Lean Six Sigma Basics

  38 Hours
  PDF Certificate
Access: 180 Days
CEU: 3.8
PDU: 38

Course Description

The Lean Six Sigma Basics course describes the strategies, techniques, and concepts practitioners will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The eight modules of the course explore the essential components of the DMAIC methodology, describing the important themes, principles, and tools needed to refine processes and enhance operations.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for the 50-question exam at the course end, as well as summaries and study guides that can be used for review. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material, to provide real-world examples and enhanced understanding of important concepts and best practices.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify processes and programs that could benefit from Lean Six Sigma implementation
  • Apply the five stages of the DMAIC methodology to improve operations and meet objectives
  • Utilize the proper tools and techniques that will help in achieving organizational targets
  • Define the cultural and change management factors that must be addressed to sustain improvements and preserve progress


Learners should have some exposure to project and process management practices.

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.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

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: 26 Leadership: 10 Strategic/Business: 2; TOTAL: 38

PMI-RMP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 10 Strategic/Business: 2; TOTAL: 12

PMI-SP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 10 Strategic/Business: 2; TOTAL: 12

PMI-ACP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 10 Strategic/Business: 2; TOTAL: 12

PfMP® Technical: 0 Leadership: 10 Strategic/Business: 2; TOTAL: 12

PMI-PBA® Technical: 0 Leadership: 10 Strategic/Business: 2; TOTAL: 12