The Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam Preparation Program is a 48 class-hour program designed to help the student prepare for the ASQ CSSGB (Certified Six Sigma Green Belt) exam. The program covers all subject matter areas currently tested by ASQ while orienting the student to a reference source that can be brought into the exam. The course includes access to supplemental learning materials including subject matter videos as well as practice problems with solutions and practice exams.
No Six Sigma background is required, however, a working knowledge of descriptive statistics is advised, and knowledge of inferential statistics is preferred.
The learning outcomes for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Class are consistent in content and knowledge level with the published ASQ Green Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK). These include the ability to apply:
- Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma (LSS) to support the outcomes and strategies of organizations
- What is Six Sigma and where did it come from?
- Lean: Value-add versus non-value-added activities; waste
- LSS proactively when creating and reviewing processes
- Methods to define processes
- Methods to collect customer requirements and analyze customer data
- Seven process management tools
- Process elements analysis including performance assessment and failure analysis
- Project management basics: charter, scope and outcome metrics, planning, documentation, risk analysis and closure
- Team dynamics, roles and responsibilities, and performance techniques
- Process mapping: inputs, outputs and process flows
- Probability and statistics: apply descriptive and inferential statistical methods, apply central limit theorem to determine confidence intervals and process control charts
- Collect and summarize data using descriptive statistics and graphical techniques
- Compare data to common probability distributions
- Evaluate measurement system capabilities using repeatability and reproducibility taking into account precision and tolerance
- Assess process capability
- Create and interpret multi-vari studies and interpret simple linear correlation and regression
- Apply hypothesis testing and distinguish between type I and type II errors; determine appropriate sample sizes
- Determine if there are significant changes to means, variances and proportions
- Improve and Control
- Define and describe basic design of experiments terms and be able to interpret main effects and interaction plots
- Construct attribute and variables statistical control charts and distinguish between common and special cause patterns
- Assess improvement levels and validate solutions
- Assist in developing control plans to document and hold gains, and monitor systems
ASQ Credential Eligibility Criteria
Six Sigma Green Belts are employees who spend some of their time on process improvement teams. They analyze and solve quality problems, and are involved with Six Sigma, lean or other quality improvement projects. The Six Sigma Green Belt certification requires three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge. Work experience must be in a full time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op or any other course work cannot be applied towards the work experience requirement. Educational waivers are not granted. ASQ registration deadline for the June 7 exam, which is being given at NSU, is April 18.
For more information, visit the ASQ website www.asq.org
Process owners, managers, directors, consultants and facilitators interested in becoming well-rounded change agents for process improvement and certified to international standards.
Program Dates / Locations
While this course is not scheduled at this time, any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization either in our classroom or at your location. Please contact us for more information.
Fee of $2,495 includes tuition, instructional materials and textbooks.
Steven Kramer, Ph.D., Master Black Belt
Steve Kramer is an Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at the Huizenga College at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale. He is a former Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Wake Forest University and Loyola University Maryland. He holds a BSE in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida, an MSIE from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in Business and Management from the University of Maryland. Professor Kramer was certified by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) in their inaugural Six Sigma Master Black Belt class in 2010 following his certification as Black Belt in 2006. He has facilitated and mentored more than 200 lean/six sigma process improvement projects as a function of his novel graduate-level Operations Management classes. He has expertise in the supportive curriculum such as simulation/modeling, risk management as well as project management and advanced statistics. He has applied process planning and improvement techniques in a variety of environments via his active consulting in areas including healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, government operations, financial services and education. He has published in International Journal of Applied Decision Science, International Journal of Production Research, and to the Darden School Case Collection.
Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.
Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies
We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.
If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.
If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.
In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.
Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.
For additional program information, please contact us at:
Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Toll Free: 800.672.7223
, ext. 25161
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