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Chilly Willy

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    Chilly Willy
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    Here is a question for the group:
    Has anyone ever heard of a legitimate SS certification that did NOT require a project?
    I do not utilize SS in my current position, but I think that I would like to try to “weasel” my way into the field w/my NEXT position.  I am running out of mental challenges in my current position and expect to be moving on w/in the next year or two. 
    Villanova University offers a Green Belt “Certificate”, that involves a test but does not mention a project.
    Does anyone have any thoughts on something like this for someone like myself who is looking to gain an entry level position in the SS field w/book knowledge and little (SS specific) real-world experience?
    If anyone reading this is considering going to Villanova’s website, be careful about giving them an email address.  They will sell it to the spammers before the day is out! :-(
    Chilly
     

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    #136479

    Chilly Willy
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    I wonder:  How many people are able to pay for IL six-sigma training out of their own pocket?
    I did a (very) small amount of poking around to see what 6 Sigma training would cost.  It saw $5K for GB training and about $15K for BB training.  At that rate, I might as well start saving up for my dream vacation on the moon, instead.  It would be just about as likely to happen.
    I suspect that most people in the 6 sigma field got started by being w/the right company at the right time and did not have to pay for the training themselves.  Maybe I am wrong.
    The more I learn about the field, the more I believe that I would be interested in taking my career in this direction.  I think that I could find a project at a non-profit to which I could volunteer my time.  Working that out is a problem I understand. 
    However, I am stuck trying to figure out how to acquire the book-learnin’ on-the-cheap or get to a company that would be willing to sponser me for proper training.
    Is there another way into the field w/o being lucky enough to work for a company or organization that is willing to pay for it?

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    #136404

    Chilly Willy
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    I may be further back on the track than Anthony.  How can one who is not even working in the field get started?
    I work as a contractor for another company.  Neither my company nor the client is going to pay to send me to 6 sigma training and then put me on a project.  However, if I wanted to break into the field, someplace else, how could I begin to do that, do you think?
    Is it possible to learn enough from books and forums like this to talk-the-talk well enough to break into field w/o the certification?
    My A+ certification (much more easily acquired, btw) demonstrated a basic understanding of PC hardware and software and allowed me to break into the IT field w/no prior work experience.
    Any advice on how to get started in the field of 6 Sigma w/o forking out thousands of dollars on instructor led training?
     

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