Our Six Sigma Black Belt Training curriculum rivals that of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) standard of certification for Black Belts. With your Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, you will not only make an impact upon your career, but upon your life. Six Sigma Online Black Belt Certification can change your life.
Our Six Sigma Black Belt Training provides thorough knowledge of Six Sigma philosophies and principles (including supporting systems and tools). The Black Belt certifies an understanding of team leadership, team dynamics, and successfully assigning team members with roles and responsibilities. Black Belt Training develops complete understanding of the DMAIC model in accordance with the Six Sigma principles, basic knowledge of lean enterprise concepts, and skills to quickly identify "non-value-added" activities.
Black Belts primarily focus on project execution, whereas Champions and Master Black Belts focus on identifying projects and functions for Six Sigma. Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training provides these individuals with the tools they need to receive their Six Sigma Black Belt certification, which is very important in helping them take on their role as supervisor over the six sigma program in their company. Six Sigma Black Belt training teaches them how to oversee the Six Sigma projects allowing them to be directly responsible for these projects within their organization.
Most often black belts will hold this position for a few years in a full time capacity and then will return to their regular job duties after that. They help coach, develop, lead and advise management and employees to achieve their goals. They are expected to take on projects with savings ball-parked at around $100,000 – $250,000.
Whether in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, government, or any other type of service or product based industry… Six Sigma Black Belt Training is ideal for anyone looking to get the most out of their career. Here are just a few of the things you will discover in your black belt training:
Candidates should be Six Sigma Green Belt Trained/Certified. OR Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a role of quality management and should have worked in process improvement projects.
The Basics of Six Sigma - Overview and Objectives Preview
The Basics of Six Sigma - History of Six Sigma
The Basics of Six Sigma - Value and foundation of Six Sigma
The Basics of Six Sigma - History of continuous development
The Basics of Six Sigma - The problem Solving Startegy PrevieTw
The Basics of Six Sigma - The problem solving startegy continued.
The Basics of Six Sigma - Identify the customer
The Basics of Six Sigma - Voice of external customer.
The Basics of Six Sigma - Customer Requirements.
The Basics of Six Sigma - Roles and Responsibilites.
The Fundamentals of Six Sigma - Overview and Objectives Preview.
The Fundamentals of Six Sigma - Defining a process.
The Fundamentals of Six Sigma - Critical Requriments
The Fundamentals of Six Sigma - Pareto Analysis Rule.
The Fundamentals of Six Sigma - Pareto Analysis Rule Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects - Introduction to Building a Business Case.
Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects - Building a Business Case.
Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects - Building a Business Case and Project Charter.
Lean Enterprise - Overview and Objectives.
Lean Enterprise - History of Lean Preview.
Lean Enterprise - History of Lean pioneers.
Lean Enterprise - Lean and Six Sigma.
Lean Enterprise - The Seven Elaments of Waste.
Process Definition - Overview and Objectives.
Process Definition - Value Stream Mapping.
Process Definition - X Y Diagram.
Six Sigma Statistics.
Measurement System Analysis - Overview and Objectives.
Measurement System Analysis - Variable and Attribute.
Process Capability - Overview and Objectives.
Process Capability - Monitoring Techniques Preview.
Process Capability - Gage Blocks Sets and Calipers.
Process Capability - Ultrasonic Testing.
Pattern of Variation
Hypothesis Testing with Normal Data
Simple Linear Regression
Multiple Regression Analysis
Fractional Factorial Experiments
Measure Phase Quiz Worksheets
Statistical Process Control
Six Sigma Control Plans
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Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (1-10)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (11-20)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (21-30)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (31-40)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (41-50)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (51-60)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (61-70)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (71-80)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (81-96)
Define Phase - 1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma (101-113)
Define Phase - 1.2 The Fundamentals of Six Sigma (1-10)
Define Phase - 1.2 The Fundamentals of Six Sigma (11-38)
Define Phase - 1.2 The Fundamentals of Six Sigma (38-50)
Define Phase - 1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects (1-10)
Define Phase - 1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects (11-20)
Define Phase - 1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects (21-30)
Define Phase - 1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects (31-40)
Define Phase - 1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects (41-46)
Define Phase - 1.4 Lean Enterprise
Measure Phase - 2.2 Six Sigma Statistics Feedback changes
Measure Phase - 2.3 Measurement System Analysis
Measure Phase - 2.4 Process Capability
Analyze Phase - 3.1 Pattern of Variation
Analyze Phase - 3.2 Inferential Statistics
Analyze Phase - 3.3 Hypothesis Testing
Analyze Phase - 3.4 Hypothesis Testing with Normal Data
Improve Phase - 4.1 Simple Linear Regression
Improve Phase - 4.2 Multiple Regression Analysis
Improve Phase - 4.3 Designed Experiments
Improve Phase - 4.4 Full-Factorial Experiments
Improve Phase - 4.5 Fractional Factorial Experiments
Control Phase - 5.1 Lean Controls
Control Phase - 5.2 Statistical Process Control
Control Phase - 5.3 Six Sigma Control Plans
Financial Measures Reviewed
Belbin Team Roles
Conflict Resolution Matrix
Porter's Five Competitive Forces
Six Sigma - Project Agreement Form
The biggest difference is the vehicle used to transfer information (instructor or PC), of course. To the student, the advantage of an instructor led training (ILT) is that the student can ask questions as each topic is introduced. For the Blended online training (BOT), the advantage is that you can re-learn any topic if you realize that you did not really understand the methodology when later topics are introduced. ILT training includes experiential activities with other people that you can discuss and process the information, while the BOT involves experiential simulations that can be repeated until the concepts are understood.. Both systems (at least with Smarter Solutions, Inc [SSI]), involve one-on-one interaction with a Master Black Belt (MBB) instructor to talk through topics and your project after the basic lesson is taught.
“Blended” implies that there is more than one training/learning method for the Lean Six Sigma training. In Smarter Solutions training this includes; videos, interactive web activities, reading, homework, and remote coaching sessions. For some providers, the blended format involves a replacement of a portion of the classroom time with online training.
Self-paced means self-paced. We allow 12 months (BB & GB) to finish the electronic material. We expect you to learn and then apply the concepts to your project. The critical path, with respect to time, is usually the project. Projects are typically undertaken concurrent to the training although a few students have proceeded through the material faster than their project progressed and they seemed to do fine. It is assume they went back and reviewed the material as needed when executing their project.
The difference between a black and a green belt level of lean six sigma training varies by provider. At Smarter Solutions, the Green Belt training will provide a student the ability to lead DMAIC* improvement projects within their current organization. A Black Belt trained student will have the ability to lead improvement projects throughout an organization since this course includes more “Soft Skills” in leadership and change management. The Black Belt course also includes a significantly more assessment and analysis tools that support improvements in areas that they are not experts in. * DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) is the improvement sequence used in Lean Six Sigma.
Of course this question is difficult to answer. The general answer is that if you are generating enough business today, the SSI BB certification, with its increased skill set, may only provide the opportunity to charge a higher rate because of your added skill set. To new clients, the BB will provide recognition of your skills by an independent source, which will make you more valuable. We have had many independent consultants go through these courses, they generally say that the BB provides credibility and enhancements to the skills that they already were able to provide, but to organizations that did not know them it can help them obtain contracts when competitors were not equally certified. We have provided the Master Black Belt course to a Consultant from Washington DC, a past BB student, who attended because of the benefit of the BB skill set made to her business.
Some people ask how we can stay in business with one of the highest prices, which is a great question. It is because our clients and students know that the courses are worth the listed price. The high price covers a few beneficial items; An integrated text book that is provided with the course (most do not provide any material for the student to retain), use of a mature Learning Management System from MoreStream.com instead of an ad hoc or simple delivery system, Inclusion of homework and course coaching with experienced MBBs that are available(while many offer it the support with a junior staff that is overwhelmed and takes a long time to respond), and the lessons are well written interactive HTML pages with integrated simulations, interactive pages, links to other resources, and interactive software training (when other providers use primarily voice-over PowerPoint recordings or recorded live lectures which are less expensive to create but their value is worth less to the student).
The electronic course material can be referenced for one year after initiating the training. There is really no reason to reference the training material after taking the course. The provided set of books is referenced throughout the training, which builds familiarity to the textbooks during the training. The books are what would be available for reviewing concepts and application methodologies long after the training is completed. This is one of the major benefits of the SSI offering for this training relative to other providers.
Of course, we are able to reduce the price if fewer books are provided. There are also other potential discounts; you just need to ask us.
Since there is no single certifying organization to set the rules, every provider is on their own to set the requirements. Without a requirement to perform a true DMAIC improvement project, many employers will not fully accept the certification. There are a few high profile Lean Six Sigma programs that are able to reduce their prices and obtain great student comments because they chose not to ask for a project. One program requires only a written report on a case study. A few programs provide a software simulation to improve. Ask yourself which certification requirement would ensure that the Lean Six Sigma skills could be applied on the job!
Most Lean Six Sigma exams are a series of multiple-choice questions. They are written so that they can be taken by any student without the assistance of specific software. There are many aspects of Lean Six Sigma that cannot be tested with a multiple choice test, such as leadership, decision making in a team environment, and balancing business needs with business constraints. Exams only evaluate your knowledge, not the ability to apply the knowledge which many think is more important.
All quality Lean Six Sigma programs require the student to perform statistical analysis to evaluate potential causes for significance and to evaluate the significance of an improved process over the original process performance. The inclusion of a true statistical analysis software, such as Minitab, allows the course time to be spent on when to use the statistics and how to interpret the results; limiting the time spent showing the student how the statistical tools work. A student with Minitab will be able to provide an analysis equal to a degreed statistician, which is not true with Excel. Yes, it costs more money to buy the software, but many students claim that learning to use of Minitab was their most significant benefit from our courses. We estimate that a majority of all Lean Six Sigma providers use Minitab and that all of the top providers are teaching with Minitab.
No; if your course provides a certification, you can claim to be certified. There are some of our clients that request their Lean Six Sigma belts to pass the ASQ certification exams after completing their course certifications. This decision is made for a few reasons; the company is a parter with ASQ, the company deals with overseas clients that recognize the ASQ name, and the student has a vested interest in ASQ. Students that have completed our courses through certification that go on to take the ASQ exam always do well, but we do suggest that they study up on how ASQ writes exam questions so they are not confused during the exam.
The blended online Black Belt and blended online Green Belt courses use a blending of personalized coaching with a mix of online and text book learning. The online Yellow Belt and Design for Six Sigma courses are not offered with an integrated coaching version so they are only considered as online courses.
• Multiple Choice
• 125 questions per exam
• One mark awarded for every right answer
• No negative marks for wrong answers
• 180 minutes duration
• Proctored online exam
This certification is highly recommended for employees, professionals who require developing comprehensive understanding of practical implementation of Lean Six Sigma with the help of various tools and techniques for the purpose of continuous improvement in processes and products.
After completion of online training you will be awarded with the certification from 6sixma study.