The Black Belt training program integrates online learning with hands-on data analysis. The course material provides an in-depth look at the DMAIC problem-solving methodology, as well as deployment and project development approaches. The course flow follows the DMAIC methodology, with the appropriate tools and concepts taught at each stage of project deployment. Since software will be used for data analysis, the course material concentrates on the application and use of the tools, rather than on detailed derivation of the statistical methods. Workshops are incorporated extensively throughout the training to challenge the student's analytical and problem-solving skills.
Prerequisite: Black Belt candidates generally have college degrees in industry-related fields, including business, engineering, or sciences. They're comfortable using mathematics, are experienced problem solvers, have college-level reading comprehension skills, and are proficient in using Windows-based computer software, including Microsoft Office and general statistical software packages.
- Participate in the development of a successful Six Sigma program.
- Contribute to the definition of project selection criteria and develop project proposals to meet those criteria.
- Lead a Six Sigma project team, using the DMAIC problem solving methodology and team building skills.
- Apply and interpret basic and advanced Six Sigma tools, as necessary, for project definition, process baseline analysis, process improvement, and process control.
Note: This course is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), R.E.P. #3213. At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course. Please visit www.pmi.org to learn more about PMI's credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans.
Materials included: Six Sigma Handbook by Thomas Pyzdek, Six Sigma Demystified by Paul Keller, Green Belt XL software by Quality America, IQF Certification Study Guide, and IQF Certification Exam
The Green Belt XL, IQF Study Guide, and the certification exam are not compatible with Mac computers. To access this program and Study Guide, you need only a Web-enabled computer. To run the Green Belt XL software, you’ll need to have Excel 2003, 2007, or 2010. Black Belts should also have a general statistical software package, such as Minitab. Optionally, you may purchase an upgrade to the Black Belt XL software which includes a utility to construct designed experiments. (The utility alone does not run in 64 bit environments.)
Certification exam fee is included with the course. You will need to register and take the certification exam from the International Quality Federation (http://www.iqf.org).
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Requirements: You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days.
You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.
There are no refunds for this course.
For questions on this course, please contact the online coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-499-3355.