Certified Sourcing Governance Foundation

Below is the overview for Certified Sourcing Governance Foundation:

  • The Sourcing Governance Foundation course provides a basic knowledge of what the main concepts of outsourcing and sourcing governance are and how they can be applied.
  • Best practice shows that implementing and operating a Sourcing Governance Function will require staff awareness and understanding of the key principles and concepts of outsourcing and sourcing governance.
  • In this course an interactive approach is used combining lecture, discussion and exercises.

Target audience for this Certified Sourcing Governance Foundation are:

  • Our Sourcing certification is designed for all professionals with a role or aspiring to a role in managing IT services.
  • Professionals at both clients and providers in the IT industry who have little experience in outsourcing and who want to get a kick-start on this topic.


 Some experience working in an IT organization is recommended.

Exam Details:

  • Number of questions: 40
  • Duration of Exam: 1 hour
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice
  • Mode of Exam: Closed book
  • Passing Score: 70% (28 out of 40)
  • Paper based exam

Following are the course contents for Certified Sourcing Governance Foundation:

  • Introduction to Outsourcing and Governance, Sourcing Strategy, Scoping the outsourcing opportunity, Selection of providers and Due Diligence, Contracting the services
  • Transition, Demand Supply Governance, Implementing a Demand Supply Organization, feedback session and exam.

The following are the benefits for an Certified Sourcing Governance Foundation:

Benefits for Individuals:

  • Develop positive, long-term, results-driven relationships with external service providers.
  • Gain exposure to and general knowledge of the basic principles and skills of the outsourcing industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge against an independently developed set of industry-wide standards.
  • Understand the challenges of implementing and operating a sourcing governance function.
  • Earn PMI PDUs and IAOP certification points.

Benefits for Organization:

  • Restore managerial control and manage risk on the part of providers.
  • Deliver improved management of sourcing IT projects resulting in better, more consistent results.
  • Encourage staff awareness and understanding of key principles and concepts of outsourcing and sourcing governance.
  • Understand the changing role of the IT organization when outsourcing and act accordingly.
  • Reduce costs, focus on core competencies, shorten time to market and improve quality of service through effective management of outsourcing.