"Paul provided an 8 hour ITIL overview
training to my division. We were specifically looking for a
curriculum that would cover ITIL basics within a one-day format, and
Paul delivered. His teaching style was rich in detail and balanced
with the right amount of participation and questions. Our staff came
away with a basic understanding of key ITIL principles, allowing our
organization to begin conversations about change with everyone
speaking the same language. I highly recommend Paul to any others
for ITIL training needs!"
Tom Benton, CTO, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA. March 2017.
Foundation and Intermediate Certification Training
"I just wanted to thank you for taking
the time to train us on ITIL concepts. We not only passed the test,
but have gained a good understanding of the ITIL framework to apply
and use in our department. We are actively working on getting a
Service Catalog published so that our users know what we offer and
have matching expectations.Hope to learn more from you in the
Aisha Mir, Sr. Systems Administrator at Thales Avionics. ITIL
Foundation. May 2015.
"The class went extremely well. Paul is
bright, knowledgeable, & competent. Itís easy to imagine an
instructor for this material that could put someone on snooze
control. But Paul kept it lively, never read from the slides
(amazing!), provided good context & anecdotes, was able to answer
questions very well, & helped us integrate the concepts within this
offering as well as related courseware. I appreciated the frequent
breaks, he managed time very well, & kept us on track. I was
actually pretty impressed. Iíd eagerly take another course from
Jimmy May, MCM. Microsoft, MSIT Principal Architect, Database.
ITIL Service Design. March 2014
"Thank you for teaching this training. I got a
30 out of 40 score on ITIL Service Strategy Score. I will remember
this for the rest of my life. I think it is good to be prepared for
the future. Thanks again."
Dennis Janicek - DISA - ITIL Service Strategy -
"You are an outstanding
instructor, and I really learned a great deal. Thank you so
much for the practical examples you provided"
Alan Estrada, Desktop Support Manager - Bio-Rad. ITIL Service
Operation, April 2013.
"I really enjoyed your class and learned a lot from you. I hope I
passed the exam. I will fill out the survey today with the positive
comments. You did a great job."
Ping Xia, UCLA -
Foundation - Dec 2012.
"Thank you for your
excellent guides to the ITIL Foundation. I just received the result
of my test and 90%! I passed! I would like to move to the
next Intermediate Lifecycle class and I hope I can see you again."
Foundation - Dec 2012.
"Just wanted to thank you
for teaching a great class! I will be putting to good use all
the information I learned."
Lisa C. Blanda - Manager, Production Support. Pacific
Pulmonary Services. ITIL SO Dec 2011
"Paul was a very
organized, knowledgeable, and easy to follow instructor. He
provided information and how it related to other sections in the
course. Very good at making sure you understood the material. I
would definitely take more courses from him."
Beverly - BAE Systems. ITIL Foundations Oct 2010
"Paul is outstanding. He
was able to cover most if not all the critical materials in the
lecture. Along with the folks in the room, most if not all of us
stayed alert because of his dynamic teaching style. I've already
made recommendations to my colleagues to take this course,
specifically with Paul again."
Jean - Raytheon. ITIL Foundations Oct 2010
"I have taken many
professional development education courses over the course of my 20+
years in the Telecom business, and Paul Dooley is without a doubt,
one of the very "best" trainers I have had. He is absolutely top
Carol - FTP Group. ITIL Foundations Oct 2010
"Excellent presentation. Well worth the time - interesting, useful
Linda Marsh, Director
- Applications, Karl Storz. ITIL Foundations (V3), 2008
"Paul is a great instructor!" Allison Hetrick - ITIL
Foundations (V3), June 2008
"Friendly, knowledgeable, skilled! Well done! A lot of
material covered quite well." Christian Olson
ITIL Foundations (V3), June 2008
"Paul did a great job - he has an easy to follow presentation
style." Holly Magnuson - ITIL Foundations (V3), June
"The instructor had good handouts and supplemental materials.
Also very good exercises to emphasize learning." Lisa
Luly, Director - CheckFree ITIL Foundations (V2), June 2008
"Paul was very good." Shaun Pratt - ITIL Foundations,
Customer Service Representative
"Paul's tonality was perfect! He is an awesome instructor who is
very thorough. Thank you for being in this business. Your service is
awesome." Jill H,
El-Bizri, American Golf, Feb 2008
Support Center Analyst (SCA) Course
"Truly informative course. Grateful and appreciative for
Yaron Weinberg, Cheesecake Factory - Sept 2015
"I'm glad we were able to interact with other
people from different companies and get some good ideas to successfully
structure our work atmosphere." Julie A. Gutierrez, City of Hope -
"Paul is awesome! Very knowledgeable about
the course." Staphon Arnold, Azusa Pacific University. April
"Paul was a great instructor who presented
everything in an understandable format." Karen Carreon, Mercury
Insurance. April 2012.
am able to take the skills I learned here and begin using them right away!"
Jenny Groody, Medical Insurance Exchange
SCA Class Jan 2009
"Instructor kept our attention. Very
knowledgeable and energetic." Scott Riola, Superior Court of
California, May 2008
"All topics were covered in depth. Paul was
a great instructor, very informative." Wendy Lopez, Mercury
Insurance, May 2008
"Great Presentation! Very valuable!" Lung Chieng, Mercury
Insurance, Sept 2007
you very much. Many of the policies/procedures/KM practices
are not implemented in my organization. I'm hoping to
present to management for change and implementation. Paul -
you did a great job!" Adriane Vasquez, City of
Yuma. HDA Boot Camp, August 2005
course and instructor. Very valuable in preparing me for
certification." Steve Parr, HDA Boot Camp, May 2005
"The class was a great investment. Happy to take the
next one." Martin Garcia, HDA Boot Camp, April 2005
"Paul is a great instructor!" Dee Bowen, HDA
Boot Camp, April 2005
all topics were covered well. The time spent on each was
perfect. I would definitely recommend the class to others."
Karen Flores, Help Desk Analyst class, Nov 2004
Support Center Team Lead (SCTL)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Thank you! The class was well worth it, and I would recommend it to other
supervisors in my organization. Thank you again for a job well done!"
Mary Ann Lopez, Panda Restaurants, December 2009
"Clear, concise presentation - easy to follow."
Greg Harris, Sempra Energy, December 2009
"Very organized and professional." Antwan
Beaugard, Deluxe Laboratories, December 2009
Support Center Manager (SCM)
"Very good class for a
new manager - I have valuable information to implement many new processes!"
Tina Sarslow, Paul Hastings - Support Center Manager. April 2012
is an excellent instructor! I plan on sending my entire team to HDI
Rafael Castillo, Support Center Manager - Plantronics. April 2012
"Paul did an excellent job! Thank you. I will recommend this class to
any other help desk managers who
may be interested." Larry Hall, American Honda. Sept 2007
"Paul was extremely knowledgeable about the topics presented. His
tenure and work experience was beneficial to the group. The atmosphere of
the course was trusting because of Paul's facilitation style." Ashley
Reese, UCC Direct. Help Desk Manager course, Feb 2006.
"Well structured, well presented and had appropriate amount of
interaction". Harvey Welles, CEO, Inotech Systems. Help Desk
Manager class, Feb 2006.
"Paul is knowledgeable, with lots of real-world
examples." Michael Runyan, Auto Club. Help Desk
Manager class, August 2005
Support Center Assessments
QAD: Support Center
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Center Certification standards. The support center assessment was
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exceeded HDI standards, and some where we need to focus our efforts. Well worth
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Manager, Programs Office,
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Other IT or
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Certified 2003, 2005, 2007,
2009, and 2012.
Center focuses on providing services
enable clients to make the right
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with our score and felt the comments made where we did not meet a specific
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Intergraph Solutions Center
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"Phase 1" of HDI Global Support Center Certification was completed in March
2004, with certification achieved for the Mt. Laurel, Sydney and Barcelona
Support Centers. "Phase 2", consisting of audits for the UK, Netherlands, Hong
Kong and Mexico Support Centers, engaged in February 2004, and completed in June
2004. With the conclusion of Phase 2, QAD has achieved the first truly Global
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Dan Pasquerilla -
Manager, Programs Office,
Global Learning and Support Services, QAD
Other HDI SCC
Audits Performed Include:
US Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton
Customs and Border Protection,
SABIC, Saudi Arabia
Aramco, Saudi Arabia
US Customs and Border Protection
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Technologies: Client Satisfaction Surveys
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precisely the information we needed." Frank Busalacchi -
VP of Customer Services,
Kore Technologies, LLC.
Vision Solutions: Customer, Partner and Employee Surveys
has been a great partner in our annual Employee Satisfaction
Surveys. Paul Dooley works with us to plan,
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extreme satisfaction. He has the utmost integrity,
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circumstances caused a change in our requirements. The Optimal
Connections partnership is a real value for us."
Carole Morris, Vice
President - Human Resources
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professionally ≠ with quality results. Optimal Connections did just that." Pete Robie
VP of CustomerCare Centers,
Vision Solutions, Inc.
Irvine Chamber of Commerce: Membership Surveys
"Optimal Connections' presentation was in-depth and
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only impressed by how thorough the survey process was, but also your timeliness.
Every promise that you made was kept and every deadline was met."
Jacquie Ellis -
Chief Executive Officer,
Irvine Chamber of Commerce
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