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    Tim
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    Does anyone have experience with Online Six Sigma Black Belt training?  If so what is the best choice?  Is the certification that some companies provide worth anything to employers?
    Thank you

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    #142668

    GMS
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    I reviewed a bunch of them in the last six months and came to the conclusion that they are good for one of three things.

    If you already know Six Sigma through other education, experience, self teaching, etc. then they are good for getting through and certified if you feel a formal cert is needed.
    As preparation for a live black belt training program
    As a JIT training component to be used with stakeholders on a project in which you want to leave behind stakeholders well equipped to evolve their process, which should be every project.  However, you do not have the time or resources to do the training your self.  The stakeholders can do it on their time at an agreed upon pace.  They will essentially be well armed green belts that have been through a project and had the on-line training when you are done with them.
    These things are especially true on transactional processes where quantifying the chaos of people driven process is so important.
    More Steam was one of the better ones I looked into.
     

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    #142669

    Eric Maass
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    Tim,
    The certification can be provided either by a company, or by a professional society like ASQ (American Society of Quality) or IIE (the Institure of Industrial Engineers).  IIE offers on-line training and certification:
     http://www.iieseminars.org/SixSigma/i.htm
    From what I’ve heard, it’s been getting excellent reviews.
    Best regards,Eric
     

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    #142670

    Trev
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    They don’t rank ’em, but isixsigma provides a listing of vendors: https://www.isixsigma.com/co/six_sigma_online_training/six_sigma_online_training.asp

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    #142758

    Tim
    Member

    Thanks for the input.  I already have most of the back ground that the training provides however most companies are looking for someone who is “certified”.  I don’t want to spend tens of  thousands to learn things I already know.

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    #142760

    Eric Maass
    Participant

    Tim,
    Well, if you are pretty confident that you are ready to be certified, you can go ahead and take the ASQ exam directly ( http://www.asq.org/certification/six-sigma/dates.html ) .
    If you’d rather take a review class, with practice exams and such, there are several on-line classes, including the IEE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) class I mentioned in a prior email, and another that is similar but apparently less expensive:http://www.sixsigmalive.net/detail.aspx?ID=5

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    #142776

    Mikel
    Member

    A little self promotion Eric?
    Management Team & Advisory Board:
    Marc St. James, CEO and President (30+ years experience)Expertise: Six Sigma Business Excellence Methodology: Business Process Improvement, Management, and Training, Process Improvement and Design Methodology (DMAIC and DFSS/DMADV), Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Instructor and member of ASQ and ISSSP.Education: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
    George Eckes (25+ years experience)Expertise: Six Sigma Consultant, Instructor, and best-selling author, who was a part of the core consultant team that helped GE launch Six Sigma in 1996. His recent clients have included Cisco, Hewlett Packard, J. P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Volvo, Molex, Inc., Household Retail Services, Household Consumer Lending and Park Nicollet Healthcare. His consulting firm has assisted clients generate over $50 million in cost savings in the last year alone. The last 9 clients of Eckes & Associates, Inc. have generated over seven figures ROI in year one. George has appeared on both CNBC and ABC’s World News Now.Currently: Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Eckes & Associates, Inc. (EAI), a Colorado-based consulting group specializing in results driven continuous improvement, six-sigma training and implementation, organizational development and managing change. In 2003, he was chosen Honorary Chairman for President Bush’s Business Advisory Council. He received a National Leadership Award for his advice to make the U.S. economy a more pro-business environment.Education:1976 – University of Notre Dame – Psychology, B.S., 1977 – Eastern Michigan University, M.S., Certified Psychologist in State of Michigan through August 2006.
    Eric Maass (25+ years experience)Expertise: Six Sigma Master Black Belt / Master Instructor, author of Motorola’s first published Six Sigma articles on the focus on variance reduction as one of the originators of Six Sigma Methodology (“A Strategy for Reducing Variability…” and “System Moments Method for Reducing Fabrication Variability”, both published in 1987). Eric developed a novel multiple Y optimization approach, Yield Surface Modeling; every product development effort that has used Yield Surface Modeling has experienced first pass success with high yield. Eric has developed or co-developed Motorola’s Six Sigma Black Belt, Design for Six Sigma, Digital Electronics and Wireless Communication courses, and coaches Master Black Belts, Black Belts and teams in both DMAIC problem solving and Design for Six Sigma. Currently: Director and Master Black Belt, Motorola Corporate Initiatives GroupEducation: M.S. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University; finalizing dissertation for PhD in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering.
     

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    #142782

    Linux
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    If you are confident and want a good refresher, I recommend the course from aveta (sixsigmaonline.org). Very reasonable and text book oriented for the exams.

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