Certified Hardware Asset Manager Professional

​Onsite courses
Minimum 5 and Maximum 10 delegates


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

Emphasis is placed on identifying the policies that enhance lifecycle management. In general, policies are only effective if developed by a cross-section of the impacted departments, are reviewed frequently to remain current and are consistently communicated and enforced.

There are so many ways that Hardware Asset Management can benefit an organisation. In today's economy and the reduction of IT budgets, finding those savings are more important than ever. Organisations that had never heard of asset management are now educating their staff and implementing the business practices in order to maximize every dollar spent.

The best measure of success for the Hardware Asset Manager is capturing these savings and showing the percentage of total IT hardware budget that was freed up to fund other projects in the organisation.

Course materials will be supplied direct from IAITAM digitally and consists of the following components:

In the CHAMP course you will receive the following:

  • CHAMP Course Manual

  • CHAMP Study Guide

  • CHAMP Course Presentation Slide Book



This course is designed for individuals with minimal to no experience in the field of Hardware Asset Management. It is essential learning for beginning IT Asset Managers and other IT professionals involved in asset management, resource budgeting, finance, software licensing, contract management and strategic planning.

The course summary and agenda are available below.

Although there are no prerequisites, some knowledge of contracts and hardware life-cycle management is encouraged.



​Designed to address the various challenges plaguing IT professionals in managing hardware assets, this two day training course follows the lifecycle of IT hardware assets beyond the scope of cradle to grave and discusses the business practices that can best be used to manage those assets efficiently and cost-effectively.


Day One                         

  • Introduction to IAITAM

  • Instructor Introduction

  • Student introductions

  • ITAM Code of Ethics

  • Communication and Education Management Overview

  • Policy Management in Hardware Asset Management

  • Ore Processes for Effective Policy Management

  • Self-Assessment and Action Planning

  • Setting Up the Hardware Asset Management Program Hardware Asset Management Standards

  • Planning and Implementing Change

  • Measuring Success


Day Two                         

  • Procurement Through Acceptance Processes

  • Negotiations and Pricing Structures

  • Vendor Management

  • Receiving - Centralization, Tagging Methodologies, Defective Equipment, Outsourcing

  • Managing The Life Of The Asset

  • Support Infrastructure - Policies, Developing Life Cycle Processes And Procedures

  • Working With The Help Desk - Tools, Life Cycle Deployment, IT Framework Implementations

  • Managing The Inventory

  • Discovery Tools - Technical Characteristics, Functionality

  • Ownership Repositories - Characteristics, Phased Implementation, Evaluation

  • Choosing The Right Level Of Detail

  • Distribute, Dispose or Redeployment

  • End Of Lease - Asset Tracking, Contractual Implications

  • DataCenter Power Consumption and Green Initiatives

  • Disposal Management - Legislation, Logistics, Data Removal, Documentation, Reuse, De-manufacturing

  • Questions and Review Before Test


The online exam (open book) is available the day after course completion, and is available for 28 days.

Testing requires non-interrupted internet connection and may be taken at any time during the open period; once a test is started, students are required to complete it during that session and are permitted up to 5 hours to complete.

One hundred (100) questions are on the IAITAM CHAMP exam and a pass mark is achieved by attaining 85% or higher. Exam results are available immediately after completing the exam within the IAITAM Exam Center.