SDI Service Desk Manager
SDI Service Desk Manager is designed for existing and aspiring service desk managers and supervisors who intend to enhance their managerial and team management skills. This course covers a wide range of domains to build a professional Service Desk Manager. The students will be equipped with the essential management capability to lead and build a sustainable service desk team. Additionally, this course encompasses service management best practices that provide the students with the essential process and tool knowledge to attain efficient, effective, and economical service desk processes. It addresses the support methodologies, technologies, and tools utilized within the service desk. It reviews key issues such as service level agreements, the benefits and pitfalls and, the importance of metrics, the implementation of service management processes. The course encourages students to participate in group exercises and discussions in order to inject real-life experience into the modern Service Desk. Students are encouraged to debate the skills, knowledge, and best practices learned during the class against the actual application of the information learned through exercise and case study.
Being an effective Service Desk Manager requires a broad range of talents, from people-oriented abilities with an awareness of marketing to financial acumen and presentation skills. This course provides a thorough understanding of, and qualification in, the twelve core areas of service desk management. This interactive SDI Service Desk Manager qualification course is designed for existing and aspiring service desk managers and supervisors who wish to develop their understanding of service desk management best practices and how to run an effective support operation. Suitable for those with at least three years of experience in a service desk environment.
The course also looks at support methodologies and technologies and the tools utilized within the Service Desk. It reviews issues such as Service Level Agreements, the benefits and pitfalls the importance of metrics, the implementation of service management processes, and effective problem-solving techniques that a Service Desk Manager can utilize. It is based upon the standards and objectives for SDI’s Service Desk Manager qualification and ensures that delegates are provided with the knowledge, information, and tools to take the SDM exam.
The SDI Service Desk Manager course ensures managers gain key competencies to build productive service desk teams coupled with industry-recognized standards and best practice guidelines. It reviews the six key concepts covered in the standards: The Strategic Role of the Service Desk, Management Competences, Business Integration, Operations Management, Tools and Technologies and Human resource and Team development. These concepts impact skills, competencies, knowledge and balance with experience to develop an effective and professional Service Desk Manager. The course is based upon the SDI©’s Service Desk Manager standards, ensuring that the students are ready for the SDI Service Desk Manager exam.
Excellent Service Desk support is vital to ensure a company consistently delivers the required IT service levels. The responsibilities of the support analyst are many and they evolve constantly, so a diverse skillset is required to meet the challenging demands placed on them.