Overview

Certification

This certification verifies that the support center manager possesses the knowledge of best and common practices necessary to successfully manage the operational and tactical components of a support organization while strategically aligning with the needs of the business.

Training

Support center managers are responsible for executing the operational and tactical plans of the support organization while satisfying customer and business needs.

HDI Support Center Manager training explores how the support center’s strategy drives everything the support center does: service delivery, infrastructure implementation, operational processes, workforce management, and support center marketing. Designed for both new and experienced support center managers, this course helps support center managers satisfy operational demands and build a support center that aligns with the organization, adds value to the business, and delivers on its commitments.

What You Will Learn

  • Characteristics of an effective support center manager
  • How to create service level agreements, operational level agreements, and standard operating procedures in support of a service catalog
  • The steps involved in performing a cost-benefit analysis and calculating total cost of ownership and return on investment
  • The relationships between IT service management processes
  • The difference between and the importance of strategic, tactical, and operational planning
  • Benefits and challenges of self-service technologies
  • Processes for building and managing effective security policies
  • Staffing models
  • The value of outsourcing
  • Tactics for screening, hiring, training, and managing high-performance teams
  • The metrics and key performance indicators essential to performance reporting

Who Should Attend?

  • Experienced technical support professionals who must manage all day-to-day functions as well as master critical performance, and customer service strategies
  • Individuals who are preparing for the HDI Support Center Manager certification exam

Schedule

Start Date

End Date

Delivery Location

May 8, 2017

May 10, 2017

Regina

July 17, 2017

July 19, 2017

Toronto

September 11, 2017

September 13, 2017

Montreal

October 11, 2017

October 13, 2017

Ottawa

November 20, 2017

November 22, 2017

Toronto

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Course Curriculum

Unit 1: The Support Center

  • The Evolution of Support
  • Support Center Maturity
  • Successful Support Centers

Unit 2: Strategy

  • Strategic Perspective
  • Business Alignment
  • SWOT

Unit 3: IT Financial Management

  • IT Financial Management
    Cost, Value, and ROI

Unit 4: Technology and Service Support

  • Service Center Infrastructure
  • Telephony Infrastructure
  • Support Delivery Methods
  • Service Management Systems
  • Selecting Service Desk Technology

Unit 5: Service Level Management

  • Service Level Management

Unit 6: Metrics and Quality Assurance

  • Support Metrics
  • Data Sources
  • Baselining and Benchmarking
  • Performance Reporting
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Measuring Customer Satisfaction
  • Measuring Employee Satisfaction

Unit 7: Support Center Processes

  • Best Practices for Support
  • IT Service Management
  • The Service Desk
  • Service Operations
  • Service Design
  • Service Transition
  • Knowledge Management


Unit 8: Leadership

  • SCM Responsibilities
  • Your Role as Leader
  • Manage Operations Effectively
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Influence & Motivate
  • Integrity & Service Ethics
  • Growth

Unit 9: Workforce Management

  • Workforce Management
  • Staffing Models
  • Scheduling
  • Sourcing
  • Recruitment

Unit 10: Training and Retention

  • Fostering Relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Coaching
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Training
  • Rewards, Motivation, Retention
  • Performance Management
  • Career Development Planning

Unit 11:

  • What is Marketing?
    Creating Internal Marketing Culture
    Marketing Opportunities

 


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The certification exam is included with training purchased. It may also be purchased separately. The exam must be completed within 12 weeks of purchase.

The certification exam is based on the HDI Support Center Manager (HDI-SCM) Certification Standard and is delivered online through the HDI Learning Center.

Each exam consists of 65 multiple choice questions and must be completed in 75 minutes. A minimum score of 80 percent is required to pass a certification exam, unless otherwise published. Individuals who achieve the passing score will receive a certificate from HDI acknowledging their accomplishment and a credentialing logo that may be added to signature blocks and business cards.

Our courses are developed from the certification standards and are designed to assist a student in preparing for an HDI certification exam. They reinforce the core concepts of the certification standards and provide skills-building opportunities for the attendees

Exam Weighting

The certification exam is randomly generated from a pool of pre-authorized exam questions. As a result, each certification exam is different. The questions have been classified by the categories of the HDI Standard. The certification exam is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge in each category.

The number of questions presented from each category is based on the certification weighting. When the time available to study prior to taking a certification exam is limited, consider the certification weighting and review the categories with the highest allocations.

The following table represents the weighting for each of the standards categories within the   certification exam. This information is provided to help you focus as you prepare for the exam.

Category Weighting %
Leadership 15 %
Policy and Strategy 25 %
People Management 15 %
Resources 15 %
Process and Procedures 20 %
Performance Results 10 %

 

Exam Extensions

A 28-day extension is available for an online exam: details

Exam Retakes

Exam retakes can be purchased for a fee: details

Exam Insurance

Exam insurance now available: details

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Delivery Method
Pricing
Public (classroom)
US Locations: $2,500 CAD
($1,895 USD)
Canadian Locations: $2,300 CAD
Virtual Classroom
$2,500 CAD
Online
(self paced)
Not Available
Onsite
(private class)
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Duration: 3 Days

PDU’s: 19.5