Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk

De enige opleiding ter wereld waarin de praktijk van de Cost Technician centraal staat en waarin u tevens wordt opgeleid voor het officiële Certified Cost Technician (CCT) examen van de AACE (de International Association of Cost Engineers)

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – opleidingsmogelijkheden

Optie 1: 9-daagse klassikale opleiding
Optie 2: In-company opleiding

 

Zie ook Cost Estimating Foundation, Certified Cost Professional (CCP) en Project Control

 

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – wat leert u?

In deze unieke praktijkopleiding leren wij u de fijne kneepjes van het vak. Daarnaast wordt u voorbereid op het Cost Technician (CCT) certificaat van de AACE, de internationale organisatie van cost engineers.

 

Over de Association of Cost Engineers (AACE)

De Association for Advancement of Cost Engineers (AACE) International is opgericht in 1956 en is een non-profit organisatie. De vereniging heeft meer dan 8.600 leden in 100 landen. De AACE is de grootste organisatie ter wereld die het hele vakgebied van cost management bestrijkt. Het Internationale certificeringsportfolio van de AACE bestaat uit tal van certificeringen waaronder Certified Cost Technician (CCT) en Certified Cost Professional (CCP).

 

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – examenvoorwaarden

Wanneer u aan het internationale Cost Technician examen van de AACE wilt deelnemen moet u ten minste 4 jaar professionele (werk)ervaring hebben of 4 jaar een relevante opleiding gevolgd hebben.

 

Certified Cost Professional (CCP) – vervolgopleiding

Als u (nog) niet aan de examenvoorwaarden van de Certified Cost Professional (CCP) certificering voldoet, is het behalen van het Certified Cost Technician (CCT) certificaat een goede keuze. Het belangrijkste verschil tussen de examenvoorwaarden van de Certified Cost Professional (CCP) en de Certified Cost Technician (CCT) is - behalve de inhoud van het examen - dat u geen technische paper hoeft in te dienen. Daarnaast zit er een verschil in het aantal jaren werkervaring en opleiding dat vereist is. Meer informatie over de Certified Cost Professional (CCP) opleiding vindt u hier.

 

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – voor wie?

De 9-daagse Certified Cost Technician (CCT) opleiding is geschikt voor iedereen die lid is van een team dat industriële projecten uitvoert. Wij denken dan met name aan
cost controllers, project engineers, (cost) estimators, project managers, project cost engineers, leden van verkoopafdelingen, leden van een aanbestedingsteam, werkvoorbereiders en aan iedereen die betrokken is in technische projecten, cost estimation, cost control en planning en contract management.

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) – in-company en op maat
Al vanaf 5 deelnemers kunnen wij de Certified Cost Technician (CCT) opleiding in-house (en op maat) verzorgen. Neem contact met ons op voor de mogelijkheden.

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) – examen

De training wordt afgesloten met het Certified Cost Technician (CCT) examen van de AACE. Het is een Engelstalig open boek examen dat uit 100 multiple choice vragen bestaat en 3 uur duurt. U kunt het examen afleggen bij een Kryterion testcenter wanneer het u het beste uitkomt. Het examen wordt voor u ingepland.

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) – hercertificering

Het Cost Technician certificaat is 3 jaar geldig. Daarna vervalt uw certificering en kunt u zich laten certificeren als Certified Cost Professional (CCP).

 

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – lesmateriaal

Als lesmateriaal ontvangt u de Certified Cost Technician (CCT) studiegids van de AACE, het boek Skills & Knowledge of Cost Engineering en het Total Cost Management Framework van de AACE. Daarnaast ontvangt u uitgebreide documentatie, geschreven door de docenten.

 

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – aantal deelnemers

Gezien het intensieve karakter van de Certified Cost Technician (CCT) opleiding is het aantal deelnemers beperkt.

 

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – niveau van de opleiding

De 9-daagse Certified Cost Technician (CCT) opleiding wordt gegeven op HBO werk- en denkniveau.

 

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) in de praktijk – voertaal

De Certified Cost Technician opleiding wordt in het Nederlands gegeven tenzij er aanmeldingen uit het buitenland zijn. In dat geval zal de opleiding in het Engels gegeven worden. Het officiële AACE studiemateriaal en het materiaal dat door de docenten is samengesteld is in de Engelse taal.

CERTIFIED COST TECHNICIAN (CCT) - LESPROGRAMMA

 

DAG I
The role of the cost engineer
The course is introduced by a presentation of the AACE certification process and professional title variations, followed by elaborating on the framework of Cost Engineering and Total Cost Management. The estimating cycle, methodologies, classifications and cost control methodologies are discussed to support the importance of the role of cost engineering in projects. Furthermore, a process overview of the Total Cost Framework is introduced, including topics such as strategic asset management, risk management, project control, etc.

The following major topics are discussed:

  • presentation of the AACE certification
  • introduction to cost engineering
  • the role of the cost engineer
  • the basics of Total Cost Management (TCM)

DAG II
Cost estimating methodologies and classifications
The second day of the course will focus on cost estimating methodologies and classifications. Important topics are the definition and types of cost elements and their differentiation from pricing (business and economic ratios). In addition, materials and labour are discussed, to assist in identifying project materials and issues involved in selecting and handling materials, classifications of labour rates and how each contributes to the final completed project. Moreover, cost estimating methodologies and classifications to determine estimate accuracy levels are discussed. Practical examples will illustrate the content of the course. A number of quizzes and exercises are included so that you can immediately put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.

The following major topics are discussed:

  • cost elements
  • pricing
  • material
  • labour
  • cost estimating

DAG III
Statistics, economics, and finance
The focus of the third day is on basic knowledge of statistics, economics, and finance. You will be provided with the required elements to understand economic costs, such as inflation, depreciation, escalation, governmental cost impacts, etc., in order to be able to evaluate the differences between two or more alternative courses of action. You will also focus on engineering economics and become familiarized with techniques that assist in the solution of substantial engineering problems. Moreover, you will learn how statistics and probabilities can assist you in examining data in order to draw conclusions. Practical examples will illustrate the content of the course. A number of quizzes and exercises are included so that you can immediately put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.

The following major topics are discussed:

  • economic costs
  • basic engineering economics
  • statistics and probability

DAG IV
Planning, cost control, and progress measurement
The focus of day 4 is on planning, cost control, and progress measurement. The importance of planning is discussed as well as understanding its major elements and identifying the available planning tools. In addition, scheduling methods and techniques - including their benefits and risks - are illustrated. Progress measurement and earned value management techniques are dealt with, identifying methods for measuring progress, defining the concepts of earned value, and how to use it in order to analyze cost and schedule performance. Practical examples will illustrate the content of the course. A number of quizzes and exercises are included so that you can immediately put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.

The following major topics are discussed:

  • planning
  • scheduling
  • progress measurement and earned value
  • earned value for variable budgets
  • tracking cost and schedule performance

DAG V
Cost engineering fundamentals within project management
On day 5, the fundamentals of cost engineering within project management will be discussed. You will get acquainted with performance and productivity management, project management fundamentals and the project organization structure. In addition, the need and development of proper project planning is illustrated as well as project labour cost control and leadership and managing project people. Questions and exercises will help you put these theoretical concepts into practice.


The following major topics are discussed:

  • performance and productivity management
  • project management fundamentals
  • project organization structure
  • project planning
  • project labour cost control
  • leadership and management of project people

DAG VI
Cost management, quality management, value management, and contract management
A broad scope of engineering will be discussed, such as process and product design and production processes, patents and trade secrets, equipment parts, and tools. Activity-based cost management is illustrated to understand its importance with regard to strategic purposes, such as profit margin analysis and asset utilization. Process and discrete product manufacturing is discussed as a means to determine operating and manufacturing costs and to distinguish between different cost types. Quality management, value analysis and strategic asset management are also discussed, as well as their characteristics and importance. To gain practical experience, many exercises and examples are included.

The following major topics are discussed:

  • engineering
  • equipment, parts, and tools
  • activity-based cost management
  • process and discrete product manufacturing
  • quality management
  • value analysis
  • strategic asset management

DAG VII
Risk management and common cost engineering practices
On day 7, common cost engineering practices will be explained, such as net present worth and equivalent uniform annual cost or benefit. Practical exercises will help you put the theory into practice. Other topics that will be dealt with include contracting for capital projects to understand the basic requirements of a contract, key clauses, and how to choose among different types. Basic concepts in descriptive statistics are also discussed as a useful means for the analysis of information. A discussion of risk management will help you understand how to develop techniques and methods to deal with anticipated and unanticipated events.

The following major topics are discussed:

  • net present worth and equivalent uniform annual cost or benefit
  • contracting for capital projects
  • basic concepts in descriptive statistics
  • risk management

DAG VIII
Comprehensive cost engineering skills and knowledge case
You will take part in a series of twelve assignments that are based on the course material of all previous days. This gives you, with the guidance of your instructors, the opportunity to practice your knowledge in an interactive way, and to thoroughly prepare for the upcoming Certified Cost Technician (CCT) exam.

The following major topics are discussed:

  • assignment 1: discuss estimating plan
  • assignment 2: class 5 estimate preparation
  • assignment 3: discuss basis of estimate preparation
  • assignment 4: questions on cost elements
  • assignment 5: economic feasibility of a project
  • assignment 6: unit conversion
  • assignment 7: equipment factor estimate
  • assignment 8: long term cost of ownership
  • assignment 9: network planning
  • assignment 10: equipment depreciation
  • assignment 11: questions on statistics
  • assignment 12: earned value management

DAG IX
Certified Cost Technician (CCT) – exam preparation
This day is devoted to optimally prepare you for the Certified Cost Technician (CCT) exam. You can test your knowledge through a pilot exam that simulates the final exam.



Uw docenten zijn internationale experts binnen het cost engineering vakgebied. U krijgt van hen de nodige theoretische bagage, maar u zult vooral profiteren van hun enorme praktische vakkennis.

De Certified Cost Technician (CCT) opleiding bestaat uit 9 dagen, verdeeld over 3 blokken. De cursusdagen starten om 09.00 uur en eindigen om plm. 17.00 uur. De opleiding vindt plaats in de omgeving van Rotterdam. U kunt op de volgende data deelnemen:

Certified Cost Technician (CCT) – opleiding I
Sessie 1: 3 t/m 5 oktober 2018
Sessie 2: 31 oktober t/m 2 november 2018
Sessie 3: 9 t/m 11 januari 2019

De kosten van de 9-daagse Certified Cost Technician (CCT) opleiding bedragen € 4.950,- (excl. BTW) per persoon. Dit bedrag is inclusief het Certified Cost Technician (CCT) examen (t.w.v. € 335,-), het officiële cursusmateriaal van de AACE plus uitgebreide documentatie, geschreven door de docenten. Vanzelfsprekend zijn koffie, thee en alle lunches eveneens inbegrepen.