Applying for the exam:
The Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt has no experience or education requirements. The Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt is aimed at candidates who have a small role, interest, or need to develop foundational knowledge.
How to prepare for the exam?
1: Online Course
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Most of the students have used one or both of these for the CSSYB exam (as a minimum)
a) Quality Council of Indiana Primer (You might want to buy the questions CD as well)
You will need the hard copy, as the CSSYB exam is an open book exam. You can take this is the exam. ASQ does allow books in the exam but does not allow the questions. So, you will have to remove practice question pages from the primer.
ASQ does not allow programmable calculator in the exam. It does suggest a list of calculators allowed in the exam. Most commonly used calculator is TI-30Xa. This is a simple calculator and has statistical functions. Get used to the calculator, especially in using the statistical functions.
4. Practice Tests / Mock Exam
- 1. Six Sigma Fundamentals (21 Questions)
- 2. Define Phase (12 questions)
- 3. Measure Phase ( 15 questions)
- 4. Analyze Phase (15 questions)
- 5. Improve and Control Phase (12 questions)
After completing the test, you get a detailed explanation of each question by clicking on "Review questions" button on the report card.
Typical Cost of Certification:
If you decide to go for the Yellow Belt certification, then your next question would be "How much does it cost for the whole process?"
Here is a typical breakdown of expenses:
1. ASQ Annual Membership Fee: $159
You don't need to be an ASQ Member for taking the exam. However if you spend $159 for the membership fee, you can save $100 in your exam fee and $31 in the purchase of CSSYB Handbook). In a way you get the annual membership for just $28.
2. ASQ Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt application fee: $394 (non members), $294 (members)
4. Quality Council of Indiana Primer + Question CD ($70 +$70 + shipping fee)
5. ASQ CSSGB Handbook ($74 for members and $105 for non-members)
Total approximate cost: $692 plus (Let's round this off to $700)