How to Pass Your ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt CSSBB exam
To demonstrate your competency in applying Six Sigma tools, ASQ certificates are well recognized globally. A large number of organizations and universities provide Six Sigma training courses. They issue their own certificates, but when it comes to one certificate which is very well recognized, that is the ASQ (American Society for Quality) CSSBB (Certified Six Sigma Black Belt) certificate.
Earlier the exams conducted by ASQ used to be paper-pencil type exams. However recently they have changed it to computer-based exams conducted by Prometric at Prometric exam centers.
Applying for the exam:
One of the qualification for ASQ CSSBB exam is that you should have completed one or two Six Sigma projects and you will need to submit an affidevit for these projects with the application.
What if you do have not completed a "formal" Six Sigma project?
If you have not done a formal project but were involved in improvement activities which has used some of the Six Sigma tools, then you can try to submit that for ASQ certification. If that improvement has saved money and used some of the tools there is a chance that ASQ might accept that improvement activity as a project.
In a worst case scenario, ASQ will reject your application and will refund you the fee after deducting $50 from the fee.
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Most of the students have used one or both of these for the CSSBB 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 CSSBB 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 binder.
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 Quizzes
There are various online options for practice questions. A short list has been compiled below: