Important notice regarding this qualification:

If you would like to sit the exam for this certification please ensure you book by 5pm GMT on Friday 28 February 2020. After this date BCS will no longer offer this certification.

Who is it for?

  • This certification is ideal for software asset management professionals as well as those with some experience in IT service management.

    It will be beneficial to anyone involved in managing IT assets, vendor compliance, and risk and business continuity.

    Roles include software asset managers, IT asset managers, license managers and procurement management.

Entry requirements

  • You will benefit from holding the BCS EXIN ITAMOrg Foundation Certificate in IT Asset Management, but it is not mandatory for experienced SAM professionals. However you must complete an accredited training course to take the exam.

What will I learn?

  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all phases of software asset management (SAM) principles and techniques.

    Holders of the BCS EXIN ITAMOrg Specialist Certificate in Software Asset Management (SAM) will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:
    • SAM business case
    • SAM as practice tier processes: Tier 1 to Tier 4

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list:

Download our latest syllabus (PDF)

How do I get this certification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last four days.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

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Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about software asset management.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 24 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where do I sit my exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £228 (£190.00 + VAT)

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What format is the exam?

  • 90 minute 'closed book' with 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.