IT4IT™ Foundation Certification

Kickstart your path to gaining your IT4IT Certification with this fully-accredited online training course from Good e-Learning!

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IT4IT™ Foundation Certification

Enterprise Architecture / IT4IT™ Foundation Certification
  • Accredited by The Open Group
  • 96% average first-time pass rate
  • Expert tutor support
  • Exam simulator and revision modules
  • Free retake

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Key Features

Duration of access:
6 months

Training hours:
17 hours

Accredited by:
The Open Group

Training delivered by:
Good e-Learning

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

This IT4IT online training course has been designed to fully prepare professionals for the IT4IT Foundation examination. Earning this highly-regarded and recognized qualification will demonstrate that a candidate has adequate knowledge of the core principles of the IT4IT reference architecture as well as the IT Value Chain.

The course is ideal for enterprise architects, IT developers, IT engineers, IT operations executives, business leaders and anyone who holds a keen interest in the efficient functioning of IT within an organization.

The course covers the key definitions, structure and core and basic concepts associated with the value streams. This includes the four value stream areas:

  • The ‘Strategy to Portfolio’ value stream
  • The ‘Requirement to Deploy’ value stream
  • The ‘Request to Fulfill’ value stream
  • The ‘Detect to Correct’ value stream

The course also features a module on the IT4IT certification program. It explains the program and distinguishes between the different certification levels.

Benefits for Individuals

Professionals who take this course will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of the IT4IT Reference Architecture and the IT Value Chain
  • Discuss the core concepts of IT4IT using the Reference Architecture’s terminology
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the four Value Steams and the structure of the IT4IT certification program
  • Gain all the knowledge required to pass the IT4IT Foundation certification exam

Benefits for Organizations

The IT4IT Reference Architecture focuses on defining, sourcing, consuming and managing business-related IT functions using a holistic approach to 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 certification course can:

  • Improve the efficiency of your IT operations by helping you integrate best practice frameworks
  • Lower the costs of essential IT functions
  • Help them benefit from guidance on IT management
  • Improve architecture and change management within your organization

Course Outline

  • Module 1: IT4IT Overview
  • Module 2: Definitions (Understand Key Terminology)
  • Module 3: Basic Concepts (Value Streams and Reference Architecture)
  • Module 4: IT4IT Core (the Reference Architecture at a High Level)
  • Module 5: The Strategy to Portfolio Value Stream
  • Module 6: The Requirement to Deploy Value Stream
  • Module 7: Request to Fulfill Value Stream
  • Module 8: Detection to Correct Value Stream
  • Module 9: The IT4IT Certification Program


This course includes an exam voucher for the IT4IT Part 1 examination. The exam must be taken at a Pearson Vue center. Pearson Vue is an authorized exam provider for The Open Group.

  • Multiple-choice
  • 40 questions
  • 60 minutes (additional time will be available if English is not your first language)
  • Pass mark is 65% or 26/40
  • Closed-book
  • 6 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training
  • 17 hours of online training content
  • Exam voucher
  • Interactive and engaging videos
  • Exam simulator
  • Additional revision modules
  • Study schedule
  • 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 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 major IT vendors.

Is the IT4IT course accredited?

Yes, the IT4IT online training course has been accredited by The Open Group. It is delivered 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 17 hours of training materials, including all the learning modules, module-level assessments, revision modules, practice exams and additional reference materials, all of which can help you with your exam preparation.

What is the duration of access?

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

How long is the exam valid for?

Learners get 12 months from the date of purchase to book and complete the examination.

How can the exam be taken?

Pearson Vue is an authorized provider for IT4IT examinations. Once you complete the course, contact our support team and request your exam voucher. This can be used to book and take the exam at any Pearson Vue test center within a period of 12 months.

For further information, please contact us at

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:
17 hours

Accredited by:
The Open Group

Training delivered by:
Good e-Learning

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