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  • #54537

    Fernando
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    Good day,

    I would like to respectfully request the opinion of knowledgeable fellow professionals about online options for Training/Certification of Six Sigma.
    I work in the Business Improvement department in a BPO Company, I have received training in the use of DMAIC and I am currently leading green level projects with a certain amount of savings.
    I plan on making a career in Process Improvement area, for this reason I want to enter the certification process from a renowned provider starting with Green Belt and later preparing for Black Belt.
    After a long research, my top 3 options are ASQ, Moresteam.com and Villanova University.

    I am more inclined to Moresteam.com based on their curricula, the providing of a tool, the fact that the certification is supported by The Fisher College of Business from OSU, and they require a real life project completed.

    Based on your knowledge/experience, are there other providers that offer a similar methodology/product ?

    thank you for your responses.

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    #195958

    Katie Barry
    Participant

    @fercardoza — This issue has been addressed many times over the years in this forum. You may want to search the forum specifically looking for information on those providers.

    This article may also be of assistance to you: https://www.isixsigma.com/training/training-materials-aids/how-to-learn-lean-six-sigma/

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    #195969

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @fercardoza I am not sure I fit your criteria to provide an opinion but that has never really stopped me before so here goes.

    Moresteam. Let me qualify that. I have not seen all products on the market but it is without a doubt way better than anything else I have seen. I do know the staff at Moresteam. They were CI/SS/Lean professionals before they started into the elearning business. That translates to relevancy of the trainin to you as the customer.

    Just my opinion.

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    #196131

    Fernando
    Participant

    Thank you very much for both your posts, I apreciate the time you took to provide me with such valuable information.

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    #196136

    Brian Cooper
    Guest

    As with everything else, you get out of any training what you put into it. I have been extremely disappointed in recent years at the ease of obtaining certifications at some of these on-line courses. I have paid for employees to obtain training (Black Belt Certification)through one of the three that you mentioned because I went through one of their programs myself some years ago and was thoroughly pleased with the results. The candidate that I chose didn’t have to have an associated project, nor any real accountabilities for the certification. He started on a small project after he received his Black Belt, and fell right on his face. I had to take the time to take over the project and see it through to completion. The certificate looks really nice on his office wall, but it doesn’t ensure that he knows what he is doing.
    Just a note ……..it wasn’t Moresteam or ASQ.

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    #196139

    Chris Seider
    Participant

    @mdartagnan
    I am of the opinion that people that don’t follow the adult learning model of learn/do are at a disadvantage. Training on lean six sigma tools without simultaneous project execution tends to create people who may know the tools but not how to execute the tools and lead a project to completion.

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    #196140

    Brian Cooper
    Guest

    @cseider Agreed, that is the model that I was required to go through, but obviously the requirements changed at some point for some institutions. In the end, I had to walk my candidates through several projects before they really understood the problem solving process. I have become somewhat frustrated recently with Academia. University programs are popping up all over the country that are pumping out these “theoretical” black belts. The know all the catch phrases but lack the experience that you get dealing with real problems.

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    #196355

    Russell Johnson
    Participant

    Accenture, formerly known as The George Group, is excellent. I just completed the MBB training. I would recommend them. Their instructors or top of the line.

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    #196356

    Patrick Detroit
    Guest

    Respectfully,

    Everybody is starting their own certification programs so watch out. Boeing has their own, Amazon has their version, Microsoft has their own lingo, etc… My recommendation is to get ASQ certified. There is a difference between having a certificate and being certified. ASQ is globally recognized and has a great network of people. I agree with Chris Seider, training doesn’t mean you know how to use the tools. Get training wherever you feel like you’re going to get the best instructor support and follow on network. There are some great programs out there, I happened to have gone through Green Belt training in the Navy and BB training via Villanova. My best recommendation… after training, do some projects, get a good mentor to guide you and help you if you ever get brain freeze. Once you feel comfortable get the project affidavites and sit the ASQ exam. My two cents.

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    #196363

    Kimmy Burgess
    Participant

    Continuing the sentiments echoed in these posts, whilst a good institute with sound faculties and good credentials is a pre-requisite, what is more important is that you internalise the Six Sigma method. You need to understand the basic philosophy behind each module and each methodology. Also you need hands-on training on different kinds of projects. Only then you can be a sought-after Six Sigma trainer/leader.

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    #196561

    Deepak Panda
    Participant

    Certification of Six Sigma does not summarize worth of quality professional.It is true that Certification of Six Sigma validates the commitment to best quality, increases the earning potential and it adds competitive edge in workplace to register remarkable career benefits.

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