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Blue Skies Thread, FITS: Dead or Alive in General; I know that Becta is dead! But my company is sending me on FITS training next week, is there any ...
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    FITS: Dead or Alive

    I know that Becta is dead!

    But my company is sending me on FITS training next week,
    is there any point? is FITS dead too?

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    as FITS is based on/around ITIL I would suggest ITIL would be a better option.

    http://www.itil-officialsite.com/home/home.asp
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    Yes because the FITS foundation was spun out of BECTA so is alive and well.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by djm968 View Post
    as FITS is based on/around ITIL I would suggest ITIL would be a better option.

    http://www.itil-officialsite.com/home/home.asp
    ITIL is a complete monster and overkill for most school's requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    ITIL is a complete monster and overkill for most school's requirements.
    Agreed but it is a very much alive and Industry wide recognised "Monster"

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    True but as pointed out FITS is still very much alive as well.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen1978 View Post
    Is there any point? is FITS dead too?
    There you go then as pointed out FITS is still alive and I have seen some recent Job Specifications that mention FITS also. I just know I would rather have ITIL on my CV.

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    The FITS Foundation is alive and well, and have a number of training companies delivering training at the moment, ranging from our friends at NEOS IT through to RM and XMA.

    If you want to talk to anyone who has been on the training I am happy to put you in touch with a few folk, we have 7 of us accredited to manager level in Northants now (2 at the LA, 1 in an Academies group and 4 in schools)

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    I had planned to go on the course with XMA next week, but was canceled due to lack of numbers. I think the cost does put a lot of people / schools off.

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    Thats interesting as I am on course next week at xma and still going (just speaking to them this morning). Maybe was a second class and not enough to fill the second class.

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    Fits....Rest in Peace?
    just resting up after a very busy week. Trevor Greenfield's in Australia for the Fits launch and Steve Butler's feet haven't touched the ground in his absence. September and October courses are filling up and when I rang around our training partners yesterday the mood was positive and enthusiastic. No doubt there are some challenges ahead but the fact that the Fits courses were designed specifically to meet the needs of schools and that costs are relatively low will, I think, ensure their continued popularity in schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    I had planned to go on the course with XMA next week, but was canceled due to lack of numbers. I think the cost does put a lot of people / schools off.
    HI,

    XMA ran several FITS training courses in July, however some that were originally scheduled were cancelled, if you could let me know which course you were due to attend I can get back to you with alternative dates in your area for the future.

    Many Thanks

    Jenni

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    I'm trying to dig out the article where I saw it but I was reading that OGC are doing no further work on ITIL.

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    Can someone point me in the right direction here....I have been all over the fits website but cant seem to find anywhere how you sign up for the courses. Am I missing a trick?

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