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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Exam Cost Included)

This online advanced training course empowers you to lead and mentor Green Belts and plan/execute strategic Lean Six Sigma programs. Your training will enable you to transform your organization by reducing costs, increasing revenue, and improving collaboration. Learn how to manage multiple projects and ensure their alignment meets organizational goals. As a Black Belt, you will be able to coach Green Belts to complete successful projects that deliver significant, sustainable results. You will learn how to communicate and influence people at all levels of your organization to manage change effectively while understanding the why, what and how of statistical analysis tools.

Upon completion of this course and required project, you will be prepared for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam. The registration fee for this exam is included with the course.

6 Months / 75 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Exam Cost Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES274

What You Will Learn
  • Describe the ways that Black Belt Training enhances the Green Belt body of knowledge
  • Define the process used to select an appropriate Black Belt Project
  • List and define the influence and facilitation skills that help Black Belts improve their leadership capabilities
  • Describe how to coach Green Belts and other Lean Six Sigma practitioners through each Phase of DMAIC
  • List the steps involved in testing the measurement system, sampling the data, and assessing process capability
  • Describe the steps involved in conducting hypothesis tests to assess theories of root cause
  • Identify which type of tests are appropriate for any given data set
  • Describe the steps involved and the different uses for Design of Experiments
  • Identify which type of control charts are appropriate for any given data set
  • Describe how and why to apply visual management to an improved process
  • Describe how to construct an effective project storyboard
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 75 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare yourself for a career as an engineering manager, product manager, operations manager, production manager, or quality manager
  • Learn how to create happier customers, increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve collaboration at your place of employment
  • Increase efficiency at your job learning to manage multiple projects at once
  • Receive a voucher to take your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam

Outline

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I.    Introduction to Black Belt Training
            A.    Overview of Black Belt Training
            B.    Project Selection - Advanced
            C.    Build Leadership Skills
II.    Define Phase
            A.    Conduct Process Walks
            B.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
            C.    About Your Black Belt Project
III.    Measure Phase
            A.    Lay Statistical Groundwork
            B.    Test your Measurement System
            C.    Sample the Data
            D.    Assess Process Capability
            E.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
IV.    Analyze
            A.    Lay Hypothesis Testing Groundwork
            B.    Test Discrete Data
            C.    Test Continuous Normal Data
            D.    Test Continuous Non-Normal Data
            E.     Test Correlation
            F.     Strengthen Leadership Skills
            G.    About Your Black Belt Project
V.    Improve
            A.    Design Experiments
            B.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
            C.    About Your Black Belt Project
VI.    Control
            A.    Select Control Charts
            B.    Create Visual Management
            C.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
            D.    About Your Black Belt Project

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification both require students to complete a project in addition to assignments and quizzes. Projects must be based off an actual business and are subject to approval by Master Black Belt Coaches.

Instructors & Support

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy O’Rourke is a Master Black Belt with over 20 years of success helping organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola learn and apply Lean and Six Sigma. Tracy is an accomplished facilitator, trainer, and presenter. She has a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consulting for organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt's Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Swan is an accomplished consultant, designer, and executive coach with expertise in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barnard College.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

It is highly recommended that prospective students have a history of professional work experience (full-time, part-time, internship, volunteer work, etc.) to successfully complete course assignments and projects.

In order to take the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification course students will be required to provide an approved Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Certification certificate or test out of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program. Students can bypass testing out if they present a qualifying Green Belt Certificate which is:

  • Issued by a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • ASQ Issued for a Green Belt course that covers both Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools (not only Lean, or only Six Sigma).

The qualifying process:

  • The Certificate must be scanned and emailed to the student's Student Advisor.
  • The Certificate will be reviewed to determine if it is acceptable to take the place of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • If the certificate is not acceptable, the student will be required to register for the full Lean Six Green Belt Training Certification or test out by completing the Lean Green Belt Exam.

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.
  • Microsoft Office Suite or Google Docs/Sheets/Slides/Forms & Apache OpenOffice (not included in enrollment).
  • 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 and will be available online.

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Please Note: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification both require students to complete a project in addition to assignments and quizzes. Projects must be based off an actual business and are subject to approval by Master Black Belt Coaches. Please see below regarding sourcing a project. 

  • Projects must be business-related. We highly recommend a project be completed at your place of employment.
  • If you are not employed, a business-related project can be completed by finding a sponsor organization. We highly recommend finding a nonprofit organization to sponsor your project.
  • We also encourage finding volunteer or internship opportunities. We have had a few learners complete successful projects by volunteering at their local churches, schools, and food banks, to name a few.

About Certification

goleansixsigma.com

GoLeanSixSigma.com is an organization of Lean Six Sigma experts dedicated to helping professionals learn process improvement. It strives to make problem-solving easier to understand so professionals fully grasp Lean Six Sigma concepts and methodologies to ensure successful implementation within their organizations. GoLeanSixSigma.com has certificated thousands of professions in Lean Six Sigma nationwide.

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, you will be prepared for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and be able to sit for the exam after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

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. In addition, you will be able to sit for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

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?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

What if I do not pass the project requirement of the course?

You are allowed 3 revisions of your project, where you are provided feedback by a Master Black Belt. If you fail to pass after 3 revisions, there will be a fee of $300 to submit another revision.

What will I do as a lean six sigma black belt?

As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you will develop an even deeper understanding of the Lean and Six Sigma concepts and build upon what you learned as a Green Belt. This will most likely be your full time role, and you will be responsible for leading the team charged with undertaking a project to improve quality. You will plan and deploy the project, define and measure benchmarks and milestones, form and motivate your team, analyze progress and results due to process improvement, interpret and communicate risks, and develop control plans to maintain and sustain improvements made.

What is the average salary of someone certified in lean six sigma?

The salary of certified Lean Six Sigma professionals varies widely depending on your years of experience and type of job you hold. The overall national median salary of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is between $66,000 and $117,000. Many of the highest paying Lean Six Sigma jobs can be obtained after several years of experience and working your way up to director and more senior level positions.   

Are those with lean six sigma certification in demand?

Yes, demand for professionals with Lean Six Sigma certifications is high and continuing to rise not just in large corporations where we’ve seen these jobs historically but also in mid-sized organizations as well. In fact, many of the jobs with the highest salaries as well as highest increases in job openings in the United States are related to process improvement.

Where do certified lean six sigma professionals work?

Certified Lean Six Sigma professionals can work in almost any industry. Some of the more common industries for Lean Six Sigma jobs include healthcare, technology, retail, finance, hospitality, and government. Your work environment will depend largely on the industry in which you work, but you will work with closely with other people to improve processes and solve problems regardless of the industry you choose.  

What qualities should a good certified lean six sigma professional have?

In order to be a good Lean Six Sigma professional, you will first and foremost have to be a great communicator. It is your job to sell the need for process improvement and change to stakeholders, team members, and those financing your work. You must communicate with everyone affected throughout the process, and ensure that you keep momentum moving in your favor. You must pursue perfection in order to find and eliminate flaws in processes, and you must always have a determined focus on the customer. You must also be a person who champions simplicity and ensures that no details are left uncovered in your understanding of the business as you design a process.

What is the black belt certification?

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is considered a pinnacle of a Lean Six Sigma career. In order to earn this certification, you will need to earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification first. You will also complete additional training like this course to help you prepare, and you will complete a project that will be reviewed by a Master Black Belt. During your training, you will lean to manage multiple projects while ensuring they meet organizational goals, coach Green Belts effectively to complete projects and achieve significant results, communicate with professionals at all levels in your organization and influence change, and understand statistical analysis tools that will help improve your project outcomes. You will take a 185 question multiple-choice exam offered by GoLeanSixSigma.com and will receive a certificate after successful completion.

Can I use lean six sigma without certification?

Yes. You can work in a job that requires knowledge of Lean Six Sigma without obtaining certification as long as you possess the proper knowledge, training and experience to get the job done. However, we encourage all students to sit for Green Belt and/or Black Belt certification. In short, certification will open up more opportunities for you. These certifications are highly-respected worldwide, they prove your commitment to the industry and your understanding of global standards, they place you ahead of your competition for jobs, and they show that you are continuously learning through professional development. Certifications also make a big difference in the amount of money you can earn.

Why is lean six sigma so important?

In our global economy, organizations constantly face rising costs of doing business and increasing competition in the marketplace. Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies work to help organizations by streamlining processes to increase profit, cutting down on waste to decrease costs, improving effectiveness and efficiency to deliver more products and services, and providing ownership and accountability to help build effective teams.

What type of career path can I pursue after completing this course?

A few of the careers you could choose to pursue after you’ve successfully become certified in Lean Six Sigma include:

  • Project Manager (junior through senior level)
  • Preconstruction Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Agile Coach
  • Instructional Designer
  • Assistant Plant Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
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