・CSC (Certified SAM Consultant) Certification Service
CSC (Certified SAM Consultant) is a designation of SAMAC certified consultant. CSC has an ability of guidance and advice to establish and improve SAM. SAMAC trains consultants with the right understanding of Software Asset Management (SAM) in accordance with SAMAC standards, and the ability to guide and advise on its establishment and improvement. To be certified as CSC, you must complete 2.5 days training course and pass “license comprehension exam” and “CSC certification exam”. In addition, having a track record of working on Software Asset Management is one of the certification requirements.
・CSCM (Certified SAM Consultant Master) Certification Service
CSCM (Certified SAM Consultant Master) is a qualification given to a CSC who has attended various CSCM trainings held by SAMAC. CSCM is a senior qualification ranked higher than CSC, with highly practical skill. There are three types of CSCM qualification. i) SAM Maturity Assessment Master, ii) SAM Establish Master, and iii) SAM Operational Improvement Master. CSCM qualification is added to the CSC qualification according to the training that has been taken. Currently, qualifications can be obtained only by attending training, but qualification exams may be introduced after training in the future. The CSCM who have attended the three types of training and obtained the Operational Improvement Master is eligible to take the exam of CSCT (Certified SAM Consultant Trainer), which is the highest level of the CSC qualification system. CSCT is a qualification that can hold such as CSC training courses and CSCM training by themselves independently.
・CSCC (Certified SAM Consultant Corporation) Certification Service
CSCC (Certified SAM Consultant Corporation) is a company certified by SAMAC, that can provide guidance and advice on development and improving SAM. To be certified as a CSCC, an organization must meet certain criteria, such as the number of CSCs who works for the organization, consulting experience in SAM, and quality management systems of the organization. If the organization desires to carry out the SAMAC Maturity Assessment and obtain the Maturity Certification, those assessment must be performed by CSCC.
・CLM (Certified License Manager) Certification Service
The SAMAC License Manager (CLM: Certified License Manager) is a training and qualification for all software licensing professionals who wants to obtain a basic knowledge of software license. This program was launched in November 2014. Basic knowledge of software licensing is necessary for license management, license procurement in the organization, license sales, and license design for IT services planning. From procurement to disposal, software needs to be designed and managed in the life cycle. This training will include lectures and workshops on basic knowledge of licensing, basic concepts of major vendor licenses, and licensing and procurement concepts. In this training, you will be given homework in advance, so please prepare for it. The training is one day. At the end of the training, a comprehension test is conducted. The pass / fail of the exam will be announced later. The training will be held 3-4 times a year. In the future, CLM meetings and other information provision will be planned for those who pass the CLM. If you are interested in this program, please contact us.
・SAM Maturity Assessments for User Companies
If CSC or CSCC assessed the organization's SAM maturity based on the SAMAC’s SAM Maturity Assessment, then SAMAC will certify the evaluated maturity and issue a certificate, if needed. Organizations that receive the certificate can show their certified maturity to their business partners and software vendors.