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Apptio Education Services is proud to be the first Accredited Education Provider for the Technology Business Management (TBM) Council. As an accredited provider, we can deliver the TBM Executive Foundation course which prepares participants for the TBM Council's Certified Technology Business Management Executive (CTBME) examination. 


The TBM Executive Foundation course provides IT and finance leaders (managers, directors, VPs, CXOs) the essential knowledge for running a successful TBM program and for driving a business transformation within IT. This course teaches the importance of TBM for changing the conversations between IT leaders and their business partners, the tools and disciplines needed for TBM, the key roles in the TBM office, TBM stakeholders, TBM metrics for managing business value, and how to use TBM to improve business outcomes. Course participants have the option of taking a certification examination, to earn the CTBME credential and validate their business acumen.


Official TBM Council Course Syllabus: TBM Executive Foundation Syllabus (September 2017) 


Length: 12 hours (exact time depends on the delivery format)


Delivery Format: Virtual Instructor Led or In Person



IT, finance or other business professionals who need a basic understanding of the TBM framework and how it may be used to enhance the business value and outcomes of IT spending, resources and investments.


IT professionals who work for an organization that has adopted TBM and need to be able to contribute to an ongoing TBM program.



To earn certification from the TBM Council, candidates must meet a series of requirements before or after successfully passing the certification exam. Refer to the "Certification Prerequisites" section of TBM Executive Foundation Syllabus (September 2017) 


Recognition Title: Certified Technology Business Management Executive


Price: $1,500 per person for course and examination access.

Note: This course is designed by the TBM Council for IT and finance leaders and is NOT included in the Apptio All Access Education Pass (AAEP) subscription designed for Apptio TBMAs. 


Upcoming Session:




Enrollment: To enroll in a session, email 


Completed Sessions

  • In Person: May 2- 3, 2017, Virginia USA
  • Virtual:  April 18-20, 2017, Online 8:00 AM  - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Virtual: August 29 - 31