ITIL certificates are changing at relatively high speed. People start worrying about their investments. "I have spent a lot of energy and time on getting a certificate. Do I need to update it now that we have an ITIL 2011 version?"
Our LinkedIn group "ITIL & ITSM Certified Experts" shows an interesting thread on this topic.
Opinions range from "Training is never a waste of time and personal effort" and a realistic "Most organisation are only working based on ITIL V2", up to " I am both an ITIL Expert on the V3 certification path and a Service Manager on the V2 path. I can tell you which one I am prouder of. Hands down - it's the V2 path.".
As usual, this discussion is fed by comments on 'credits' for all kinds of trainings, which - according to some sources - boost your value on the personnel market, but according to others, the opposite is the case.