Ahead Technology Inc.
Ahead Technology is a world renowned IT Service Management (ITSM) organization that specializes in the provisioning of corporate-based ITSM training solutions and associated professional services.
Our mission is to improve the health of our clients IT organizations, through the provision of structured and focused IT Service Management and Enterprise Architecture training and professional services relating to ITIL®, Cobit®, ISO/IEC20000®, TOGAF®, and Project Management".
- Private Corporation founded in 2002
- Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
- World renowned specialist in IT Service Management (ITSM) Best Practices
- Accredited Training Organization (ATO)
- ISACA® Licensee and APMG Accredited Training Organization
- Open Group Accredited Training Company
Products and Services
- ITSM training solutions, including instructor-led, virtual classroom and e-Learning
- ITSM Consulting and coaching
- ITIL® professional consulting and placement services
- ITSM publications and reference materials
Ahead Technology develops and owns the intellectual property of a wide selection of courseware relating to ITIL®, Cobit®, ISO/IEC20000®, TOGAF®, and Project Management. Our course material is accredited by APM Group through LCS, an international body that govern the subject area. To date 21 courses have been developed representing over 750 hours of instructor led training. Ahead Technology leverages this significant investment in courseware development by making our training programs available to Ahead Technology Authorized Partners and sponsoring those partners to become ITIL Licensed Affiliates through our main Accreditors.
Since 2002, Ahead Technology has provided training and consulting services to major corporations and municipal, state, and federal government agencies. For a more detailed list see our client and partners section of our website.
Practitioners as Instructors
Our instructors are some of best in the world, possessing a wealth of ITSM and other best practices knowledge and experiences We validate their credentials and capabilities and ensure they undergo a vigorous “On-Boarding” program prior to teaching our program. We ensure they understand and can effectively communicate the importance of the Service Management Philosophy. Our instructors also put special emphasis on explaining the importance of successfully passing the relevant certification exams.
Ahead Technology is an ITSM training company providing internationally accredited, best in class and easy to follow ITSM training programs. The scope of our programs is focused on the provision of structured knowledge and discussions to successfully prepare course participants to achieve the international ITIL®, Cobit®, ISO/IEC20000®, TOGAF®, and Project Management Certificates and to apply the ITSM body of knowledge in their work environment. Our programs are comprehensive, by design, to exceed the boundaries of the conventional training courses.
ITIL® is a public domain framework of a comprehensive set of best and good practices of Information Technology Service Management. Developed in the late 1980's, the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) has become the worldwide de facto standard in Service Management. The revamped ITIL® V3 (Version 2007) has been released June 2007 and eventually updated to Version 2011 by APMG promoting a service lifecycle phased approach to achieving business value, effectiveness and efficiency through the implementation and use of different service phases, namely:
- Service Strategy
- Service Design
- Service Transition
- Service Operation
- Continual Service Improvement
COBIT® 4.1 and COBIT® 5 are internationally accepted set of tools organized into a framework for IT governance based on industry standards and best practices. IT provides a common language for executives and IT professionals to align IT with business objectives deliver value and manage associated risks.
COBIT®, developed by the IT governance institute®, owned by ISACA and governed by APMG is a comprehensive IT governance framework. COBIT® deals with every aspect of IT and is the only governance framework that addresses the complete life cycle of IT investment.
- An international unifying framework that integrates all of the main global IT standards, including ITIL®, CMMi and ISO 17799 & 2700x.
- A product of 15 years of research and cooperation among global IT and business experts.
- A tool for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and many other global standards.
About ISO/IEC 20000®
ISO/IEC 20000® standard is the only international standard for IT Service Management; it is a formal set of specifications and requirements Service Providers should be aiming for. ISO/IEC 20000® is aimed at providing the required evidence that IT service provider has an effective and reliable Service Quality Management system which has been or can be audited against the international standard in IT Service Management. The standard was initially based on the British Standard 15000 and best practice of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®).
ISO/IEC 20000® international standard for IT Service Management promotes the adoption of an integrated process approach to effectively deliver managed services to meet business and customer requirements. The ISO/IEC 20000® standard and associated documentation enables service providers to understand how to enhance the quality of services delivered to their customers, both internal and external. ISO/IEC 20000® standard applies to both large and small service providers, irrelevant of the core competency the End-User-Organization.
TOGAF® is the de facto global standard for Enterprise Architecture. The Open Group Architecture Forum, comprised of more than 200 enterprises, develops and maintains the TOGAF standard and publishes successive versions at regular intervals.
The TOGAF® framework enables organizations to effectively address critical business needs by:
- Ensuring that everyone speaks the same language
- Avoiding lock-in to proprietary solutions by standardizing on open methods for Enterprise Architecture
- Saving time and money, and utilize resources more effectively
- Achieving demonstrable ROI
The Open Group's IT Architect Certification program is the premier, global certification program for certifying skills and experience in the IT architecture community. Based on the proven best practices in the industry, it sets an independent, industry-wide standard for IT Architects and creates a foundation for trust between suppliers and customers.
The program enables organizations to standardize on open method for IT architecture and avoid a lock-in to the proprietary methods of different consulting firms. Customers can base their IT architecture on an open, industry standard method, which works with all major frameworks, and can procure tools, training, and the services of consultants (individuals and integrators) with confidence, on the basis of certified conformance with TOGAF® 9.1 standards. For service providers and tool vendors, the certification provides a vehicle to clearly demonstrate that their services and products support and use the methodology and product sets that TOGAF® 9.1 certifies.