Jul 21, 2017 - 08:13 AM
Honestly, I don't think any of these will directly give you SAM knowledge or skills. They will add to your toolbox when making deisions, understanding organiation context, and performing risk reviews/analysis....
I would either explore the IAITAM certification (if you are new or want a cert) or wait for the course Martin is putting out called "LISA".
Again, these certs above are not bad but not sure how they would help you as a Process analyst.
If you are not looking for direct SAM Knowledge, I would look at certification for BRMP or CBMR. These will teahc you skills to communicate and partner with teh business stakeholders. It is particularly good if you've come from teh IT side of teh business rather than finance/sales/etc.
Just my 2 cents.
Jul 31, 2017 - 08:31 AM
Education in software asset management, as in any other role, is extremely important, however, at this point in time, there are no qualifications/certificates that are industry recognised as being essential for people in the business. I would agree with Kristopher that Martin’s 12 Box training was very good and provides a lot of insight in to ITAM overall (both hardware and software) and I have had my staff use this as part of their own training. Martin has an exam at the end of the course which allows people to prove that they understood the subject matter. Ultimately, passing an exam and having a qualification demonstrates that a person has the knowledge of how to do things but that is quite different to a person having the skills and understanding to actually do the role.