BCF 131 Applied Cost Analysis
 Description
THIS COURSE REPLACED BY BCF 132 1 OCT 2019

Expanding on the techniques they learned in the Fundamentals of Cost Analysis, this course works 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 case study of an ongoing Major Defense Acquisition Program. The course will also expose students to current developments in data collection.
Objectives
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Target Attendees
Level 1 Business Cost Estimators and 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.
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
    None None None None
    Course Length
    10 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  None
    PDS Code  B07
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  5.7
    Continuous Learning Points 57 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
    Notes
  • THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO DOD EMPLOYEES DUE TO THE USE OF RESTRICTED SOFTWARE
  • 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.