The IAITAM Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM) course provides a foundation for managing software assets as well as knowledge of the ever changing variables that occur within the field.
From software piracy and compliance issues to legislation and organisational challenges, it is necessary to evaluate both the external and internal forces that are bringing changes to how organisations manage their IT assets. A successful Software Asset Manager must look at the overall goals of the organisation and determine where Software Asset Management (SAM) can play a strategic role in achieving those goals. In this course students will learn best practices in SAM as well as question when and why something should or should not be done, how to clearly identify goals and how to quantify success.
SAM is the set of business practices that supports the use of software within an organisation and frequently involves a new look at how and why software traverses the organisation. SAM is now considered a mandate by many organisations who look at their Software Asset Managers as key contributors to the overall organisational goals, such as reducing risk, increasing accountability, uncovering savings and gaining control of the IT environment. To be successful, Software Asset Managers must learn not only what constitutes SAM business best practices, but also learn how to implement these in a way that is appropriate for their organisation
Real World Asset Management
The CSAM course represents the culmination of ever changing software information, laws and regulations. It focuses on the new standards covering software applications and the severe detriments of not being aware of and adhering to current and proposed regulatory mandates.
Attendees will learn the importance of SAM in today’s dynamic IT Asset Management environment. Never before has it been so important for at least one individual in an organisation to focus specifically on 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 programme.
The CSAM programme itself was and continues to be developed by professional Software and Hardware Asset Managers. The certification in SAM as produced by has evolved over the past 10 years to encompass the changes in the profession as well as adding notable credibility to any organisational ITAM programme and individual.
The 2 day CSAM course and its subsequent certification test is designed to guide individuals within the profession to gain awareness of existing software regulations, the importance of adhering to the regulations and how those regulations have an effect on every aspect of current and future business endeavours. Additionally, the attendee will learn the importance and the steps necessary to achieve a proactive stance when dealing with software compliance. With instruction focused on communication and education, policy, procedures, project management, software assets and compliance management, the CSAM instruction and related materials will bring to light the importance of a well planned and executed SAM programme.
This interactive, instructor led course will allow professionals to review existing organisational infrastructure to effectively enhance any SAM programme and one that meets global expectations.
CSAM, conveys the same primary goal of educating IT professionals in effective asset management, automation and centralisation, which equates to a higher return on investment, compliance risk mitigation and increased overall productivity.