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ASL®2 Certification - Application Services Library

The discipline of successful application management has become increasingly important as organizations are challenged to keep their complex portfolios of applications up-to-date, up-and-running and under control. As applications are released on an increasingly frequent basis, the pressure to keep up has never been greater.

The Application Services Library (ASL®), developed by the ASL BiSL Foundation, provides guidance with supporting best practices for application management in the broadest sense of the term.

There are many methodologies supporting IT management. Application management has received little consideration over the years in contrast to application development and IT service management. ASL bridges this gap.

Benefits for Individuals

  • Recognition as a professionally qualified application management practitioner.
  • Better understanding of the processes involved in the execution of application management from operations to strategy.
  • Ideas to improve how application management is currently executed.
  • Improved ability to bridge the gap between application management and the neighbouring domains of business information management, application development and IT services management.

Benefits for Organizations

  • A structured professional approach to application management that interfaces with and complements other frameworks such as BiSL®, COBIT®5, ITIL®.
  • Statement of intent that underlines quality improvement and professionalization programmes.
  • Improved image of the often undervalued application management function.
  • Better service and fewer surprises for business managers and end users.
  • Improved manageability and auditability of activities.
  • Better insight into costs and benefits related to application management.

Foundation Level

ASL certification is aimed at practitioners, managers, process consultants, and quality managers in the application management domain who want to raise the quality of their application management processes, skills and relationships with the partners in their ‘ecosystem’.

Exam Format

  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • 26 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) - 65%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed-book.