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How to learn ISO-based asset control

A qualification in software asset management based on the ISO 19770-1 standard has been launched by IT governance consultancy Ultima Risk Management.

ISO 19770-1 was introduced by the International Organization for Standardisation in April as part of an effort to create internationally recognised standard business processes for software asset management.

According to Ultima, its Software Asset Management Essentials programme is the first course that leads to a qualification covering the standard. IT staff who take the three-day course and pass the exam will be able to prove to employers that they know how to run an organisation’s software asset management in accordance with ISO 19770-1.

Ultima managing director Martin Jones said the course also covers how to make the business case for software asset management and how asset management builds on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) project management methodology.

Sean Robinson, a member of the BCS working party that reviewed the course, said, “A lot of public and private sector organisations were pressured to use ITIL, but most people were struggling to take from the reference material the experience they needed to do software asset management."

 

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