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The UNB College of Extended Learning has partnered with MindEdge to provide you with a variety of Six Sigma & Lean online courses!

Learn approaches to organizational processes that minimize waste and increase value. Benefits include customer satisfaction and cost reduction. Six Sigma & Lean also leads to revenue growth and productivity improvements and provides prized analytic and process skills relevant to leadership positions.

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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.

Individual courses in Six Sigma & Lean are offered for those with little to no background or prior training in Six Sigma & Lean.

Lean Basics

Lean is an approach to organizational processes that seeks to minimize waste and increase value for the customer. Starting off as an approach to manufacturing processes, Lean has expanded into even services industries.

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. Key ideas are presented in an easy-to-understand format, with interactive and integrative exercises to help learners better understand the core and fundamental elements of a Lean application. 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. Course assignments detail the tools and skills learners will implement as they apply a Six Sigma approach to process improvement activities, and show practitioners how they can contribute as important members of improvement teams.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for the 50-question exam at the course 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.

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

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Lean Six Sigma Basics

The Lean Six Sigma Basics 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.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for the 50-question exam at the course end, as well as summaries and study guides that can be used for review. 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.

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

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Six Sigma & Lean certificates include a prep course and certification exam and are designed for individuals with some prior training and/or experience in project and process management.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Prep Course & Exam

This self-paced course prepares learners for the successful completion of the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam by exposing them to the Six Sigma concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques 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.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course 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 course 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.

After successful completion of the exam prep course, you will be qualified to take the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam (the fee for taking the certification exam is included in the cost of this course). Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second of the two 25-question practice exams.

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

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Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Course & Exam

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. Course assignments detail the tools and skills learners will implement as they apply a Six Sigma approach to process improvement activities, and show practitioners how they can contribute as important members of improvement teams.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for each of the two 50-question practice exams at the course end, as well as summaries and study guides that can be used for review. 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.

After successful completion, you will be qualified to take the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam (the fee for taking the certification exam is included in the cost of this course). Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second of the two 50-question practice exams.

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

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Course & Exam

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.

Learner understanding and comprehension are tested throughout the course with interactive games, exercises, case studies, and quizzes. Videos from working professionals provide real-world implementation examples and augment course materials to extend mastery of key concepts. And two 50-question practice exams are presented to mirror the substance and style of questions that course participants will see when they sit for their MindEdge certification exam.

After successful completion, you will be qualified to take the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam (the fee for taking the certification exam is included in the cost of this course). Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second of the two 50-question practice exams.

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

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Individuals should have in-depth knowledge of, or prior training in, Six Sigma & Lean before taking these certification exams.

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. 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.

This exam can be purchased as a stand-alone entity or can be bundled with the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Prep course.

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. 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.

Test-takers should have in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma concepts and practices. This exam can be purchased as a stand-alone or can be bundled with the Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep course.

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. 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.

You should have in-depth knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts and practices before deciding to take this certification exam.

If you purchase this product, you are purchasing only the exam. However, this exam is also available bundled with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep course.

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.

The timed assessment tests an individual's competency and comprehension of Six Sigma principles, strategies, tools, and techniques. 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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The following exams are designed for individuals who have already been MindEdge-certified in Six Sigma & 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 three years. This recertification exam tests a practitioner's 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. 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.

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 three years. This recertification exam tests a practitioner's 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. 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.

Price: $149 (USD)

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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.

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