In this post, we shall be looking at the cost of ITIL certification exams in Nigeria currently. ITIL stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library. It is a series of best practices in the tech world that helps to improve Information Technology Service Management (ITSM). The training for this certification exam helps to get the candidates up to speed with understanding and managing business risks, strengthening customer relations, creating cost-effective practices and building stable IT work environments.
ITIL is the best and most widely used IT Service Management (ITSM) framework in the world currently and it is recognized in over 150 countries, being utilized to deliver quality services. More than 2 million are people ITIL-certified worldwide and over 80% of certified individuals find it very useful in their quest for career advancement.
People who are ITIL-certified are very valuable in their places of work as these professionals help to continually sharpen IT service development processes in their respective companies. ITIL is very versatile and comes in different versions, the most recent being the ITIL V4. Whichever version you’re choosing, this post will give an estimate of the current prices of ITIL certification exams in Nigeria today to help you get a general picture of what to expect in terms of payment whenever you want to take the certification course.
COST OF ITIL CERTIFICATION EXAMS IN NIGERIA TODAY
The cost of ITIL training for its certification exam may vary depending on location and the institute one applies to for the training. We shall be looking at the ITIL training costs for Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other parts of the country below:
COST OF ITIL TRAINING IN LAGOS STATE
Lagos State has many ITIL training centres and this is largely due to the State being saturated with quite a lot of companies, especially the IT/tech based ones. ITIL comes in different course modules and versions and the training costs may differ but generally the amount to pay for the training in Lagos State ranges between ₦40,000 – ₦250,000, and this largely depends on the course module as earlier stated. ITIL self-placed e-Learning in Lagos State costs between ₦40,000 – ₦60,000, while the online and classroom trainings may cost even more.
Depending on the training agency one registers at for their ITIL certification, they may get the basic materials that are needed for proper ITIL examination preparation, such as e-Books and videos. Other training institutes may organize online trainings and mock exams to test the candidates’ level of preparedness before the actual certification examination. All of these determine the cost of ITIL training at certain agencies in Lagos State.
COST OF ITIL TRAINING IN ABUJA
In Abuja, the cost of ITIL training for the certification exam ranges between ₦50,000 – ₦250,000 and this depends on which training agency one approaches. There are a number of internationally recognized training agencies in Abuja like in Lagos and this comes as no surprise, seeing Abuja is the Federal Capital of the nation.
There are certain factors that affect the duration of ITIL training in Abuja, chief of them being the duration of the training. Trainings that run for shorter time durations are much cheaper than those that run for longer. Also, the course modules, and whether the classes are online or offline determine the amount one pays for the ITIL certification exam.
COST OF ITIL TRAINING IN PORT HARCOURT
ITIL training in Port Harcourt on the average, costs between ₦40,000 – ₦180,000, and just like in Lagos State and Abuja, this amount depends on the type of training institute/agency and the entire duration of the training. Many of the ITIL training agencies in Port Harcourt are affiliated with much bigger organizations within and outside Nigeria. They may provide candidates with the basic materials needed to prepare for the ITIL certification examination while conducting physical (offline) class trainings as well as occasional online trainings for the candidates.
COST OF ITIL TRAINING IN OTHER PARTS OF NIGERIA
While Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt may boast of being hugely popular especially as it concerns ITIL and the concentration of training Institutes in these areas, places such as Ibadan, Benin City, Enugu, Kaduna, and some other major cities in the country also have some ITIL training institutes located within them. These Institutes may not be as large as those located in the three top cities that we have discussed but they provide the adequate training required by candidates to pass the ITIL certification examinations as well.
In other parts of Nigeria, ITIL training cost between ₦40,000 – ₦150,000 on average, and this depends on the factors we have stated consistently in the course of this article. The ITIL training cost may be higher than usual if the training institute/agency is affiliated with international companies that conduct the training. Many ITIL training institutes in other parts of the country have their headquarters situated in bigger cities and this explains why they charge the same amount as those located in bigger cities in the federation.