Please note: This certification is being retired and will be removed from the BCS website on 31 January 2021. The last date for examination resits is 28 February 2021.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone working in IT with one or two years’ experience and,
  • Anyone who is involved in the management or procurement of software.

Entry requirements

  • None. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended and candidates should have a good awareness of IT service management terminology and concepts.

What will I learn?

  • This course provides candidates with an understanding of the principles of, and practical experience of using, industry best practice involved in software asset management (SAM).

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 three 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 18 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: £192 (£160.00 + VAT)

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What format is the exam?

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

Download candidate guidelines (PDF)

What's next?

BCS is continuing to update and develop additional certifications in the core practice area, to keep pace with changes in the industry and processes and to provide candidates with new skills. Further announcements are expected in 2019 about new certifications that will be launched. Please check the BCS web pages regularly for information.

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