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White graduation cap icon BCE 3160V  Updating the O&S Cost Estimate

Updating the O&S Cost Estimate


This course is being piloted for direct registration via DAU Virtual Campus (CSOD). Click on "Apply for this training" button in the upper right-hand corner to register for an offering.

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course provides students with an opportunity to apply the concepts and methodologies needed to develop operating and support (O&S) cost estimates. Students build an operating and support cost estimate for a fictional operating system. Students construct an operating and support cost estimate to demonstrate their understanding of how system technical characteristics, operating concepts, and support concepts may influence cost estimates across the O&S Cost Estimating Structure (CES). Emphasis is placed on the data, analyses, formulas, and calculations as applicable to DoD systems across the O&S phase.


  • BCE 2160 Application of Operating and Support Cost



Early and mid-career Cost Estimating professionals and mid- to late-career Logisticians. Also, anyone who is involved either directly or indirectly with the cost (and funding) challenges associated with the usage, maintenance and serviceability of DoD military systems.


Additional Information:
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • All times are in the local time zone of the DAU region assigned to teach the offering.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).