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(Last Modified:16-Oct-2019)


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This course picks up from the fundamentals and applications courses by emphasizing the application of processes, techniques, and estimate interpretation throughout the development of a Life Cycle Cost Estimate. The course addresses a more advanced level of estimate definition and planning, data collection, data normalization, formulation techniques, review, presentation, and documentation. More advanced parametric, analogy, expert opinion, non-parametric analysis, and cost improvement curves cost estimating techniques are described and practiced. Computations are done using spreadsheets and automated cost estimating tools.
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Target Attendees
Mid-level Cost Estimators
  • BCF 110, Fundamentals of Business Financial Management
  • BCF 132, Applied Cost Analysis
  • EVM 101, Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    BCE 204 Intermediate Cost Analysis Q2B 01-Oct-2018
    BCF 204 Intermediate Cost Analysis Q2B 01-Oct-2018
    Course Length
    9.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits YES
    PDS Code ZZA
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   6.5
    Continuous Learning Points  65
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • BUS-CE Level I Certification is REQUIRED along with 3 years experience in acquisition Cost Estimating
  • Competence with Microsoft Excel and in algebra along with the completion of BCF 206, BCF 221, BCF 225, CLB 026, CLB 030, CLB 035, CLB 038, CLB 042, and CLE 035 prior to registration is recommended.
  • Participants must provide and be familiar with a scientific calculator.
  • Pre-work required (approx. 4 hours) / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public Blackboard.