“Lean” means continuously improving towards the ideal and achieving the shortest possible cycle time through the tireless reduction of waste. It is focused on eliminating waste in all processes. It is about expanding capacity by reducing costs and shortening cycle times.
A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt works as subject matter expert within their company. They assist Green Belts and Black Belts as they work to remove inefficiency and waste from the organization. Anyone within an organization can be certified as a Lean Yellow Belt, from call center employees to the CEO of the company. The “level” of certification just depends on the task that person will be performing within the Six Sigma project. If they are leading the project they may be certified at the Green Belt or Black Belt level. It they are only working in an advisory position and assisting the Black Belt with internal process-knowledge, the Lean Yellow Belt is the best six sigma certification.
The role of a Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt is fairly small. Lean Yellow Belts generally continue to work on their normal job tasks, only stopping to assist on the project when it’s requested.
The study material included with this program will help you understand the following Yellow Belt roles and responsibilities:
The Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt Certified (LYBC) program includes the Management and Strategy Institute’s exclusive YBsim™ simulation. This Six Sigma simulation walks you through the role of a Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt so you’ll gain valuable experience. In this Six Sigma simulation, you’ll look at a simulated company working on a project. You’ll look at the company’s current Sigma level and gain an understanding of team roles as the project charter is developed.
No, the Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt Certification has no prerequisites. The included material will help prepare you for the certification exam.
Lean Yellow Belts must have a basic understanding of the Six Sigma and Lean principles so that they can accomplish tasks assigned to them by Green and Black Belts. This certification exam is open note, 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 may not pass.
The Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt certification course is an entry-level certification. It is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of the Six Sigma. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of Lean Six Sigma the basic skills needed to function as a Yellow Belt on a process improvement team. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma. For an example, click on this job link to see how many positions mention the words “Lean Six Sigma”. This certification is aligned with the MSI Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge.
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.
Yes, MSI offers several options for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies.
If you prefer a physical book, we offer the “Six Sigma Yellow Belt Core Concepts Guide”. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use.
MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. You get instant access. These books are perfect for digging deeper into the beginner concepts of Six Sigma:
This certification exam is timed with a limit of 1 hour. The exam is completed online from home or work. You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance. All questions are multiple choice.
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 10 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.
You will be mailed a professional certificate for framing and transcripts which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper.
You are registering for the Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt Certified (LYBC)™ 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 Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge
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
– Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt Certified (LYBC)™