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Call for participants – ISO/IEC 19770-1 Certification

ITAM Forum are opening their doors to organisations wishing to certify against the ITAM standard, ISO/IEC 19770-1, for the first time.

Express your interest in ISO/IEC 19770-1 Certification here.

ISO/IEC 19770-1 Certification

Two years in the making

In February 2020 ITAM Forum was a blank sheet of paper. We had two stated objectives, firstly to build a scheme for the standard and secondly to elevate the ITAM industry.

Thank you to all our Members, Patrons and Trustees for their support in getting us this far.

Until now the ITAM standard has been a useful reference for building an ITAM practice. Soon organisations across the globe will be able to measure their conformance in an independent, international, and uniform manner.

The scheme has been built with the kind support of nearly 100 volunteers who comprise our Committee of Experts. Our experts stem from 20 countries and 30+ industries – all with a common goal of bringing the standard to market.

If your organisation wants to explore certification, please express your interest using the form below and a member of the ITAM Forum team will be in touch to explain the next steps.

Express your interest in being certified here

Further reading:

ITAM Forum: Certification Scheme for 19770-1

ISO/IEC 19770-1 Certification – Why get certified?

What value will certification bring? We asked the global ITAM community, and their top answers were as follows (In order of priority):

  1. Demonstrate good governance to internal stakeholders
  2. Demonstrate good governance to external stakeholders
  3. Elevate the reputation of ITAM teams
  4. Benchmark performance against industry peers
  5. Monitor and prevent risks in the future

We’re really excited to bring this certification scheme to market. If you have any questions please give me a shout.

Cheers, Martin

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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