iSixSigma

SSGB Duration

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #54334

    Adeniyi Idris
    Participant

    Hi everyone,
    I am a complete newbie in SS but planning to attain my SSGB very soon enough.
    I had navigated through pages on ASQ and could see that there is a certification (international location) coming up in June and December. My ambition is to badge in by June but will need your advise on this thought.
    1. What is an average duration to study SSGB using combination of self study and online training?
    2. What are the required preparations to put forward towards the exam?
    3. Can I realistically be ready by June if I start on an average of 2hrs/day study?

    looking forward to your advise.

    regards.
    idris.

    0
    #194886

    Chris Seider
    Participant

    In my opinion, the best GB training takes 72-80 hours of in-class or online training. Also, most people care if you’ve applied the learnings to a project while applying the DMAIC methodology.

    Consider the adult learning model of learn/do/learn/do …

    Welcome.

    0
    #194904

    Kathryn McIver
    Participant

    Idris,

    I concur with Chris that Green Belt traditionally have about 80 hours of didactic learning. I know that that ASQ SSGB does not require project work, but if you have had structured project work that will decrease the amount of time you will need to study, because the concepts will have been reinforced with application.

    You will need to check with the ASQ regarding the timing of your exam; the registration generally closes a couple of months before the exam date. The exam itself is a 4 hour exam and regarding the couple hours of study time per day is a very subjective question: it depends on how effective you are at test prep and information retention.

    I hope this helps.

    Kathryn

    0
    #194906

    Don Strayer
    Guest

    I highly recommend some formal training rather than just self-directed using books and reference materials. The knowledge you need to pass the certification exam is there but you almost certainly have misconceptions. Being able to discuss with an instructor and classmates is helpful if not essential. These days you can do it on-line rather than physically attending classes.

    0
    #194908

    Chris Seider
    Participant

    I’m agreed with @Straydog The power is how to use the tools and how they work together.

    0
    #194928

    Travis Smith
    Guest

    most of the courses that I have ever seen are a week long course of classroom training, given by a Master Black Belt and then you have 3 – 6 months of project work using the tools and training that was in the classroom. I know that there are some places that say they can get you certified, but without using the tools and applying them to your organization, you will never have any traction.

    0
    #194975

    Faisal
    Participant

    I am really interesting to have a six sigma green belt certification, and I searched on ASQ but unfortunately I could not find it all what I found was Lean six sigma. However, I looking as you on SSGBC on the same month.

    I appreciate if you can help me on that.

    Accept my pleasure and best regards.

    0
    #194977

    Andrew Parr
    Participant

    Faisal,

    You need to think about the best way you can gain understanding of the Lean Six Sigma principles. I believe carrying out a Project is vital to understanding but it seems this is not an option so you must find another way of living and breathing Lean Six Sigma. It really isn’t about the tools but about the person and how you understand what the process you are looking at is doing and how you can improve it using the methodology.

    Just going for an exam doesn’t, in my opinion, fit the bill. You can get the T-Shirt but that won’t help until you understand and can then apply the tools with your understanding to bring a process under control and keep it there. To do that, you have to know it is out of control in the first place and be able to fathom out why that is the case!

    Just my opinion

    0
Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.