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Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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About the course

This program, created in affiliation with MindEdge and Six Sigma Black Belts, prepares students for the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam and provides information to those interested in learning about Six Sigma processes.

Six Sigma, which was created in the mid-1980’s, is a management approach meant to improve the quality of products or services by eliminating the variation that causes defects and errors. Six Sigma aims for processes where outputs are 99.9997% statistically free from defects.

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt Program focuses on one of the two methodologies of six sigma: DMAIC, which stands for “Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.” DMAIC is used to improve the quality of an existing business practice and can benefit organizations across a broad scope of different industries and business sectors.

Curriculum & Course Details

This self-paced program teachers students Six Sigma concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques to be used in process improvement projects. The course is divided into 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 show the tools and skills practitioners will use in support of process improvement activities, and explain how participants can contribute as important members of improvement teams.

After finishing the program, Students should be able to do the following:

  • 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
  • Assist in the application of specific tools and techniques in support of process improvement activities
  • Demonstrate mastery of the skills and information covered in the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam

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.

Each course has a link for students to “Report an Error” that connects students to MindEdge’s technical staff. Technical concerns should be directed to MindEdge via the feedback tool within the course. Students will receive an answer by email within 3 business days, whether weekday or weekend.

Students have access to the course for eight months. The amount of time needed to finish will vary from student to student, but we estimate that the program will take between 20-23 hours to complete. Please note that the MindEdge Yellow Belt Certification Exam is not included as part of the tuition and must be purchased separately from MindEdge.

Quizzes and Testing

Throughout the program, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of program topics through challenging exercises, and interactive games. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for each of the 25-question practice exams at the program’s 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. Students will receive feedback on both wrong and right answers to quizzes throughout each module.

To obtain the certificate and receive the IACET CEU and PDU credits, students must complete all course work and quizzes within the eight month period and score a minimum of 70% on all exams. Students are allowed three attempts on all exams.

Who should attend

  • Curriculum vetted by Black Belts and Master Black Belts
  • Offered entirely online and self-paced
  • Six Sigma is viewed as a “New Culture” within many organizations
  • Allows eight months to complete the program
  • Awards a certificate of completion from Duke University
  • Qualifies students for the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam

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