By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain why procurement requires basic knowledge of technology.
  • Identify terms related to procuring software, hardware, services, and support.
  • Differentiate between the three types of licenses for procuring software.
  • Determine the relationship between software and hardware.


This self-paced course discusses the basic procurement concepts of the four common IT commodities: software, hardware, services, and support. This course was designed for procurement professionals with little or no knowledge of technology. At the end of the course, students are required to take a 20-question assessment. In order to pass this course, students must score at least a 70% on this assessment. The assessment has real-time feedback built in, so learners know how they do right away. Learners can take as much or as little time as needed to complete this course.


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