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Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM)

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  NZD 2256.52 exc GST
  • Inclusions online exam
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Why study this course

Attendees will learn the importance of Software Asset Management in today's dynamic IT Asset Management (ITAM) environment. Never before has it been so important that there be at least one individual in an organisation whose focus and training is devoted specifically to software management and the long term value and benefits derived from that knowledge. It all begins here with the Certified Software Asset Management (CSAM) course of instruction and certification designed to be a core foundation builder to any ITAM program.

All information contained within this course, as with all of International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers' (IAITAM) courses, has been created and designed as a 'how to' guideline for building an efficient and effective ITAM program for your organisation.

The CSAM course represents the culmination of ever-changing software information, laws, and regulations as promulgated in the past and directs focus to the new standards covering software applications and the severe detriments of not being aware of and adhering to current and proposed regulatory mandates.

This course is delivered via virtual instructor-led training (VILT).


This course prepares you for the 3-hour online IAITAM CSAM examination. It consists of 100 questions, and a pass mark is achieved by attaining 85% or higher.

The exam is conducted online through the IAITAM education portal, within 14 days after completing the course. CSAM Certification is achieved through APMG International.

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What you’ll learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand existing software regulations, the importance of adhering to the regulations, and how those regulations have effect on every aspect of current and future business endeavours

  • Know the importance and the steps necessary to achieve a proactive stance when dealing with software compliance

  • Understand Communication and Education, Policy, Procedures, Project Management, Software Assets, and Compliance Management

  • Know the importance of a well planned and executed Software Asset Management Program

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APMG International at Lumify Work

APMG International is an award-winning Examination Institute. APMG accredits professional training and consulting organisations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers.

Lumify Work is an Accredited Training Organisation for APMG courses and certifications.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for IT professionals interested in learning about asset management, resource budgeting, finance, software licensing, contract management and strategic planning.

The course is followed by a certification exam for those who wish to become certified.

Course subjects

You'll learn best practices in Software Asset Management, the “when” and “why” to question whether something should or shouldn’t be done, how to clearly identify goals, and how to quantify success with metrics. Software Asset Management (SAM) is the set of business practices that support the use of software within an organisation and frequently involves a new view on how and why software traverses throughout the organisation. SAM is currently considered a necessary business function by many organisations who view Software Asset Managers as key contributors to their overall organisational success. Some of these goals include:

  • Reducing risk

  • Increasing accountability

  • Uncovering savings

  • Gaining control of the IT environment

The CSAM course represents the combined knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing software information, laws and regulations. This information is collected and focused into an education and training certification course that will equip students with the knowledge of new standards covering software applications as well as the severe penalties associated with not being aware or adhering to current and upcoming regulatory mandates.

Students will also learn the importance of Software Asset Management in the current, dynamic ITAM environment. It has never been more important that there is at least one individual within an organisation whose focus and training is devoted and specialised in Software Asset Management. Organisations are able to actualise long term value and benefits that are derived from that specialisation. Everything begins with the CSAM course and certification and is designed to provide a core function and foundation from which to build any ITAM program.

As with all IAITAM courses, CSAM conveys the same primary goal of educating IT Asset Management professionals in effective asset management, automation, and centralisation best practices. This equates to a higher Return on Investment (ROI), compliance risk mitigation, and increased overall productivity.



Industry Association Recognition

  • You'll attain 16 professional development units (PDUs) for Project Managers

APMG Exams

Lumify Work cannot sell APMG courses (AgileBA®, AgilePM®, AgilePgM®, CHAMP, CSAM, Change Management, and Project Planning & Control™) without the corresponding official exam as per requirement from APMG International.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.


Lumify Work offers certification and training through our partnership with ITSM Hub. This arrangement requires Lumify Work to provide your details to ITSM Hub for course and/or exam registration purposes.

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