ITIL V3 is going to be obsolete before June 2020 and I may believe a lot of people will try to get the 17 credits to be ready to pass the transition module of the ITIL 4 Managing Professional to be certified. As you know, ITIL 4 Managing Professional will be available soon and it is equivalent of the ITIL V3 Expert.
ITIL 4 Foundation certification is already available so no matter if you had already the ITIL V3 Foundation or you will or already have the new one, instead to wait for the upper level of ITIL 4, you may want to get your missing 15 points.
The only way is to go on with the ITIL V3 intermediate until that the ITIL 4 intermediate will be available; the good point is that you don’t need to pass the ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle (ITILMALC), so you just need to select some of the ITIL Lifecycle and/or ITIL Capability modules to get your missing points. I am putting in your hands my materials I used to study that include my notes and exam samples to get my Capability certifications for free, up to you if you want to use it or not:
Remember, if for the foundation you can study yourself and pass the exam yourself, for those upper levels, you will need to have a training center certified ITIL, meaning that you can’t pass the exam without an ITIL certified training center.
Good luck to everyone !!!!!