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BCS Software Asset Management Essentials

Focus on Training
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3 days
985 - 1,183 GBP excl. VAT
London, Manchester, Warwick
Open / Scheduled

Course description

BCS Software Asset Management Essentials

The course will benefit anyone who is involved or is about to be involved in the Software Asset Management (SAM) process e.g. IT Managers and staff, IT Auditors and Software Compliance Officers.Increasingly an organisation's software assets are central to its value and competitive advantage. A professional and structured approach to their management is vital both to support the business and to ensure compliance. This course provides best practice approaches drawing on the ITIL Software Asset Management processes.This qualification course covers the Software Asset Management processes as described in the SAM module within IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and closely follows the ISO 19770-1:2006 Standard. The qualification also considers the interdependencies between ITIL Service Management principles in general and SAM.The course will enable delegates to confidently sit the multiple choice BCS Certificate in Software Asset Management Esentials exam which is taken on the final afternoon of the course.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Candidates should have 1-2 years experience in IT and be involved in the management or procurement of software. They should also have a good awareness of IT Service Management terminology and concepts.The ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management will be beneficial to delegates

Training Course Content

Course ContentSAM: Introduction, principles and impactsActivities involved in SAMDevelopment and evolution of SAMNeed for SAM and principles involvedPlans to the approach to the implementation of SAMPotential benefits, costs and problems associated with software and its usageOrganisational risks associated with software and its usageSpecial characteristics of software assets and software licensesSAM processes and potential areas of weaknessSoftware supply chain and the roles of the organisations involved.Business case for SAMConsiderations and the content of a SAM business caseObtaining appropriate information to produce a SAM business caseProduction of a SAM business case.SAM roles and responsibilitiesDefining and agreeing roles and responsibilitiesOrganisational factors to be consideredSpecific responsibilities inc audit, reconciliation work and contract management.The SAM processOverall SAM process frameworkStages in the lifecycle of software assetsSAM processes groups and policies and procedures required.Implementation of SAMStages and activities involved including initiationOutline plan for the implementation of SAMResource requirements of product and business as usual activities.Tools and techniquesTypes of SAM tools and their usageCriteria, justification, selection and procurement of appropriate toolsManagement and maintenance of SAM information.ReportingSAM related reports required throughout the organisationMeasurements, metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of SAMReport analysis and instigation of process improvements.Interfaces and dependenciesInterfaces with other IT and Service Management processesInter dependencies of one on the other.

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