BCE 0230 Introduction to Software Cost Estimation
This Online Training (OLT) course, BCE 0230, Introduction to Software Cost Estimation, provides an overview of DoD’s policy, guidance, and application of software cost estimating, and enables the business or program manager to determine if an estimate is realistic and defendable.
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Target Attendees
Intended for those requiring basic familiarization and requirements information regarding the steps of software cost estimating, typically DOD Acquisition professionals in the following functional areas: Business-Cost Estimating (BUS-CE), Business-Financial Management (BUS-FM), Program Management (PM), Life Cycle Logistics (LCL), and Engineering & Technical Management (ETM)
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 4 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Distance Learning
Equivalent Courses  N/A
ACE Recommended Credits  None
PDS Code  H1Y
Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
Pre-work required   No
First Offering  1/11/2023
Continuous Education Units  0
Continuous Learning Points
Reservist Retirement Points 1  
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Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
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  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).