Design For Six Sigma Certified (DFSSC)™
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) uses the Six Sigma methodology to develop new products, services, or processes. The main objective of DFSS is to “design it right the first time” to avoid redoing or redesigning a new process. Many industries find DFSS a great match for marketing, product, and new process development. DFSS reviews conceptual vulnerabilities and operational vulnerabilities while infusing quality design principles during the initial process design phase.
Why choose the Management and Strategy Institute?
- FREE training material included with all certifications
- Affordable and Respected
- Flexible: Training and exam done 100% online
- Competency based: Take the exam as soon as you're ready
- Members nationwide working for top companies
- Professional certificate mailed to you after you pass exam [example]
Frequently asked questions:
Are There Prerequisites?
It is recommended that you have an understanding of Lean and Six Sigma principles before taking the DFSS course, however it is not required. Members who have a Six Sigma Green Belt or higher will generally gain the most from this certification. The DFSS training course includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.
Is the DFSS Certification Test Difficult?
To properly implement DFSS, users must have a basic understanding of Six Sigma principles so that they can properly design a new process with Six Sigma components worked into the process. This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions. It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.
How in-depth is the training?
The DFSS course includes all of the information you will need to have an understanding of a DFSS implementation project. It is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of Lean or DFSS. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of DFSS the basic skills needed to develop a new process using DFSS. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of "Six Sigma". For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the word "DFSS".
How long is the training course?
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you're ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Is the test proctored?
No, the test for the DFSS course is not proctored. It is timed, with a limit of 2 hours. You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.
What will I receive after I pass my test?
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing. [View Example]
How would I list this certification on my resume?
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
- Design For Six Sigma Certified (DFSSC)™
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Certification
Training Material & Certification Test
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