Certified Software Asset Manager
The Certified Software Asset Manager (“CSAM”) course introduces the key concepts and processes of Software Asset Management. Software Asset Management is important for any organization, because proper software asset management establishes compliance and reduces costs. Many organizations are inadvertently incompliant, which is a significant risk. Additionally, many organizations are paying for software licenses they don’t need. Establishing proper software asset management practices gives organizations control over their licenses.
This program discusses fundamental concepts and best practices in software asset management. The course provides an overview of different software licenses. Thereafter, the program focuses on software compliance requirements. Participants learn how to prepare for a software audit, and which preparations the organization can take. Moreover, you will learn best practices and lessons learned from other organizations.
By combining process design and case studies, participants prepare for the role of software asset manager. Software asset managers help to advise procurement teams on the acquisition of new software licenses. In addition, they optimize the annual spend on existing licenses. By making the right decisions and optimizing license allocations, software asset managers can save significant money in any organization.
Upon completing the course, participants possess the knowledge to proactively manage software licenses. As a result, they can fulfill the role of software asset manager in any organization. Participants who completed the course take the Certified Software Asset Manager exam. After passing the exam, participants receive the CSAM designation. This designation holds widespread recognition and value in the industry, demonstrating their overall expertise and dedication to excellence in software asset management.
What you will learn:
The Certified Software Asset Manager program covers the following topics:
- Software License Types: Differentiate between various software license types, including volume, subscription, and open source licenses.
- Compliance Strategies: Develop strategies to ensure compliance with software licenses and minimize legal and financial risks.
- Vendor Management: Establish effective vendor relationships, negotiate software contracts, and navigate vendor audits professionally.
- Software Discovery: Utilize methods and tools for accurate software discovery and inventory management.
- Usage Optimization: Analyze software usage data and implement strategies to optimize usage and reduce waste.
- Lifecycle Management: Manage software assets throughout their lifecycle, including version control, updates, and retirement.
- Audit Preparedness: Prepare for software compliance audits proactively and respond to audit requests effectively.
- Risk Mitigation: Identify and mitigate software-related risks, including security risks, in SAM practices.
- Cost Optimization: Apply cost optimization strategies, eliminate unused licenses, and develop budgeting skills.
- Documentation and Reporting: Create effective SAM reports, follow best practices for documentation, and maintain compliance records
Upon completing the CSAM course, participants should also have a solid foundation in software asset management principles and practices, making them well-equipped to manage software assets effectively, ensure compliance, reduce costs, and minimize risks within their organizations.
Why you should join:
You should join this program, because this program provides you:
- Industry Expertise: Learn from industry experts with extensive experience in software asset management.
- Global Recognition: IATAM’s certification is respected worldwide and can open doors to new career opportunities.
- Practical Skills: Acquire practical skills that can be immediately applied in your job role.
- Networking: Connect with a community of software asset management professionals.
- Career Advancement: Enhance your career prospects and earning potential in a high-demand field.