Six Sigma Basics
Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 32
Access Time: 180 Days
This self-paced course explains the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques learners will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The course is divided into eight modules that explain key foundational Six Sigma information, guide students through the five steps of the DMAIC methodology, and demonstrate how a Six Sigma approach can benefit organizations in several, diverse industries or business sectors. Course assignments detail the tools and skills learners will implement as they apply a Six Sigma approach to process improvement activities, and show practitioners how they can contribute as important members of improvement teams.
Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for the 50-question exam at the course end. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material, to provide real-world examples and enhanced understanding of important concepts and best practices.
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After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies used in Six Sigma projects
- Describe the five stages of the DMAIC methodology and identify the factors that will improve its chances of success
- Choose and apply specific tools and techniques in support of process improvement activities
- Analyze the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and formulate plans to ensure appropriate participation in project assignments
- Examine the interrelationships of tasks, activities, and practices in Six Sigma projects
Note: While this course covers the same concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques as our Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep course, the Introduction to Six Sigma course does not grant access to the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam. The cost of the certification exam is included in the Green Belt exam prep course, but the cost of the Introduction to Six Sigma course does not cover the cost of the certification exam; if you decide that you would like to pursue Green Belt certification after you have completed this introductory course, you may do so for an additional fee.
Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in learning about Six Sigma concepts and methodologies.
Prerequisites: Learners should have some exposure to project and process management practices.
Estimated Time to Complete: 30 hours
Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24–48 hours.
Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
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- Read all course materials and complete all course activities
- You must complete the course with all required test scores of 70% or greater