Melvin Kenyon has won the IT Service Management Forum (ITSMF) ITIL student of the year award 2013. Kenyon is a candidate from BCS, who chose to study for his ITIL certification through The Chartered Institute for IT.
ITIL stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library, which is a certification designed to help companies identify key areas in which they need improvement. This is achieved through learning how to advise businesses about supplier-neutral guidelines on where to make changes, reduce costs and increase productivity.
Winners of the award have achieved "ITIL Expert" standard through the qualification scheme between 1 August 2012 and 1 August 2013.
The finalists were those students who achieved the highest average scores across intermediate and managing across the lifecycle (Malc) modules.
Kenyon was presented with his award during a ceremony at the ITSMF UK Annual Conference this week.
“I am so pleased to win the ITSMF ITIL student of the year award 2013. I have been delighted with the ITIL certification and consider it to be both comprehensive and useful," he said.
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Kenyon said ITIL has helped to challenge the approach being taken by service providers.
“It made sense to me to take my certification through BCS because, with its Chartered Institute status and its reputation for professionalism, it gave added weight to the qualification,” he added.
Andrew Doyle, director of professional certifications, BCS learning and development, part of The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “Congratulations to Melvin and all the finalists for their achievements. The ITSMF Awards are an opportunity for those working in service management to demonstrate their skills and accomplishments. Melvin is a worthy winner and we wish him every success in the future.”
The other two finalists for the award, Adam Lampon and Kostas Tsatsaris, were also BCS candidates.