A Guide to Service Desk Concepts

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Translate technical expertise into an effective career in computer user support with the help of Knapp's A GUIDE TO SERVICE DESK CONCEPTS, 4E. This trusted, contemporary guide introduces the latest developments, research, resources and trends as they happen in computer user support. Readers explore the various types of service desks and gain a solid understanding of the diverse roles and skills required. This edition also reviews the processes and technologies that ensure the service desk is operating effectively and examines how today's leading organizations measure service desk success. The author references the very latest ITIL 2011 best practices, leading quality and IT service management frameworks and standards to ensure this edition presents the most recent information regarding the role of outsourcing and certification in the service desk. New case studies and projects as well as updated chapters highlight the evolving role of the service desk and how technology trends, such as cloud computing, virtualization, mobile technology and consumerization, are impacting the service desk. New material also examines the current emphasis on self-help and the effects of self-healing capabilities within newer generation technologies.

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An experienced IT professional with more than 30 years in the industry as a practitioner, consultant, and trainer, Donna Knapp currently works as Curriculum Development Manager for ITSM Academy, a full-service provider of IT Service Management education. Ms. Knapp is an ITIL Expert, a Certified Process Design Engineer, a Certified ISO/IEC 2000 Consultant/Manager, a Certified Scrum Master, and she is certified in Knowledge-Centered Support (KCS) Principles. The author of several books on the service desk industry, she has also developed several highly successful seminars, including "Achieving Customer Service Excellence for Service Desk Professionals" and "ITIL at the Service Desk."

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1. Introduction to Help Desk Concepts. 2. Service Desk Operations. 3. The People Component: Service Desk Roles and Responsibilities. 4. The Process Component: Service Desk Processes and Procedures. 5. The Technology Component: Service Desk Tools and Technologies. 6. The Information Component: Service Desk Performance Measures. 7. The Service Desk Setting. 8. Customer Support as a Profession. Appendix A: Job Descriptions for the Service Desk. Appendix B: Service Desk Resources.

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