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ASQ Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

This 3-day programme is ideal for any organisation seeking to introduce a culture of continuous improvement. The combination of practical learning and exam preparation gives your team a well-rounded introduction to best-practice approaches with Six Sigma.

We follow the syllabus for the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) exam, which covers the core competencies yellow belts require in order to support quality process improvement projects.

  • Key Benefits
  • Programme Content
  • Objectives
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What are the Key Benefits of this Programme?

  • Organisational Benefits

    Introduce methods for lowering costs and waste, streamlining processes and efficiency, and increasing profit margin.
  • Team Benefits

    Each member of each team will be confident and able to support both green and black belts in process improvement projects.
  • Leadership Benefits

    Managers and Directors will have a clear understanding of Six Sigma, and how it can be applied to the organisation.
  • Individual Benefits

    Gain practical, versatile process improvement skills that are sought-after by organisations in all sectors.

What is Covered on this ASQ Yellow Belt Programme?

Module 1 - Six Sigma Fundamentals


  • Six Sigma foundations and principles
  • Lean foundations and principles
  • Six Sigma roles and responsibilities
  • Team basics
  • types of teams
  • stages of development
  • decision-making tools: brainstorming, multivoting, nominal group technique (NGT)
  • communication methods
  • Quality tools and Six Sigma metrics
  • quality tools throughout the DMAIC process: pareto charts, cause and effect diagrams, flowcharts, run charts, check sheets, scatter diagram, histograms
  • Six Sigma metrics throughout the DMAIC process
  • defects per unit (DPU)
  • defects per million opportunities (DPMO)
  • rolled throughout yield
  • cycle time
  • cost of poor quality (COPQ)


Exam Questions and Answers

Module 2 - Define Phase


Project Identification


Voice of the Customer

  • Customer needs
  • Critical-to-quality (CTQ) characteristics


Project Management (PM) Basics

  • Project charter
  • Communication plan
  • Project planning
  • work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Gantt charts
  • Project Management tools
  • activity network diagrams
  • affinity diagrams
  • matrix charts
  • relations charts
  • tree diagrams
  • Phase reviews
  • tollgate or phase reviews


Exam Questions and Answers

Module 3 - Measure Phase


Basic statistics

  • Central tendency
  • mean
  • median
  • mode
  • Measures of dispersion
  • standard deviation
  • range
  • variance


Data Collection

  • Data collection plans
  • Qualitative and quantative data
  • Data collection techniques
  • surveys
  • interviews
  • check sheets
  • checklists


Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • MSA terms
  • precision
  • accuracy
  • bias
  • linearity
  • stability
  • Gauge repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R)


Exam Questions and Answers

Module 4 - Analyze Phase


Process Analysis Tools

  • Lean tools
  • 5s
  • value analysis
  • Failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA)


Root cause analysis

  • 5 whys
  • Process mapping
  • Force-field analysis
  • Matrix charts


Data Analysis

  • Basic distribution types
  • normal and binomial distributions
  • shapes (skewed and bimodal)
  • Common and special cause variation


Correlation and Regression

  • Correlation
  • relationships between variables
  • Regression
  • how regression analysis is used to predict outcomes


Hypothesis Testing

  • Null and alternative
  • Type I and type II error
  • P-value and power


Exam Questions and Answers

Module 5 - Improve & Control Phase


Improvement Techniques

  • Kaizen and kaizen blitz
  • Plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle
  • Cost-benefit analysis


Control Tools and Documentation

  • Control plan
  • Control charts
  • X-R charts
  • Document control


Exam Questions and Answers

What are the Training Objectives?

On completion of this intensive exam preparation programme, participants will:

  • Be prepared to undertake the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) exam, which is based on the ASQ Body of Knowledge for Yellow Belts (Knowledge and Blooms Taxonomy levels are defined in the ASQ SSYB BOK).
  • Gain a firm knowledge of the ASQ Body of Knowledge for Yellow Belts.
  • Learn the tools and techniques to support quality improvement projects at yellow belt level.

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Public Courses for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Our ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt programme is only available for group or in-company bookings. Our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Business is an excellent alternative for those who are seeking to achieve a green belt certification through training as an individual.

What is covered during this course?

  • An overview of both Lean and Six Sigma concepts
  • All elements of the DMAIC Cycle: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control
  • Practical techniques and criteria for launching a successful Green Belt project
  • Guidelines and tips for your certification process.

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You can visit the main course webpage for our Certified Lean Six SIgma Green Belt for Business by clicking below.

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