Certified Software Asset Management course Summary
The Certified Software Asset Manager (“CSAM”) Course provides a foundation for managing your software assets as well as knowledge of the ever-changing variables that occur within the field. The course covers everything from software piracy and compliance issues to legislation and organizational challenges. During the course you will be given the knowledge to evaluate both external and internal forces that are bringing changes to how organizations manage their IT Assets. A successful Software Asset Manager must look at the overall goals of the organization and determine where Software Asset Management can play a strategic role in achieving those goals. Never before has it been so important that there be at least one individual in an organization whose focus and training is devoted specifically to software management and the long term value and benefits derived from that knowledge. It all begins here with the CSAM course of instruction and certification designed to be a core foundation builder to any ITAM program.
So who should attend and what will I learn...
The two-day CSAM Course is designed for individuals that are wanting to gain strategic edge when managing their software environment. It is essential learning for beginning IT Asset Managers and other IT professionals involved in asset management, resource budgeting, finance, software licensing, contract management and strategic planning. The course is followed by a 1/2 day certification test for those that wish to certify.
Introduction to IAITAM
ITAM Code of Ethics
Description of a CSAM
Overview of the ITAM Program
IAITAM Key Process Areas
Communication and Education
Policy and Procedures
Software industry member organizations
Proactive vs. Reactive SAM
Discovery and Repository tools, Uninstall tools
Cost Savings and Benefits
Acquisitions & Negotiations
Terms and Conditions
Documentation & SAM
Disaster Planning and Recovery
Contracts & EULA
Questions and Review Before Exam