Are you passionate about mastering the art of software cost estimation? Look no further, as we present to you an opportunity to enhance your skills and gain valuable insights from international experts. Join us for the CEBOK-S Training on October 24 – 26 in Delft in the Netherlands. A live training session conducted by the Software SIG of the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) in collaboration with Nesma. The training has a package price of 1850,- (excl. VAT) what includes two and a half day of training, CEBOK-S materials as well as the Software Cost Estimation Certification (SCEC) exam. Further are lunches and refreshments included in the fee to provide you a complete experience.

If you decide to only follow the training and order the exam later, you will pay 1550,- (excl. VAT) and you can request the exam in a later stage at ICEAA.

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Why you shouldn’t miss this training experience?

The International Standard CEBOK-S

CEBOK-S (Cost Estimation Body of Knowledge for Software) is a globally recognized framework established by ICEAA. This standard serves as a benchmark for excellence in software cost estimation, enabling Software and IT organizations to make informed decisions, manage resources effectively, and optimize project outcomes. For more information look at

Learn from the International Experts

Our training sessions are led by professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of software cost estimation and where involved in the creation of the CEBOK-S. These experts will guide you through the details of the CEBOK-S and provide practical insights and real-world examples to deepen your understanding.

ICEAA-SW community

ICEAA has joined forces with Nesma to create a unique platform, the ICEAA-SW SIG (Special Interest Group), dedicated to deliver high-quality training and create a community for software estimation enthusiasts. By attending this training, you become part of this community of professionals passionate about software cost estimation.

Training Package

The training fee covers a package that ensures a complete learning experience. Alongside the training sessions, you will receive a CEBOK-S materials with a personal license, enabling you to apply your new learned expertise effectively. Additionally, the package includes (optional) the SCEC exam that will be performed on the 3rd day of the training and a one year ICEAA membership. Lunch, as well as refreshments during the training sessions are included, ensuring you remain energized throughout.

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Day 1: October 24

09.00 – 10.00Lesson 0: CEBOK-S and Certification Overview
10.00 – 11.00Lesson 1: intro to SW Cost Estimation
11.00 – 11.15Break
11.15 – 12.30Lesson 2: Software Paradigms
12.30 – 13.15Lunch
13.15 – 14.15Lesson 3: The 5-Step Estimation Process
14.15 – 14.30Break
14.30 – 16.00Lesson X: Software Size
16.00 – 17.00Questions / Discussion / Clarifications

Day 2: October 25

09.00 – 10.30Lesson 6: Estimating Procured Software
10.30 – 11.00Break
11.00 – 12.30Lesson 4: Estimation Custom Software Development
12.30 – 13.15Lunch
13:15 – 14:00Lesson Y: Productivity
14.00 – 14.15Break
14.15 – 16.00Lesson 5: Software Sustainment
16.00 – 17.00Questions / Discussion / Clarifications

Day 3: October 26

9.00 – 10.30Lesson Z: Commercial Estimation Models
10.30 – 11.00Break
11.00 – 12.00Questions / Discussion / Clarifications
12.00 – 13.00Lunch
13.00 – 14.00Exam Preparation
14.00 – 16.00SCEC Exam
16.00 – 17.00Closing

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Practical information

 The Venue

The training will be provided in the van der Valk Hotel in Delft located close to the Amsterdam airport and within proximity to The Hague. Delft is famous about its iconic Delfts Blue ceramics. Discover the city’s cultural heritage during your training breaks and enjoy a memorable experience. If you during your visit to Delft would like to discover the city? Look at your cityguide to Delft —

Easy Access and Free Parking

The hotel is easily accessibility by car and by public transport and provides complimentary parking facilities throughout the duration of the training, making your journey all the more convenient.

Hotel facilities

The hotel provide the facility to stay overnight during the training at the location so you can pay your full attention to the training. Organizing these facilities are not included in the training but you can easily organize this yourself by contacting the hotel at:

Requirements for taking the SCEC Exam

For the SCEC exam at least two years of relevant software cost-related experience is required to qualify for taking the SCEC exam. After the exam the certificate is valid for 5 years. For more details see the ICEAA website: The Certification Program – International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association ( If you want to perform the exam during the training on October 24-26, you need to complete your online application form at last 3 weeks before the start of the training.

Register for the CEBOK-S training

Register directly for the CEBOK-S training via this link. Organizations from Europe (except the Netherlands) or outside Europe don’t pay VAT. Organizations in Europe need to provide a VAT number in the ticket registration.

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