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White graduation cap icon BCE 0020  Operations & Support Cost Data Science

Operations & Support Cost Data Science

This Online Training (OLT) course provides an introduction to how data science impacts Operating and Support (O&S) cost estimating. Students learn how data can improve the accuracy of a cost estimate. Learners are introduced to the databases that are used to ascertain data that supports the development of O&S cost estimates. Finally, learners engage in an activity to help them understand how to use information from a database to develop an O&S cost estimate.





Acquisition professionals with 4 years or less of acquisition experience in cost estimating and serving a program office, PEO, Service/Defense agency level, or supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE)


  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).