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​BCS Foundation Certificate In Software And Hardware Asset Management Training Course

Learn How To Manage IT Assets Through The Stages Of Their Lifecycle

Introduction

The importance of effective asset management is being increasingly recognised by organisations worldwide. The BCS Foundation Certificate In Software And Hardware Asset Management (SAHAM) is intended to provide a step change for those who wish to cement knowledge and demonstrate competency in this rapidly growing professional practice.

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3 Days
£995Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Introduction To Software And Hardware Asset Management

You will be able to:

  • Explain the need for SAM and HAM
  • Describe SAM and HAM key principles
  • Recall primary SAM and HAM terminology and acronyms

Introduction To Software Licensing

You will be able to:

  • Recall main license definitions by type and by vendor
  • Explain the legal grounding of software license agreements
  • Define license programs and key differences
  • Outline different licensing agreements and contracts
  • Describe a typical agreement, contract and end user license agreement

Importance Of Managing IT Assets

You will be able to:

  • Outline all the risks to the organisation of not managing IT assets
  • Quantify the financial and productivity benefits of effective asset management
  • Explain the process of creating a risk register and developing risk assessments around SAM and HAM

Challenges Of Implementing SAM / HAM

You will be able to:

  • Explain the key issues faced when adopting SAM and HAM Apply a strategy to address and overcome challenges

Understanding Entitlement

You will be able to:

  • Recall how to identify all sources of entitlement
  • Explain the process of creating an entitlement baseline Describe how to accurately interpret current entitlement levels

Managing Asset Inventory

You will be able to:

  • Recognise the need for accurate inventory
  • Explain how to manage inventory exceptions
  • Describe how to identify unknown assets
  • Explain how to develop a strategy for other inventory considerations

Asset Usage

You will be able to:

  • Describe how to identify where and how assets are used

Asset Reconciliation

You will be able to:

  • Explain how to link all assets back to source of entitlement Recall how to identify key dates in asset lifecycle
  • Describe how to develop initial compliance baselines Describe how to maintain compliance reporting over time

Description

The BCS Foundation Certificate In Software And Hardware Asset Management syllabus predominantly focuses on Software Asset Management (SAM), looking at the latest developments, techniques, process, challenges and regulatory requirements; whilst introducing elements of Hardware Asset Management (HAM) and licensing to help you understand the wider IT Asset Management (ITAM) context.

About the Course

At foundation level, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Software and Hardware Asset Management principles and techniques.

The key areas are:

  • The objectives and activities required to implement software and hardware asset management within an organisation
  • Develop an understanding of current licensing methodologies including volume agreements, cloud, hybrid, software as a service (SaaS) and bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Software and hardware asset management techniques and processes
  • Measuring current SAM and HAM maturity and identifying areas of improvement
  • Managing IT assets through the stages of their lifecycle
  • Preparing and distributing asset reports throughout the organisation
  • Making more efficient use of IT assets
  • Legal and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Developing effective SAM and HAM policies and processes

Who Should Attend

The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Software Asset Management as well as those with legal or management responsibility for the management and control of IT assets, including software licensing and compliance.

The BCS Foundation Certificate In Software And Hardware Asset Management will particularly appeal if you work in a regulated industry, for example, telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities.

Materials Provided

Purple Griffon will provide you with full BCS Foundation Certificate In Software And Hardware Asset Management materials including:

  • Pre-reading
  • A Full BCS Software And Hardware Asset Management Foundation Manual
  • Quizzes
  • Exercises

Organisational Benefits

  • Better financial results because of better ROI and/or cost reduction
  • Ability to base business decisions on entire life cycle of assets
  • Risks managed when necessary and knowingly existent when acceptable
  • Improved reputation towards your stakeholders
  • Demonstrated compliance with regulation and legislation
  • Increased attractiveness for shareholders
  • Demonstrated compliance with the requirements and wishes of your stakeholders
  • Informed decisions from multiple angles, such as performance, profit and costs, risks and opportunities
  • Higher customer satisfaction
  • Traceability of decisions

Individual Benefits

  • Increased knowledge of how to perform Software and Hardware Asset Management
  • Improved personal reputation
  • Improved job satisfaction

Prerequisites

There are no specific pre-requisites for entry for the BCS Software And Hardware Asset Management Foundation examination.

Prereading

There is no formal pre-reading for the BCS Software And Hardware Asset Management Foundation training course.

Exam Overview

The information for the BCS Software And Hardware Asset Management Foundation examination is below:

  • Type: 40 multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Pass Mark: 26/40 (65%)

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no professional qualification credits associated with the BCS Software And Hardware Asset Management certification.

Qualifications

​BCS Foundation Certificate In Software And Hardware Asset Management

Next Steps

Did you know that recertification from ITIL V3 Foundation to ITIL V4 Foundation gives professionals:

  • Latest guidance on ITIL and IT Service Management
  • The ability to continue the learning and certification journey when the scheme changes
  • The knowledge needed to begin changing the way they and their teams work

Below is the new ITIL 4 certification scheme and information released by AXELOS Limited as of November 2018.

itil 4 qualifications

The ITIL 4 qualification scheme shows the training path for the following training courses:

Conclusion

This BCS Software And Hardware Asset Management Foundation training course is an excellent starter if you want to develop a career in software or hardware asset management

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