Acquisition Management Advanced Study Course

Acquisition Management is the gatekeeper for the application of ITAM strategies determined by an organization, including policies, standards and lifecycle processes. An effective IT Acquisition Process empowers the rest of an ITAM program by applying process, determining pathways for exceptions and generating the initial records for the IT assets before an acquisition is even complete.

The Acquisition Management Advanced Training Course is based on the information and practices contained in the IBPL Acquisition Management Volume 10, which asserts the Acquisition Manager to be the “gatekeeper” for the application of all IT Asset Management strategies. Simply put, all IT assets should be ordered through the processes controlled by an Acquisitions Department.

A well-defined Acquisition Process follows an established policy for purchasing IT assets in the most cost-effective, productive, disciplined and predictive manner possible that is in line with an organization’s business objectives.

This course examines how a mature IT Asset Acquisition Process empowers the IT Asset Manager to function effectively while obtaining the best value in every IT asset purchase. The course also shows specific criteria concerning requirement and selection guidelines, formal product reviews, approval process, negotiations and contract development processes.

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Price: $495.00

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The Certificate of Advanced Study is earned after completing two advanced study courses through the online platform. Courses contain a series of video lectures, access to full time instructors as needed, review of ITAM concepts, and a self-evaluation exercise that both brings the materials together and provides immediate business value for you and your organization.

Advanced study programs are offered online and offer learners:

  • The convenience of a flexible schedule
  • 24-hour, 7-day-a-week access to courses
  • Attendance from the privacy of your home, office, or anywhere with an internet connection

Learners work with books from the IAITAM Best Practice Library and online study guides to perform coursework that is submitted to instructors for evaluation and feedback.

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  • Introduction to IAITAM
  • The instructor and facility
  • IT Asset Management Code of Ethics
  • Acquisition Management Components
  • Key Personnel Roles
  • Dependencies and Relationships
Discussion and sample projects include:
  • Contract Review
  • Negotiation Practices
  • Acquisition Forms
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Request for Information (RFI)
  • Acquisition Process
  • Request Process
  • Approval Process
  • Redeployment Process
  • Asset Selection Process
  • Identify Suppliers
  • Justification Process
  • Key Vendors
  • Lease Process
  • Technology that will enhance the Acquisition Process Area
  • Executive buy-in
This Advanced Study course consists of the following:
  • IAITAM Best Practice Library Volume 10, Acquisition
  • Series of video lectures
  • Review of ITAM concepts
  • Self-evaluation exercise that incorporates best practices to uncover immediate business value for you and your organization

Courses extend learning opportunities through peer-to-peer interaction. Peer-to-peer learning is what happens in an learning environment where learners (most of them working professionals) interact regularly with one another to share insights and experiences. Each course has an online discussion component guided by course instructors where learners share insights and opinions relative to the course material. Learners have the opportunity to gain significantly from the vast experiences of the instructors and other professionals. Some form lasting friendships that benefit both parties professionally.

Once registered, you will receive an email with further instructions. Course access will be open for 30 calendar days following registration. 

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