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    JC
    Guest

    I am new to six sigma.
    I have read from some of the discussions that it’s not recommended to take online courses for CSSGB exam preparation, but I really can’t just take days/weeks off from work for on-site training. I found from ASQ website that they have web based training. Has anyone used this preparation? Do you think it’s “okay”?

    http://asq.org/training/certified-six-sigma-green-belt-certification-preparation_CSSGBASQ.html

    Thanks.

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    #192196

    George Aslinger
    Participant

    Some individuals learn well from online methods, others struggle. I believe the ASQ training is sourced from MoreSteam. You can also find individuals to provide coaching and project support. I have helped a couple individuals through the Villanova training.

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    #192202

    Chris Paret
    Participant

    Full disclosure… I work for MoreSteam. We provide online Lean Six Sigma training for ASQ. We do not provide the online training for the course in your link above.

    Your link is to a ‘prep’ course, which is not Green Belt training. The learning objectives for the course in your link are to understand the content covered by the five main domains in the CSSGB Body of Knowledge and to become familiar with questions similar to those within the ASQ CSSGB exam. This is from ASQ’s site. If you’ve gone through GB training already and want to take a course to PREPARE for the ASQ GB exam, this course may be for you.

    Just trying to clear the air… not sell anything.

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    #192385

    Majid Pervaiz
    Participant

    I am also exploring my options to get through green belt certification.
    Can anyone guide me on ASQ website one training is for preparation the link is below
    http://asq.org/training/certified-six-sigma-green-belt-certification-preparation_CSSGBASQ.html

    And the other link is:
    http://asq.org/training/lean-six-sigma-green-belt_LSSGB01MS.html

    which is industry specific.

    Another thing is blended what is the different in lean and belnded??

    Would really appreciate your quick response

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    #192392

    Darth
    Participant

    @cparet Looks like KB and the rest of the posse have gotten you gun shy about “advertising” your wares. I do NOT work for Moresteam and they unfortunately give me no money but I can say most of their stuff is good so don’t hesitate to use them if appropriate.

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    #193413

    Scott Lawley
    Member

    Yes, it is very “doable.” I am using the on-line exam preparation and it has been very helpful. In reference to what Chris said above, I get the difference between test prep and training. I found that I used the preparation material to help guide my own self-study. I went throught the prep material, found what I wasn’t strong on, then when back to “The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook” (a ASQ publication), studied the sections where I was weak. Careful about getting a recent copy of the Handbook. There are significant errors. Though there is a great web-site to check for errata.
    I’m taking the test next week, so wish me luck! I’ll let you know if my strategies worked.

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    #193415

    Does anyone have suggestions for SSGB online training? Since ASQ only offers preparations, I would like some suggestions on online self study. There are tons but not sure about the reputation. Thanks.

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    #193416

    Katie Barry
    Keymaster

    @James – Check out iSixSigma’s directory of LSS online providers at this link: https://www.isixsigma.com/training/e-learning-providers/lean-six-sigma-e-learning-providers/

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    #193419

    Scott Lawley
    Guest

    @ James, You know, I’d suggest taking some time simply to learn some basic statistical concepts. And there are free online courses available. One that I look at from time to time and I think is very good is out of Rice University by David Lane. This is the link: http://onlinestatbook.com/2/index.html
    Check it out before you spend real money on an expensive online training course. Even if you do go that route, time spent on learning basic statistics will pay off.

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    #193433

    @ Katie. Thanks for the link. I notice the list of providers. Any suggestions?

    @ Scott. Thanks I will check it out. I do understand statistical concepts but that was a while back in University. THis will be a great refresher.

    A question for you all. I am in IT software side. I notice the push for Lean Six Sigma certification. My understanding it is focused more on manufacturing. Am I wrong? or is Lean the new preferred training? I have been searching for SSGB training and thought lean is another direction that does not apply to me. Thank you.

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    #193490

    @ James THX for the info. Could you clairfy lean six sigma and six sigma?

    “A question for you all. I am in IT software side. I notice the push for Lean Six Sigma certification. My understanding it is focused more on manufacturing. Am I wrong? or is Lean the new preferred training? I have been searching for SSGB training and thought lean is another direction that does not apply to me. Thank you.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    #193491

    Larry Goldman
    Participant

    James –

    Sorry this seems so confusing. Really, these are all just collections of tools within an organizational framework for problem solving. Some time ago, advocates for both Lean and Six Sigma (chief among them, Michael George), combined the two methodologies for a more powerful solution that addresses both waste and speed (Lean) and quality and defects (Six Sigma). While many organizations still will pick only Lean, you rarely if ever see a company just doing “plain” Six Sigma anymore. Why ignore helpful Lean tools?

    LSS has long been used outside of manufacturing. You can search around these pages for many excellent non-manufacturing case studies, perhaps a few where LSS is applied to IT and software problems. There’s a LinkedIn group dedicated to discussions around those topics as well.

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    #193750

    James Evans
    Participant

    Thanks @slawley for the statistical concepts link (http://onlinestatbook.com/2/index.html. I can certainly use this as I prep for the ASQ CSSGB exam

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