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Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management (PCILM) | Classroom Course
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PCILM IBM License Management

Course level: PCILM | Practitioner Certificate Course

Day 1: Overview of Basic IBM License Management Course (classroom course and online on-demand option)
Managing IBM license compliance can be challenging for even the most experienced IT asset managers. And the dynamic nature of IBM software licensing requires a continuous review of IBM compliance management processes and practices.

This course will help you learn about critical areas of IBM licensing and develop a practical approach to creating reliable IBM license compliance reports. We will illustrate key concepts and pitfalls using exercises based on real-life customer scenarios. At the completion of this course, you will have in-depth knowledge on how to effectively determine your IBM license entitlements, deployment and compliance position using all available resources.

What you'll learn
Using a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises, we cover the following topics:

  • Background information on IBM product portfolio and agreement types
  • General processes for determining entitlement and deployment quantities
  • Discussion of key IBM license metrics such as PVUs and Authorized Users
  • Steps to create an IBM license compliance report
  • IT asset management and SAM tools: How they can be used, and what are their limitations
  • How to prepare for and manage an IBM license compliance audit
  • Introduction to specialty topics such as sub-capacity licensing, ILMT, advanced metrics, backup/temporary use
  • Real-life cases on what can go wrong during an IBM license audit
  • Discussion of useful online resources

Day 2: Overview of Advanced IBM License Management Course (classroom course and online on-demand option)
Managing IBM license compliance can be challenging for even the most experienced IT asset managers. And the dynamic nature of IBM software licensing requires a continuous review of IBM compliance management processes and practices. Day 2 builds on the basic concepts covered in day 1.

What you'll learn
Using a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises, we cover the following topics:

  • Review of detailed audit procedures for common license metrics and products, such as Cognos, DB2, Lotus, Rational, WebSphere and Tivoli
  • Common licensing grey areas, and how to mitigate license compliance risk
  • IBM license compliance management in large organizations
  • Real-life cases providing examples on how to effectively deal with an IBM license audit
  • In-depth discussion on specialty topics such as sub-capacity licensing, less common license metrics/products, recent licensing changes

Day 2 will include various hands-on exercises using case studies. Attendees are invited to indicate specific topics of interest. Click here for a detailed course outline.

The expert instructor
Koen is an independent consultant and founder of SolarCom, based in Belgium, focusing on IBM software licensing. Previously, he worked for a big-four audit firm conducting software license reviews at many of IBM's largest European customers. At Solarcom, Koen advises companies on how to manage IBM license compliance. For more on Koen, click here.

Course format
The course length is 1.5 days. Day 1 runs from from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Day 2 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Complete the course and take the optional two-hour exam online. The exam is included in the course fee. Students passing the test will receive IBSMA's PCILM certificate.

The course is also available for on-site instruction. See online on-demand option below.

Dates and times
Select the sessions from the options above or select the online on-demand option.

Materials and class size
All course materials are provided. Space is limited to 20 people. If the minimum number of registrations is not attained we may cancel or defer this class. Classes are typically confirmed a minimum of two weeks in advance of the course date. We are not responsible for travel-related expenses incurred in the event of a change.

Contact
Contact Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925 for further information.

Cost
Use coupon 508 and pay by credit card to save 10% off the registration fee. Add to cart and click on coupon code on shopping cart. Valid for registrations submitted 14 days in advance of the course date. Coupon 508 not eligible for use with online on-demand course.

Online on-demand option
This is an edited recording of the live classroom course. The on-demand course covers the same material as the classroom course, although. You may pause the recording to complete the exercises, which are included in the course materials. The instructor will complete the exercises during the recorded class. The online on-demand recording runs approximately 7.5 hours. See online on-demand course details.