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Product Support Affordability & Cost Fundamentals Credential

The Credential brings together the learning assets associated with seven on-line training (OLT) courses, multiple DoD guidebooks and several DAU ACQuipedia articles to build a holistic view of the linkage between Product Support Management and the budget build process. A capstone exercise and summative examination must be completed to demonstrate the learner's ability to:

  • Define Operating & Support Cost KSA, one of the Life Cycle Sustainment Outcome Metrics, and how it is communicated in decision-making.
  • Explain Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) budgeting & analysis principles.
  • Identify characteristics to prepare and submit budget requests for product support activities across the system life cycle
  • Relate the Product Support Business Case Analysis to the budget process.
  • Differentiate between the use of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Total Ownership Cost (TOC).
  • Describe the role the PM/PSM has in the process for proper financial accounting treatment for military equipment (PFAT4ME).

Estimated time to complete this credential is 20 hours. Earn up to 22 CLPs.

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ID Title Delivery Method
LOG 0150 Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA) Online Training (OLT)
CLM 040 Proper Financial Accounting Treatments for Military Equipment Online Training (OLT)
CLB 025 Total Ownership Cost Online Training (OLT)
BFM 0370 Essentials of Defense Working Capital Funds Online Training (OLT)
BFM 0050 Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution Online Training (OLT)
BFM 0030 Budget Exhibits Online Training (OLT)
BFM 0020 Program Execution Online Training (OLT)


Defense acquisition workforce, product support, and sustainment personnel from all functional areas, including life cycle logistics, business/financial management, cost estimating, and program management personnel

Additional Credential Information

Credential Expiration : 5 years from date earned.
Availability : All
Continuous Learning Points : Click Here
Deployed Date : 07/02/2021
Credentials Restrictions :


  • Predecessor courses may not be used to complete credential requirements.
  • All students must have a DAUID.
  • Enroll in a Credential through the DAU Virtual Campus at https://dau.csod.com