The Lean Six Sigma White Belt certification has been developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute and designed to give the student a brief overview of Six Sigma and Lean principles. This program will cover exactly what Six Sigma is and why it is being used in businesses around the world to streamline operations and eliminate waste.
When a process is operating at a 6 sigma level, it means that the process must not produce more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. To achieve this level of operational excellence requires organizations to adhere to strict process controls. A Six Sigma project uses a 5-step process called the DMAIC method to evaluate and improve processes within an organization. This stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control.
Six Sigma uses a series of “belts” to help differentiate the different roles that people will undertake during a project. These belts range from White to Master Black Belt. Each belt holder has a different, but equally important role within an improvement project. They must all work in unison, have an open line of communication, and work well as a team.
This certification is perfect for individuals who are looking to learn more about Lean Six Sigma and process improvement. This course consists of a 20-minute training program and a 15-question certification exam. Upon completion of the exam, you will have immediate access to a digital certificate showing your certification status.
Because we are offering this course for free, it does not include a physical certificate or transcripts. You do have the option of upgrading to the advanced program for just $29.95. The advanced training includes additional study material as well the digital badge and the mailing of the physical certificate & transcripts!
This certification program now includes the WBsim™ Six Sigma White Belt simulation. Gain a better understanding of Six Sigma as you walk through the basic components of a Six Sigma project. This simulation will help reinforce what you learn in the study material, before you take the certification exam.
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No, this Six Sigma White Belt training and certification program was designed for someone with no Six Sigma knowledge or experience. It includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.
The White Belt certification is an entry-level certification. The exam is open-note, however it is also timed with a limit of 30 minutes. 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 certification exam.
The White Belt training includes one short training video and approximately 35 pages of reading. It is designed to take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Very much so! Six Sigma process improvement methods are in high demand with companies large and small. Cutting waste and inefficiencies makes a company more profitable, and employees with Six Sigma skills more valuable. Many jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma principles. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “Six Sigma“. Once you’ve completed your free Six Sigma White Belt certification, you can decide if a higher level Six Sigma certification from MSI will benefit you.
It is timed, with a limit of 30 minutes. You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.
Yes, MSI offers digital books for those who would like to order additional materials to assist with their studies. These books are not required, but will help you prepare for the certification exam:
You will receive a digital certificate of completion immediately upon completion of the exam. You can upgrade to our physical certificate and transcripts for $18.95. They are heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
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
– Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified (LSSWB)™
You are registering for the Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified (LSSWB)™ certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI). This certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing, not a 3rd party certifying or accrediting body. This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma White Belt Body of Knowledge