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White graduation cap icon BCE 3000  Advanced Cost Estimating

Advanced Cost Estimating

This highly engaging advanced classroom (CLRM) course is designed for students with a minimum of at least 6 years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience serving in a program office, PEO, Service/Defense agency level, or supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE). Students will apply their experience in managing, leading and reviewing junior cost analysts estimates throughout each phase of the cost estimating process in order to deliver and present a quality defendable product.



This CLRM course is designed to foster critical thinking via instructor facilitated discussions, small group exercises, and shared experiences throughout. Students will participate in a continuing case study and guide a hypothetical cost team through a program milestone review process. Students will be required to make difficult but realistic judgement calls often faced by cost estimators today.



Prior to registering for this course individuals attending this course must have a minimum of at least 6 years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience serving in a program office, PEO, Service/Defense agency level, or supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE) in order to actively participate in class discussions and group exercises. Students will be required to pull from professional experience when called on and share their perspective on various topics as part of the final grade.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES

Required:
  • BCE 2000V Intermediate Cost Estimating
  • BCE 2500 Cost Assessment Data Enterprise (CADE) 201
See "Notes" section of this course's concept card for recommended experience requirement.

PREDECESSOR COURSES

TARGET AUDIENCE

DoD professionals (with a minimum of six (6) years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience prior to registration) with duties serving in one of the following areas:
<ul>
<li> Program Office, PEO, Service/Defense Agency level, OR
<li>Supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE)
</ul>

NOTES

Experience Requirement:
  • Prior to registering for this course individuals attending this classroom (CLRM) course must have a minimum of at least six (6) years of acquisition Cost Analysis experience serving in a program office, PEO, Service/Defense agency level, or supporting a program that reports to a Service Acquisition Executive (SAE).
Additional Information:
  • Familiar reading of the DoD Guides
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).