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  • #26975

    Arshad Sabri
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    I am interested in doing a Black Belt course. But unfortunately there is no institute in Oman that can conduct this course. Therefore I am looking in to the possibilities of doing it on-line.

    Can somebody advise me about the best way to do it?
    Which is the most recognised institute for this and what is the approved syllabus for this training?
    I am asking about syllabus because different institutes are offering a different course of contents.

    Thanks in advance for the information.

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    #65586

    howe
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    The only on-line training I’ve seen so far is BMG. They seem to be fairly reputable. Stay tuned for a regulatory committee of Black Belts defining Six Sigma standards organized by ISSSP.

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    #65961

    karun Katur
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    Same requirements for me in Chennai, India. Can someone please guide me.
    Karun

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    #65963

    Anonymous
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    Careful — ISSSP is just a front for BMG

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    #65968

    Markert
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    I do not know if this is of interest to you, but at the University of New Hampshire we offer a Certificate of Graduate Study in Industrial Statistics — the courses meet and exceed the training in noncredit black belt training programs. One of the courses also delves into the “soft” topics included in Black Belt training. All of the Certificate courses are taught on line and are regular academic courses. The URL for the program is http://www.math.unh.edu/pub/stat_certificate.html.

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    #65970

    Anonymous
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    Be careful of any training that does not require actual application of the tools. A Masters program? Does it have anything to do with real life use of the tools. If not, just go take the CQE exam — it has exactly the same value — good theory without the ability to implement anything.

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    #66016

    Markert
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    I am disappointed to see an anonymous and unprovoked attack on a program of formal education in Industrial Statistics. The courses we teach are very practical and are geared to industry. The education also requires the completion of “real world” projects. The formal education and credentials we provide to our students are valuable to their careers and companies. Based upon extensive customer feedback (yes, we care about feedback), we are achieving a high level of customer (student) satisfication.
    The CQE exam and associated training does not and has never claimed to be substitute for formal education. We have a number of CQE’s currently going through our program, because they recognize the importance of statistical methods and the necessity of thoroughly understanding the methods in order to properly apply them to real problems. Some people are outstanding self-educators, many are not. I believe our program provides a valuable service to both.
    The CQE certification is certainly important to maintain the professional standing of Quality Engineers. However, training for the CQE exam is better thought of as a beginning to lifelong learning. Mastery of the skills to pass the CQE exam does not obviate the need for further education. I am finding that the best CQE’s and Blackbelts always thirst for deeper undertanding and a broader knowledge base — these are precisely the type of professionals we seek out for our program.
    There are a lot of outstanding consultancies providing excellent Six Sigma training and delivering a lot of value to their customers. However, there are limitations to what smaller corporations can afford and limitations to the breadth and depth of training that can be supplied in four weeks, more or less. Again, many of these private training resources are excellent and our program is in no way a criticism of private training organizations. We offer alternatives for small companies and we offer supplemental training to what has been delivered in the typical four week Blackbelt program.
    I privately deliver Greenbelt and Blackbelt training programs to industry. Many of the employees who go through my training go on to take formal statistics courses in our program. I consider this to be an implicit endorsement of the value in the training we provide in our Certificate Program.

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    #66201

    lin
    Participant

    Phil,

    Where can I find out more about the training you refer to in your message?

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    #70970

    walden
    Participant

    Check out http://www.moresteam.com. It has a 6 sigma course that is resonable. I do not know how good the course is, but I too am considering on-line training.

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    #70973

    Anonymous
    Participant

    Could someone from BMG or ISSSP clarify the relationship – I heard that there was going to be a formal separation of the organizations.

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    #70977

    David Silverstein
    Participant

    ISSSP is not a front for BMG.  ISSSP was founded as a business unit of Breakthough Management Group in early 2000.  It was a long-time dream of one of the founders of BMG and accordingly, we decided to launch it.  In Sept. of 2001, it was spun off as a completely separate business.  As such, there is currently no legal relationship between BMG and ISSSP.  There is also no “behind the scenes” relationship.  Neither BMG or its principals hold any equity interest in ISSSP and BMG has no special relationship with ISSSP.  The only remaining relationship is that BMG continues to utilize ISSSP as a vendor for marketing purposes, much like we use iSixSigma as a marketing medium.  Please feel free to direct any questions directly to me.          David Silverstein, President, BMG

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    #70982

    Anonymous
    Participant

    David,Thanks for the clarification. As a Six Sigma consultant, I have been hesitant to join ISSSP because of the link to BMG.

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    #70995

    Jaran S.
    Participant

    See http://www.sixsigmapartner.com
    It is another option.
    It is not expensive.
    Jaran S.

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    #71008

    jiang
    Participant

    I like take the baack belt training, but I am in China, please contact me if you have any training in China

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    #71064

    Jeffrey Mozingo
    Participant

    For some reason, I see a partnership between BMG and ISSSP. Maybe it’s because the ISSSP Six Sigma snapshot that I receive via email comes from a BMGroup email address!
     
    Jeffrey
     

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    #72186

    mcleod
    Member

    I know that BMG (http://www.bmgi.com) offers comprehensive Black Belt training online.  They are recognized as one of the leading Six Sigma training providers. 

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    #72187

    Cravens
    Participant

    I took my Black Belt training from BMG and I got an email saying that they have training programs in Singapore.  Don’t know if that helps….

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    #72188

    JM
    Participant

    I recently sit in on a free Six Sigma Overview offered by International Institute for Learning. The learning platform they use for online learning is the most interactive and user friendly that I have seen. Their website is http://www.iil.com
    This company also offers training on Theory of Constraints and Project Management. You can choose onsite, online or public programs.
    Just my $.02 worth!
    JM

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    #73726

    Kirk Bailey
    Participant

    Thanks for the information!!
    I’ve been looking for a way to become black belt certified but I haven’t found any classes in the Seattle area.

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    #74724

    Yolanda Rubner
    Member

    The American Society for Quality offers a new e-learning center with new courses listed below:Six SigmaIntroduction to Six Sigma Online Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Review Online Six Sigma Green Belt Six Sigma Executive Summary Six Sigma Fundamentals Try following link and view the opportunities for long distance learning. http://www.asq.org/ed/e-learn/offerings/index.html

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    #132195

    ashish s. kothavade
    Participant

    pl. give me details of six sigma

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    #132219

    Jered Horn
    Participant

    Phil,
    It’s not worth taking issue with you on what you said.  In fact, your program sounds pretty good.  The original poster, however, asked about black belt (Six Sigma assumed) training/certification.  It doesn’t sound like that’s what is offered.
    Where do you get “four weeks” as a basis for black belt training duration?  I may have misunderstood, but THERE is one of the reasons a good number of traditionally-trained blackbelts (and beyond) are so skeptical of these university/on-line programs.
    Obviously there is that small business/remote location segment of industry and “students” out there that could possibly benifit from Six Sigma training.  I just think (my opinion), in that situation, you will inherently have a handicaped Six Sigma program or certified belt.
    Not Anonymous – JM Horn

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    #132234

    Ron
    Member

    The death knoll for any six sigma program is to put it online.  When was the last time you saw a poster for Plastic Surgeon online program?
    Not to equate the complexity of the two programs but think about it anyone can read a book few can interpret and apply intuitively.

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    #134576

    John Maki
    Participant

    David,
     
    I think the beginging of this thread started with a question you seem qualified to answer; “is online training available?”

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    #141671

    shivani
    Member

    Could some body please clarify my doubts regarding course contents of six sigma black belt. Some say its DMADV and others DMAIC.
    I am in a fix regarding this.

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    #141672

    Trev
    Member

    https://www.isixsigma.com/library/content/c001211a.asp
    If you haven’t been trained yet, go for DMAIC.

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    #141770

    Marlon Brando
    Participant

    Both ,the  first is mainly  used  for  DFSS and  the  second for  the operational SS,

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    #141940

    manoj kumar pal
    Participant

    sir,
        i want to take training of black belt training.

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    #141958

    Darth
    Participant

    Sir,
    As soon as the drugs wear off, please feel free to do it.

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    #141959

    Marlon Brando
    Participant

    Have finsihed  3  online programes:QM by  Manitoba.U.(Canada),SS-GB & Lean-SS by  Villanova U.wish to  proceed with  the next online SS-BB,but  VillanovaU.  is  giving only  the  training,what  about BMG in  comparison,regarding  the  certification,cost,duration  and  the  quality  of  the  course.thanks  for  reply  

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    #157919

    Rose
    Member

    American Society of Quality (ASQ.org) has on line black belt training.  In addition, they have one focused on healthcare also if anyone is interested.
    Hope this helps!!

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    #157920

    Omar Grasby
    Participant

    Unfortunatly I  could  not  pass  the on-line SS-BB Test Exam. due  to  limited time constraints (150 questions  in  4h.?),although  I  have  prepared  my  self  vey  well  for  the  exam.I’m  somehow  frustrated .What do  you  advise  me to  try  again  later or  just to introduce  myself  as  a  “Trained-SSBB”?Considering  that  I  have  spent a  lot  of  time  to  study  and  prepare  myself (using  the  comprehensive  SSBB guidebook  and  several books  and  training  stuff).I  feel  that I  have  understood  most  of  the  topics and  even  ready  to introduce  lectures  and  seminars (considering  that  I’m  working  as  a  free-lance  consultant  and  trainer).
    Appreciate  any  kind  advice  and enlightenment 

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    #157934

    accrington
    Participant

    ‘Considering  that  I  have  spent a  lot  of  time  to  study  and  prepare  myself (using  the  comprehensive  SSBB guidebook  and  several books  and  training  stuff).I  feel  that I  have  understood  most  of  the  topics and  even  ready  to introduce  lectures  and  seminars (considering  that  I’m  working  as  a  free-lance  consultant  and  trainer)’ ?!?!?!
     

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    #158432

    Rose
    Member

    Chris,
    Moresteam software is used in a lot of on-line training.  I was not aware they had their own “University”.
    The cost is the same as ASQ, as is the length.  I also believe ASQ uses Morestream to provide their online training.
    I like the fact that ASQ has more courses offered.  I am taking the Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare with Minitab support.  It focuses on the area I need, and as a member, costs less than what Morestream does.  I am not condeming their product, just offering more information.
    I concur with those who are posting that on-the-job experience is critical.  To just study and take the exam will not cut it in the real world.  When companies want the expertise of a SSBB, they want people who can do the work, not just talk the talk.  The ASQ course requires me to do a project, which I have been working on anyway. 
    Thanks for the link to Morestream, though.  I would like to see what else they have to offer.  And Phil, I could not get your link to work, but I will look into your program as well!
    Rose

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    #158433

    Rose
    Member

    Ron,
    You will not see a Plastic Surgeon on line program, but many of them have taken on line courses!!
    Any course you take is only as good as the way you apply it.  On line courses are WONDERFUL for people who learn in that fashion.  They are not for everyone, but offer the opportunity to get the knowledge base, and they do force you to apply wht you are learning.
    Just as the Plastic Surgeon may take biology and anatomy & physiology on line, then go to Med school for the finishing touches, the SSBB must take their courses, then apply all the principles they learn in order to be a true SSBB. 
    Rose
     

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