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CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
BUSINESS COST ESTIMATING   LEVEL II
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Cost Estimator  Applies the cost estimating process in the construction of a cost estimate
 
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training   ACQ 202  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
  ACQ 203  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)
 Functional 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.
  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 Cost Estimator
  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
  CLL 015 Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  CLM 012 Program Scheduling
  CLM 014 Team Management and Leadership
  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 100 Life Cycle Logistics Fundamentals
  PMT 252 Program Management Tools Course, Part I
  PMT 257 Program Management Tools Course, Part II
Education
 Baccalaureate degree in engineering, statistics, or other Math intensive field of study
Experience
 4 years of acquisition experience in Cost Estimating
Notes:
1 The Core Certification Standards section lists the training and/or education and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level for this career field within 24 months of assignment.
2 "(R)" following a course title indicates the course is delivered as resident-based instruction.
5 When preparing your IDP, you and your supervisor should consider the training, education, and experience listed in the Core Plus Development Guide at this and the lower level(s) if not already completed.