A Guide to Customer Service Skills for the Service Desk Professional

Author: Donna Knapp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285063589
Format: PDF, ePub
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A GUIDE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS FOR THE SERVICE DESK PROFESSIONAL, the definitive service desk text now available in a fully revised fourth edition, teaches technical professionals the skills and work habits needed to successfully interact with customers and achieve job satisfaction. Each chapter describes a specific business skill, soft skill, or self-management skill required to deliver effective technical customer support while providing proven, how-to techniques for mastering that skill. Research and references have been updated in each chapter, and the latest ITIL vocabulary and concepts are reflected throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Guide to Customer Service Skills for the Service Desk Professional

Author: Donna Knapp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445872
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A GUIDE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS FOR THE SERVICE DESK PROFESSIONAL, the definitive service desk text now available in a fully revised fourth edition, teaches technical professionals the skills and work habits needed to successfully interact with customers and achieve job satisfaction. Each chapter describes a specific business skill, soft skill, or self-management skill required to deliver effective technical customer support while providing proven, how-to techniques for mastering that skill. Research and references have been updated in each chapter, and the latest ITIL vocabulary and concepts are reflected throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Guide to Customer Service Skills for the Service Desk Professional

Author: Donna Knapp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133417876
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Third Edition of A GUIDE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS FOR THE SERVICE DESK PROFESSIONAL explores the changing role of the service desk professional. Each chapter expands upon a particular skill required to provide effective customer support and provides proven techniques for implementing the concepts. Research, references, and resources have been updated in each chapter, and ITIL vocabulary and concepts are reflected throughout the text. New information is also incorporated, such as a discussion of general trends currently affecting the information technology industry and technology trends affecting the service desk. The text focuses on providing individuals with practical instruction on the unique skill set needed to execute the expanding mission of the service desk. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Guide to Service Desk Concepts

Author: Donna Knapp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285063457
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 efficiently 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 case projects provide on-the-job practice, while updated chapters highlight the evolving role of the service desk to relationship managers 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. A GUIDE TO SERVICE DESK CONCEPTS, 4E provides the overview needed for success in computer user support today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Guide to Help Desk Concepts

Author: Donna Knapp
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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The second edition of Donna Knapp’s highly successful first edition introduces service concepts, skill sets, career paths, and operations of the help desk industry. The author's expertise provides strong real-world computer support examples and case studies.

A Guide to Computer User Support for Help Desk and Support Specialists

Author: Fred Beisse
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285852680
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Equip current and future user-support professionals with the critical people skills and exceptional technical knowledge necessary to provide outstanding support with Beisse’s A GUIDE TO COMPUTER USER SUPPORT FOR HELP DESK AND SUPPORT SPECIALISTS, 6E. This useful guide focuses on the informational resources and technical tools students need most to function effectively in a support position. Readers develop the skills to handle troubleshooting and problem solving, successfully communicate with clients, determine a client’s specific needs, and train end-users, as well as handle budgeting and other management priorities. Clear, balanced coverage in this edition highlights the latest trends and developments, from Web and e-mail-based support to assistance with Windows 7 and cloud computing. Engaging special features, such as Tips and On the Web Pointers, provide important insights, while new Discussion Questions and Case Projects encourage active participation in the learning process. Leading professional software HelpSTAR and Microsoft Office Project Professional 2010 accompany Beisse’s A GUIDE TO COMPUTER USER SUPPORT FOR HELP DESK AND SUPPORT SPECIALISTS, 6E to reinforce the knowledge and skills your students need for success in today’s user-support positions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Help Desk Practitioner s Handbook

Author: Barbara Czegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119177782
Format: PDF, Docs
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Your complete guide to surviving and thriving as a Help Desk practitioner Help Desk Practitioner's Handbook The only book to address the unique concerns of the huge and growing number of Help Desk analysts, this is your complete guide to becoming a more effective communicator and problem-solver and deriving greater satisfaction from your job. Barbara Czegel, North America's most well-known expert on Help Desk support services and training, uses dozens of fascinating scenarios and real-world examples to illustrate the right (and wrong) ways to handle virtually every situation you can encounter. She arms you with an arsenal of proven tools of the trade, including: * Eleven effective listening habits that improve your ability to solve problems * Techniques for increasing the speed and accuracy of problem resolution * Early warning systems and layered strategies for problem control * Tools for reducing calls and eliminating problems before they occur * A simple, step-by-step process for doing cost justifications * Methods for turning Help Desk interactions into marketing opportunities Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills

Author: Darril Gibson
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
ISBN: 0133571858
Format: PDF, Kindle
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All of today’s help desk support skills, in one easy-to-understand book The perfect beginner’s guide: No help desk or support experience necessary Covers both “soft” personal skills and “hard” technical skills Explains the changing role of help desk professionals in the modern support center Today, everyone depends on technology–and practically everyone needs help to use it well. Organizations deliver that assistance through help desks. This guide brings together all the knowledge you need to succeed in any help desk or technical support role, prepare for promotion, and succeed with the support-related parts of other IT jobs. Leading technology instructor Darril Gibson tours the modern help desk, explains what modern support professionals really do, and fully covers both of the skill sets you’ll need: technical and personal. In clear and simple language, he discusses everything from troubleshooting specific problems to working with difficult users. You’ll even learn how to manage a help desk, so it works better and delivers more value. Coverage includes: • How the modern help desk has evolved • Understanding your users’ needs, goals, and attitudes • Walking through the typical help desk call • Communicating well: listening actively and asking better questions • Improving interactions and handling difficult situations • Developing positive attitudes, and “owning” the problem • Managing your time and stress • Supporting computers, networks, smartphones, and tablets • Finding the technical product knowledge you need • Protecting the security of your users, information, and devices • Defining, diagnosing, and solving problems, step by step • Writing it up: from incident reports to documentation • Working in teams to meet the goals of the business • Using ITIL to improve the services you provide • Calculating help desk costs, benefits, value, and performance • Taking control of your support career Powerful features make it easier to learn about help desk careers! • Clear introductions describe the big ideas and show how they fit with what you’ve already learned • Specific chapter objectives tell you exactly what you need to learn • Key Terms lists help you identify important terms and a complete Glossary helps you understand them • Author’s Notes and On The Side features help you go deeper into the topic if you want to • Chapter Review tools and activities help you make sure you’ve learned the material Exclusive Mind Mapping activities! • Organize important ideas visually–in your mind, in your words • Learn more, remember more • Understand how different ideas fit together

A Guide to Computer User Support

Author: Fred Beisse
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780760070017
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Developed with the input of industry advisors, this book emphasizes problem-solving and communications skills in addition to technical coverage.

How to Manage the IT Help Desk

Author: Noel Bruton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136016732
Format: PDF, Docs
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Are you overworked, unappreciated and under-resourced? This book understands you, and provides years and years of User Support experience packed into one volume. The 'How To' book that every IT department needs, it will help turn your helpdesk into a company asset. How to be successful at probably the most stressful job in IT This book offers tools for measuring productivity and features ten key steps for successful support, while User Support successes and failures are revealed in true life case studies. This book gives you techniques for: *Justifying staff and other expenditure * Gaining senior management support * Getting the users on your side * Running a motivated and productive team * Designing and managing services and service levels The second edition of this popular book brings updates to several of the author's ideas, strategies and techniques with new material on: * Customer Relationship Management - definition and the role of the helpdesk * E-Support and the Internet * Contrasting the Call Center and the Helpdesk * first, second and third line support * Operational Level Agreements * Strategies for backlog management * Telephone technologies in user support In addition there is: * A new Template for a Service Level Agreement * An Improved cost justification model for the Internal Helpdesk * A New cost justification model for the External Helpdesk