Are You Interested in Becoming a Truly Competent IT Asset Manager?
How about a significantly more effective software asset manager? Competencies can be viewed as the total accumulation of knowledge, skills, capabilities, and experience that IT asset managers bring to bear on building their careers as well as in effectively fulfilling their job responsibilities. Truly competent professionals can reach far beyond the limitations of narrowly focused certifications. At The Institute we help build the pros...
We've Changed the Definition of IT Asset Management Competency!
At The Institute, we believe that many certificate programs have reversed the professional development process--freezing practitioners in a cycle of rote memorization and minimalist certificates that limit our potential for genuinely growing the professions and our own careers. Typical training programs begin with a wide topic (such as software asset management), then attempt to shovel information into the certification void.
The Institute programs are unique in the industry because they are the first to focus on the actual proven competencies necessary to build an effective technology asset management environment--and/or an IT asset management-related career--from the bottom up.
Instead of beginning with the wide topic (software asset management), members of The Institute took a more strategic perspective and identified the specific competencies (knowledge, skills, capabilities, & experience) that a practitioner needs to become a genuinely effective software asset manager, IT asset manager, or other ITAM practitioner--and we train to those competencies. As practitioners build their unique portfolio of competencies, they apply them to the entire range of the technology asset management process framework--without limiting themselves to a single narrow (or proprietary) view of what's "standard."
Competency: Practitioners Either Know the Information, or They Don't!
For Example: In the average Software Asset Management (SAM) certificate training session the participant might receive less than 30 minutes of instruction covering the 40+ types of software licenses that exist in the industry today. However, with The Institute programs, our membership has identified a clear understanding of software license types as a core competency. Result? That same practitioner, while working toward a single Institute credential, would have access to anywhere from 2 to 6 hours of knowledge detailing software license types.
Do the Math: The Institute's Differences are Clear
Do you want another aspect that differentiates The Institute Credentials from typical "take & test" certificates? Take a look at your existing certification. Count up the number of minutes--yes, minutes--you spent on each of the competencies that came together to enable you to truly function as an effective professional in the field. Then compare those minutes to the competency requirements for an Institute Credential. Which practitioner is more fully qualified to perform the job?