ITIL Intermediate RCV

What are the course objectives?

The ITIL® Intermediate Release, Control, and Validation (RCV) certification is a freestanding qualification and is also part of the ITIL® Intermediate Capability Lifecycle stream and a module in the ITIL Expert qualification in IT Service Management. The ITIL Certificate in RCV is designed to help you apply RCV for the successful planning, testing and implementation of new services to meet organizational and user requirements and achieve IT operational excellence.

This training module and the associated exam and certificate will test and validate your knowledge of industry best practices in service management documented in the ITIL Continual Service Improvement publication. Simplilearn brings ITIL® Intermediate RCV certification training to professionals who want the convenience of self-paced learning.

Why is this certification in such high demand?

The ITIL framework sets international quality benchmarks for IT professionals around the world. The value of ITIL has grown sharply in recent years and an ITIL certification is fast becoming an entry-level requirement for a majority of IT-based roles. Simplilearn’s ITIL Intermediate training has a modular structure to provide expertise at every level of the IT service management lifecycle.

The ITIL® Intermediate RCV Certification will demonstrate your competency in release, control, and validation of IT services to potential global employers. You will learn to master the principles, objectives, processes, methods, and functions employed in RCV and the ways they are integrated in the service lifecycle.

Simplilearn is accredited by APMG and TUV as an ITIL Foundation and Intermediate Training provider and an Accredited Examination Centre (AEC) by APMG, TUV, and EXIN.

What skills will you learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the organization process for Release, Control, and Validation, including roles,  responsibilities, activities, and functions to achieve operational excellence
  • Outline how to measure Release, Control, and Validation
  • Define technology and implementation considerations for Release, Control, and Validation
  • List challenges, critical success factors, and risks in Release, Control, and Validation
  • Define terminology related to Release, Control, and Validation
  • Pass the Release, Control, and Validation certification examination

What are the career benefits of this course?

Simplilearn’s ITIL® Intermediate RCV course provides a complete management-level overview of Release, Control, and Validation and all of its related activities.

According to some of the leading job websites, ITIL Intermediate RCV Certification is a prerequisite for many key roles in the IT sector. Certified professionals can expect to pursue career opportunities in roles such as release manager, security manager, security administrator, database administrator, and IT operations manager.

The demand for certified professionals in the RCV module of ITIL is growing dramatically in the global market. They are highly paid for their skills and expertise, and they are paid considerably more than their non-certified peers. According to recent surveys by, certified professionals in this field are paid the median annual salary of $98,461.

Who should take this course?

The target group of the ITIL® Intermediate RCV Certificate includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Operational staff involved in change management, release and deployment management, service validation and testing, service asset and configuration management, request fulfillment, change evaluation and knowledge management, and for those who wish to enhance their role-based capabilities.
  • Individuals who have attained the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and wish to advance to higher level ITIL certifications.
  • Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management for which this qualification can be one of the prerequisite modules.
  • Individuals seeking progress toward the ITIL Master’s Certificate in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite.

Course Preview 

  • Learning Unit 00 - Introductory Lesson 
  • Learning Unit 01 - Introduction to Release 
  • Learning Unit 02 - Change Management 
  • Learning Unit 03 - Service Asset and Configuration Management
  • Learning Unit 04 - Service Validation and Testing 
  • Learning Unit 05 - Release and Deployment Management 
  • Learning Unit 06 - Request Fulfillment 
  • Learning Unit 07 - Change Evaluation 
  • Learning Unit 08 - Knowledge Management 
  • Learning Unit 09 - RCV Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Learning Unit 10 - Technology and Implementation Considerations
  • Learning Unit 11 - Summary Exam preparation and directed studies