Excellent Service Desk support is vital to ensure a company consistently delivers the required IT service levels. The responsibilities of the support analyst are many and they evolve constantly, so a diverse skill-set is required to meet the challenging demands placed on them. The course also looks at support methodologies and technologies and the tools utilised within the Service Desk. It reviews issues such as Service Level Agreements, the benefits and pitfalls and the importance of metrics; the implementation of service management processes and effective problem solving techniques that a Service Desk Analyst can utilise. It is based upon the standards and objectives for SDI™'s Service Desk Analyst qualification and ensures that delegates are provided with the knowledge, information and tools to take the SDA exam. Target Audience 1st line IT support, Helpdesk/Service Desk and support analysts with at least 9 months experience in an IT service and support environment.