BCE 3000 Advanced Cost Estimating
 Description
This highly engaging advanced Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course is designed for students with a minimum of at least six (6) years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience serving in a program office, PEO, Service/Defense agency level, or supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE). Students will apply their experience in managing, leading and reviewing junior cost analysts estimates throughout each phase of the cost estimating process in order to deliver and present a quality defendable product.

This classroom (CLRM) course is designed to foster critical thinking via instructor facilitated discussions, small group exercises, and shared experiences throughout. Students will participate in a continuing case study and guide a hypothetical cost team through a program milestone review process. Students will be required to make difficult but realistic judgement calls often faced by cost estimators today.

Prior to registering for this course individuals attending this course must have a minimum of at least 6 years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience serving in a program office, PEO, Service/Defense agency level, or supporting a program that reports to a SAE in order to actively participate in class discussions and group exercises. Students will be required to pull from professional experience when called on, and share their perspective on various topics as part of the final grade.
Objectives
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Target Attendees
DoD professionals (with a minimum of six (6) years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience prior to registration) with duties serving in one of the following areas:
  • Program Office, PEO, Service/Defense Agency level;
    OR
  • Supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE)
  • Prerequisite(s)
    Required:
    • BCE 2000V, Intermediate Cost Estimating
    • BCE 2500, Cost Assessment Data Enterprise (CADE) 201
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    BCF 331 Advanced Concepts in Cost Analysis ZGK 30-Sep-2024
    Course Length
    4.5 classroom days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits  None
    PDS Code  B4F
    Walk-ins Authorized  No
    Pre-work required   Yes [approx. 3 hour(s)]
    First Offering  4/18/2022
    Continuous Education Units  3
    Continuous Learning Points 30 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
    Historical Allocations  Click here
    Fulfillment Eligible   YES
    Technical Requirements Click Here
    Notes
    • Prior to registering for this course individuals attending this classroom (CLRM) course must have a minimum of at least six (6) years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience serving in a program office, PEO, Service/Defense agency level, or supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE).
    • Familiar reading of the DoD Guides
    • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).