Here you'll find information on FIPS access, user licences and account reset related information.

Access requests & password resets

Accessing FIPS for the first time? Read this guide.

Technical specification

To maximise the benefits of FIPS, check you have the minimum technical specification and have set up the correct user permissions.

FIPS Licensing

FIPS is a cloud-based solution from Microsoft which will always have the latest features available providing best value for SDS and its customers.  It also requires an annual licence fee for each user. 

Training Providers will be invoiced for the period from 01-04-20 to 31-03-21.  The cost of this will be £278.52 per year (inc. VAT) per user (£23.21 per month).  This is a one off payment charged at the beginning of the financial year.  Any additional licences requested throughout the year will incur a licence fee from the month of creation to March 2021.  This will be at a rate of £23.21 (inc. VAT) per month.  

Training Providers should have requested the correct number of licences as they will not be able to obtain a refund for licences. Should providers have a change of staff they will be able to effectively “exchange” a licence for a different user without additional charge by notifying SDS of the changes using the FIPS User Request Form – In Year Additions and Amendments form below.

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