BCF 130 Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
Professionals are introduced to policies and techniques used in cost analysis including DoD cost analysis, definition and planning of a cost estimate, data collection and their sources, data normalization, life cycle data analysis, risk and uncertainty, documentation requirements and budgeting considerations. The course also explores the four popular cost estimation techniques of analogy, parametric, engineering, and actual cost.
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Target Attendees
DoD employees responsible for the preparation of materiel system cost estimates. It is also beneficial for individuals who use information from life cycle cost estimates, supervise cost estimators, prepare budgets based on life cycle cost estimates, manage acquisition programs, evaluate and negotiate contract proposals, or want to learn cost-estimating basics.
Predecessor Course(s)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 11 hours to complete this course
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Online Training
Equivalent Courses  None
Availability All
PDS Code  BZ9
Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
Pre-work required   No
First Offering  10/1/2017
ACE Recommended Credits  YES
Continuous Education Units  1.1
Continuous Learning Points 11 
Reservist Retirement Points 3  
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
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  • Completing ACQ 1010 and CLC 024 prior to registering is recommended.
  • Professionals need competence in algebra equal to a second-year high school algebra course as well as knowledge and use of a calculator that has natural logarithms, exponentiation, and an inverse key
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  • All exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. You will have 2 opportunities to retake an exam in its entirety. After a 3rd failure, you will automatically be restarted in the course.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.