Would just like to throw my 10c in here.
I moved from the UK to NZ about 2 years ago.
There is a huge difference in how employers here in NZ value the ITIL Certs compared to the UK.
Now this may be because 90% of companies in NZ are less than 10 people in size but ...
I've seen the few large companies in NZ advertising for critical IT roles (ie Change & release manager) with the phrase "knowledge of ITIL or a foundation cert would be useful".
Think how much damage a poorly planned release or untested change can cause, why are they not demanding Expert cert if the training is so good?
My advise, don't spend your money if you think you won't get paid for the training, period.
BUT, as the (brilliant) IT Skeptic points out if they are paying, hey it's a no brainer!
I should mention I have have an ITIL Expert cert, Masters degree blah blah blah etc etc etc.
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