Certificate in Software Asset Management Training Course

Gain formal certification in Software Asset Management.


Wide introduction to all aspects of SAM ranging from compliance to history of publisher activities. Description of risks associated with software and its usage, understanding the special characteristics of software assets & software licenses, software compliance & Intellectual Property.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
3 Days
£1280Excl. VAT

Course Outline

The certificate in Software Asset Management Essentials course will consist of lectures, group discussions, assignments, practice examination paper. The examination will take place on the afternoon of day 3.


The aims of Software Asset Management are to reduce IT costs and to limit business and legal risk related to the purchase, use and deployment of software, whilst maximising IT responsiveness and user productivity.

Software Asset Management (SAM) technologies should be set up to track the complete software lifecycle which will allow the company to function ethically and within software compliance regulations.

SAM can be implemented for eliminating legal costs associated with license agreement violations and as part of a company's reputation management strategy. Both are important forms of risk management, they are also critical for long-term business strategies.

About the Course

The Certificate in Software Asset Management course can be available either as a public or a single company course.

Who Should Attend

Individuals that cover any part of software management through their daily roles will find the Certificate in Software Asset Management course beneficial. The following roles areas have previously benefited from the course.

  • Procurement or Sourcing
  • Configuration management
  • Release management
  • IT Audit
  • Risk & control
  • Finance
  • SAM or ITAM Teams

Software asset management spans through the ITIL® Infrastructure setting in real detail and as such there are many areas of IT that require good SAM knowledge. Delivered by one of three leading consultants within our partner company, they use in depth and up to date experience to deliver the course. All candidates will leave the three days with a more comprehensive and practical view of SAM.

Materials Provided

Training booklets comprising of the course slides will be distributed during the training.

Organisational Benefits

    Completing the Certificate in Software Asset Management will help increase your productivity in the workplace.

    Individual Benefits

      You will be able to deal with SAM related subjects with ease.


      Candidates with a reasonable knowledge of software asset management can attend this course. This course does not require you to hold previous certifications, although any introduction into ITIL® as a framework would be helpful.


      The core course content is covered during the full day sessions.

      Exam Overview

      After taking the course delegates will be able to sit a formal 1 hour examination set by BCS. The examination will comprise of 40 multiple choice questions and candidates will need to obtain a pass mark of at least 26/40 to pass the examination.

      Exam Type

      Classroom Exam

      Professional Development Units - PDUs

      Not Applicable.


      A certificate in Software Asset Management Essentials

      Next Steps

      There are currently no follow-on courses at this time, although it is envisaged that a new set of Software Asset Management certifications is to be launched in the near future.


      After completion of this course, delegates will be awarded a Certificate in Software Asset Management.

      Certificate in Software Asset Management Course Dates

      Course Filter

      DD/MM/YYY - e.g. 31/12/2015
      Showing 0 to 0 of 0 Total Course Dates.


      There are currently no course dates that match your selected filter options. Please try another filter or contact one of our dedicated account managers on +44(0)1539 736 828 to discuss your requirements. Thanks.

      Scroll Table to View Content