The flow of the Black Belt Training Program follows the DMAIC methodology. You'll learn the appropriate tools and concepts at each stage of project development. When students are working in an organization and have access to potential projects sponsored by their management, they are strongly encouraged to develop a project in conjunction with the course. Since software will be used for data analysis, the program material concentrates on the application and use of the tools, rather than on detailed derivation of the statistical methods.
Your analytical and problem-solving skills will be challenged by workshops, which are incorporated extensively throughout the training. A comprehensive study guide that matches the IQF certification exam is provided, with workshop exercises presented as appropriate to each of the online topics. Once you've successfully completed the program, you'll be eligible to work toward a Black Belt Certification through the International Quality Federation (http://iqf.org). Achieving this certification is at your discretion and dependent upon you meeting the criteria the International Quality Federation sets; certification is not automatic upon completion of this program or tied to the accredited college or university you registered through.
This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a credential from PMI. It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll be eligible to receive 200 PDUs, which is the equivalent to 200 program hours. You will need to create an account on pmi.org and add this course to your account in order to qualify for 200 PDUs. ed2go is an approved provider, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit pmi.org to learn more about PMI credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans. (This course aligns to the PMI Talent Triangle™.)
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This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.