Your ITIL Foundation exam will be a challenge, even if you are familiar with the ITIL course material, and have studied hard. So if you are unfamiliar with the material and the ITIL syllabus, then you need to take the time to revise CCNA certification. This is not a tip, this is a necessity – you simply won’t pass if you try to ‘wing’ it!
You will have to answer 40 multiple choices questions, and each question has 4 possible answers. One mark is given for a correct answer. Marks are not taken off for an incorrect answer. You’ll have an hour to complete the ITIL Foundation exam and you need to score at least 26 out of 40 to become ITIL certified.
So assuming you are well prepared for your ITIL exam, and understand the requirements to pass, then you have a good chance of success. However, the ITIL examiners don’t make it plain sailing on the actual ITIL Foundation exam.
This means that although straightforward in concept, the ITIL foundation can be a slightly tricky exam to pass, because some of the questions have very similar answers, but only one is correct. Also the terminology and structure of the questions can be a little confusing, if you don’t read the question. So number one tip to get you through your ITL exam:
You have a full hour to answer the 40 ITIL Foundation questions. So that’s 1.5 minutes per question. This should give you time to read the question properly without rushing to answer the questions. I can’t emphasize how important this is, and although common sense in any exam, it’s especially applicable to this ITIL exam. And so tip number 2 is:
You’re going to be a bit anxious at the start of the exam – we all are. So build up your confidence by going through the paper and answering the easier questions, (ensure you follow tip 1 above though!). By attempt the easy questions first, you will naturally relax and build confidence, which will boost your performance and focus during the exam. Remember that although there are always a few tricky questions within the ITIL Foundation examination (see tip 5), you can still pass even if you get these tricky ones wrong! So top ITIL exam tip number 3 is: