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Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Are you interested in obtaining a highly-valued and much-sought-after professional certification?  If so, the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt course is for you! The Six Sigma methodology is a data-driven approach to removing defects and improving processes at any organization. As a Six Sigma Black Belt, you will be responsible for initiating projects and directing the efforts of company teams. In addition to mastering key Six Sigma concepts and methods, you’ll obtain valuable information in helping your prepare for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Learn how to effectively apply the elements and methods of Six Sigma. Understand how a vast body of knowledge relates to the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) model. Determine the relationship of basic statistics to Six Sigma and learn about the Six Sigma business case including strategic planning, the voice of the customer (VOC), quality function deployment (QFD), benchmarking, and financial investment methods. 

Discover how to use brainstorming, Pareto charts, and critical to quality to help define processes, problems, and opportunities. Master the use of other key tools such as cause and effect diagrams, checksheets, scatter diagrams, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and force field analysis.  Learn the basics of advanced Six Sigma tools such as design of experiments (DOE), analysis of variance (ANOVA), hypothesis testing, control charts, and probability distributions.

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2009

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) model
  • Gain knowledge of the Six Sigma business case and related strategic planning and voice of the customer requirements
  • Differentiate between key Six Sigma metrics and define processes, problems, an opportunities by applying brainstorming and critical to quality
  • Find out the basics of flowcharts and learn how to develop/test hypotheses
  • Determine how to define, plan, implement, and complete a project by creating project deliverables that satisfy stakeholders
  • Discover the power of work breakdown structure (WBS), Gantt charts, and network scheduling methods
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
How you will benefit
  • You will be prepared for the Lean Six Sigma Black Certification exam
  • Obtain guidance through the use of ASQ’s Six Sigma’s Body of Knowledge (BOK) as a path forward approach

Outline

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  1. Organization-Wide Planning and Deployment
    1. Fundamentals of Six Sigma and Lean
    2. Strategic Planning
  2. Organizational Process Management and Measures
    1. Roles and Responsibilities
    2. Change Management
  3. Team Management
    1. Team Dynamics
    2. Team Training
  4. Voice Customer
    1. Customer Identification
    2. Data Collection Requirements
  5. Business Case, Project Management, Analytical Tools
    1. Project Justification
    2. Project Management Tools
  6. Process Characteristics, Data Collection, Measurement Systems
    1. Sampling
    2. Metrology
  7. Basic Statistics and Probability
    1. Distributions
    2. Tests for Dispersion and Central Tendency
  8. Process Capability
    1. Cp, Cpk
    2. Pp, Ppk
  9. Relationships Between Variables and Hypothesis
    1. Correlation
    2. Linear Regression
    3. Tests for Means, Variances, Proportions.
  10. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Additional Analysis Methods
    1. Risk Management
    2. Gap Analysis
  11. Design of Experiments
    1. One Factor
    2. Full Factorial
  12. Lean Methods
    1. Cycle Time Reduction
    2. Kaizen
  13. Control Methodologies
    1. Statistical Process Control
    2. Control Charts
  14. Design for Six Sigma Framework and Methodologies
    1. Common Methods
    2. DFX

Instructors & Support

Tony Swaim

Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Prior to taking this course, you must be knowledgeable in basic Algebra and Statistics.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook
  • An Introduction to Six Sigma and Process Improvement

About Certification

asq

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is “The Global Voice of Quality,” with customers and members in more than 130 countries. ASQ is dedicated to “making the world work better” and helping businesses from large corporations to small community organizations meet the future with confidence. ASQ provides training programs, resources, and professional certifications in a range of topics related to quality, ensuring that business leaders and workers have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed—and you can become one of those professionals when you enroll in a course certified by ASQ.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, it prepares you for the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

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