BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Asset Management Essentials Training

Software Asset Management Essentials Certification Training Course Overview

This course covers the Software Asset Management (SAM) processes as described in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITILâ) Guide to Software Asset Management. It also covers the interdependencies between IT Service Management principles and SAM. Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) are selected and verified on their ability to provide a course that will give candidates the necessary training for the entire syllabus.

This course provides participants with an understanding of the principles of, and practical experience of using, industry best practice involved in Software Asset Management (SAM)


  • Anyone who is involved or is about to be involved in the SAM process
  • IT Managers
  • IT Auditors
  • Software Compliance Officers.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Asset Management Essentials Training (Duration : 24 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Prerequisites
  • Participants should also have a good awareness of IT Service Management terminology and concepts.
  • Participants might be in a stronger position to take the examination if they already hold the Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to accomplish:

  • Describing about the objectives and major activities required to implement SAM within an organisation
  • Explaining and using SAM techniques and processes
  • Be aware of the support tools and techniques available for the implementation of SAM and knowing to indicate how possible improvements can be made
  • Managing software assets through the stages of their lifecycle
  • Preparing and distribute SAM reports and plans throughout the organisation
  • Understanding and explain the interdependencies between SAM and other IT and Service Management processes
  • Making more efficient use of software licenses within an organisation and define, produce and analyse measurements and metrics
  • Assist organisations develop effective SAM processes in line with evolving SAM standards
  • Justify and sell the benefits of a SAM initiative.
  • Knowledge to understand the impact of software ownership, legal risks and non-compliance