Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP)


Course Description : Delivered on demand, 24/7 access, up to one year.


The IAITAM Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (“CHAMP”) course is designed to address the numerous issues plaguing professionals in managing hardware assets, and 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. It also focuses on one of the least developed processes for asset management, disposal management, and discusses the process for disposal, analysis of the costs and benefits to help you decide the best avenue to pursue, and the pitfalls to avoid.

This class meets the requirements of an accredited course to sit for the ITAM CHAMP exam.  Class includes, classroom materials, exercise files, exam voucher with free retake.  (Exam voucher bundled with course saves you $100)


In This Course You Will Learn How To:

  • Successfully apply IT Asset Management best practices to build and maintain IT hardware assets
  • Identify the practices leading to sustainable Hardware Asset Management programs that maximize value to the organization and meet goals specified
  • Determine and execute next steps, and evaluate success within the organization’s unique culture, strengths and weaknesses




This course is designed for those individuals with minimal to no experience in the field of Hardware Asset Management.




Module 00: Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP)- Course Introduction


Module 01: IT Asset Management (ITAM) Profession Introduction

  • International association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM)
  • 12 Key Process Areas (KPAs) in Certified Hardware Asset Management
  • IT Asset Management as a Profession
  • Exercises: KPAs Assessment & Communication Styles Assessment


Module 02: KPAs Assessment Exercise Discussion



Module 03: Advocating for your IT Asset Management Program

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Policy Management


Module 04: Setting up the Program

  • How to use IBPL
  • The Request and Approval Process
  • What should be standardized


Module 05: Asset Standards

  • Standard Levels
  • Standard Goals
  • What to Manage
  • Exercise: Design Managed Standards List


Module 06: Implementing a Program

  • Corporate Goals
  • Implementing and Measuring the Program
  • Roles Within the Hardware Program


Module 07: Using Automation

  • When to Automate
  • Process Automation
  • Automation Tools


Module 08: Acquisition Processes

  • Asset Selection Process
  • Vendor Selection
  • Product Selection Tools


Module 09: Hardware Negotiations

  • Negotiations Planning
  • Negotiation Skillset
  • It’s All in the Contract


Module 10: Hardware Contracts

  • Leasing
  • Volume Purchase Agreements
  • Managing New Pricing Models
  • Quiz: Acquiring Hardware Assets


Module 11: Vendor Management & Asset Identification

  • Managing Hardware Vendors
  • Outsourcing
  • RFID and Barcoding


Module 12: Managing the Assets during Use

  • Driving Asset Value
  • Service Management and ITAM
  • IMAC
  • Quiz: Assets in Use


Module 13: Managing the Inventory

  • Inventory Management
  • Discovery
  • Tool Functionality
  • Exercise: Building Physical Inventory Plan
  • Exercise Review


Module 14: Data Storage and Inventory Management

  • Asset Repository
  • Necessary Data
  • Data Center Management


Module 15: Reuse

  • End of Life
  • Loss, Theft and Leasing
  • Redeployment


Module 16: Disposal

  • Disposal and E-Waste
  • Governance
  • ITAD Vendors
  • Quiz: End of Life