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Vendor Management defines attributes of maturity in how well you are communicating with, leveraging and negotiating with your vendors. Structural strategies for success include assigning vendor managers internally, following a documented communication protocol and building a library of interactions. Business strategies for lease-versus-buy, outsource-versus-retain, and global consolidation are encompassed in these processes.

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Product Description:
The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is earned by studying two areas of information technology asset management (ITAM). Advanced study courses are built around the world class curriculum developed by the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers.

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

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The Vendor Management Advanced Course of Study is based on the information and practices contained in the IAITAM Best Practice Library (IBPL) Vendor Management volume 9 which defines attributes of maturity in how well an organization communicates with, leverages and negotiates with their vendors.
Vendor Management concerns the policies and processes for interacting with the vendors that provide the organization its IT assets, all the while ensuring maximum return on asset investment and meeting the organizational objectives.

This Advanced Course will cover specifics such as: Vendor consolidation, Due Diligence, Vendor Compliance and much more. With directed focus, we will show that the overall objective of a successful Vendor Management Program is to implement a fair and consistent enterprise-wide strategy to develop and manage vendor relationships that enable adherence to the organizational strategy.


  • Review of ITAM Program Concepts
  • Introduction to the ITAM Professional Code of Ethics
  • Overview of Scope, Roles, and Definitions for this Key Process Area (KPA)
  • Review of KPA Workflow
  • Access to Best Practice Templates & Worksheets
  • Development of Projects to Establish/Improve KPA
  • Review of Available Technology to Support KPA
  • Business Area Assessment Specific to Students Business
  • Development of Buy-in Pitch based upon the Business Assessment

Discussion and sample projects including: Issue Report, Vendor Score Card, Vendor Performance Measure, Vendor Profile and Qualifications, Vendor Project Charter, Vendor Ranking, Vendor Projects, Vendor Crisis Management, Vendor Rules of Engagement, Consolidation Process, Gifts and Gratuities Guidelines, Strategic Vendor Criteria, Vendor Update Process. Technology that will enhance the Vendor Management Process Area, and Executive Buy-in.

This Advanced Study course consists of the following:

  • IAITAM Best Practice Library Volume 9, Vendor Management
  • Series of video lectures
  • Access to full time instructors as needed
  • 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.

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.

Once registered,you will receive an email with further information.

*Specific content is subject to change, reflecting the dynamic evolution of industry activities. IAITAM is not responsible for costs associated with cancellations. All IAITAM courses and content are proprietary and confidential.

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