Over the years, organizations have been slapped by audit notices from Software Vendors one after another. Software License Audit agenda has evolved from addressing non-compliance to revenue generating focus over the past few years. Being Ex-Auditors, we have ourselves have witnessed situations where organizations have faced huge penalties despite using best of breed SAM Tools. The Audit methodologies adopted by auditors are aimed at finding evidences that can prove current or historical usage. Additionally, the audit methodology is also aimed at finding systems logs and details that evidence usage type (remote, external user, etc.). This methodology is different from the one used by SAM Tools for operational reporting and hence organizations face surprises all the time.
i. ADVANCED LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING OF LICENSING & CONTRACTS ACROSS MULTIPLE VENDORS
ii. HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING LICENSING INVENTORY & REPORTING
iii. UNDERSTANDING INDUSTRY ECO-SYSTEM
iv. GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF WINDOWS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION, EXCEL, DATA ANALYSIS
v. FAIR KNOWLEDGE OF UNDERSTANDING CONTRACT LEGAL LANGUAGE/TERMS(We recommend attending an Intermediate Level of Licensing Course of XORISK to enable better understanding of this course)
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