What to Expect: Getting Certified and Next Steps

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Hi, guys. Welcome back. I'm Katherine MacGyver, and this is your lean six sigma green belt.
So this is it, Guys, you are done. Done. The last two modules have reminded you what are the core competencies in the core tools. So in this module, we're gonna talk about getting certified eso. Of course, there are benefits to certification and there are next steps.
So the first thing is, is when you reasons why you would want to get certified Same thing as I told my yellow belt or when you completed your yellow belt course. There is a lot of variation in the lean six Sigma industry,
much more so in yellow Belt than greenbelts agree. Bill is very well recognized
in several industries. And with that, having certification gives the credibility that you did in fact, learn the things that we wanted you to learn. And you did master your core competencies and those tools.
So if that's something that you want over and above your I did this through Sai Buri and I learned from the best master bath boat there is
then certification might be something you want to consider
with that Ah couple of things cyber does have practice questions available and study guide, so those are things that you can use is a reference traditionally with green belt certification. There is no project requirement. So what that means is, is that as you look towards getting certified,
um, black belts when they take their certification exams,
have to show proof of project and have to submit tools for verification that they were performed correctly with that greenbelts do not. If you have been doing your homework throughout the course, you have done many of the major key tools that you would be checked on
if you choose to do a certification program.
That does require a project. But that's not typical. Generally, your greenbelt certifications are going to be open book multiple choice. Each one of the certifying agencies tends toe have their own preferred book.
So I told you in Yellow Belt
that the Quality Council of Indiana kind of is the Camp India. It is not the only compendium, so when you choose your agency, make sure you take a peek at what book they like you to use. If you're somebody who studies well from books with that,
because there's so much variation in your exams. You're also going to want to study your exam overview. There's quite there's quite a bit of differences and focus. So, for example, one of the exams overviews that I studied when I was prepping this course
did quite a bit of work on project management,
so we had our modules on the project management tools. But if you go with that organization, I would recommend really studying some more of your project management concepts and maybe taking the Sai Buri Project Management Course. That being said, a couple of other certificate certification exams
tend to be heavier in your statistical tools, so it might be worthwhile to brush up on how toe actually calculate
on your your measures of central tendency and your, um, your measures of dispersion. So your descriptive statistics generally greenbelt does not have anything as far a statistical hypothesis testing other than regression analysis.
If you come upon an overview that does
reach out to me cause I want to make sure that everybody is prepared for the majority of the tests will want to include that.
So with that, now that you have gotten your green boats certification, let's talk about the next step in your journey. So you really, really, really love this, and you've decided that you want to be a black belt. So let's talk a little bit about what black belts are so
greenbelts. Air traditionally prepared it to run projects within their department.
So these are people who tend to already work in that department and facilitate those tools. Black belts are people who are trained to run projects in multiple departments so much more cross functional and to support that they have more comprehensive tools. We hit on
the big list of tools that you're going to use,
but black belts have a couple of other tricks up their sleeves that you really are more useful when you're looking at larger cross sections of stakeholders or different types of data collection. You're really when you if you really loved our sections on hypothesis testing,
you're gonna love being the Black Belt. Because while we said regression analysis is your Get down
Black Bolt's, you're going to start moving into a nova and pee tests and T tests where you're really going to drive at statistical significance so greenbelts you're pretty happy in the land of operationally significant on. That's because you do a lot more with your discrete data than, say, black belts and their continuous data.
If you really crazy about hypothesis testing,
which I hope you are, because I am, I want to see you in black votes. We can do more of that. Same with statistical process control. So if you really found those stuff that we covered interesting, you're gonna love Black Belt because there's a huge focus on SPC in Black Belt.
It is, of course, an independent discipline, but we talk about how do you build these graphs
more than drying the picture and excel. And how can you test against these draft graphs More than shoe hurts rules. Which shoe hurts? Rules really are the core. But if you want to get super fancy and get down to lake your P values, that's where you're gonna use more that
you will be expected to a project as part of the course. So if you're a hands on learner, black belts really gonna be where you're at,
and once we get there will talk about how we're going to validate that project.
So with that, get out there and do it leg. Everything that you have learned is something that you don't need to be certified to use. Like chop chop, Go use it. I want to make sure that you guys were really, really good at linking together what your organization needs and what you're able to dio. And with that
and most importantly,
what we we covered that you want to get certified or if you do or what you want to do. Really. Most importantly, I'm so very proud of you. Congratulations. This is a huge accomplishment in your education. Not only is somebody who understands process, but somebody who understands business.
So I hope to see you guys in the next course. And if not, good luck, and be very, very good at root cause analysis.
Thank you, guys.