What is the Software & Copyright Compliance Assurance Credential?
The Institute for Technology Asset Management is the first training and professional development organization in its industry to recognize the need for focused qualifications in license and copyright compliance. Compliance with software and related licensed products--as well as with copyright regulations--represent some of the most costly risks in the business technology portfolio. The Institute distinguishes its professional development depth by helping practitioners drill down to the core initiatives needed to protect the enterprise from punitive compliance enforcement audits while building life cycle ROI values for the entire software portfolio of goods and services.
Software & Copyright Compliance Assurance is About IT Asset Management Competencies
The Institute has created a unique "stacked" credential evolution series to enable practitioners to accumulate competencies that are both specific to their credential focus but also that they can apply toward future credential growth and development. In this manner, the competencies covered in the Software & Copyright Compliance Assurance (SCCA) program can be applied to the Software Asset Management (SAM) credential. Competencies within the SAM credential can be further applied to the Technology Asset Management (TAM / ITAM) credential. Some of the competencies within the SCCA include, but are not limited to:
- IT Audit Processes & Risk Management
- Compliance Audit Project Management
- Compliance-Related Automated Tools
- Compliance Process Analysis
- Compliance-Related Document Management
- Compliance-Related License Terms & Conditions
- Software Licensing Basics
- Negotiating Compliance-Related License Clauses
- Conducting & Documenting the Compliance SWOT Analysis
- Copyright Enforcement Industry Players & Tactics
- Software, Copyright, & Compliance-Related Legislation
- Monitoring High Risk Copyright Protected Products
- Mainframe Compliance Issues
- And more...
Mainframe Software Licensing Issues
Yes, we also cover mainframe software licensing and compliance issues. The practitioner members of The Institute have recognized that virtually none of the current technology asset management training options available today cover mainframe--or alternative technology--licensing compliance and management issues. The Institute programs are unique because we take the long view--the view of IT asset management as a credible profession--not merely a short term response to supplier pressures. In the case of compliance, that means we're not just monitoring enterprise systems as a response to enforcement activities. Instead, this global perspective means that practitioners qualifying via Institute programs are becoming competent at the widest possible range of potential technologies that they may in any industry and any size/type of enterprise environment.