A1: Certified Cost Professional (CCP) Certification Exam Prep

Friday - Saturday, June 26-27, 2020 (2 FULL DAYS)
1.6 CEUs

KenCressman_5x7Instructor:  Ken Cressman, CCP EVP
Ken has 30 years of Cost Estimating, Project Controls and Project Management leadership, mentoring, training, design, implementation and consulting in various industries including Oil and Gas, Mining, Environmental Remediation and Protection, Aircraft and Spacecraft, Water/Wastewater Treatment, Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC), Design-Build and Information Security. Highly experienced in government (DoD, DOE, NPS, NSF) and commercial programs/projects, ranging from $50,000 to over $2 billion.

Ken has held numerous positions in AACE including TEC Vice President, Region 5 Director, and Section President and Vice President.  He is the editor of the EVP Study Guide, 2nd Edition, and has presented numerous technical papers and seminars at AACE conferences.  Ken initially became certified as a CCP in 1982.  

Co-Instructor: Cokey Mills, CCPCokey Mills
Cokey is a Senior Certified Cost Engineer with over 30 years of experience in all aspects and divisions of estimating and project management. He has performed and managed estimating projects for a broad range of projects for the EPC, government/military, industrial and commercial sectors including a strong background with remediation. He has extensive experience preparing all levels of estimates: conceptual, schematic, design development, construction and final. He has conducted estimate and quality control reviews to ensure accurate submittals to clients, owners and stakeholders within time and budget constraints. Cokey also has a strong background with project controls and scheduling, value engineering, Earned Value Management, risk analysis, change order management, and conducting design charrettes. He has utilized multiple estimating and project controls software including MII, Success Estimator, Primavera, MS Project, Timberline, MC2 and MS Office. He currently holds a Secret Security Clearance.


Description and Learning Objectives
This course provides an overview of skills and knowledge of cost engineering. The course will cover basic concepts of estimating, planning and scheduling, cost control and forecasting, breakeven analysis, and productivity analysis. Professionals who attend this Review Course will gain a better understanding of some of the basic concepts of cost engineering. This course is also suitable for those who plan to take the CCP Certification Exam as it will enable attendees to be better prepared to take the exam beyond what they would likely achieve on their own. Each day's presentation covers subjects that are tested on the certification examination.

Course Material
1.  Recommended Practice 11R-88: Skills and Knowledge of a Cost Engineer 
2.  Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering, 6th Ed
3.  CCP Certification Study Guide, 2nd Ed

If possible, attendees should read and workout some problems from the text to become relatively comfortable with the contents of these books. A review of college algebra, such as logarithms and exponents is recommended.

The books are not required for the course but are essential reference material for any cost engineer. You should bring a calculator with exponent and logarithm functions. A financial calculator is useful but not required.

Knowledge Areas:
This course will primarily address those areas where numerical problem solving is of important consideration. The expectation is that professionals who do not routinely solve such problems will find that review to be more worthwhile. These primary areas will include engineering economics, estimating, scheduling and related subjects.

Course Outline:
Day 1
08:00 AM 08:30 AM Course Introduction / Certification process & requirements
08:30 AM 09:15 AM Required Skills and Knowledge
09:15 AM 10:00 AM Elements of cost
10:00 AM 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM 11:00 PM Cost estimating - data sources
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Cost estimating –Productivity Adjustment & Learning Curve
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Preplanning
02:00 PM 02:15 PM Break
02:15 PM 03:30 PM Planning & Scheduling
03:30 PM 04:30 PM Cost Control and Forecasting
04:30 PM Adjourn Day 1

Day 2
08:00 AM 08:45 AM Equipment purchase, lease, and rental
08:45 AM 09:15 AM Optimization
09:15 AM 9:45 AM Probability and statistics
9:45 AM 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Behavioral Science
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Organizational Management
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Project Management
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM 01:30 PM Constructability
01:30 PM 02:00 PM Value Engineering
02:00 PM 02:15 PM Break
02:15 PM 03:00 PM Engineering economics/Depreciation
03:00 PM 03:45 PM Comparing economic alternatives
03:45 PM 04:30 PM Communications/International System of Units
4:30 PM Adjournment

$1150 member / $1300 non-member

NOTE: Add $100 if you are not staying at the host hotel. Book your room before registering for the seminar to lock-in the rate listed above. Add $100 for on-site registration. Seminar is subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met 30 days prior. Fee includes a hot breakfast buffet each morning, lunch on the full day, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.  

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