Cost Data Analysis

Think Like a PMP: What All the Cost and Schedule Assessment Calculations Really Mean

Course Overview
Financial and reputation risks for general financial operations in business is mounting across the globe. Recent events has laid bare the high cost of exposing clients and organizations to the vulnerabilities to intrusion. As an industry leader, it is your responsibility to protect assets and avoid attacks. Performing this task will require that you are able to assess risks and measure cost that are necessary to be aware of when planning and maintaining projects. This class is targeted at Accounting professionals and others who work in the industry. In this course, you will learn about the different cost and schedule assessment calculations used in projects. The different formulas and outcomes of these calculations will be explained.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Identify the meaning of planned value (PV), earned value (EV), and actual cost (AC).
  • Determine how schedule variance (SV) and cost variance (CV) are calculated and what the results mean.
  • Identify how schedule performance index (SPI), cost performance index (CPI), and burn rate are calculated and what the results mean.
  • Determine how estimate to complete (ETC) calculations are calculated and what the results mean.
  • Define how to complete performance index (TCPI) calculations are calculated and what the results mean.

  • Content Partner:

    SmartPros Ltd.

    SmartPros Ltd. is a leader in online and offline continuing education for
    accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of
    content, SmartPros has been providing mandatory continuing education
    products since 1981. SmartPros provides services and content to its
    professional and corporate clients, in a variety of media including Web, CD
    ROM, and video. In the accounting market, SmartPros also has a predominant
    news and information portal which receives 200,000+ visits per month and
    provides services to over 100,000 subscribers. SmartPros' customers include
    50% of the Fortune 500, as well as the major firms and associations in each
    of its professional markets.

    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Understand project management processes; Understand project management terms

    Speaker / Author:

    Robin M. Abernathy has been working in the IT certification preparation industry at Kaplan IT Training, the owners of the Transcender brands for almost two decades. Robin has written and edited certification preparation materials for many (ISC)2, Microsoft, CompTIA, PMI, Cisco, and ITIL certifications and holds multiple IT certifications from these vendors.

    Robin provides training on computer hardware and software, networking, security, and project management. Over the past couple years, she has ventured into the traditional publishing industry by technically editing several publications. She co-authored Pearson's CISSP Cert Guide and CASP Cert Guide and authored their Project+ Cert Guide. Robin presents at technical conferences and hosts webinars on IT certification topics.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Sound card with speakers/headphones
    • Windows or Mac OS


    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $24.95


    Course Code : 99ABE01

    Release Date : 03/28/2018
    Expire Date : 03/28/2020
    Credits :
    CPE 1.00
    QAS 1.00

    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Length : 50min
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Field Of Study : Management Services
    Theme : Cost Data Analysis

    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible

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