Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.5 Administration

CODE: SYM_00033748

LENGTH: 16 Hours (2 days)

PRICE: £1,350.00


The Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.5
Administration course is designed for professionals
tasked with using Asset Management Suite (AMS) to
manage their software and hardware resources in their
organizations. This two-day, instructor-led, hands-on
course teaches students the underlying components and
concepts of the Symantec Management Platform along
with the Symantec Management Console that is used by
AMS to perform its management functions. Students
learn how to use AMS software solutions to manage
their software, account for and track assets, and to
manage license compliance. Students also learn how to
use the platform consoles and reports to analyze and
monitor their environment.


  • Discover and import computer and user resources that you want to manage
  • Gather hardware, software and operating system inventory
  • Remotely manage computers
  • Maintain a software repository
  • Deliver software to managed computers
  • Meter and track software on managed computers
  • Distribute software updates to managed computers
  • Establish and maintain relationships between assets
  • Employ contracts and procurement processes
  • Analyze gathered data using predefined & custom reports.


  • A basic understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (7, 8, 10, 2008, 2012) OS and optionally Linux and Mac OS.
  • Management Suite 8.5 Administration course, it is strongly recommended that you complete the following ITMS Fundamentals web-based training modules:
    • Symantec Management Platform & ITMS Overview
    • Basic Architecture Overview
    • Installation and Configuration
    • Understanding Organizational Views and Groups
    • Managing Targets and Filters
    • Managing Policies, Jobs and Tasks


Module 1: Identifying Relationships Between Assets

  • Planning the Asset Management System
  • Preparing Resources § Populating Resources
  • Asset Automation & Maintenance
  • Reporting on Resources

Module 2: Understanding Software License Compliance

  • Software Asset Management Overview
  • Recording Software Licenses
  • Inventory of Software Installation and Usage
  • Comparing Licenses with Inventory
  • Remediation of Software License Discrepancies

Module 3: Managing Contracts and Procurement

  • Contract and Procurement Overview
  • Working with Contracts
  • Working with Procurement

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