Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Cost Estimator   
Core Certification Standards (Required for DAWIA certification.)
 Acquisition Training   The virtual or "V" version of a course noted by the "V" after the course number in the course ID is acceptable in lieu of the (R) version of a course.
  ACQ 2020  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
  ACQ 2030  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)
 Functional Training   Functional Training Identified at Level 1 as well as:
  BCF 206  Cost Risk Analysis (R)
  BCF 216  Applied Operating and Support Cost Analysis (R)
  BCF 221  Intermediate Financial Management Concepts
  BCF 225  Acquisition Business Management Application (R)
  BCF 230  Intermediate Cost Analysis (R)
  BCF 250  Applied Software Cost Estimating (R)
  CLB 026  Forecasting Techniques
  CLE 076  Introduction to Agile Software Acquisition
 Education   Baccalaureate degree (any field of study)
  3 semester credit hours from a calculus course
  21 semester credit hours in any combination of the following fields of study: operations research, economics, mathematics, chemistry, physics or other sciences where the utilization of advanced mathematical skills in geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, and/or quantitative analysis
 Experience   4 years of acquisition experience in cost estimating

Core Plus Development Guide (Desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Operations Research Analyst
  BCF 209 Acquisition Reporting for MDAPs and MAIS (R)  
  BCF 275 Applied Business Analysis Techniques (R)  
  CLE 041 Software Reuse  
  CLE 301 Reliability and Maintainability  
  CON 170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis (R)  
  EVM 263 Principles of Schedule Management (R)  
  ISA 220 Risk Management Framework (RMF) for the Practitioner  
  LOG 0150 Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)  
  LOG 1000 Life Cycle Logistics Fundamentals  
  PMT 0120 Program Scheduling  
  PMT 0140 Team Management and Leadership  
  PMT 2520 Program Management Tools Course, Part I  
  PMT 2570V Program Management Tools Course  
  Baccalaureate degree in engineering, statistics, or other Math intensive field of study
  Baccalaureate degree in engineering, statistics, or other Math intensive field of study
  4 years of acquisition experience in Cost Estimating
  4 years of acquisition experience in Cost Estimating
2 An "(R)" following a course title indicates the course is delivered as instructor-led/resident-based instruction.
21 If a virtual instructor-led version of a course is available, the course number is noted by the ā€œVā€ after the course ID. The ā€œVā€ course is acceptable in lieu of the (R) version of the course. For example, ACQ 2030V is acceptable in lieu of ACQ 2030. A separate concept card is available at: https://icatalog.dau.edu/icatalog_home.aspx