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2015

PRE-PDI COURSES

CERTIFIED DEFENSE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (CDFM) MINI-COURSES:

All of the CDFM pre-PDI mini-courses offered on Monday and Tuesday are aligned to the DoD FM

Certification Program competencies and associated proficiency levels. By completing these courses you will

gain additional knowledge, earn CPE credits, and fulfill hours toward your DoD FM Certification

requirements.

1. DoD Cert Levels 1/2. Competencies - Fundamentals and Operations of Budget (PL1) - 2 hrs;

Budget Execution (PL3) - 0.5 hrs; Budget Concepts, Policies, & Principles (PL3) - 0.5 hrs; Audit Concepts, Policies, & Principles (PL3) - 1.5 hrs; Financial Management Analysis (PL3) - 1.5 hrs;

Decision Support (PL1) - 2 hrs. (Total PL1 credit hrs: 4; Total PL3 credit hrs: 4) CDFM Module 1 (Resource Management Environment) John Reifsnyder, Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) Instructor Textbooks will not be provided, but may be purchased on site. Instructors will use the 2013 version of the textbook. This pre-PDI session (eight hour course) is an additional fee of $250.

CDFM Module 1 (Resource Management Environment) is an intensive one-day (8 hour) mini-course that addresses the material covered in the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) related to the Management of Government Resources. Individuals who have completed a significant amount of exam preparation and are looking for a final review prior to taking the exam may find this course helpful.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the Federal Legislative Process and its genesis

2. Summarize the authorities, responsibilities, and roles of the three branches of the Federal Government

3. Explain roles of the President, Congress, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Defense (DoD), and Government agencies in the Federal budget process

4. List the major components of the Federal budget

5. Identify principal budget execution functions and responsibilities

6. Relate DoD manpower financial budgets to manpower structure

7. Summarize mobilization processes for military and civilian personnel

8. Summarize requirements of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998

9. Describe the key elements of DODI 1400.33 as they relate to the Most Efficient Organization (MEO)

10. Recognize and use the terms defined in the Commercial Activities Program

11. Describe the Government's ethical standards

12. Identify the statutory Merit Principles and Prohibited Personnel Practices

13. Describe the processes for: Performance appraisal, training, EEO complaint process, resolving poor performance, and conflict resolution

14. Explain a Reduction in Force (RIF)

15. Describe the Federal employee retirement systems

16. Discuss the concept of internal control

17. Describe the importance and requirements of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act and OMB Circular A-123

18. Summarize standards, techniques, and documentation required in DoD's Internal Control Program.

Group Live Presentation. NASBA Classification: Finance, Level: Basic, Intended Audience: Individuals interested in becoming a CDFM. Course offerings: May 25, 0800-1700; May 26, 0800-1700, 8 CPEs

2. DoD Cert Levels 1/2. Competencies - Budget Concepts, Policies, and Principles (PL3) - 3.5 hrs;

Budget Formulation, Justification, & Presentation (PL3) - 0.5 hrs; Budget Execution (PL3) - 1 hr;

Financial Management Analysis (PL3) - 2 hrs; Decision Support (PL1) - 1 hr. (Total PL1 credit hrs: 1;

Total PL3 credit hrs: 7) CDFM Module 2 (Budget and Cost Analysis) Jayne Reinhart, Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) Instructor Textbooks will not be provided, but may be purchased on site. Instructors will use the 2013 version of the textbook. This pre-PDI session (eight hour course) is an additional fee of $250.

CDFM Module 2 (Budget and Cost Analysis) is an intensive one-day (8 hour) mini-course that addresses the material covered in the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) related to Budget and Cost Analysis. Individuals who have completed a significant amount of exam preparation and are looking for that final review prior to taking the exam may find this course helpful.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the organizational structure of the Department of Defense (DoD)

2. Describe the purpose of the PPBE process

3. Describe the functions of planning, programming, budgeting and execution phases of PPBE

4. Discuss roles and responsibilities of key officials involved in the PPBE process

5. Describe key products/documents of the PPBE process

6. Describe purpose and use of the Defense Planning Guidance (DPG)

7. Describe the purpose and use of Resource Management Decisions (RMDs)

8. Describe how Combatant Command priorities are determined

9. Describe how budget estimate submissions are modified

10. Describe the purpose and use of Economy Act Orders and Project Orders

11. Describe how inter-service and intergovernmental agencies are reimbursed for products received and/or services rendered

12. Describe the purpose and duration of DoD appropriations





13. Describe the three funding policies

14. Describe the purpose and use of Working Capital Funds

15. Describe the purpose and use of Non-Appropriated Funds

16. Explain obligation adjustments available to expired/cancelled appropriations

17. Describe the procedures for recording refunds

18. Describe the Defense Acquisition Management System life cycle

19. State the relationship between cost analysis and the DoD acquisition cycle

20. Identify DoD cost guidance and principles

21. Describe cost estimating techniques and methods used in the acquisition process

22. Describe the purpose of the following DoD acquisition-related requirements/initiatives: Analysis of Alternatives, Cost as an Independent Variable, and Earned Value Management

23. Identify the types of contractor cost data reporting requirements associated with the Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

24. Differentiate between favorable and unfavorable cost and schedule variances identified by EVMS

25. Describe fundamental principles of cost and economic analysis

26. Identify statistical techniques used in cost and economic analysis

27. Differentiate between quantifiable and non-quantifiable benefits

28. Explain key elements of the DoD Strategic Management Plan

29. Define Business Process Reengineering (BPR)

30. Explain the key elements of BPR

31. Describe the composition of a successful BPR team

32. Identify the steps of the Lean Six Sigma process

33. Define benchmarking

34. Describe the goals, requirements, and documents of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010

35. Describe Defense business reform initiatives

36. Distinguish between outsourcing and privatization

37. Identify at least three miscellaneous sources of funds and retention justification Group Live Presentation. NASBA Classification: Finance, Level: Basic, Intended Audience: Individuals interested in becoming a CDFM. Course offerings: May 25, 0800-1700; May 26, 0800-1700, 8 CPEs

3. DoD Cert Level 2. Competencies - Budget Execution (PL3) - 2 hrs; Financial Concepts, Policies, and Principles (PL3) - 2 hrs; Accounting Concepts, Policies, and Principles (PL3) - 2 hrs; Audit Concepts, Policies, and Principles (PL3) - 2 hrs. (Total PL3 credit hrs: 8) CDFM Module 3 (Accounting and Finance) Joe Mullane, Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) Instructor Textbooks will not be provided, but may be purchased on site. Instructors will use the 2013 version of the textbook. This pre-PDI session (eight hour course) is an additional fee of $250.

CDFM Module 3 (Accounting and Finance) is an intensive one-day (8 hour) mini-course that addresses the material covered in the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) related to Accounting and Finance, Auditing, and Fiscal Law (Fiscal Law is tested in all three modules). Individuals who have completed a significant amount of exam preparation and are looking for that final review prior to taking the exam may find this course helpful.

Learning Objectives:

1. Summarize constitutional authority for expending funds

2. Explain the authorized purpose use of funds

3. Explain the authorized time use of funds

4. Explain the authorized amount use of funds

5. State the penalties and reporting requirements under the ADA

6. State the purpose and use of a continuing resolution

7. Summarize the roles of accountable officers

8. Describe the four distinct functions of finance

9. Summarize the responsibilities of DoD finance personnel

10. Summarize certifying policies and pecuniary liability

11. Describe public funds safeguard requirements

12. List and summarize the key finance forms used for reporting and accountability

13. Locate and review the financial statements of the Financial Report of the United States Government

14. Summarize the laws and regulations impacting DoD accounting

15. Describe the role of each of the various organizations that impact DoD accounting policies

16. List the types and uses of Government funds

17. Define the functions of proprietary, budgetary, and managerial cost accounting

18. Differentiate between proprietary, budgetary, and managerial accounting

19. List the general ledger account structure

20. Identify the basic DoD financial statements

21. Explain the legal requirement to a successful financial audit (achieving an unqualified opinion of the financial statements being audited)

22. Explain the relationship between the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) process and the requirement for a successful audit

23. Summarize the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)

24. Define the types of audits and other engagements performed by auditors

25. List the internal audit groups within DoD

26. Discuss the phases of an audit

27. Discuss the contents and purpose of the audit report Group Live Presentation. NASBA Classification: Accounting (Governmental), Level: Basic, Intended Audience: Individuals interested in becoming a CDFM. Course offerings: May 25, 0800-1700; May 26, 0800CPEs 4A/B. DoD Cert Level 2. Competencies - Budget Formulation, Justification and Presentation (PL3) - 1 hr; Financial Management and Reporting Analysis (PL3) - 1 hr; Decision Support (PL3) - 4 hrs. (Total PL3 credit hrs: 6) CDFM Module 4 (Acquisition Business Management) Rich Arns, ASMC Licensee, Archway Training Associates Ed Clancy, Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) Instructor The Module 4 Addendum textbook will be provided. This pre-PDI session (eight hours per day for two days) is an additional fee of $475.

The CDFM Module 4 Acquisition Business Management Course is a two-day (16 hour) comprehensive overview of the rules governing the acquisition of major Defense systems from the Program Manager's perspective and incorporates the concepts and rules outlined in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook as well as DoDI 5000.02. The course is designed for DoD financial management personnel as well as those working in the Acquisition field and is intended for individuals who have elected to pursue the CDFM with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A).

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify and explain key functions of DoD’s decision support systems for strategic planning and resource allocation, determination of capability of needs, and acquisition of systems

2. Describe the Acquisition Program Baseline (APB), the Technology Development Strategy (TDS) and the Acquisition Strategy, to include statutory and regulatory requirements that must be met with each

3. Define systems engineering and identify its role in systems acquisition management

4. Explain the principal role of key systems engineering processes, both technical and technical management

5. Recognize key actions of systems engineering applied through the phases of the systems life cycle, and the important input/output products from each phase

6. Identify key systems design considerations that are required within the systems engineering framework

7. Identify key systems engineering tools, techniques and resources available and/or required for management, oversight and analysis as well as the documentation requirements

8. Define affordability

9. Describe the concept known as full funding as well as the concept of cost as an independent variable

10. Describe how affordability is considered during the phases of the system life cycle

11. Explain the difference between life-cycle cost and total ownership cost and describe how each is important in system affordability and management

12. Define AOA, recognize the key elements of AOA, and explain the role of the AOA in system concept refinement

13. Describe the principal acquisition program cost estimates, with their approval authority, and the key tools and techniques of life-cycle cost estimating

14. Describe the basic principles of EVM and when EVM is applicable

15. Explain how EVM is valuable to managing an acquisition program

16. Be able to manipulate basic EVM data and interpret the results

17. Recognize the concept of Life-Cycle Sustainment and the Program Manager’s responsibilities in implementing a Total Life-Cycle Sustainment program

18. Define Performance Based Life-Cycle Support

19. Explain the key activities in the System Life Cycle

20. Identify the key acquisition milestone documentation required for Program Life-Cycle Sustainment

21. Define Human Systems Integration (HSI)

22. Identify the HIS domains/elements of human systems integration

23. Explain the importance of HIS relative to the total systems approach of the systems acquisition process

24. Describe the mandatory requirement for, and the key guidelines for, human factors engineering and human factors integration, as applied to the systems acquisition process



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