About the International Lean Six Sigma Institute Certification (ILSSI)

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About the International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSI) and International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)

ILSSI and IASSC are both professional associations dedicated to developing and enhancing competency and standards within Lean Six Sigma. ILSSI provides Mentoring, coaching and consulting services. Both ILSSI and IASSC facilitate and deliver exams to global Lean Six Sigma Certification Standards testing and International Accreditation.

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International Lean Six Sigma Institute

International Accredited Lean Six Sigma CERTIFICATIONS, provide an unbiased independent third-party validation of a person’s knowledge of the topics contained within the International Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge ( ILSSBOK) and include Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt Certification.

Things you should know before sitting for the International Accredited Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green or Black Belt Exam

ILSSI, CSSC and IASSC CERTIFICATIONS, provide an unbiased independent third-party validation of a person’s knowledge of the topics contained within the Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge ( BOK ) and include Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt Certification. Certification Exams are administered through an internet Browser-Based Testing System.

The International Accredited and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology, who leads improvement projects, typically in a full-time role. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects within the phases of D-M-A-I-C. They understand how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to use standard principles of Lean.

Certification Testing

The International Accredited and Certified Black Belt (ICBB) Exam is a 3 hour 150 question proctored exam based on the Universally Accepted International Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge for Black Belts.

In order to achieve the professional designation of International Accredited and Certified candidates must sit for the International Accredited and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 70%
There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the International Accredited and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam.

Preparation

For those who wish to sit for the exam it is recommended, but not required, that Lean Six Sigma training is obtained through a qualified institution like Lean Six Sigma Training Ltd. It is also recommended, although not required, that those sitting for the exam have some degree of real-world Lean Six Sigma work experience and project application experience.

Certification

Upon successful achievement Professionals will receive a Certificate, suitable for framing, issued by the ILSSI, CSSC or IASSC. Professionals will also receive marks which may be used on public profiles such as LinkedIn. Professionals may use the designation International Accredited and Certified Black Belt or any approved variation of the designation after their name in accordance with the IASSC Marks Usage Policy.

Black Belt Body of Knowledge

The Universally Accepted International Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge (ILSSBOK) is an embodiment of the consensus of what industry expects of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

The ILSSBOK is the result of research that was conducted with the assistance of the leading industry experts in Lean Six Sigma. The goal of the ILSSBOK is to characterize the standard knowledge requirements that are universally expected of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. With input from 1000′s of Deployment Leaders, Master Blacks Belts, Black Belts and Green Belts from 100′s of companies and industry sectors the ILSSBOK is truly the Voice of the Industry.

This is a significant breakthrough, for the first time in the history of the Lean Six Sigma the industry itself has defined what it deems as a relevant and practical version of the knowledge expectations of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt.

The ILSSBOK consists of five primary sections each of which is broken into sub-categories. This Body of Knowledge serves as the basis for what many of today’s leading Lean Six Sigma companies consider to be standard and expected knowledge requirements of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. This body of knowledge also serves as the foundation upon which International Accredited and Certified examinations are built.

The International Accredited Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt Exam is based on the International Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge for Black Belts

  1. The Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
  2. Meanings of Lean and Six Sigma
  3. General History of Lean Six Sigma
  4. Lean Six Sigma Projects
  5. DMAIC
  6. PDCA
  7. Kaizen and Kaizen Events
  8. Root Cause Analysis
  9. Voice of the Customer, and Business
  10. Lean Six Sigma Belt Roles
  11. Defining a Process
  12. Critical to Quality Characteristics (CTQs)
  13. Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  14. Pareto Analysis
  15. Basic Lean Six Sigma Metrics
  16. DPU, DPMO, FTY, RTY Cycle Time
  17. Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
  18. Problem Statements
  19. Building a Business Case & Project Charter
  20. Project Metrics
  21. SIPOC
  22. The 8 Elements of Waste
  23. 5S
  24. Lean Thinking
  25. Kanban
  26. Poka-Yoke (Mistake Proofing)
  27. Process Definition
  28. Cause & Effect / Fishbone Diagrams
  29. Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map
  30. Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  31. Six Sigma Statistics
  32. Basic Statistics
  33. Use of Excel , Minitab and SigmaXL
  34. Descriptive Statistics
  35. Normal Distributions & Normality
  36. Graphical Analysis
  37. Histograms
  38. Box Plots
  39. Measurement System Analysis
  40. Precision & Accuracy
  41. Bias, Linearity & Stability
  42. Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility
  43. Variable & Attribute MSA
  44. Process Capability
  45. Capability Analysis
  46. Concept of Stability
  47. Attribute & Discrete Capability
  48. Monitoring Techniques
  49. Inferential Statistics
  50. Understanding Inference
  51. Sampling Techniques & Uses
  52. Central Limit Theorem
  53. Hypothesis Testing
  54. General Concepts & Goals of Hypothesis Testing Significance
  55. Practical vs. Statistical Significance
  56. Alpha & Beta Risk
  57. p-values
  58. Types of Hypothesis Test
  59. Hypothesis Testing with Normal Data
  60. 1 & 2 sample t-tests
  61. 1 sample variance
  62. One Way ANOVA
  63. Normality Testing
  64. Sample Size calculation
  65. Hypothesis Testing with Non-Normal Data
  66. Mann-Whitney
  67. Kruskal-Wallis
  68. Mood’s Median
  69. Friedman
  70. 1 Sample Sign
  71. 1 Sample Wilcoxon
  72. One and Two Sample Proportion
  73. Chi-Squared (Contingency Tables)
  74. Simple Linear Regression
  75. Correlation
  76. Regression Equations
  77. Residuals Analysis
  78. Multiple Regression Analysis
  79. Non- Linear Regression
  80. Multiple Linear Regression
  81. Confidence & Prediction Intervals
  82. Residuals Analysis
  83. Designed Experiments
  84. OFAT
  85. Experiment Objectives
  86. Experimental Methods
  87. Experiment Design Considerations
  88. Full Factorial Experiments
  89. Full Factorial Designs
  90. Linear & Quadratic Mathematical Models
  91. Orthogonal Designs
  92. Fit, Diagnose Model and Centre Points
  93. Fractional Factorial Experiments
  94. Taguchi Designs Control Phase
  95. Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  96. Data Collection for SPC
  97. I-MR Chart
  98. Xbar-R Chart
  99. U Chart
  100. P Chart
  101. NP Chart
  102. X-S chart
  103. CumSum Chart
  104. EWMA Chart
  105. Binomial Distribution and Calculations
  106. Poisson Distribution and Calculations
  107. Design for Six Sigma ( DFSS )
  108. Hoshin Kanri
  109. Cost Benefit Analysis
  110. ROI, Payback Period