Software Asset Management Expert

Softline Academy

With the Softline Academy, Softline Solutions offers hands-on trainings, all delivered by very experienced consultants. The years of experience they have gained in (international) Software Asset Management trails yields a wealth of knowledge to handle complicated licensing issues. Knowledge that Softline Solutions happily shares with as an IT-professional, to use in your daily activities.

 

Benefit from the summer season by using your time efficiently. In the Softline Summer school you can choose various courses at reduced fees, that take place at the Softline Solutions office in Nieuwegein. When you take a course with more than one colleague, you will get an extra discount.

Licensing basics for Microsoft

The Licensing basics for Microsoft two-day training course provides an introduction to the different licensing models that govern the licensing of Microsoft products. It also focuses on how licences are acquired through the Microsoft licensing programme and the benefits of each programme. The course also looks at how Microsoft licensing fits into and impacts upon the wider Software Asset Management landscape.

Advanced licensing for Microsoft

The Advanced Licensing for Microsoft two-day training course is a valuable extension of our Licensing Essentials for Microsoft course or for delegates who already have some pre-existing knowledge of Microsoft licensing. The course allows delegates to further develop their understanding, providing in-depth learning of complex licensing scenarios and highlighting key areas of consideration when negotiating new agreements.

Furthermore, with many organisations looking at moving to cloud services, this course will provide various options to make the transition a more efficient process.

Licensing basics for IBM

The Licensing basics for IBM one-day training course provides an introduction to the different licensing models that govern the licensing of IBM products. The course also looks at how IBM licensing fits into and impacts upon the wider Software Asset Management landscape.

Licensing basics for Oracle

The Licensing basics for Oracle two-day training course provides the foundation knowledge required to effectively manage your Oracle licensing estate. The Licensing basics for Oracle training course will cover significant elements of Oracle licensing for the Technology (Database, Options and Packs), Middleware and Applications product families. 

The course will run over two days and you will learn:

  • how to properly manage, use and distribute your Oracle systems in accordance with Oracle licensing rules, policies, definitions and underlying software licence and support agreements;
  • how to address the licensing matters related to Oracle Unlimited License Agreements, Pool of Funds Agreements and Acquisitions Agreements (SUN, BEA, Hyperion, PeopleSoft);
  • how the Oracle metrics and rules are used for various different product families and how this affects your Oracle licence estate.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss your own Oracle licensing position and how it could be managed going forward. 

FNMS for Operators

The FlexNet Manager Suite (FNMS) operational training will provide trainees with an overview of generic FNMS functionality as well as an explanation of the most common subjects and options used within FNMS. To ensure that the training caters to the practical side of the license administration a logical distinction between Deployment information – “what I have installed” - and Entitlement information and registration – “what I have bought” – is made within the training course. 
After covering these topics, the training will focus in bringing accurate and complete Entitlement and Deployment information together, to enable the trainees in creating useful views and reports within FNMS, ultimately leading to better insight regarding a License Position for the organisation.

The years of experience and expertise in the field of Software Asset Management combined with the practical knowledge of the SAM tool FlexNet Manager Suite, offers customers a unique advantage in getting to grips with the ins and outs of using FlexNet Manager to reach the next step in a more mature SAM process. Softline Solutions has been awarded for being the most valuable (implementation) partner of the year by Flexera for 5 years in a row. Who better than Softline Solutions to train SAM teams and stakeholders in the use of FlexNet Manager?

At the end of the FNMS Operator training, trainees will be able to use FlexNet Manager on a daily basis to use the FNMS information for their SAM processes. At the end of the FNMS License Manager training, a trainee will be able to provide detailed information for the relevant SAM processes.

The training is offered at a basic level (FNMS Operator) as well as on an advanced level (FNMS License Manager).

FNMS for License Managers
IAITAM Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM)

The IAITAM Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM) course provides a foundation for managing software assets as well as knowledge of the ever changing variables that occur within the field.

IAITAM Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP)

Designed to address the numerous issues plaguing professionals in managing hardware assets, the IAITAM CHAMP (Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional) course follows the lifecycle of IT hardware assets beyond the scope of the cradle to grave analogy. It discusses the business practices that can best be used to manage those assets efficiently and cost-effectively.

IBM audit defense workshop

This practical workshop offers you a clear and practical guide on how to deal with an audit by IBM and, even more important, how to prepare yourself against an audit by IBM. 

Get to grips with the risky applications and licensing metrics, become aware of the possible issues you may face regarding compliancy and find out what you need to do to be as prepared as possible when IBM comes knocking on your door.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for any professional who is involved in the management of IBM licences. The one day IBM audit defense workshop is ideal for IT professionals who are:

  • New to IBM licenses and want to know how to create an ELP licensing
  • Want to learn more how to adhere to IBM’s sub-capacity conditions
  • Want to learn more about what IBM licenses are always interesting from a cost saving perspective and what IBM licenses pose a financial risk if used incorrectly 
Microsoft audit defense workshop

This practical workshop offers you a clear and practical guide on how to deal with an audit by Microsoft and, even more important, how to prepare yourself for an audit by Microsoft. 
Get to grips with the risky applications and licensing models, become aware of the possible issues you may face regarding compliancy and find out what you need to do to be as prepared as possible when Microsoft comes knocking on your door.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for any professional who is involved in the management of Microsoft licences. The one day Microsoft audit defense workshop is ideal for IT professionals who are:

  • New to Microsoft licenses and want to know how to create an ELP licensing
  • Interested to learn more how to ensure the correct usage of your license entitlements
  • Interested to learn more what Microsoft licenses pose a financial risk and how to diminish risks

All trainings are delivered by fully qualified Softline Solutions specialists, that are able to take a real-world approach of your licensing challenges and questions. The courses also cover tips, tricks and gotchas you need to be aware of, that may not be covered in other trainings and workshops. These are based on years of experience with numerous vendor-specific licensing matters Softline Solutions customers have faced over the years. For more information, availability and bookings, you can check our booking website.

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