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This course emphasizes the application of the cost estimating process, cost analysis techniques, and estimate interpretation through the development of a Life Cycle Cost Estimate. The course addresses estimate definition and planning, data collection, data normalization, formulation, review and presentation, and documentation. Estimating techniques such as parametric, analogy, expert opinion, non-parametric analysis, and cost improvement curves are discussed in more depth. Computations are done using scientific calculators, spreadsheets and automated cost estimated integrated tools.

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Target Attendees
Intermediate and advanced cost estimators.
  • BCF 103, Fundamentals of Business Financial Management
  • BCF 106, Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
  • BCF 131, Applied Cost Analysis
  • EVM 101, Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
  • Intermediate level of competence with Microsoft excel or similar spreadsheet
  • Algebra competence is essential

  • BCF 206, Cost Risk Analysis
  • BCF 220, Acquisition Business Management Concepts
  • BCF 225, Acquisition Business Management Concepts Application
  • CLB 023, Software Cost Estimating
  • CLB 026, Forecasting Techniques
  • CLB 029, Rates
  • CLB 030, Data Collection and Sources
  • 2 years of acquisition experience in cost estimating, financial management, or the earned value analysis job series is recommended
  • Some familiarity with probability and statistics is beneficial
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    BCE 204 Intermediate Cost Analysis Q2B 01-Oct-2018
    BCF 204 Intermediate Cost Analysis Q2B 01-Oct-2018
    Course Length
    9.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits None
    PDS Code ZZA
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  0
    Reservist Retirement Points  
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Participants must provide and be familiar with a scientific calculator.