Six Sigma Certification Training

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt Exams

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Six Sigma

  • What is Six Sigma?
  • Six Sigma Belts
  • Processes
  • Customers, Value, and Waste
  • Key Metrics

Module 2: Reviewing Process and Qualities

  • What is DMAIC?
  • Define
  • Measure
  • Analyse
  • Improve
  • Control

Module 3: Yellow Belt Tools and Techniques

  • Triad
  • Voice of the Customer (and CTQ’s)
  • SIPOC
  • Value Stream Analysis
  • Heijunka
  • Variation and SPC
  • Defects and Process Capability
  • Identifying the Root Cause(s)
  • Solving Problems
  • Introduction to Kaizen

Module 4: Improvement Methodologies

  • DMAIC
  • 3Cs
  • 8Ds
  • Plan Do Check Act
  • Kaizen
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

Module 5: SPC Basics

  • Terminology
  • Data Types
  • Normal Distribution and Standard Deviation
  • Process Capability

Module 6: Risk Management

  • Green Belt Risk Management
  • FMEA: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Module 7: DMAIC for Green Belts

  • Define Phase
  • Measure Phase

Module 8: SPC Tools and Techniques

  • Frequency Distribution Tables
  • Bar Charts and Histograms
  • Pareto Charts
  • Box and Whisker Plots
  • Normal Distribution and Control Charts
  • Calculating Process Efficiency
  • Scatter Diagrams and Regression

Module 9: Analyse Phase

  • Analyse
  • Process Maps
  • Process Map Levels
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)
  • Value Stream Maps
  • What is a Value Stream?
  • Creating the “As Is” VSM
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping
  • Creating a VSM: Process Borders Definition
  • Using Swim Lane Diagrams to Identify Logical Process Blocks
  • Process Boxes
  • VSM Metrics
  • Square Wave
  • Kaizen Burst
  • Creating an Improved Process
  • Layout Diagrams and Headache Tablets

Module 10: Improve Phase

  • Heijunka
  • Solutions Identified, Selected, Planned, and Implemented
  • Standardisation and Documentation
  • Communications and Training

Module 11: Control Phase

  • Embed the Change
  • Measure the Gain
  • Close the Project

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Green Belt Course?

The Six Sigma Green Belt Course is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of Six Sigma and how to apply it to improve processes. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Operational Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Technical Leads
  • Team Leaders
  • Production Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Process Development Engineers

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Green Belt Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Six Sigma Training. However, a basic understanding of business and statistics will be beneficial.  

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course Overview

Six Sigma Certification has become a hallmark in the realm of process improvement, emphasising efficiency and minimising defects. This certification, particularly the Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course, delves into the methodologies of process enhancement and statistical analysis. It plays a pivotal role in various industries, ensuring optimal performance and customer satisfaction.

Understanding Six Sigma is crucial for professionals seeking to enhance their problem-solving skills and contribute to organisational excellence. Aimed at individuals in roles ranging from project managers to quality control specialists, mastering this subject is essential for those committed to driving operational excellence and maintaining a competitive edge.

The 4-day Six Sigma Training offered by The Knowledge Academy is designed to equip delegates with the practical knowledge and tools essential for Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. This intensive course empowers participants with the skills to identify and eliminate defects, streamline processes, and elevate overall business performance. In a fast-paced learning environment, attendees gain a comprehensive understanding of Six Sigma principles, making them adept problem solvers and valuable assets to their organisations.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles of Six Sigma Certification
  • To develop proficiency in statistical tools for process improvement.
  • To apply the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) methodology effectively.
  • To identify and eliminate defects, enhancing overall process efficiency.
  • To prepare for and successfully attain Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Upon completion of this Six Sigma Certification, participants will possess a comprehensive understanding of Six Sigma and be equipped with practical skills to enhance processes, mitigate defects, and contribute significantly to organisational efficiency and effectiveness.

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Green Belt Course?

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Examination.
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.
  • Digital Delegate Pack.

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Six Sigma Green Belt Qualification

The Knowledge Academy's Six Sigma Green Belt is the second in the Six Sigma Belt sequence, which provides delegates with essential and practical knowledge of Six Sigma and its methodology. This course combines Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Six Sigma Green Belt training, supplying delegates with an in-depth and comprehensive training experience. Delegates are required to take and pass the Six Sigma Yellow belt and Green Belt Examinations to be awarded the Six Sigma Green Belt Qualification.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 28/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes

Delegates are required to attend the Six Sigma Yellow Training Course before sitting this exam.

Six Sigma Green Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Green Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 85 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 75%, or 60/85 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes  

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Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Six Sigma

  • What is Six Sigma?
    • Focus of Six Sigma
    • Making Customers Happy
    • How They Complement Each Other?
    • Key Principles of Six Sigma
  • Processes
    • Different Ways of Looking at Process Improvement
    • What is a Process?
    • Process Concepts
    • Types of Process
    • Comparing Process Types
  • Customers, Value, and Waste
    • What are Customers?
    • Who Wants the Outputs?
    • Tension Between the VOB and VOC
    • What Do We Mean by Value?
    • Path to Value
    • Dealing with Values
    • Muda (Waste)
    • Wastes (Muda)
    • Types of Demand
    • Case Study Exercise
  • Key Metrics

Module 2: DMAIC Cycle

  • What is DMAIC?
  • Define
    • Common Tools for Define Phase
    • Gemba Tools
    • Process Stapling
  • Measure
    • Common Tools for Measure Phase
    • Spaghetti (Movement/Transportation) Diagrams
    • Measure Tool: Measles Charts
  • Analyse
    • Common Tools for Analyse Phase
  • Improve
    • Common Tools for Improve Phase
  • Control
    • Common Tools for Control Phase

Module 3: Yellow Belt Tools and Techniques

  • Triad
    • 5s
    • Poka Yoke
    • SMED
  • Voice of the Customer (and CTQ’s)
    • Customer Chains
    • Steps of VOC
    • Affinity Diagrams
    • Kano Diagrams
    • CTQs and Requirements
  • SIPOC
    • What is a SIPOC?
    • CSandF Web Fulfilment SIPOC
    • Creating a SIPOC
    • Top Tips – SIPOC
  • Value Stream Analysis
    • Value Stream Terminology 
    • Process Maps
    • Aim of Value Stream Mapping
    • Swim Lanes and Typical Process Map Contents
    • Value Stream Maps
    • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping
  • Heijunka
    • Heijunka in a Nutshell
    • Single Piece Flow
    • Pull
    • Kanban
    • Three-Bin System
    • Andon
  • Variation and SPC
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
    • Two Types of Process Variation
    • Red Bead Experiment
    • Standard Deviation (SD) and Understanding Control Charts
  • Defects and Process Capability
    • Conversion Table
    • Process Capability
    • Identifying Process Efficiency
    • Key DPMO Terms
  • Identifying the Root Cause(s)
    • 5 Whys
    • Fishbone Diagram
  • Solving Problems
    • Problem Solving Framework
    • Prioritisation Tools
    • Tools and Techniques to Generate Needed Solutions
  • Introduction to Kaizen
    • Kaizen in a Nutshell
    • Kaizen in a Business Setting

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course?

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of Six Sigma and how to apply it to their work. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:  

  • Quality Assurance Beginners
  • Data Scientists
  • Data Analysts
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Project Engineers
  • Process Development Engineers
  • Operating System Specialists

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Six Sigma Training. However, a basic understanding of business and statistics will be beneficial.  

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Overview

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course provides an essential introduction to the principles of Six Sigma Certification, offering a comprehensive overview of this widely recognised quality management methodology. As organisations increasingly prioritise efficiency and quality improvement, understanding Six Sigma becomes crucial for professionals across various industries.

Professionals seeking to enhance their problem-solving skills and contribute to process improvement initiatives should aim to master the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course. This certification is particularly valuable for individuals involved in project teams or those who want to gain foundational knowledge in process improvement methodologies.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day training on the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course equips delegates with practical tools and techniques, empowering them to actively participate in Six Sigma projects. This intensive training covers key concepts, such as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control), enabling participants to apply Six Sigma principles in their respective roles. By the end of the course, delegates are prepared to contribute effectively to organisational success through the application of Six Sigma methodologies.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles of Six Sigma Certification
  • To master the DMAIC methodology (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control)
  • To gain practical skills in process improvement and problem-solving
  • To understand the role of a Six Sigma Yellow Belt in project teams
  • To apply acquired knowledge to contribute effectively to organisational efficiency and quality enhancement

Upon completion of this Six Sigma Certification, participants will possess a comprehensive understanding of Six Sigma principles and practical skills in process improvement, empowering them to play an active role in enhancing organisational performance and quality standards.

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course?

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 28/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Online Instructor-led (10 days)

Classroom (10 days)

Online Self-paced (80 hours)

Official Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt & Black Belt Exams

Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline

The Six Sigma Black Belt Course covers the following topics:

Module 1: Role of the Black Belt

  • Black Belts’ Place in the Business
  • Black Belt Skill Set
  • Green Belts’ View of the World
  • Black Belts’ View of the World
  • How the Industry Identifies Black Belts?
  • Who does the Black Belt Work with?
  • Case Study

Module 2: Black Belt DMAIC

  • How the Black Belt helps the Green Belt During DMAIC?
  • Measure Phase
  • DMAIC Programmes
  • Governance

Module 3: Enterprise Risk Management

  • Risks Lie in Two Areas
  • Who Should Handle Risk?
  • DMAIC Risk
  • A view of Business Risk Management
  • Basic Risk Management Procedure
  • Business Risk Management in a Nutshell

Module 4: Physical Cell Design and Optimising Flow

  • In a Nutshell
  • Task and Work Cells
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Practical Layout Design

Module 5: Black Belt as a Trainer

  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Three Common Learning Styles
  • Preparing the Training
  • Top Tips
  • Case Study

Module 6: Statistics Basics

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh
  • Common Terminology
  • Measuring Uncertainty
  • Minitab Run-through

Module 7: Process Capability

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt

Module 8: Hypotheses Tests

  • Introduction to Hypotheses Testing
  • Working with Hypotheses Tests
  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap
  • Anderson Darling Normality Test
  • Testing for Means
  • t-tests Consider More than Just the Means…
  • t-test Exercise
  • Z test
  • Testing for Medians

Module 9: Exercise Using Minitab’s – 2 Proportion Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Reviewing the Results

Module 10: Exercise Using Minitab’s - Chi-Square Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Interpreting the Results

Module 11: ANOVA

  • Required conditions for ANOVA
  • ANOVA “family”
  • ANOVA terminology
  • Hypotheses Tests and One-way ANOVAs
  • Exercise - One-way ANOVA
  • Exercise - Multi-way ANOVAs

Module 12: Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests

  • General Points
  • Sample Size
  • How a Greater Sample Size Reduces Uncertainty?
  • Case Study

Module 13: Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Overview of DOE
  • Where to Use Design of Experiments?
  • DOE Terminology (1)
  • Design of Experiments Flow Diagram
  • Walkthrough: SB Glass Co
  • Step 1: Investigate the Process
  • Step 2: Gather Data
  • Recording the Data: Building the Worksheet
  • Minitab Creates an Initial DOE Worksheet
  • Team Completes the Worksheet
  • Step 3: Analyse Data
  • Teams’ First Analysis of the Data
  • Minitab does its Stuff

Module 14: Probability Distributions

  • Overview
  • Normal Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Poisson
  • Exponential
  • Weibull

Module 15: Advanced Control Charts

  • Introduction & Refresher
  • Key Control Charts
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts

Module 16: Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab walkthrough

Module 17: Lessons from Queue Theory

  • Modeling Queues
  • Psychology of Queuing

Module 18: Lean Metrics

  • General overview
  • Key Metrics
  • Using Lean Metrics

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Black Belt Course?

Six Sigma Black Belt Course is designed for individuals who want to become experts in Six Sigma and lead process improvement projects. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Experienced Six Sigma Practitioners
  • Project Managers
  • Process Development Engineers
  • Operating System Specialists
  • Business Process Analysts
  • IT Professionals
  • Data Scientists
  • Project Engineers
  • IT Professionals
  • Operations Managers and Executives

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Black Belt Course

Delegates must acquire the Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt certifications before pursuing this Six Sigma Black Belt Course.

Six Sigma Black Belt Course Overview

Six Sigma Certification has become a hallmark in the realm of process improvement, emphasising efficiency and quality. This methodology, epitomised by the Six Sigma Black Belt Course, is pivotal for professionals seeking mastery in process optimisation and error reduction.

Understanding Six Sigma is crucial for professionals across industries, especially those involved in project management and quality control. This certification equips individuals with the tools to enhance processes and deliver measurable results, making it indispensable for those striving for operational excellence.

The Knowledge Academy's 10-day Six Sigma Course offers a focused and comprehensive training experience. Delegates will gain practical insights, tools, and methodologies necessary to lead impactful process improvement initiatives, ensuring they are well-prepared to apply Six Sigma principles in their respective roles.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles of Six Sigma Certification
  • To master statistical tools for data-driven decision-making
  • To lead and execute Six Sigma projects effectively
  • To apply DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) methodology
  • To attain Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Upon completion of this Six Sigma Certification, participants will possess a robust skill set, empowering them to drive process improvements, make data-driven decisions, and contribute significantly to organisational efficiency and quality enhancement.

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Black Belt Course?

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Examination.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Examination.
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate.
  • Digital Delegate Pack.

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Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification

The Knowledge Academy's Six Sigma Black Belt training course is divided into two modules. The first module will teach the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, which outlines the main components of Six Sigma. The first module will also cover the Six Sigma Green Belt, which builds upon knowledge acquired at the Yellow Belt level and introduces the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model. The second module will focus on the Black Belt itself. Delegates are required to take and pass the Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belt Examinations to be Awarded with the Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 28/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes

Delegates are required to attend the Six Sigma Yellow Training Course before sitting this exam.

Six Sigma Green Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Green Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 85 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 75%, or 60/85 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes  

Six Sigma Black Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Black Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 80%, or 40/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes

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Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Exam

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Outline

Module 1: Role of the Black Belt

  • Black Belts’ Place in the Business
  • Black Belt Skill Set
  • Green Belts’ View of the World
  • Black Belts’ View of the World
  • How the Industry Identifies Black Belts?
  • Who does the Black Belt Work with?
  • Case Study

Module 2: Black Belt DMAIC

  • How the Black Belt helps the Green Belt During DMAIC?
  • Measure Phase
  • DMAIC Programmes
  • Governance

Module 3: Enterprise Risk Management

  • Risks Lie in Two Areas
  • Who Should Handle Risk?
  • DMAIC Risk
  • A view of Business Risk Management
  • Basic Risk Management Procedure
  • Business Risk Management in a Nutshell

Module 4: Physical Cell Design and Optimising Flow

  • In a Nutshell
  • Task & Work Cells
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Practical Layout Design

Module 5: Black Belt as a Trainer

  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Three Common Learning Styles
  • Preparing the Training
  • Top Tips
  • Case Study

Module 6: Statistics Basics

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh
  • Common Terminology
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Measuring Uncertainty
  • Minitab Run-through

Module 7: Process Capability

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt

Module 8: Hypotheses Tests

  • Introduction to Hypotheses Testing
  • Working with Hypotheses Tests
  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap
  • Anderson Darling Normality Test
  • To Open the Worksheet
  • The Results
  • Testing for Means
  • t-tests Consider More than Just the Means…
  • t-test Exercise
  • Z test
  • Testing for Medians
  • Where Could I Use Median Tests?
  • Median Hypothesis Tests
  • Testing for Standard Deviation (Variance)
  • Equal Variance Hypothesis Tests
  • Exercise: Test for Equal Variance
  • Interpreting the Results
  • Using Bartlett’s Method
  • Testing for Proportions and Percentages
  • Proportions and Percentages Hypothesis Tests

Module 9: Exercise Using Minitab’s – 2 Proportion Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Reviewing the Results

Module 10: Exercise Using Minitab’s - Chi-Square Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Interpreting the Results

Module 11: ANOVA

  • Required conditions for ANOVA
  • The ANOVA “family”
  • ANOVA Terminology
  • Hypotheses Tests and One-way ANOVAs
  • Exercise - One-way ANOVA
  • Exercise - Multi-way ANOVAs

Module 12: Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests

  • General Points
  • Sample Size
  • How a Greater Sample Size Reduces Uncertainty?
  • Case Study

Module 13: Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Overview of DOE
  • Where to Use Design of Experiments?
  • DOE Terminology (1)
  • Design of Experiments Flow Diagram
  • Walkthrough: SB Glass Co
  • Step 1: Investigate the Process
  • Step 2: Gather Data
  • Recording the Data: Building the Worksheet
  • Minitab Creates an Initial DOE Worksheet
  • Team Completes the Worksheet
  • Step 3: Analyse Data
  • Teams’ First Analysis of the Data
  • Minitab does its Stuff

Module 14: Probability Distributions

  • Overview
  • Normal Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Poisson
  • Exponential
  • Weibull

Module 15: Advanced Control Charts

  • Introduction and Refresher
  • Key Control Charts
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts

Module 16: Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • General overview
  • Key Metrics

Module 17: Lessons from Queue Theory

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab Walkthrough

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course?

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course is typically open to individuals with a Six Sigma Green Belt certification and some experience in leading Six Sigma projects. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professionals
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Business Strategists
  • Team Leaders
  • Transformation Managers
  • Organisational Leaders

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course

Delegates must have earned the Six Sigma Green Belt certification before pursuing this Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course. It is also suggested that candidates review the topics covered during their Yellow and Green Belt Training Courses

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Overview

Six Sigma is a data-driven methodology aimed at reducing defects and improving processes through statistical analysis and systematic problem-solving. The Black Belt Upgrade is a highly knowledgeable training course that demonstrates Six Sigma expertise and an individual's ability to control and guide business development projects using the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) model.

For organisations, this training fosters a culture of continuous improvement, leading to optimised performance and a competitive edge in the marketplace. Studying this training will help learners handle complex projects while easily implementing Six Sigma methodology. Pursuing this Six Sigma Certification training will also help individuals get familiar with Six Sigma strategies that will help them be successful in their career prospects and enhance opportunities to work in multinational companies.

This 5-Day Six Sigma Training by The Knowledge Academy is designed to provide delegates with principles and methodologies of Six Sigma. Delegates will recognise the Black Belt's major areas of responsibility, including control frameworks and collecting data. They will also learn the importance of a data collection plan in order to have the right data to analyse the success of the project. In addition, delegates will be introduced to advanced statistical and distribution theory terminology. Our highly experienced trainer will conduct this Six Sigma Training and equip delegates with knowledge of Six Sigma.

Course Objectives:

  • To learn statistical tools and techniques for data-driven decision making
  • To focus on real solutions to an area’s biggest problems
  • To foster the ability to identify, analyse, and reduce process defects
  • To get familiar with the key stages of the emotional cycle of change
  • To make use of methods that provide a framework for improvement 
  • To establish the current process defect level and a baseline for future 

After attending this Six Sigma Certification, delegates will be able to implement numerous applications of Six Sigma in their businesses without much adjustment. They will be able to control and guide business development projects efficiently.

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course?

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification

This Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course is designed for Six Sigma Green Belt certification holders who wish to upgrade to the Black Belt. The Black Belt is a highly sought-after certification, which demonstrates Six Sigma expertise and individual ability to control and guide business development projects using the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model.

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Exam Information

To achieve the Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 80%, or 40/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Online Instructor-led (15 days)

Classroom (15 days)

Online Self-paced (120 hours)

Official Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) Examination

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course Outline

Within this Six Sigma Training Course you will be required to learn the following:

Module 1: Leadership

  • Who do you Lead?
  • First thoughts on Leadership
  • Gemba
  • Key Leadership Behaviours
  • Leadership Styles

Module 2: Formal 5Ys

  • Reminder – what we learned in Yellow Belt
  • Proportional response
  • 5Y workshop
  • 5Y Champion
  • Black Belt Perspective

Module 3: TPS, the Toyota way, and the 4Ps

  • Introduction
  • 4Ps
  • The 14 Principles

Module 4: Visualising & Controlling Processes Through Kanban

  • WIP
  • TOC
  • Office Kanban
  • Kamishibai Boards

Module 5: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

  • Introduction to TPM
  • A Six Step Implementation Framework

Module 6: Formal Kaizen

  • Understanding Kaizen
  • Kaizen Events: Preparation
  • Kaizen Events: Pre-Kaizen
  • Kaizen Events: Implementation
  • Kaizen Events: Follow-Up

Module 7: Effective Meeting Management

  • Overview
  • Group Discussion: Why do Meetings go Bad?
  • What are Meetings Trying to Achieve?
  • Prerequisites for Effective Meetings
  • Black Belt Perspective

Module 8: Dynamics of Change

  • Business Models
  • Evaluating Business Maturity
  • Combating Resistance

Module 9: Strategy for Black Belts

  • What is Business Strategy?
  • Key Stakeholders
  • Value Propositions
  • Capabilities & Core Competencies
  • Resources
  • Communicating the Strategy

Module 10: Controlling Projects & Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

  • Elements of Project Management
  • Popular methodologies
  • Some common tools

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course?

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course is typically open to individuals with a Six Sigma Black Belt certification and several years of experience in leading Six Sigma projects. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course: 

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Professionals
  • Senior Quality Assurance Leaders
  • Experienced Project Managers
  • Directors And Operational Heads
  • Business Leaders
  • High-level Consultants
  • IT Directors
  • Senior Managers

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Six Sigma Training. This is because Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt are all included within this Six Sigma Training Course. However, reviewing notes from the Black Belt Training Course will be beneficial to the delegates.

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course Overview

Six Sigma is a globally recognised, data-driven methodology that aims to eliminate defects through successive business process improvement. This technique is based on the idea that defects can eventually be removed from a process with continual quality checks and enhancements, and variability of results can subsequently be minimised. It improves business processes by minimising errors, reducing variability, and enhancing customer satisfaction.

The Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) Certification is the most advanced of all Six Sigma Courses. MBB’s have exceptional knowledge of Six Sigma in that they represent the organisations’ Six Sigma Internal Consultant and overlook all quality improvement projects.

In this 15-day Six Sigma Master Black Belt training course, the delegates will learn Six Sigma methodologies, lean principles, and their applications. They will also learn about leadership styles, continuous improvement, and strategic management. Our instructors with years of experience in providing interactive training courses will teach this course.

Course Objectives

  • To visualise and control processes using Kanban systems
  • To apply various leadership styles in diverse team environments
  • To implement the Toyota Production System principles in business 
  • To visualise and control processes using Kanban systems
  • To organise and conduct Kaizen events for continuous improvement
  • To navigate the dynamics of organisational change and combat resistance

After completing this Six Sigma Certification, the delegates will be able to apply Six Sigma and its principles to identify, assess, and eliminate waste and defects in business

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course?

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Examination
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Examination
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Qualification

This course and exam has been designed for delegates who have passed Six Sigma Black Belt and wish to build on their knowledge to become Six Sigma experts. During the course, you will work with case studies and learn how to respond to typical challenges which MBBs see in their working lives. Six Sigma Master Black Belt is a much sought-after qualification for experienced Six Sigma Black Belts looking to learn how to lead multiple Six Sigma teams.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 85 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 60/85 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 85 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 60/85 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 80%, or 40/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB), candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 35/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) Examination

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course Outline

Module 1: Role of the Black Belt

  • Black Belt Major Areas of Responsibility
  • How the Black Belt Helps the Green Belt During DMAIC?
  • Control Frameworks
  • Collecting Data

Module 2: Project Selection Using PPI

  • Selecting Improvement Projects
  • Possible Improvement Projects
  • Introduction to Advanced Statistics
  • What Upsets Customers?
  • Aim of Statistical Modelling
  • Significance

Module 3: Language of Statistics

  • Statistics Basics
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • Black Belt Data Types
  • Parametric and Non-Parametric Distributions
  • Population Parameters Vs Sample Statistics
  • Finding Correct Test Results
  • How Big Should my Random Sample Be?
  • Quadrats
  • Calculating the Random Sample Size
  • Top Level Road Map for Statistical Tests
  • Basic Process Improvement Methodology

Module 4: Statistics Basics: Measuring Uncertainty and Measure Phase

  • Probability (“p”)
  • Margin of Error
  • Confidence Interval
  • Degrees of Freedom
  • A Two-Step Measure Phase
  • Building the Data Collection Plan

Module 5: Statistics Basics: Minitab Run Through

  • Minitab 16 and 17 Interface
  • Example of Using Minitab to Create a Control Chart

Module 6: Distributions

  • Overview
  • Z Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Other Distributions

Module 7: Introduction to Hypotheses Testing

  • Hypotheses
  • Hypotheses Testing
  • Type I and Type II Errors
  • Values Used by Minitab

Module 8: Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Overview of DOE
  • Where to Use Design of Experiments?
  • Factorial Approach to Designed Experiments
  • Design of Experiments Flow Diagram

Module 9: Advanced Control Charts

  • Overview
  • How to Use Control Charts?
  • What Does “Out of Control” Mean?
  • How Control Charts Differ?
  • Calculating Initial Control Limits
  • Combining Charts and Practical Control Charts
  • Control Chart Roadmap
  • Individual and Moving Range Charts
  • Configuring the Control Chart
  • X-Bar, R, and S Charts
  • Why is it a Good Idea to Chart Both Mean and Variance?
  • U, C, and P Charts

Module 10: Data Collection Planning

  • Sampling Frequency
  • Cyclic Patterns
  • When to Consider I-MR Charts?
  • When to Consider R and S Chart?
  • Sub Group/Sample Sizes
  • Control Char

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Training Course?

The Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) Upgrade is a recognised level of expertise in the Six Sigma methodology, which focuses on process improvement and reduction of defects and variations within processes. This course will benefit the following professionals:

  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Engineers
  • Data Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Customer Service Representatives

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Six Sigma Training Course. However, certification in Six Sigma Green Belt is recommended for basic understanding of Six Sigma principles and tools.

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Course Overview

The Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Course is an advanced training course designed for professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in the field of Six Sigma Certification. Renowned for its efficacy in process improvement, Six Sigma methodologies are instrumental in optimising business processes across industries.

Professionals aspiring to attain mastery in process optimisation, especially those holding a Six Sigma Certification, should target the Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Course. This course is crucial for individuals in leadership roles, project managers, and quality assurance professionals, equipping them with advanced tools and strategies for achieving operational excellence.

The Knowledge Academy's 5-day Six Sigma Training is tailored to elevate delegates' skills, providing practical insights and tools essential for mastering Six Sigma methodologies. This intensive course ensures that participants gain a deep understanding of advanced concepts, empowering them to drive significant improvements within their organisations.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles of Six Sigma Certification
  • To equip professionals with tools for effective project leadership and management
  • To enhance problem-solving skills through hands-on exercises and case studies
  • To enable mastery in statistical analysis for data-driven decision-making
  • To empower delegates to drive organisational excellence through the successful implementation of Six Sigma principles

Upon completion of this Six Sigma Certification, participants will possess an advanced skill set in Six Sigma methodologies, enabling them to lead complex projects with precision and achieve measurable improvements in organisational efficiency and quality.

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Training Course?

  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Training Exam
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt Upgrade Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Six Sigma Master Black Belt Exam Information

This course and exam has been designed for delegates who have passed Six Sigma Black Belt and wish to build on their knowledge to become Six Sigma experts. During the course, you will work with case studies and learn how to respond to typical challenges which MBBs see in their working lives. Six Sigma Master Black Belt is a much sought-after qualification for experienced Six Sigma Black Belts looking to learn how to lead multiple Six Sigma teams.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Total Marks: 80 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 56/80 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

Six Sigma Green Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Green Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 85 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 75%, or 60/85 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

Six Sigma Black Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Black Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 80%, or 40/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Examination

To achieve the Six Sigma Master Black Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 35/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Classroom (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

DMAIC Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to DMAIC

  • What is Lean?
  • Introduction to Lean 6 Sigma
  • DMAIC: Brief Introduction

Module 2: Define in DMAIC

  • Define the Problem
  • Problem Statement
  • Goal Statement
  • Process Maps
  • Customer Requirements
  • Tools Used in Define Phase

Module 3: Measure Phase

  • Map Out the Current Process
  • Determine Current Performance
  • Planning Data Collection
  • Ensure Data Reliability
  • Update Project Charter
  • Tools Used in Measure Phase

Module 4: Analyse

  • Identify the Cause of the Problem
  • Examine the Process
  • Visual Data Inspections
  • Verify the Cause of the Problem
  • Tools Used in Analyse Phase

Module 5: Improve

  • Implement Solutions
  • Brainstorm Solutions
  • Select the Practical Solutions
  • Select and Implement the Solutions
  • Measure Improvement
  • Tools Used in Improve Phase

Module 6: Control

  • Maintain the Solution
  • Process Improvement Using Lean Principles
  • Ensure the Working of the Process
  • Tools Used in Control Phase

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Who should attend this DMAIC Training?

DMAIC Training Course is typically open to individuals with a basic understanding of business or statistics. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Operational Managers
  • Engineers and Technical Professionals
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Leaders
  • IT Professionals

Prerequisites of the DMAIC Training

There are no formal prerequisites for this DMAIC Training Course since it is designed for people with different levels of experience. However, a basic understanding of business and statistics will be beneficial.

DMAIC Training Course Overview

The DMAIC Training Course, a vital component of Six Sigma Certification, introduces participants to the proven methodology of defining, measuring, Analysing, Improving, and Controlling. This structured approach is paramount for organisations seeking continuous improvement and enhanced efficiency in their processes.

Mastering the DMAIC Training Course is crucial for professionals aiming to attain Six Sigma Certification. Individuals in roles ranging from project managers to quality assurance specialists will find this methodology indispensable for driving process improvements and achieving business excellence.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day DMAIC Training Course equips delegates with the essential skills to implement Six Sigma principles effectively. Through practical insights and real-world applications, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of DMAIC, empowering them to lead successful process improvement initiatives and contribute to organisational success.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles of Six Sigma CertificationTo identify and address inefficiencies in a process
  • To pinpoint the location or source of problems in the organisation
  • To measure the processes used to determine current performance
  • To analyse and determine the root causes of the defects
  • To determine the main areas of strengths and weaknesses in the current process

At the end of this Six Sigma Certification , delegates will be able to identify and remove the causes of defects, minimise variability, and improve workflow in business processes. They will also be able to improve process performance by addressing and eliminating the root causes.

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What’s included in this DMAIC Training?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors     
  • DMAIC Training Certificate    
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Six Sigma Certification Training FAQs

Six Sigma is a method used to improve business processes by reducing defects and variation. It aims to achieve near-perfect quality through data-driven decision-making and rigorous problem-solving techniques.
Six Sigma offers various certifications, such as Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt, each indicating a different level of expertise and responsibility in implementing Six Sigma methodologies. You can choose your desired course from our range of Six Sigma Certification Courses from the above ‘Six Sigma Certification Training’ section.
Learning Six Sigma is important as it equips individuals with problem-solving skills, data-driven decision-making abilities, and a structured approach to drive process improvements and enhance organisational efficiency.
A Six Sigma Certification can lead to numerous professional rewards. Some of the advantages include higher compensation, more opportunities for growth, effective problem-solving abilities, better understanding of Project Management, and professional recognition.
There are several courses that are similar to Six Sigma Certification training course. These courses cover Quality Management, Problem Solving, And Statistical Analysis. The courses that are similar to Six Sigma are Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9000, Project Management, and Total Quality Management (TQM).
The key objectives of Six Sigma Training are reducing defects, improving the quality of products and services, increasing efficiency, improving decision-making, and increasing customer satisfaction.
There is an ongoing demand for professionals with Six Sigma Certifications, as organisations continue to seek Process Improvement and Quality Management experts to optimise their operations and drive efficiency.
A Six Sigma Certification can open career opportunities in domains of Quality Management, Process Improvement, Operations Management, Project Management, and Consulting across a wide range of industries.
Prior knowledge of statistical analysis and basic problem-solving techniques is beneficial before learning Six Sigma Courses, but it is not mandatory. The Six Sigma Training covers the necessary skills and tools required for effective implementation.
Individuals who possess analytical thinking skills, attention to detail, strong communication skills, and Project Management skills are well-suited for Six Sigma Courses. Additionally, those who have a passion for Process Improvement and Quality Management can excel in this field.
The eligibility requirements for a Six Sigma Certification can vary depending on the level of certification. Generally, there are no strict prerequisites for Six Sigma Training, and individuals from any industry or background can pursue Six Sigma Certifications.
A Six Sigma Certification can be valuable for freshers as it provides a strong foundation in Process Improvement and Quality Management, making them attractive candidates for entry-level positions and enhancing their career prospects.
To determine if learning about Six Sigma Certification is right for you, consider your interest in Data-Driven Problem-Solving, Process Improvement, and Quality Management. Research the benefits and career opportunities associated with Six Sigma and assess how they align with your professional goals.
While Six Sigma requires dedication and training, it is a structured methodology that can be learned with the right resources and support. With practice and commitment, individuals can become proficient in implementing Six Sigma principles and tools. You can choose your favoured Six Sigma Course from our range of courses.
The passing score for Six Sigma Certification depends on the specific certification and examination you undertake. For instance, the passing mark for the Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam is 56 (70%), while the passing mark for the Black Belt exam is 40 (80%). It is advisable to check the examination information for each certification level you wish to pursue.
The Knowledge Academy stands out for Six Sigma Training by offering expert instructors, practical hands-on training, globally recognised certifications, and customisable training options to suit individual and organisational needs.
If you are unable to access your course, you should contact the support team at The Knowledge Academy for assistance with any technical or access issues.
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Six Sigma Certification Training.
The price for Six Sigma Certification Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2495.

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