BCF 216

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(Last Modified:27-Sep-2018)


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The course covers the basic concepts and methodologies needed to develop operating and support 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
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  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    BCF 215 Operating and Support Cost Analysis Q2H 01-Oct-2020
    Course Length
    4.5 classroom days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits None
    PDS Code ZB5
    DAU Public (material/prework) 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 BCF 130 and 131 is strongly recommended as well as ACQ 101.
  • Participants must provide and be familiar with a scientific calculator.