BCF 216 Applied Operating and Support Cost Analysis

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(Last Modified:11-Mar-2020)


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The course covers the basic concepts and methodologies needed to develop operating and support (O&S) cost estimates. Emphasis is on the cost estimating techniques that are more commonly used in an O&S estimate; especially those that are not as widely used outside of an O&S estimate. Students will focus on understanding the elements of the O&S Cost Estimating Structure. The course culminates with students creating and justifying a small O&S estimate.
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Target Attendees
Early and mid-career Cost Estimating professionals and mid to late career Logisticians. Also, anyone who is involved either directly or indirectly with the cost issues surrounding the usage, maintenance and serviceability of military equipment
Predecessor Course(s)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
BCF 215 Operating and Support Cost Analysis Q2H 01-Oct-2020
Course Length
4.5 classroom days
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Instructor Led Training
Equivalent Courses None
ACE Recommended Credits YES
PDS Code ZB5
Fulfillment Eligible N/A
Continuing Education Units   2.6
Continuous Learning Points  26
Reservist Retirement Points  0
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Registration for this course is RESTRICTED to DoD personnel only.
  • This course is heavy in the use of quantitative analysis methods. Competence in algebra and Microsoft Excel is essential.
  • Completion of ACQ 101, BCF 130 and 132 is strongly recommended.
  • Participants must provide and be familiar with a scientific calculator.