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BSA SAM Certification

Companies today, regardless of size, need professionals who can develop and implement an effective software asset management (SAM) program. By establishing well-defined processes and procedures, SAM gives companies full control of one of the most valuable and critical corporate assets.

BSA offers a comprehensive SAM certification program, based on the gold standard for SAM, to teach IT professionals and consultants the ins and outs of this in-demand skill.

The BSA Software Asset Management Certification

Through the BSA Verafirm SAM Certification Program, participants are trained on how to establish, implement, maintain, and improve SAM systems by applying principles and processes from ISO 19770-1, the industry standard.

The program consists of the BSA Verafirm SAM Certification Online Training Course and the accompanying BSA Verafirm SAM Certification Assessment. The program provides:

  • Content without equal that covers not only the ISO standard end-to-end, but current issues as well, including SAM in GDPR and cloud migration.
  • Ultimate flexibility in learning with self-paced, online training that can be completed from any place and on any device.
  • A superior learning experience that incorporates the latest in eLearning design, including engaging interactive modules, ready-to-use templates, and case studies that make learning practical and easily applicable to real life.
  • Credentials that offer credibility and mobility. Every BSA Verafirm Certified SAM Professional is provided with a digital credential that can be showcased on digital profiles, linked to new job opportunities, and easily verified by potential employers.

The Business Benefits of Software Asset Management

The BSA Global Software Survey found that organizations can achieve as much as 30 percent savings in annual software costs by implementing a good SAM program. A strong program will:

Increase cost efficiency: A detailed SAM plan helps identify the hardware and software needed to achieve organizational goals. It can also identify old or redundant software and develop plans to remove, replace, or upgrade as necessary — instead of paying for software that will not be used.

Support business growth: SAM provides the foundation needed for growth. It provides a cyclical process that helps ensure a return on investment (ROI) on software assets. SAM also encourages good corporate governance and the creation of policies and processes that ensure an organization operates in the correct legal and regulatory approach.

Protect against security and other risks: SAM helps reduce potential vulnerabilities from outdated software, helping to minimize the risk of data breaches and other cybersecurity threats. It also allows organizations to identify unlicensed or illegally used software and remove it quickly, minimizing any legal and financial risks.

Ready to earn your certification or to register your team? For more information on the BSA Verafirm SAM Certification, visit www.bsaverafirm.org/samcertification.