Technology Business Management (TBM) APMG Certification

Course 1242

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

This course covers the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandate requiring the adoption of Technology Business Management (TBM) across the Federal Government.

Completing this course will enable you to leverage authoritative data with automation and move away from the manual, time-consuming self-reporting that currently burdens federal agencies.

TBM Certification Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Class

  • Online

  • Upskill your whole team by bringing Private Team Training to your facility.

TBM Certification Training Information

In this course, you will:

  • Describe the legislative oversight process that brought us to TBM Implementation
  • Prepare to explain the benefits and fundamentals of TBM at your agency
  • Develop a TBM implementation roadmap and apply it within your organization
  • Integrate and leverage the advantages of Technology Business Management into Federal IT
  • Learn about program management and federal budgeting
  • Integrate TBM concepts with practical risk management
  • Leverage TBM to benefit your agency’s federal IT program management and program oversight with proper metrics and KPIs
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching

Exam Information

This APMG exam will be invigilated during class by your instructor.

TBM Certification Training Outline

The TBM Certification has been created by APMG and Learning Tree International. 

Who should attend?

The course and certification are aimed at anyone within a Federal Agency that will be part of the team designated to assist with implementing Technology Business Management practices. This could include:

  • OCIO Staff
  • IT Program and Project Managers
  • OCFO Staff
  • Acquisition Staff

Exam Information

  • 40 questions
  • 60 minute exam
  • Pass mark – 70% (28 marks)
  • Closed book

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Appreciate the critical nature of IT investments in the federal government
  • Comprehend the basics of Technology Business Management (TBM) and how it relates to CPIC and FITARA success
  • Leverage TBM to benefit your agency’s federal IT management
  • Integrate TBM within program and project management

In this module, you will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of activity-based costing and how it is linked to TBM
  • Become familiar with the TBM taxonomy, model, and tools, and explore how these are linked to FITARA and CPIC processes

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Move beyond theory to practice
  • Use cost allocation strategies
  • Move from vendor billing to mission costs
  • Work with TBM cost allocation

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Support the achievement of the goals of FITARA through TBM
  • Support IT management activities, such as strategic planning, IT governance, and performance metrics through TBM
  • Integrate TBM into Program Management Activities

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and engage stakeholders
  • Identify what your stakeholders care about
  • Implement change management for TBM Implementation Success

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Integrate IT program management within the context of the federal budget process
  • Leverage TBM concepts to support IT investment planning and mission value

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Explore project management within a TBM framework
  • Define TBM and project data needs
  • Perform a detailed analysis of project health and foster transparency through TBM principles
  • Practice hands-on project management with TBM principles

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TBM Certification Training FAQs

No, the course will provide the background needed to successfully gain the knowledge needed to understand the fundamentals of implementing TBM. Basic knowledge of Federal budget processes and Capital Planning and Project Management skills is helpful.

No, this training is not affiliated with the TBM Council training.

Learning Tree’s course is written with federal government employees in mind. The Learning Tree course covers not only TBM fundamentals but TBM implementation and integration with Federal agency procedures. The addition of the learning objectives targeting the evolution and application of TBM in government, along with practical exercises enable the Learning Tree course to provide more value to federal employees and contractors.

Yes, your exam sessions will be facilitated within the course timetable, and your online exam will be invigilated by your class Instructor.

No, the course is designed for you to take your exams during the course, which is the most optimal time for exam success. If you wish to take your exams post-class, you will need to contact our Customer Service team to arrange this.

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