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| Exam Topics CoveredThis exam validates the skills necessary for IT professionals to design, implement and optimize a Software Asset Management (SAM) program. Candidates use the SAM Optimization Model to accurately evaluate SAM processes, policies, and tools. Candidates use the model to design solutions that are necessary to implement and improve the management of software assets. |
| Audience ProfileCandidates for this exam should have three years of on-the-job experience in an IT environment. They are familiar with business processes and audit procedures, for example, ITIL SAM-related standards and ISO/IEC 19770 standards that support the SAM life cycle, for example, acquisition, inventory, discovery, deployment, reconciliation, maintenance, and retirement). |
| Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-673: TS: Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM), you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM) |
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