This course provides candidates with an understanding of the principles of, and practical experience of using industry best practice to utilise a Supplier Management process successfully across a services organisation.
This qualification reflects the general industry best practices currently in use in IT Service Management (ITSM) and particularly Suppler Management. The subject matter within this qualification is based on industry best practice, frameworks and guidelines including ITIL, COBIT and ISO/IEC 20000. This qualification forms part of the 'BCS ITSM Specialist' series.
- Individuals who require a working knowledge of the industry best practice used in Supplier Management and how it may be used to enhance the quality of ITSM within an organisation.
- IT professionals who are working within an organisation which has adopted and adapted some of these practices and are required to deliver or improve Supplier Management within an ongoing Service Improvement Programme (SIP).
- Individuals who wish to sit the BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management Exam (sat on the last day of the course)
This course is aimed at those working or preparing to work in a Supplier Management role and/or within a Supplier Management process whether at a technical, operational, supervisory or managerial level. This course may also be of interest to Project Managers, Business Managers and Business Process Owners.
The purpose of the Specialist qualification in Supplier Management is to certify that the candidate has gained the knowledge of relevant industry best practices and is capable of applying them in a working environment.
Please note that as of the 31st March 2015 the ITIL Complementary Qualifications scheme which these BCS Specialist courses link to, is to be withdrawn. Candidates who take this course and exam PRIOR to this date will still receive an additional 1 ½ credits towards their existing ITIL credits. Any BCS Specialist exams taken after this date, will no longer count towards their ITIL qualification credit status.