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Course Schedule - ITIL Certification Training and HDI Skills-Building

ITIL Training and HDI Skills Building Courses that Deliver Real Value You Can Put Right to Work!

Our principal consultant, Paul M. Dooley, is a Certified HDI Instructor and member of the HDI Faculty. 
He is also ITIL Foundations, Practitioner Certified (Service Desk and Incident Management), and an ITIL V3 Expert.

HDI certification, ITIL, and skills-based training classes are offered locally in Southern California on a regular basis, as well as across the U.S and internationally.  See below for upcoming courses.  For HDI courses, you may reserve a space in one of these upcoming classes by visiting the HDI course schedule (or click on one of the links below).

For information about scheduling a local class, or one at your site, call (949) 305-3544 or EMAIL service@optimalconnections.com To register for one of classes listed below, click on the hot link next to the class listing. 
 

HDI Support Center Skills Courses

Customer Service Representative (CSR) Training


Duration:  1 day
Class Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Download the flyer for more info:  CSR Flyer
Course dates - 2009-2010:
- To be scheduled as required.  Email us!
Payment to secure reservations:

- Payment is made through HDI when you click to register.

 
Support Center Analyst (SCA) or Desktop Support Technician Training

Duration:  2 days
Class Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Download the flyer for more info:  SCA Flyer
To Register:  click on the link below for the desired class to go to HDI's registration system.

Course Dates - 2017:
- July 13-14, Irvine, CA - Scheduled - Register Now!
- Feb 16-17, Legislative Data Ctr, Sacramento, CA - Completed

Course Dates - 2016:
- Oct 27-28, HDI class - San Diego, CA - Completed

Course dates - 2015:
- Mar 5-6, San Francisco, CA - Completed
- Apr 30, San Diego, CA -
Completed
-  Sep 28-29, Los Angeles - SCA Training - Completed

Payment to secure reservations:
- Payment is made through HDI when you click to register.

 

Support Center Team Lead (SCTL) Training

Duration:  2 days
Class Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Download the flyer for more info: 
SCTL_Flyer
To Register:  click on the link below for the desired class to go to HDI's registration system.

Course dates - 2017:
- Dec 14-15, Los Angeles, CA - Scheduled - Register Now!

Course dates - 2014:
- Jun 2-3, Irvine, CA - Completed

Payment to secure reservations:

- Payment is made through HDI when you click to register.

 

Support Center Manager (SCM) Training


Duration:  3 days
Class Time:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Download the flyer for more info:
 SCM_Flyer
To Register:  click on the link below for the desired class to go to HDI's registration system.

Course Dates - 2017:

- Sept 18-20, Seattle, WA - Scheduled - Register Now!
- Feb 13-15, Legislative Data Ctr, Sacramento, CA -
Completed

Course Dates - 2016:
- Oct 24-26, SCM San Diego, CA - Completed

Course dates - 2015:
-  Aug 17-19, Seattle, WA
- Completed

Payment to secure reservations:

- Payment is made through HDI when you click to register.

 

Technical Support Professional (TSP) Training

Duration:  2 days
Class Time:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Click here for the flyer and more info:
TSP Flyer
To Register:  click on the link below for the desired class to go to HDI's registration system.

Course Dates - 2016:
-  Sept 26-27, Dallas, Texas

Payment to secure reservations:

- Payment is made through HDI when you click to register.

 

ITIL Certification Training Courses

ITIL Executive Overview

Duration:  1/2 day
Class Times:
 8:30 AM - Noon or 1 PM - 4:30 PM Choose a morning or afternoon session.
Download the flyer for more info:
 ITIL Exec_Overview

To register: please call (949) 305-3544, or
send an email to service@optimalconnections.com with the preferred date, names, preferred time (morning or afternoon), location and number of seats.
Course dates:

- Scheduled on demand, either on location or at our Irvine training center. 
For more information or for reservations:

- Pricing is based on class size, not per student basis.  For more information, or a quote, please email us.
 
ITIL Awareness Training (V3)

Duration:  1 day
Class Time:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Download the flyer for more info:
 ITIL_V3_Awareness
To register: please call (949) 305-3544, or send an email to service@optimalconnections.com with the preferred date below and planned attendees.

Course Dates - 2017:
- June 16th, Santa Ana, CA - Scheduled onsite class
- June 1st, Santa Ana, CA - Completed
- Feb 2-3, Sierra College, Sacramento, CA (2 onsite classes) - Completed

Course dates - 2016:
- Dec 13, Entergy, New Orleans, LA - onsite class - Completed

Note:  Also scheduled on demand, either on location or at our Irvine training center. 
More information or for reservations:

- Pricing is based on class size, not per student basis.  For more information, or a quote, please email us.

 

ITIL Foundation Certification Training

Foundations Training in ITIL V3 Best-Practices
Taught by Paul M. Dooley, ITIL V3 Expert

Duration:
 3 days

Class Time:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Optimal Connections is a certified instructor for HDI, Global Knowledge, and NAI.
Course Descriptions:
- HDI: 
Get the HDI flyer for more info:  ITIL Flyer
- Global Knowledge:  Foundations Exam Prep Boot Camp
- NAI: Foundations Course Description
To register:
 click on one of the links below to  register for an upcoming course

ITIL Course Dates - 2017:

-  Apr 4-6, Phoenix TS, Columbus, MD - DISA - Completed
-  May 9-11, Torrance, CA - Completed
-  May 23-25, Torrance, CA - Completed
-  Jun 5-7, Global Knowledge, Chicago, IL - Completed

-  Jun 27-29, Torrance, CA - Scheduled

ITIL Course Dates - 2016:
-  Jan 11-15, ITpreneurs - Two onsite classes - Completed
-  Feb 8-10, Phoenix TS - Scott AFB, IL - Completed
-  Mar 24-26, Phoenix TS - DISA, Columbus, OH - Completed
-  Apr 25-27, Phoenix TS - Columbia, MD - Completed
-  May 9-11, Phoenix TS - San Antonio. TX - Completed
-  Jun 27-29, Phoenix TS - Onsite, Gaithersburg, MD - Completed
-  July 25-27, Phoenix TS - Columbia MD - Completed
-  Sept 12-14, Phoenix TS - Columbia, MD - Completed
-  Sept 27-29, GK Onsite class - Location TBD - Completed
-  Oct 3-5, Phoenix TS - Maxwell AFB, AL - Completed
-  Oct 18-20, Phoenix TS - DECC onsite, Mech PA - Completed
-  Nov 29-Dec 1, GK Exit Certified - Completed (91% pass)

ITIL Course Dates - 2015:
-  Apr 8-10. Waste Management - Completed (95% passed)
-  Apr 15-17, Optimal Connections, Irvine - Completed

-  May 13-15, Optimal Connections, Irvine - Completed (100% pass)
-  Nov 9-11, GK on-site, Oxy, INc. Houston - Completed (100% Pass)

-  Nov 18-20, Phoenix TS - Colorado - Completed

Payment to secure reservations:
- For partner classes, payment is made through our training partner when you click to register above.  For Optimal Connections offered classes, payment is made through PayPal.
 

ITIL Intermediate Level Training (V3)

ITIL Intermediate Level Courses are taught by ITIL V3 Expert Paul M. Dooley. 
The ITIL Intermediate Level offers two principle streams of education; Lifecycle and Capability - each with their own series of certifications - and a final rationalization module, Managing Across the Lifecycle.  Each of the Intermediate certifications provides candidates with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to apply or manage the application of specific areas of ITIL Best Practice, in a Service Management environment.

Courses available include:
- ITIL Life-Cycle Courses: SS, SD, ST, SO, CSI
- ITIL Service Capability Courses:  RCV, PPO, SOA, OSA

Duration:
 3 - 5 days, depending on course
Class Time:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Optimal Connections is a certified instructor for Global Knowledge
Course Descriptions:  For more information on ITIL Intermediate Level courses, visit the ITIL Courses page at Global Knowledge

ITIL Life-Cycle Certification Courses include:

- Service Strategy (SS)
- Service Design (SD)
- Service Transition (ST)
- Service Operations (SO)
- Continual Service Improvement (CSI)

ITIL Service Capability Certification Courses include:
- Planning, Protection & Optimization (PPO)
- Release, Control & Validations (RCV)
- Operational Support & Analysis (OSA)


ITIL Course Dates - 2017:
-  SD - June 21-23, Phoenix TS, Maryland - scheduled

ITIL Course Dates - 2015:
-  SD - Jan 26-28, GK Santa Clara - Completed
-  SS - Mar 16-18, Phoenix TS - Scott AFB, Ill - Completed
-  SO - Mar 23-25, GK Dallas, TX - Completed
-  SO - Apr 1-3, Phoenix TS - Martinsburg, W VA - Completed

-  SS - May 4-6. Phoenix TS MD, DISA - Completed
-  SS - Jun 1-3, GK Santa Clara - Completed

-  ST - Jun 15-17, GK Houston - Completed

-  SO - Jul 7-9, Phoenix TS - Martinsburg, W VA - Completed
-  RCV - Aug 24-28, Phoenix TS - San Antonio, TX - Completed
-  ST - Sept 21-23, Phoenix TS - Maryland - Completed
-  SO - Nov 30- Dec 2, GK S. Clara - Completed
-  SO - Dec 8-10, GK Virginia onsite - Completed 


Registration & Payment:  For Global Knowledge courses, visit the Global Knowledge web site, and register for an upcoming course! HDI courses are available for registrations at the HDI main web site.  For classes taught on behalf of partners, payment is made through our training partner when you click to register above.
 

Support Center Skills-Building Courses

"Effective Communications"

Duration:  1/2 day workshop
Class Times:
 8:30 AM - Noon or 1 PM - 4:30 PM Choose a morning or afternoon session.
Download the flyer for more info:
Effective Communications

To register: please call (949) 305-3544, or
send an email to service@optimalconnections.com with the preferred date, names, preferred time (morning or afternoon), location and number of seats.
Course dates:

- Scheduled on demand, either on location or at our Irvine training center. 
For more information or for reservations:

- Pricing is based on class size, not per student basis.  For more information, or a quote, please email us.
 
"Building Effective Teams"

Duration:  1/2 day workshop
Class Time:
8:30 AM - Noon or 1 PM - 4:30 PM Choose a morning or afternoon session.

Download the flyer for more info:
Building Effective Teams
To register: please call (949) 305-3544, or send an email to service@optimalconnections.com with the preferred date below and planned attendees.
Course dates:
- Scheduled on demand, either on location or at our Irvine training center. 

For more information or for reservations:
- Pricing is based on class size, not per student basis.  For more information, or a quote, please email us.

"Effective Conflict Resolution"

Duration:  1/2 day workshop
Class Time:
8:30 AM - Noon or 1 PM - 4:30 PM Choose a morning or afternoon session.
Download the flyer for more info:
Effective Conflict Resolution
To register: please call (949) 305-3544, or send an email to service@optimalconnections.com with the preferred date below and planned attendees.
Course dates:

- Scheduled on demand, either on location or at our Irvine training center.
For more information or for reservations:

- Pricing is based on class size, not per student basis.  For more information, or a quote, please email us.

 
"Keys to Effective Stress Management"

Duration:  1/2 day workshop
Class Time:
8:30 AM - Noon or 1 PM - 4:30 PM Choose a morning or afternoon session.
Download the flyer for more info:
Keys to Stress Management
To register: please call (949) 305-3544, or send an email to service@optimalconnections.com with the preferred date below and planned attendees.
Course dates:

- Scheduled on demand, either on location or at our Irvine training center. 
For more information or for reservations:

- Pricing is based on class size, not per student basis.  For more information, or a quote, please email us.

Things to Note!

Location of Irvine Classes and Seminars

Local classes in Irvine are held at the Palm Court Executive Suites, 15615 Alton Parkway, Suite 450, Irvine, CA  92618.  For a map, please visit
[ Yahoo! Maps ] Map of 15615 Alton Pkwy Irvine, CA 92618-3341

Pricing

Members of the Help Desk Institute (HDI)  may receive special pricing on HDI classes - please visit the HDI web site (www.thinkhdi.com) for details.  If you are not already a member of HDI, we strongly recommend you join!  HDI is the world's largest and most respected membership organization for service and support professionals.  The annual fee is very reasonable, and the benefits are awesome.  Find out more at www.thinkhdi.com.

Classes are scheduled on a quarterly basis, and this page is updated monthly.  Check back for updates, and email us for any special requests at service@optimalconnections.com.

Cancellation Policy

In rare instances, a course may be rescheduled or postponed.  We will endeavor to provide at least 10 days notice of any such events, and either reschedule your student for a future class, or refund the amount of the class - as you desire.  We will not be held responsible for penalties associated with rescheduling air travel, hotel, or other travel expenses.

Due to the fact that we must order materials well in advance of classes, those students canceling their reservation in the class with less than 10 days notice are subject to a $150 cancellation fee.  Participants who do not show up for their course are still expected to pay the full course fee.

Payment Terms

Payment for HDI courses are made directly to HDI by registering through their web site.  Payment for local Optimal Connections courses must be made 2 weeks in advance of the course.  Payments may be made with your credit card on-line via PayPal, or you may request that we invoice you.



We process your credit card payments through PayPal's secure payment processing web site.  Although you do not need to be a member of PayPal to pay with your credit card, PayPal is now one of the largest credit card processing clearing systems, with over 84 million members world wide, PayPal is the way payments are made today.

If you choose not to pay by credit card, let us know when you make your reservation, and we'll invoice you.

 


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For more information on HDI or ITIL Certification Training please call 1 (949) 305-3544, or email us.