Awareness: IT4IT™

This course covers everything you need to know about The Open Group’s IT4IT Standard, making it a perfect introduction for both individuals and teams.

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Awareness: IT4IT™

Enterprise Architecture / Awareness: IT4IT™
  • Introduction to the IT4IT standard
  • Quizzes and revision modules
  • Expert tutor support
  • Certification of completion


Launched by The Open Group in 2015, IT4IT is a reference architecture standard designed for managing the business of IT based on the ‘Value Chain’ concept that revolutionized the manufacturing industry.

This course provides professionals and businesses with a perfect introduction to the IT4IT standard, including its key concepts and the benefits of using it. Though this course does not offer a formal qualification or accreditation, it can still help professionals decide if they wish to pursue the IT4IT Foundation certification.


The first section of the course introduces students to the IT4IT standard, highlighting its importance for modern businesses.

The second section delves deeper into the technical aspects of the standard, including the IT Value Chain, IT Value Streams and the IT4IT Reference Architecture.

The last two sections of the course cover the general benefits of employing the standard and the impact it can have on the various roles within a typical organization.

Benefits for Individuals

Professionals who take this course will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of the IT4IT Reference Architecture, IT Value Chain and the four IT Value Streams
  • Identify the value and key benefits of the IT4IT standard for modern businesses
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the four Value Steams and the structure of the IT4IT certification program

Benefits for Organizations

The IT4IT Reference Architecture focuses on defining, sourcing, consuming and managing business-related IT functions using a holistic approach based on the IT Value Chain. This is to ensure that there is full visibility and traceability for all services end-to-end.

Training your employees with this course can improve their knowledge of the IT4IT standard, provide them insight into the importance of adopting it for business and enable them to follow a solid prescriptive reference architecture. This, in turn, will help them to address the common challenges faced by IT managers in the age of digital disruption.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: IT4IT Overview
  • Module 2: The IT4IT Standard in Detail
  • Module 3: The Benefits of Using the IT4IT Standard
  • Module 4: IT4IT Benefits per Stakeholder
  • 6 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training
  • 6 hours of online training content
  • Interactive and engaging videos
  • Quizzes and revision modules
  • On/off tracker
  • Searchable microlearning units and modules
  • Accessible through multiple devices
  • Offline player for studying on the move
  • Access to Orbus Learning Ecosystem
    • Detailed personal performance report
    • Community for business and IT professionals
    • Resource Centre (articles, case studies, white papers, etc.)
    • Support Suite
  • Tutor support

What is IT4IT?

IT4IT is a reference architecture for managing the business of IT. It is based on the ‘Value Chain’ concept that revolutionized the manufacturing industry.

Who owns IT4IT?

IT4IT is owned and developed by the members of The Open Group, a body consisting of many of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies, as well as several major IT vendors.

Is the IT4IT course accredited?

Although this course does not lead to a formal qualification or accreditation, it could be the first step towards students taking the decision to pursue the IT4IT Foundation course.

On completing this course, professionals will receive a completion certificate issued by our learning partner, Good e-Learning.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

What is the duration of this course?

This course provides 6 hours of training materials, including all the learning modules and quizzes.

What is the duration of access?

Learners get 6 months of access from the date of purchase.

Does the course include a manual?

The course does not require a manual.

How does the on/off tracker work?

The online tracker provides an ideal time duration to complete the course and alerts users when they go off-track. Note, the tracker is purely a ‘nice to have’ feature that works on a recommended timeframe and does not hold any impact on the duration of access.

Which is the Learning Management System (LMS) used?

Docebo is the LMS that is integrated into the Orbus Learning Ecosystem.

What are the minimum system and browser requirements?

Click here to view the latest system and browser requirements to efficiently run this course.

How can I get help?

Once you purchase a course and start learning, we have a support suite dedicated to assist you through your training. For tutor, technical and administrative support, please mail us on

This course is delivered by Good e-Learning who are the accredited training provider.

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Key Features

  • Duration of access: 6 months

  • Training hours: 6 hours

  • Training delivered by: Good e-Learning

  • Completion Certificate: Yes

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