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New Defense Pricing Tools & Techniques Credential

New Defense Pricing Tools & Techniques Credential

Bill Kobren

In addition to the launch yesterday of the new CLCL 008 Product Support Arrangements Credential, your DAU colleagues are pleased to also announce the deployment of the 42nd defense acquisition credential from our contracting cost and pricing teammates entitled “CCON 017 Pricing Tools and Techniques”.


Available now for student registration, this new credential provides a survey of various pricing tools and techniques available to the workforce to analyze contract proposals. This credential begins with an introductory video, followed by two Coursera guided projects. In the first guided project, the student will learn the basics of using Power BI Desktop software by analyzing data on credit card defaults. In the second guided project, students will learn the basics of using Tableau Public software to visualize Citibike Trips Dataset. By the end of this project, you will have created a few visualizations and a collection of visualizations called a dashboard. Both of these projects simply introduce the student to these data visualization products; if more detailed training is desired, the student can then enroll in CCON 016, Excel for Data Analytics and Visualization. Students will also attend a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course on Advanced Proposal Modeling using Excel. The target audience for this new credential includes defense acquisition workforce members interested in learning more about different software packages that can be used to analyze contractor proposals.

The deployment of this new CCON 017 credential also brings to 42 the total number of multi-disciplinary defense acquisition credentials now available from DAU, which now include:

  • Acquisition Management (9)
    • CACQ 001 Services Acquisition for non-Acquisition Professional Team Members
    • CACQ 002 Services Acquisition for Acquisition Professional Team Members
    • CACQ 004 Introduction to Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Credential
    • CACQ 005 Foundational Earned Value Management Credential
    • CACQ 006 Acquisition Law & Policy
    • CACQ 007 Category Management Credential
    • CACQ 008 Foundational Intellectual Property (IP) Credential
    • CACQ 010 Foundational Acquisition Intelligence Credential
    • CACQ 013 Functional Services Manager Credential
  • Acquisition Leadership Development (1)
    • CALD 001 Resilience Credential
  • Contracting (12)
    • CCON 002 Business Foundations Credential
    • CCON 007 Defective Pricing Credential
    • CCON 010 Special Topics in Contract Pricing Credential - New!
    • CCON 011 Construction Contracting Credential
    • CCON 012 Architect-Engineering Contracting Credential
    • CCON 014A Foundational Contingency Contracting
    • CCON 015 Advanced Contingency Contracting
    • CCON 016 Excel Skills for Data Analytics and Visualization Credential
    • CCON 017 Pricing Tools and Techniques - New!
    • CCON 018 Excel Skills for Business Credential
    • CCON 020 Contracting for Systems Acquisition Credential.
    • CCON 021 Contracting for Research & Development Credential
  • Cybersecurity (2)
    • CCYB 001 Program Protection Credential
    • CCYB 002 Cybersecurity for Program Managers Credential
  • Engineering (3)
    • CENG 001 Digital Engineering for DoD Consumers
    • CENG 002 Data Analytics for DoD Acquisition Managers Credential
    • CENG 004 Agile DoD Team Member
  • Industrial Contract Property Management (1)
    • CIND 001 Industrial Contract Property Management Credential
  • Life Cycle Logistics (13)
    • CLCL 001 Product Support Management Fundamentals Credential
    • CLCL 002 Integrated Product Support Credential
    • CLCL 003 Supply Chain Integration Credential
    • CLCL 004 Maintenance Planning & Management Credential
    • CLCL 005 Supportability & Design Interface Credential
    • CLCL 006 Designing Supportable Systems Credential
    • CLCL 007 Product Support Analysis Credential
    • CLCL 008 Product Support Arrangements Credential
    • CLCL 009 Information Technology Life Cycle Support Credential
    • CLCL 010 Technical Data Management Credential
    • CLCL 011 Product Support Affordability & Cost Fundamentals Credential
    • CLCL 012 Product Support O&S Cost Management Credential
    • CLCL 014 Parts & Material Life Cycle Management Credential
  • Small Business (1)
    • CSBP 001 Small Business Professional Credential

For additional information, encourage you to visit our Defense Acquisition Credentials Program homepage, as well as the DAU iCatalog Credentials listing and the excellent new DAWIA Certification & Development Guides for each defense acquisition workforce functional area. See also a DAU Contracting Blog post entitled “CCON 017 Credential on Pricing Tools and Techniques Deployed” for additional details as well.