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We are an Accredited Training Organization with the IASSC
Certified as an an Accredited Training Organization with the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)
"The IASSC Accredited Training Organization (ATO) designation validates Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. has demonstrated adequate management systems, courseware with a high degree of correlation to the subject matter contained in the IASSC Bodies of Knowledge, delivery schema consistent with such content and highly qualified instructors."
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No problem. Attend live classes online, in real-time!”
Two Options to Access our Live Virtual Classrooms (LVC)
- LVC Only Option: Sign up for one of the scheduled LVC courses on this page (near the bottom right hand side). These courses are attended by only virtual students and the instructor is remote from all students. We provide this option to students who want only to attend with other virtual students.
- Hybrid Option: This option is our most popular because it gives you the option to register for any of our live public courses in any of our training sites. We have multiple training’s happening every week in all of our sites. To register to access one of our live public courses as a Live Virtual Classroom student, please go to our Lean Six Sigma Training page.
I attended the Lean Six Sigma Six Sigma trained key contributor and team leader, a part-ti... course via Live Virtual Classroom and I was very impressed. I work in a large organization where we continually have IT difficulties, video calls dropping, loss of sound etc., but the platform provided by DSI for the virtual classroom performed perfectly. Personal camera profiles made it feel like you were in the room and a fully engaged member of the team. Activities have been designed specifically for the virtual classroom so you benefit equally whether you are present or not. For me, the flexibility of the virtual classroom was great, on the first day I was able to log in from my kitchen then drive to the office at lunch and finish the course there. The Experienced, recognized Six Sigma expert and project leader,... course is coming to Salt Lake City very soon (where I am based) but I might just attend virtually again!
Online Live Virtual Classroom Certification Training
Our Live Virtual Classroom Certification courses are full of Games, Videos and Interactive tools.
We use online collaborative tools like Google Documents so that each student can see what the other is doing in real time.
Online Virtual Games and Simulations
We will be using fun live and online simulations like the XPult Catapult (www.xpult.com) and a Virtual Cannon to learn the Importance of Statistics and Data when Solving a Consists of input, value-add, and output. problem.
I recently attended the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class in a hybrid class (students onsite in the classroom and virtual students attending online). I was one of three students that attended virtually. I found the session to be completely engaging throughout the class. With all students being on GoToMeeting with their video’s on, it felt like we were all present. In addition, the multiple hands on exercises and group activities were a great plus of the class. I feel I was able to get full value from the class, even from a virtual perspective.
Interactive and Collaborative
The Instructors will keep you engaged and excited as they allow you to take the reigns and guide the class through your understanding of the Lean Six Sigma tools.
I actually preferred the virtual classroom. It felt exactly as if you were sitting in the same room. The instructors could share their screen if they wanted to see you perform a scenario in Minitab, etc.. As far as the Xpult, at first I thought hitting 10 shots into a coffee cup was going to literally drive me insane (once I figured out how to control the variable which was causing me difficulty); I enjoyed it much more. It was a great example of how such small variances can really add up. Using the Xpult in our Design of Experiments, an efficient experimental strategy th... design was awesome. As soon as we optimized the process, I was hitting the target repeatedly on the first try. That was a great example of how powerful DOE’s could be; very impressive.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is the Live Virtual Classroom Course interactive? Will I feel like I am part of the class?
Our goal is to make feel like you are a part of a fun and valuable training. Our instructors have been trained in virtual delivery and we strive to make this class as interactive as possible. They will consistently ask questions of each student in the virtual course. We use games and simulations to keep you engaged. You will work in teams with other virtual students to analyze data using Minitab. You will be asked to share your screen and present your data analysis through the GoToMeeting portal. A consistent comment we get after the training is complete is: “We were skeptical of this online training before the class, but now we would choose the Live Virtual Classroom over a traditional class any day.”
Do the Live Virtual Classroom Courses cost less than the Traditional Classes (where the student is sitting in a training room versus attending virtually)?
The Live Virtual Classroom Courses do not cost less than the Traditional Classes. They are the same price as our traditional courses. You are getting the same exact training that you would receive if you are sitting physically in the classroom. In fact, you will save money as you will not have to expend travel expenses.
Will everyone in the class be virtual? Do you have courses that are hybrid courses meaning that some are sitting physically in a class while others are virtual?
All our courses that are hosted at our training sites all over the world are “Hybrid” courses. There is usually a mix of students that are sitting physically in the training room where the others are sitting virtually in the room via GoToMeeting. All students are getting the same course with the same live instructor.
Are the Virtual Courses courses designed as preparation for the IASSC exams or for individuals wanting to get a better understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology?
Our Virtual Courses course is designed to produce effective practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. Our Lean Six Sigma Training classes are focused on the completion of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt project for certification. We are not a “boot camp” for the IASSC test. If your goal is to take the IASSC test (as is the goal of many of our clients), then let us know and we will point you to resources, along with our course, that will prepare you for the IASSC test.
Are your courses more geared towards LEAN or Six Sigma? How would you differentiate the two?
Our course in geared towards both Lean and Six Sigma. The difference between the two methodologies are:
- The goal of Six Sigma is to eliminate defects, thereby improving quality and efficiency, by optimizing and improving all business processes.
- The goal of Lean is to cut out wasteful steps in the creation of a product so that only steps that directly add value to the customer are taken thereby streamlining the process.
Our course teaches the core tools of both methodologies. We practice the Pareto concept in the development and delivery of our curriculum. What this means is we teach the 20% of the tools that are used 80% of the time. This allows us to shorten our class delivery time to five days. For the other 80% of the tools, we give you references (articles, tutorials, etc.).
What is the deadline to complete the Lean Six Sigma project?
If you choose to complete the project option for certification, you are required to complete the project in no more than six (6) months from the last day of your class. We (SSDSI) will mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.
If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, what is the deadline to take the IASSC test (once you have completed the course)?
If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, there is no deadline to take the IASSC test after completion of our course. We suggest that that you wait no more than two weeks to complete the test so that the information you learned in class is still fresh in your mind.
If you choose to take the IASSC test, we will still offer mentorship of the project (or up to six (6) months from the last day of your course).
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.
If we decide to take the IASSC exam, will you supply us with resources we need to study from for the test?
Yes. In your Lean Six Sigma Training class, we will give you the extra resources to study in preparation for the IASSC examination.
What are the prerequisites to take the five (5) day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course?
In order to take the 5 day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course you must presently be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by either the IASSC (international Association for Six Sigma Certification), the ASQ (American Society for Quality) or SSDSI (our firm, Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.). See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.
If you are not certified by one of these three sources, and you have required prerequisite Lean Six Sigma Green Belt knowledge, then you can take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt test through the IASSC for $295. When you pass the test, you will then meet our prerequisite. See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.
If you presently do not have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and your goal is to become a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you can choose our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program.
I see you offer public Green Belt courses followed by a Black Belt course in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program. Is there a discount If a person registers for both classes?
We offer a 10% discount for three (3) or more employees registered from the same organization in the same class. If less than three employees registered from the same organization in the same class for both classes (the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt class) the total cost would be $5,998.
See the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program for more information.
Upon completing your Green Belt or Black Belt course, how do you take the exam? Do you offer the IASSC exam at the end of the course, or is that something the individual would do on their own?
Can an individual take the IASSC test as well as have a Master Black Belt Mentor them through their project?
Yes. We (SSDSI) will offer to mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course whether you take the IASSC test or not. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.
What statistical software will we be using in class?
We will be using a 30-day trial license of the most recent version of Minitab. You will have the option to buy Minitab at the end of the 30-day trial. If you decide not to continue the license, we have free Excel Alternatives to the Minitab statistical analysis.
Do I need any prerequisite knowledge for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course (like statistics or a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification)?
No. You can come into our Lean Six Sigma Training class without any prerequisite knowledge. All you need is an open mind, the will to learn and the discipline to follow through to complete your certification.
Do you accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses?
Yes, we accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-922-6566 for more information.
Do you offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Training Public courses?
No. We do not offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. In order to reserve a seat in one of our classes, you will be required to submit payment in full prior to the class with either a credit card or a purchase order.
Do you provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization ?
Yes. We provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization. See our Lean Six Sigma Onsite Training and Certification page for more information.
Will my payment for the public course be refunded if I can’t attend the class?
Yes. If you decide to cancel your class, you will need to submit an official request for a refund 11 business days prior to the start of your scheduled class. To review our Public Training Cancellation Policy please visit https://sixsigmadsi.com/public-classroom-and-webinar-training-cancellation-policy/.
How long are the public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt classes?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Public classes are one full week (5 consecutive days, 40 hours). Our public classes run Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Do you offer weekend or night public classes?
No. We do not offer evening or weekend public classes. All classes are Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you require night or evening courses, your local university or technical school may be able to help.