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Start Dates Duration Certification Exam Included Price
Tuesday 8/4-8/6 3 days Yes $2,299

A support center's strategy drives everything it does: service delivery, infrastructure implementation, operational processes, workforce management, and support center marketing. Learn how to satisfy operational demands and build a support center that aligns with the organization, adds value to the business, and delivers on its commitments.

What You Will Learn

  • The characteristics of an effective support center manager
  • How to create service level agreements (SLAs), operational level agreements (OLAs), and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to support the service catalog
  • Steps to performing cost-benefit analysis, determining total cost of ownership, and calculating return on investment
  • The relationships between IT service management processes
  • The difference between and the importance of strategic, tactical, and operational planning
  • The benefits and challenges of self-service technologies
  • Processes for building and managing effective security policies
  • Staffing models
  • The value of outsourcing
  • Tactics for screening, hiring, training, and managing high-performance teams
  • The metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) essential to performance reporting

Who Should Attend

Experienced technical support professionals who manage the day-to-day functions of a support operation, as well as those seeking to master critical performance and customer service strategies.

Course Includes

Instruction, and online certification exam.

Unit 1: The Support Center

  • The Evolution of Support
  • Support Center Maturity
  • Successful Support Centers

Unit 2: Strategy

  • Strategic Perspective
  • Business Alignment
  • SWOT

Unit 3: IT Financial Management

  • IT Financial Management
  • Cost, Value, and ROI

Unit 4: Technology and Service Support

  • Service Center Infrastructure
  • Telephony Infrastructure
  • Support Delivery Methods
  • Service Management Systems
  • Selecting Service Desk Technology

Unit 5: Service Level Management

  • Service Level Management

Unit 6: Metrics and Quality Assurance

  • Support Metrics
  • Data Sources
  • Baselining and Benchmarking
  • Performance Reporting
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Measuring Customer Satisfaction
  • Measuring Employee Satisfaction

Unit 7: Support Center Processes

  • Best Practices for Support
  • IT Service Management
  • The Service Desk
  • Service Operations
  • Service Design
  • Service Transition
  • Knowledge Management

Unit 8: Leadership

  • SCM Responsibilities
  • Your Role as Leader
  • Manage Operations Effectively
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Influence & Motivate
  • Integrity & Service Ethics
  • Growth

Unit 9: Workforce Management

  • Workforce Management
  • Staffing Models
  • Scheduling
  • Sourcing
  • Recruitment

Unit 10: Training and Retention

  • Fostering Relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Coaching
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Training
  • Rewards, Motivation, Retention
  • Performance Management
  • Career Development Planning

Unit 11:

  • What is Marketing?
  • Creating Internal Marketing Culture
  • Marketing Opportunities
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