EXIN ITAMOrg IT Asset Management Foundation

IT asset management (ITAM) is the set of business practices that join financial, contractual and inventory functions to support life cycle management and strategic decision making for the IT environment. Assets include all elements of software and hardware that are found in the business environment.

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IT is business critical for any organization and handling of contracts, licenses, economy and technology require skills across traditional professional boundaries. Responsibility for the significant values ​​and risks associated with IT often end up in a gap between financial-, contract- and IT-management. IT Asset Management (ITAM) forms an important element in a business strategy enabling cost control, risk reduction and improved business value in the IT asset lifecycle.

Scope and Concept

IT Asset Management Foundation (ITAMF.EN) is a certification that validates a professional’s knowledge on managing the IT assets as part of an organization’s strategy, compliance and risk management. The content covered by the certification is based upon the philosophy of ITAMOrg, membership organization and thought leader in the area of IT Asset Management.

IT Asset Management Foundation covers the four key areas of IT Asset Management: Hardware Asset Management, including “mobile devices”; Software Asset Management; Services & Cloud Asset Management and People & Information Asset Management, including "Bring Your Own Device". Context - The certificate IT Asset Management Foundation is part of the EXIN ITAMOrg qualification program and has been developed in cooperation with international experts in the field.

Target group

IT Asset Management Foundation is intended for all key personnel in the organization involved in the IT lifecycle. Whilst this certification has an IT focus, it has been specifically designed for non-IT personnel in mind. Specific roles/responsibilities could include (but are not limited to):

  • Overall management
  • IT Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • IT Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Process Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Security Manager

Requirements for certification
Pass the related EXIN exam. An accredited training IT Asset Management Foundation is highly recommended.

Examination details

  • Examination type: Computer-based or paper-based multiple-choice questions
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Pass mark: 65%
  • Open book/notes: No
  • Electronic equipment/aides permitted: No
  • Time allotted for examination: 60 minutes
  • The Rules and Regulations for EXIN’s examinations apply to this exam.

Training Group size
The maximum number of participants is 16.

Contact hours
The minimum number of contact hours for this training course is 16. This includes group assignments, exam preparation and short breaks. This number of hours does not include homework, logistics for exam preparation and lunch breaks.

Indicative study effort

60 hours, depending on existing knowledge