KCS Principles

Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS), developed by the Consortium for Service Innovation, is a methodology and a set of processes and practices that leverage knowledge as a key asset of the support organization. Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS) is proven to allow service and support organizations to significantly improve service levels to customers, gain operational efficiencies, and increase the organization’s value to the company through knowledge management.


This Knowledge Management best-practices course will provide support center supervisors, managers, and directors with a set of practical steps for capturing, storing, and successfully reusing knowledge. Participants will learn how to implement a strategy for adopting Knowledge-Centered Services that creates and maintains knowledge as a by-product of the incident management process.

What You Will Learn

  • How to efficiently reuse, improve, maintain and create quality, easy-to-find knowledge articles
  • A process for monitoring the quality of knowledge
  • Ways to motivate staff to use the knowledge management practices and to effectively assess individual and team contributions
  • How you can minimize or eliminate the need for a knowledge engineering function
  • How to articulate the value of knowledge management practices for your organization
  • A strategy for sustainable success that minimizes investments in knowledge workflow and maximizes the return
  • How to identify and avoid the common pitfalls associated with knowledge management

Who Should Attend?

  • Support professionals and project managers who want actionable steps to improve time-to-resolve and reduce expense by utilizing a knowledge management program
  • Individuals who are preparing for the Knowledge-Centered Service Principles

Course Outline

Unit 1: What Is Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS)?

  • What Is Knowledge-Centered Service?
  • What Led to the Development of KCS?
  • KCS Principles
  • Why Do You Need KCS?
  • What Are the Benefits of KCS?

Unit 2: The KCS Principles and Core Concepts

  • KCS Principles
  • KCS Core Concepts

Unit 3: The KCS Practices

  • The KCS Practices
  • Understanding KCS
  • The KCS Methodologies

Unit 4: Aligning KCS with the Business

  • Aligning Business Goals and Objectives
  • Providing Additional Value with KCS
  • KCS Benefits and ROI

Unit 5: Content Health

  • The Content Standard
  • KCS Article State
  • Developing A Content Standard
  • Creating Evolve Loop Articles
  • Archiving Old Articles
  • Dealing with Legacy Data
  • Priming the Knowledge Base
  • Global Support Considerations
  • Knowledge Domain Analysis
  • Content Health Indicators
  • Self-Service Success
  • Self-Service Measures

Unit 6: KCS Roles and Responsibilities

  • KCS Roles and Licensing Model
  • The KCS Licensing Model
  • Defining Roles and Competencies

Unit 7: Process Integration

  • Process Integration
  • Structured Problem Solving
  • Seamless Technology Integration
  • Search Technology for KCS
  • Closed Loop Feedback
  • KCS Process Integration Indicators

Unit 8: Performance Assessment

  • Assessing the Creation of Value
  • Feedback and Reputation Model

Unit 9: Leadership

  • Leadership
  • Tap into Internal Motivators
  • Recognition Programs
  • Compelling Purpose
  • Promote Teamwork

Unit 10: Communication

  • Communication
  • Key Messaging and Elevator Pitches
  • Handling Questions and Objections
  • Programs for Social Engagement

Unit 11: Technology

  • Functional Requirements
  • Technology Selection
  • KCS Verified

Unit 12: The KCS Adoption Roadmap

  • The KCS Adoption Program
  • Adoption Phases
  • Adoption Roles
  • KCS Implementation Strategy
  • KCS Investment
  • Critical Success Factors

The certification exam is included with training purchased directly from HDI. The exam must be completed within 12 weeks of purchase.

The certification exam is based on the Certification Standard and is delivered online through the HDI Community Learning Portal.

Each exam consists of 65 multiple choice questions and must be completed in 75 minutes. A minimum score of 80 percent is required to pass a certification exam, unless otherwise published. Individuals who achieve the passing score will receive a certificate from HDI acknowledging their accomplishment and a credentialing logo that may be added to signature blocks and business cards.

Our courses are developed from the certification standards and are designed to assist a student in preparing for an HDI certification exam. They reinforce the core concepts of the certification standards and provide skills-building opportunities for the attendees

 

Exam Weighting

The certification exam is randomly generated from a pool of pre-authorized exam questions. As a result, each certification exam is different. The questions have been classified by the categories of the HDI Standard. The certification exam is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge in each category.

The number of questions presented from each category is based on the certification weighting. When the time available to study prior to taking a certification exam is limited, consider the certification weighting and review the categories with the highest allocations.

The following table represents the weighting for each of the standards categories within the   certification exam. This information is provided to help you focus as you prepare for the exam.

Category Weighting %
KCS Principles 5%
KCS Core Concepts 5%
KCS Practices 30%
Content Health 20%
Process Integration 5%
Performance Assessment 15%
Leadership and Communication 15%
Adoption Roadmap 5%

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