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Learn approaches to organizational processes that minimize waste and increase value.

Six Sigma & Lean leads to revenue growth and productivity improvements and provides prized analytic and process skills relevant to leadership positions. Benefits include customer satisfaction and cost reduction.

  • Lean is a systematic approach to reduce or eliminate activities that do not add value to a process. It emphasizes removing wasteful steps in a process and keeping the value-added steps. 
  • Six Sigma is a data-driven problem-solving methodology. The focus is on process variations and emphasis is given to customer satisfaction. 
  • Lean Six Sigma combines the strategies of Lean and Six Sigma to improve the efficiency and quality of workplace processes.

Certification has three levels: Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt. It is not necessary to be certified in all three levels. You can select the level that is most appropriate to your career goals and skill level.

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MindEdge prices their courses in US Dollars (USD). The actual CAD price at purchase may differ slightly. All courses on the MindEdge registration website are priced in USD.

Introductory courses

Designed for those with little to no background or prior training in Six Sigma and Lean.

Lean Basics

If you are interested in learning about the core concepts needed to successfully apply Lean strategies to organizational operations, this course is designed for you. Case studies and video segments from experienced Lean professionals provide real-world advice and counsel for participants, while educational aids and review assignments assist in the comprehension and retention of course material, to ensure proficiency and mastery of critical knowledge and information.

Price: $299 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 10 hours

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Six Sigma Basics

This self-paced course explains the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques learners will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The course is divided into eight 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.

Price: $499 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 32 hours

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Lean Six Sigma Basics

This course describes the strategies, techniques, and concepts practitioners will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The eight modules of the course explore the essential components of the DMAIC methodology, describing the important themes, principles, and tools needed to refine processes and enhance operations.

Price: $799 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 34.5 hours

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Certificates

Designed for individuals with some prior training and/or experience in project and process management.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Prep Course & Exam

Yellow Belts play a role in Six Sigma improvement endeavors supporting the efforts of Green Belts and Black Belts. This program covers the fundamentals of the DMAIC methodology.

This self-paced course prepares you for the successful completion of the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam by exposing you to Six Sigma concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques used in process improvement projects.

Price: $499 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 21.5 hours

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Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Course & Exam

Green Belts act as Six Sigma team members in an organization. This is an intermediate level program covering the DMAIC methodology.

This self-paced course prepares learners for the successful completion of the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam by explaining the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques they will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The course is divided into 10 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.

Price: $699 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 34.5 hours

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Course & Exam

Green Belts act as Six Sigma team members in an organization. This is an intermediate level program covering the DMAIC methodology.

This course describes the strategies, techniques, and concepts practitioners will need to effectively prepare for the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam. The nine modules of the course explore the essential components of the DMAIC methodology, describing the important themes, principles, and tools needed to refine processes and enhance operations.

Price: $799 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 40 hours

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Individual exams

Before taking these certification exams, you should have in-depth knowledge of, or prior training in, Six Sigma and Lean.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam

This timed exam tests competency and comprehension of Six Sigma principles, strategies, tools, and techniques. The test includes 50 multiple-choice questions chosen at random from MindEdge's question database, and covers all aspects of the DMAIC methodology and its implementation.

This exam can be purchased as a stand-alone entity or as part of the Six Sigma Yellow Belt bundle.

Price: $299 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.5 hours

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Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam

This two-and-a-half hour timed exam tests competency and comprehension of Six Sigma principles, strategies, tools, and techniques. The test includes 100 multiple-choice questions chosen at random from MindEdge's question database, and covers all aspects of the DMAIC methodology and its implementation.

Test-takers should have in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma concepts and practices. This exam can be purchased as a stand-alone entity or as part of the Six Sigma Green Belt bundle.

Price: $499 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 2.5 hours

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam

This timed exam tests competency and comprehension of Lean Six Sigma principles, strategies, tools, and techniques. The test includes 100 multiple-choice questions chosen at random from MindEdge's question database, and covers all aspects of the DMAIC methodology and its implementation.

This exam can be purchased as a stand-alone entity or as part of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt bundle.

Price: $599 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours

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Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam

To secure MindEdge's Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, practitioners must demonstrate mastery of Six Sigma by completing a timed online assessment and providing details of a Six Sigma project they are involved in.

This exam includes multiple-choice and essay questions, and covers all aspects of the DMAIC methodology and its implementation. Questions are posed in several configurations that ask test takers to identify, calculate, analyze, and apply their knowledge, to demonstrate their ability to perform as important members of improvement teams.

If practitioners successfully complete the exam assessment, they are then asked to provide information and updates for a new or ongoing project they are immersed in. The information and updates will be evaluated by a panel of experts who may ask questions or request additional information to ensure that participants are well versed and able to successfully complete a Six Sigma project before certification can be conferred.

Price: $699 (USD)
Estimated Time to Complete: 4 hours

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Recertification exams

Designed for individuals who have already been MindEdge-certified in Six Sigma and Lean and need to be recertified.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt

This one-hour timed recertification exam is meant for current MindEdge-certified Six Sigma Yellow Belts to earn recertification. Recertification is required every 3 years.

The test includes 50 multiple-choice questions chosen at random from MindEdge's question database, and covers all aspects of the DMAIC methodology and its implementation.

Price: $99 (USD)

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Six Sigma Green Belt

This one-hour timed recertification exam is meant for current MindEdge-certified Six Sigma Green Belts to earn recertification. Recertification is required every 3 years.

The test includes 50 multiple-choice questions chosen at random from MindEdge's question database and covers all aspects of the DMAIC methodology and its implementation.

Price: $149 (USD)

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