Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep

  34 Hours
  PDF Certificate
Access: 180 Days
CEU: 3.4
PDU: 34

Course Description

The Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep course explains the key concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques that learners need to successfully pass the MindEdge Black Belt Certification Exam. (Note: Learners must submit an application to the Six Sigma Quality Council to be considered for the Black Belt certification exam. Experience in managing projects is a requirement.) This advanced-level course guides students through elemental Six Sigma material before diving into each of the five DMAIC stages in detail. Specific instruction about the role of the Black Belt in each stage, as well as help in transitioning between each of the stages, is explained by practicing professionals and training experts in Six Sigma preparation and application. Throughout the course, participants will be tested with challenging exercises, case studies, and interactive games, to ensure their proficiency and mastery of Six Sigma concepts. Additional resource lists and web links will provide learners with ancillary material that can be explored to augment their understanding of important course elements. Progress and aptitude is gauged in comprehensive quizzes and tests at the end of each module, while requisite knowledge, understanding, and integration ability is assessed through three concluding practice exams that mirror the multiple-choice and essay questions students will see when they test for their certification.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the strategies, tools, and concepts that make up a successful Six Sigma implementation
  • Plan, execute, and monitor improvement projects that achieve organizational objectives
  • Describe the Black Belt's role in each of the five stages of the DMAIC methodology
  • Choose and apply the correct tools or techniques to achieve project goals
  • Demonstrate the expertise necessary to successfully complete the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam


Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the Practice Exam 3 in the course.

Learners should have exposure to project and process management practices, and should display proficiency in basic Six Sigma terminology and understanding.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Students who enroll in this course will receive a copy of The Six Sigma Handbook by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller (included in the cost of the course) to help prepare for certification. In addition, a list of additional resources is provided in the course that students can reference as needed. (The cost for these additional resources, however, is not included in the cost of this course.)

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Information in this course has been taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017.

The following list outlines the PDUs you will earn for completing this course, based on the certification you have.

PMP®/PgMP® Technical: 17.5 Leadership: 12.5 Strategic/Business: 4; TOTAL: 34

PMI-RMP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 12.5 Strategic/Business: 4; TOTAL: 16.5

PMI-SP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 12.5 Strategic/Business: 4; TOTAL: 16.5

PMI-ACP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 12.5 Strategic/Business: 4; TOTAL: 16.5

PfMP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 12.5 Strategic/Business: 4; TOTAL: 16.5

PMI-PBA® Technical: 0 Leadership: 12.5 Strategic/Business: 4; TOTAL: 16.5