ITIL Capability Certificate in Release Control and Validation

About this course

The ITIL Certificate in Release, Control and Validation (RCV) Course is one of the four courses that fit into the capability stream for ITIL certification. This certification is intended to enable the holders of the ITIL Foundation certificate in IT Service Management to acquire the skills needed to begin the practical application of the concepts, covered by this course, in support of the Service Management lifecycle.

The core volume of Service Transition provides guidance on managing change along with risk and quality whilst ensuring IT Operations can manage those changes within the context of the ICT Infrastructure.

Audience profile

  • Individuals who have attained the ITIL Foundation certificate in Service Management and who wish to advance to higher level ITIL certifications
  • Individuals who require a practical understanding of the Release, Control and Validation processes and how they may be used to enhance the quality of IT service within an organisation
  • Operational staff involved in Change Management, Release and Deployment Management, Service Validation and Testing, Service Asset and Configuration Management, Request Fulfilment, Service Evaluation and Knowledge Management who wish to enhance their role-based capabilities

At course completion

The Release, Control and Validation Course provides in-depth practical advice and guidance on process structure, roles, functions and activities that will enable role focused capability and competency in relation to:

  • Change Management
  • Release and Deployment Management
  • Service Validation and Testing
  • Service Asset and Configuration Management
  • Request Fulfilment
  • Service Evaluation
  • Knowledge Management


The exam is gradient, scenario based multi-choice. There are 8 questions to be completed in 90 minutes. Each question will have 4 possible answer options, one of which is worth 5 marks, one which is worth 3 marks, one which is worth 1 mark, and one which is a distracter and achieves no marks. The pass mark is 28 marks from 40 (70%).

  • Introduction to Release, Control and Validation
  • Release, Control and Validation Processes:
  • Change Management
  • Service Validation and Testing
  • Release and Deployment Management
  • Request Fulfilment Change Evaluation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Release, Control and Validation roles and responsibilities
  • Technology and implementation considerations
  • Preparing for the exam

Attendees will receive electronic pre-course reading. Delegates should spend a minimum half an hour reviewing the document and are encouraged to explore all of the links provided for further reading. Success on the course will be enhanced by candidates spending at least 12 hours on reviewing their ITIL Foundation material prior to attending one of the ITIL Intermediate courses

Possession of one of the following is mandatory. Proof of these prerequisities SHOULD be uploaded when you register for the exam and in any case before any exam results will be officially released by the exam board.

  • ITIL v3, 2011 or v4 Foundation
  • ITIL v2 Foundation and v2/v3 Foundation Bridge

Acceptable forms of prerequisite confirmation are as follows:

  • A copy of the candidates examination certificate
  • Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number located on your certificate)
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