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  • #29438

    Marc Richardson
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    Other than, successfully running projects for a few years, what resources can forum members recommend for preparation for the ASQ CSSBB exam? Has anyone used the Quality Council of Indiana’s primer, and if so, what are your opinions?
    Thanks,
    Marc Richardson
    Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer

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    #75428

    hector lugo
    Participant

    What about local ASQ Section classes?

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    #75431

    abasu
    Participant

    I strongly recommend Quality Council of Indiana’s ASQ CSSBB primer.  In addition their CD Rom containing ~600 questions is also helpful in preparing for the exam.

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    #75495

    Marc Albanese
    Participant

    I have recommended the Comprehensive Six Sigma Reference Guide by Versatile Visuals ([email protected]) as a good study guide for the CSSBB exam. The guide is an excellent consolidated source of information and there is a companion book of sample exam questions.
     

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    #75508

    Jamie McGee ASQ CSSBB etc.
    Participant

    Quality Council’s offerings for CSSBB are outstanding.

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    #75535

    Mikel
    Member

    Marc,
    The exam is a piece of cake. You can pass the exam with the Indiana material and two hours prep time with some tabs.
    You don’t need experience or knowledge, just the prep materials and someone willing to sign off on your experience. The certification is meaningless.

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    #75610

    Gopal
    Member

    Stan,
    Did you pass the exam just by prparing for two hours?

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    #76496

    Jeff
    Participant

    Stan?  Anyone see Stan….

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    #76505

    BB
    Participant

    I cordially disagree.
    With 15+ years of statistical experience and quite a bit of quality experience, I purchased the QCoI BB Primer and studied on my own quite hard during evenings for at least 2-3 weeks. Heck, it took nearly that long to read through all the materials with just the evenings.
    My advice is to give yourself at least four weeks study time (assuming you’re working during the day). Depending on your own style of learning I can see where the ASQ course would help – but I suppose it would be expensive.
    I found the exam tough for three reasons:
    1. My weakest area is the quality stuff (details on gurus, etc . . .). I just don’t have a lot of background in that area. The studying really raised my awareness.
    2. The question wording often tended to be confusing – even in areas in which I am VERY strong.
    3. The stats stuff relyed on hand calculation – I found that wasted a lot of test time and added substantial risk of silly miscalculations. The alternative answers often included results from common miscalculations.
    Don’t forget to get the practice questions from QCoI too – they were VERY close to the style used in the SSBB exam.
    The primer has my highest recommendation!!
    Oh, and I passed the most recent exam.

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    #76508

    Mikel
    Member

    Okay, you got me. It actually takes about 8 hours to get the materials in order — plus about twenty years of learning. All of you young pups out there that think you know everything might take a refresher course. I’ve seen some weekend offerings that guarantee you a pass.

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    #76513

    Marc Richardson
    Participant

    BB,
    What is this QCol material that you refer to? I have been able to locate the following resurces:
    CSSBB (Certified Six Sigma Black Belt) Primer published by Quality Council of Indiana
    CSSBB Solutions Text, also published by Quality Council of Indiana
    Six Sigma Black Belt Study Guide by Brian Dodson, Paul Keller and Thomas Pyzdek published by Quality America (They actually publish two guides, one based on the ASQ BOK and the other based on the IQF standards)
    Comprehensive Six Sigma Reference Guide by Steve Salzman, Larry T. Rabeneck and Sharon Rabeneck. Mr. Salzman and Mr. Rabeneck are MBB’s and do ASQ’s wave training.
    Thanks,
    Marc Richardson
    Sr. Quality Assurance Eng.

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    #76514

    A.B
    Participant

    Where can we find the “Comprehensive Six Sigma Reference Guide” by Steve Salzman, Larry T. Rabeneck ?.
    Thanks in Advance.
    A.B 

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    #76518

    Chaz
    Participant

    Stan and BB are both right! The exam consist of two parts: one is Quality stuff and the other is the stat stuff.
    I took the October’01 exam and found them easy for two reasons: I have prior CQE certification and I also have pretty solid understanding of the basic statistics. I used CQM prep software (sorry, do not remember the name) that had a lot of questions for the “boring” part and that worked well. For stats part I used mainly Air Academy “Basic Statistics” on the exam. And statistics on the exam are fairly simple but if you only  used software for all of your stat calculations than you may be in trouble. The exam requires some simple calculations and stat understanding on some questions.
    Hope that helps !  

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    #76533

    Marc Richardson
    Participant

    Call Sharon K. Rabeneck at Versatile Visuals, Inc. 1 (913) 897-4505

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    #76535

    Edwards
    Participant

    I was trained and certified by George Group, don’t really know if this is meaningfull or not.  My question is, BB’s are trained in 6s toolbox, how to apply the tools to different problems within a process.  What does an exam that has questions on quality gurus have to do with BB certification/

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    #175140

    Mayukh Ghosh
    Participant

    Hi Marc,
    The primer from the Quality council of Indiana is a one stop place for the ASQ CSSB prep.I am currently using it to prep for my exam , I know a Black belt who has passed the exam .I like the material , I also ordered the exam cd and it certainly helps and a good refresher….
    Hope this helps
    Mayukh

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    #175144

    Robert S
    Member

    Mayukh, the post you are responding to is over 6 years old. Do you really think those in the string haven’t dealt with the issue of testing yet?

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    #185453

    Manish Jain
    Participant

    Hi Mayukh,
     
    I am also going to take the CSSBB exam soon. Can you plz let me know how much does it cost to buy this Quality Council of Indiana book and where can i buy that in India. I am in Delhi

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