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TP362G - IBM Control Desk 7.6 Service Request Management Fundamentals

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Overview

Duration: 3 days

This course introduces you to the fundamental concepts of managing a Service Desk using IBM Control Desk. Through instructor-led discussion, demonstrations and hands-on labs, you learn how to create and resolve service requests, incidents and problems. You also learn to manage a service catalog, obtain user feedback through surveys, and generate reports.

Objectives

You should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Describe the features and applications of the Service Desk and Service Catalog
  • Explain the purpose and goals of request fulfillment, incident management, and problem management

Content

1. Overview

  • Service Request Management challenges
  • Industry standards
  • Tivoli's process automation engine
  • IBM Control Desk

2. Service management

  • IBM Service Management overview
  • Service operation
  • Support levels overview
  • Tickets overview
  • Working with other management processes


3. The Service Desk

  • Service Desk overview
  • The Service Requests application
  • Looking for new tickets
  • Creating new service requests
  • Filling out the service request
  • Time management
  • Information locations overview
  • Searching for information
  • Fulfilling the request
  • Communications
  • Documenting the solution
  • Resolving tickets
  • The Incidents application
  • Creating the incident ticket
  • Filling out the incident ticket
  • Resolving the incident
  • The Problems application
  • Creating a problem ticket


4. Service requests, incidents, and problems

  • Process flow
  • Request Fulfillment roles
  • Simple information request scenario
  • Solution lookup scenario
  • Solution creation scenario
  • Complex issue scenario
  • Incident management overview
  • Global issues
  • Event management
  • Incident roles
  • Incident management scenario
  • Problem management overview
  • Problem management roles
  • Problem management scenario


5. The Service Catalog

  • Service Catalog overview
  • The Service Catalog process
  • Scenario


6. Self-service

  • Overview
  • Role
  • Self-service tools
  • Scenarios
  • Navigating the Service Portal


7. Workflows

  • Overview
  • Workflow process maps
  • Task assignments
  • Routing workflow
  • Workflow actions
  • Scenarios


8. Service level agreements

  • Overview
  • Commitments
  • Escalations
  • Applying service level agreements


9. Surveys

  • Measuring satisfaction
  • Survey forms
  • Creating a survey
  • Sending surveys

10. Reporting

  • Overview
  • Running reports
  • Reports

Audience

This course is designed for anyone who implements or uses IBM Control Desk for Service Desk and Service Catalog functions, or anyone working with Service Requests, Incidents or Problems.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following skills:

  • At a minimum, intermediate computer skills
  • The ability to visualize complex scenarios

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