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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Weapon Systems   Participates in an IPT delivering a weapon system, C2/network-centric system, or space system.
  Performs financial and status reporting and basic logistic activities.
  Supports pre-award contract activities and workload planning and scheduling.
Services  Assists in acquisition planning, assessing risk (technical, cost and schedule), and contract tracking and performance evaluation.
Business Mgt Systems/IT  Participates in a business process IPT, fundamentals of enterprise integration, and outcome-based performance measures.
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training  ACQ 1010  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
 Functional Training   ENG 101  Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  CLB 007  Cost Analysis
  CLV 016  Introduction to Earned Value Management
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 1 year of acquisition experience with cost, schedule, and performance responsibilities

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Wpn Sys Services Bus Mgt/IT
  CLC 011 Contracting for the Rest of Us
  CLL 011 Performance Based Logistics (PBL)  
  LOG 100 Life Cycle Logistics Fundamentals  
  PMT 0170 Risk Management
  TST 102 Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation    
 Baccalaureate degree, preferably with a major in engineering, systems management, or business administration
 One (1) acquisition experience (in addition to core certification experience)
1 The Core Certification Standards section lists the training and/or education and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level for this career field within 24 months of assignment.
2 An "(R)" following a course title indicates the course is delivered as resident-based instruction.
21 A virtual instructor-led version of a course is available, the course number is noted by the “V” after the course ID. The “V” course is acceptable in lieu of the (R) version of the course. For example, ACQ 203V is acceptable in lieu of ACQ 203. A separate concept card is available at: