ServiceNow Domain Separation

Define Discrete ServiceNow Systems Within One Instance

Quick Facts

Certification: No

Duration: 3 days

Cost: $2,095


Leverage Sub‑tenancy to Support Multiple Organizations within One ServiceNow Instance

Find out how to take advantage of sub‑tenancy within ServiceNow. Domain Separation allows Managed Service Providers and enterprises to support multiple organizations within a single ServiceNow instance. Domain Separation provides data, process and user interface partitioning to accommodate variations amongst tenants while maintaining the ability to report against and manage the environment as a whole.

The course begins with evaluating whether Domain Separation is warranted given specific use cases. Significant focus is then directed towards developing appropriate domain architecture to support business requirements. Then, during the remainder of the course, students configure a Domain Separated instance for a fictitious company, evaluating and discussing best practices at each step in the process.

The course also discusses the business of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) and best practices around ongoing administration. The following topics are covered in the course, and are reinforced by doing a mini‑implementation at the conclusion of the course:

  • An overview, which provides examples and explicit criteria for determining if Domain Separation is the best way to onboard an organization to a ServiceNow instance 
  • Precise definitions and terminology used to discuss Domain Separation
  • Architecture of a Domain Separated instance, including how to implement domains and understand implications of a domain hierarchy on process, data, and UI
  • Given a detailed corporate structure, sketch a domain hierarchy that creates process and data relationships
  • Identification of global integration points ‑ what system elements can be shared between domains?
  • Domain separation of custom tables and process logic to assign records in tables to domains
  • Settings and controls that specify domain membership and how they affect the user experience
  • Application support for Domain Separation ‑ which applications are managed globally and which functions may be delegated to be administered within a domain
  • Development and Management Practices establish and maintain a stable, secure environment that meets business needs
  • Upgrade consideration for a Domain Separated instance

The class features lecture and discussion as well as extensive hands‑on practice and reinforcement delivered in a wide variety of lab activities.

Who Should Attend

System administrators or consultants who want to support or implement Domain Separation.


  • Certified System Administrator is preferred
  • Familiarity with JavaScript

Class Schedule

Three days (8:30am ‑ 5pm) (includes 1 hour lunch break each day)

How to Attend

To view all available courses click here to view the Course Schedule.

To register for class:

  • Customers can use the follow link to access the Learning Portal
  • Customers with OKTA/SSO login can access the Learning Portal directly to Self Register
  • Customers with no account can easily create an account
  • Cancellation and rescheduling policies apply (see Terms and Conditions)

NOTE: Interested individuals or organizations that are NOT currently working with ServiceNow are welcome to attend the course. Just send an email to with contact info (name, company, phone, email) and the course(s)/date(s). A ServiceNow training coordinator will respond within 24‑48 hrs to request credit card information and confirm course registration.