Six-Sigma Black Belt Certificate

Six-Sigma Black Belt Certificate

Six-Sigma Black Belt

Career Training Certificate Program
Delivery: Online
Program Code: HGBSEONL-215
Total Study Hours: 200
Fees: ₦1,447,500 NGN

Learning Type: Self Paced
Hours of Access: 24
Duration of Access: 6 Months
Session Start Date:

How To Enroll

Call 0814-939-3435, or email your contact details including program of interest to info@huritt.com, and we will get back to you. You may also visit our office in Abuja, FCT to speak with a specialist.


The Six Sigma Black Belt Online Training Program integrates Six Sigma with hands-on data analysis. The program material provides you with an in-depth look at the Six Sigma Black Belt problem-solving methodology, DMAIC: Define the problem, Measure key aspects, Analyze data, Improve the process, Control the future process. You’ll also learn about deployment and project development approaches.

All materials are included. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers


By completing this program, you’ll be able to: • Participate in the development of a successful Six Sigma program
• Contribute to the definition of project selection criteria and develop project proposals to meet those criteria
• Lead a Six Sigma project team using the DMAIC problem-solving methodology and team-building skills

• Apply and interpret basic and advanced Six Sigma tools, as necessary, for project definition, process baseline analysis, process improvement, and process control


The Black Belt Training Program flow follows the DMAIC methodology. You’ll learn the appropriate tools and concepts at each stage of project deployment. Since software will be used for data analysis, the program material concentrates on the application and use of the tools, rather than on detailed derivation of the statistical methods.
Your analytical and problem-solving skills will be challenged by workshops, which are incorporated extensively throughout the training. Once you’ve successfully completed the program, you’ll be eligible to work toward a Black Belt Certification through the International Quality Federation. Achieving this certification is at your discretion and dependent upon you meeting the criteria the International Quality Federation sets; certification is not automatic upon completion of this program or tied to the accredited college or university you registered through.

Upon registering, you’re given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.


1. Why Do Six Sigma

1. Definition and Graphical View of Six Sigma

1. Overview of Business Applications
2. Example Sigma Levels
3. Introduction to DPMO and Cost as Metrics

2. Comparisons Between Typical TQM and Six Sigma Programs
3. Origins and Success Stories

2. How to Deploy Six Sigma

1. Leadership Responsibilities
2. Description of the Roles and Responsibilities
3. Resource Allocation
4. Data-driven Decision Making
5. Organizational Metrics and Dashboards

3. Six Sigma Projects

1. Project Focus
2. Selecting Projects
3. Overview of DMAIC Methodology
4. Project Reporting

4. Incorporating Voice of the Customer

1. Goal Posts vs. Kano
2. Customer Focus and the Leadership Role
3. Overview of QFD
4. Customer Data
5. Big Y’s, Little Y’s

5. DEFINE: Project Definition

1. Tasks
2. Work Breakdown Structure
3. Pareto Diagrams
4. Process Maps
5. Matrix Diagrams
6. Project Charters
7. Reporting

6. DEFINE: Project Financials

1. Quality Cost Classifications
2. Quantifying Project Benefits
3. Calculations

7. DEFINE: Goals and Metrics

1. CTC, CTQ, CTS Parameters
2. CTx Flow-down Model (Big Y’s, Little Y’s)
3. Measurement & Feedback
4. Calculating Sigma Levels

8. DEFINE: Project Scheduling

1. Activity Network Diagram
2. PERT Analysis
3. GANNT Chart

9. DEFINE: Change Management/Teams

1. Problems With Change
2. Achieving Buy-in
3. Team Formation, Rules, and Responsibilities

1. Stages of Team Development
2. Overcoming Problems

4. Consensus Building

1. Affinity Diagram
2. Nominal Group Technique
3. Prioritization Matrix

10. MEASURE: Tools

1. Measure Stage Objectives
2. Flowcharts
3. Process Maps
5. Box-Whisker Plots
6. Cause and Effect Diagrams
7. Check Sheets
8. Interrelationship Digraph
9. Stem and Leaf Plots

11. MEASURE: Establishing Process Baseline

1. Enumerative vs. Analytic Statistics
2. Process Variation 1. Deming’s Red Bead

3. Benefits of Control Charts
4. Requirements vs. Control

1. Tampering

5. Control Chart Interpretation

1. Relative to Process Baseline Estimates

12. MEASURE: X-Bar Charts

1. Uses
2. Construction and Calculations
3. Assumptions
4. Rational Subgroups
5. Sampling Considerations
6. Interpretation

1. Run Test Rules

13. MEASURE: Individuals Data

1. Uses
2. Construction and Calculations
3. Assumptions
4. Sampling Considerations
5. Interpretation
6. Overview of Other Individuals Charts

1. Run Charts
2. Moving Average Charts
3. EWMA Charts

14. MEASURE: Process Capability

1. Histograms
2. Probability Plots
3. Goodness of Fit Tests
4. Capability and Performance Indices

1. Relative to Process Control
2. Interpretation
3. Estimating Error

15. MEASURE: Attribute Charts

1. Uses
2. Selection
3. Construction and Calculations
4. Sampling Considerations

16. MEASURE: Short Run SPC

1. Uses
2. Calculations

1. Nominals Chart
2. Stabilized Chart

17. MEASURE: Measurement Systems Analysis

1. Stability Studies
2. Linearity Analysis
3. R&R Analysis

1. Range Method Calculations
2. Interpretation
3. Using Control Charts
4. Destructive Tests
5. ANOVA Method

18. ANALYZE: Lean Thinking

1. Definition of Waste
2. Analyzing Process for NVA

1. Cycle Efficiencies
2. Lead Time and Velocity
3. Methods to Increase Velocity

1. Standardization
2. Optimization
3. Spaghetti Diagrams
4. 5S
5. Level Loading
6. Flow
7. Setup Reductions

3. ANALYZE: Sources of Variation

1. Multi-vari Plots
2. Confidence Intervals on Mean
3. Confidence Intervals on Percent
4. Hypothesis Test on Mean
5. Hypothesis Test on Mean of Two Samples
6. Power and Sample Size
7. Contingency Tables
8. Non-parametric Tests

4. ANALYZE: Regression Analysis

1. Scatter Diagrams
2. Linear Model
3. Interpreting the ANOVA Table
4. Confidence and Prediction Limits
5. Residuals Analysis
6. Overview of Multiple Regression Tools

1. DOE vs. Traditional Experiments and Data Mining

5. ANALYZE: Multiple Regression

1. Multivariate Models
2. Interaction Plots
3. Interpreting ANOVA Tables
4. Model Considerations
5. Stepwise Regression
6. Residuals Analysis

6. ANALYZE: DOE Introduction

1. Terminology
2. DOE vs. Traditional Experiments
3. DOE vs. Historical Data
4. Design Planning
5. Design Specification

1. Selecting Responses
2. Selecting Factors and Levels

6. Complete Factorials
7. Fractional Factorials

1. Aliasing
2. Screening Designs

7. ANALYZE: DOE Analysis Fundamentals

1. Estimating Effects and Coefficients
2. Significance Plots
3. Estimating Error
4. Extending Designs
5. Power of Design
6. Lack of Fit
7. Tests for Surface Curvature

8. ANALYZE: Design Selection

1. Desirable Designs
2. Performance

1. Balance
2. Orthogonality
3. Resolution

3. Other Design Models

1. Saturated Designs
2. Plackett Burman Designs
3. Johns 3/4 Designs
4. Central Composite Designs
5. Box Behnken Designs
6. Taguchi Designs (Mention)

9. ANALYZE: Transforms

1. Need for Transformations
2. Non-constant Variance
3. Box-Cox Transforms
4. Calculated Parameters
5. Taguchi Signal to Noise Ratios

10. IMPROVE: Tools

1. Improve Stage Objectives
2. Tools to Prioritize Improvement Opportunities
3. Tools to Define New Process Flow

1. Lean Tools to Reduce NVA and Achieve Flow

4. Tools to Define and Mitigate Failure Modes

3. Preventing Failures

5. Reference to Tools for Defining New Process Levels

11. IMPROVE: Response Surface Analysis

1. Objectives
2. Applications
3. Sequential Technique
4. Steepest Ascent

12. IMPROVE: Ridge Analysis

1. Graphical Method
2. Analytical Method
3. Overlaid Contours
4. Desirability Function

13. IMPROVE: Simulations

1. Applications
2. Examples
3. Applying Probabilistic Estimates

14. IMPROVE: Evolutionary Operation

1. Methodology
2. Example
3. Risks and Advantages

15. CONTROL: Tools

1. Control Stage Objectives
2. Control Plans
3. Training
4. Measuring Improvement

16. CONTROL: Serial Correlation

1. Applications
2. Estimating Autocorrelation
3. Interpreting Autocorrelation
4. Batch Control Charts

17. Design for Six Sigma Overview

  1. Methodology
  2. Tools for DFSS
  3. System, Parameter, and Tolerance Designs


This program is only compatible with a PC. It is not Mac compatible. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.
To access this program and Study Guide, you need only a Web-enabled computer. To run the Green Belt XL software, you’ll need to have Excel 2003, 2007, or 2010. Black Belts should also have a general statistical software package, such as Minitab. Optionally, they may purchase an upgrade to the Black Belt XL software which includes a utility to construct designed experiments. (The utility alone does not run in 64 bit environments.)

Note: The Green Belt XL, IQF Study Guide software and the certification exam are not compatible with Mac computers.

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This program includes the following materials for a complete learning experience:
•Six Sigma Demystified by Paul Keller
•Six Sigma Handbook by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller
• Green Belt XL software including MindGenius (for an additional price, upgrade to the Black Belt XL software)
• IQF Study Guide
• IQF Certification Exam


Black Belt candidates generally have college degrees in industry-related fields, including business, engineering, or sciences. They are comfortable using mathematics, are experienced problem solvers, have college-level reading comprehension skills, and are proficient in using Windows-based computer software, including Microsoft Office and general statistical software packages. You should also have Excel 2000 or any more recent version of Excel in order to complete the program.
This program is for you if you have the appropriate prerequisites and the desire to lead teams using the DMAIC methodology and advanced statistical tools.

After completing this program, you will be eligible to work toward the International Quality Federation (IQF) certification, which is a Six Sigma industry standard certification. The IQF certification does not come through your accredited college or university; it is something you will need to work toward on your own. You will have the option to sit for the IQF certification exam at the end of your program without additional charge.

A study guide for the IQF exam is included in your program registration materials, and the program itself prepares you for much of the knowledge you need for the IQF certification exam.


Paul Keller, Vice President, is a Senior Consultant with Quality America, Inc. Paul has developed and implemented successful Six Sigma and Quality Improvement programs in service and manufacturing environments. Paul has been with Quality America since 1992, where he has:

• Developed and managed systems for overall operations, including quality improvement, product development, partner relations, marketing, sales, order fulfillment and technical support.

• Provided primary statistical expertise to our customer base, as well as internal Software Development, Sales and Technical Support teams.

• Developed and implemented Six Sigma related courses, including Quality Management, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Designed Experiments, to hundreds of our companies in a wide variety of industries including Roche Pharmaceuticals, Core3 Inc. Business Process Outsourcing, US Army, MacDermid Printing Solutions, Boeing Satellite, Dow Corning, Antec, Pfizer, Warner Lambert, and many others.

Paul has authored a number of well-received publications, including:

• 2009: Co-authored 3rd edition Six Sigma Handbook, New York: McGraw Hill.

• 2005: Author Six Sigma Demystified, New York: McGraw Hill. (Over 35,000 copies sold to date).

• 2003: Technical Editor Quality Engineering Handbook, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.

• 2002: Contributing Author Manufacturing Handbook of Best Practices, Boca Raton: St. Lucie Press.

• 2001: Author Six Sigma Deployment, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.

• 2001: Co-author Six Sigma Study Guide, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.

• 2000: Contributing Author Handbook for Quality Technicians and Mechanical Inspectors, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.

• 2000: Contributing Author Handbook for Quality Management, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.

• 1992-present: Numerous articles in professional trade magazines,conference proceedings, and Quality America’s Knowledge Center.

Before launching Quality America’s training and consulting business in 1992, Paul specialized in Quality Engineering in the Masters Program at the University of Arizona. He applied these techniques as a Quality Manager for a consumer goods manufacturer (1990-1992), and an SPC Director at an industrial products manufacturer (1987-1990). In these roles, he developed company-wide Quality Systems to meet the demands of a diverse customer base, including the automotive and aerospace industries.

Paul is currently active in Six Sigma training and consulting through Quality America.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I register for a program if I am an international student?
Yes, because this certificate program is online, and you never have to actually travel to the school. We offer a telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our online programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you’re given six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional cost. Pricing varies for extensions beyond six months.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?
All the materials you’ll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4. Can I get financial assistance?
HGBSE Online courses re non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?
HGBSE Online program will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online program and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?
Yes, this program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.

10. How can I get more information about the program?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via email at info@huritt-edu.com. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form. We will answer your questions promptly.

11. When can I start the program?
Our online programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.