
Dawid FusekVirtualization Expert, Sr B&R, Storage SpecialistCommented:
Very good advice Ivan.

RSchiererAuthor Commented:
WOW! Many thanks for the information.
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