BCF 132V Applied Cost Analysis
 Description
Expanding on the techniques learned in the Fundamentals of Cost Analysis (BCF 130), this virtual instructor led training (VILT) course focuses on developing cost estimates with an emphasis on life cycle cost estimates. Learning methodologies include interactive presentations, group discussion, cost analysis using MS Excel, and a continuing exercise of a Major Defense Acquisition Program. The course also exposes students to current developments in data collection.
Objectives
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Target Attendees
Cost Estimators and those who use cost estimates to prepare budgets, manage acquisition programs, evaluate and negotiate contract proposals, or want to learn cost-estimating basics.
Prerequisite(s)
Required:
  • BCF 130, Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    BCF 131 Applied Cost Analysis B07 01-Oct-2021
    ▲ OR ▼
    BCF 107 Applied Cost Analysis JH2 01-Oct-2018
    ▲ OR ▼
    BCF 101 Fundamentals of Cost Analysis Q1A 01-Oct-2018
    Course Length
    See Notes
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  YES
    PDS Code  Z2E
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  5.3
    Continuous Learning Points 53 
    Reservist Retirement Points o  
    Notes
  • THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO DOD EMPLOYEES DUE TO THE USE OF RESTRICTED SOFTWARE.
  • Walk-ins NOT authorized.
  • Competence in algebra II (high school level), knowledge of natural logarithms, exponentiation, and an inverse key and the use of a calculator is necessary for those taking this course.

  • Access your Agency specific registration site for the course schedule.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via Cisco Webex/MS Teams, supplemented with Blackboard and e-mail.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date and should not schedule themselves for any other work-related activity while participating in this class.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.