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White graduation cap icon BCE 0230  Introduction to Software Cost Estimation

Introduction to Software Cost Estimation

This Online Training (OLT) course, BCE 0230, Introduction to Software Cost Estimation, provides an overview of DoD’s policy, guidance, and application of software cost estimating, and enables the business or program manager to determine if an estimate is realistic and defendable.





Intended for those requiring basic familiarization and requirements information regarding the steps of software cost estimating, typically DOD Acquisition professionals in the following functional areas: Business-Cost Estimating (BUS-CE), Business-Financial Management (BUS-FM), Program Management (PM), Life Cycle Logistics (LCL), and Engineering & Technical Management (ETM)


  • 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).