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Commercial Acquisition Credential

Welcome to the Commercial Contracting Credential, where you'll embark on a comprehensive journey into the intricacies of commercial acquisition within the Department of Defense (DoD). This credential is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills vital for navigating the complex landscape of commercial contracting, ensuring proficiency in leveraging commercial resources effectively.

Throughout this program, students will engage in two pivotal courses tailored to empower them with both theoretical insights and practical expertise. The first component is an introductory online course, serving as a foundational steppingstone into the realm of commercial acquisition. Here, participants will delve into fundamental concepts, regulations, and strategies essential for understanding the nuances of commercial contracting within the DoD.

Building upon the theoretical framework established in the online course, the second component offers a hands-on virtual instructor-led experience. Through simulated scenarios and interactive exercises, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real-world contexts, honing their decision-making abilities and fostering critical thinking skills crucial for effective commercial contracting.

In addition to the core courses, participants will have access to a video tutorial on navigating the Commercial Data Base through the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE). This resource serves as a practical guide, empowering students with the proficiency to efficiently access and utilize commercial data, a cornerstone in the process of informed decision-making and contract management.

Understanding commercial contracting is paramount for the DoD, as it plays a pivotal role in ensuring cost-effectiveness, agility, and innovation in procurement practices. By mastering the intricacies of commercial acquisition, students will be equipped to leverage a vast array of commercial resources, streamline procurement processes, and ultimately contribute to the overarching mission of the DoD.

In conclusion, the CCON 008 Commercial Contracting Credential offers a comprehensive educational pathway, providing students with the necessary tools and expertise to excel in the dynamic landscape of commercial contracting within the Department of Defense. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge, practical application, and technological proficiency, participants will emerge as adept professionals capable of navigating and optimizing commercial acquisition processes effectively.

Estimated time to complete the credential is 32 hours. Earn up to 36 CLPs.

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REQUIREMENTS

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Any acquisition professional who is engaged in the acquisition of commercial products and commercial services.

Additional Credential Information

Credential Expiration : 5 years from date earned.
Availability : No Industry
Continuous Learning Points : Click Here
Deployed Date : 06/03/2024

NOTES

  • Predecessor courses may not be used to complete credential requirements.
  • This credential requires the completion of a Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) course: CON 7810V. Priority for CLRM/VILT courses goes to members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. All others may find it difficult to complete this requirement if it has not already been completed at the time of enrollment in the credential.
  • All students must have a DAUID.
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  • Enroll in a Credential through the DAU Virtual Campus at https://dau.csod.com