This course bundle is made up of three separate certification courses: 1. PRINCE2®® Foundation; 2. PRINCE2®® Practitioner; 3. IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. The PRINCE2®® Foundation And Practitioner course includes the official certification exams. By passing the Foundation and Practitioner exams, you will be an officially certified PRINCE2® Practitioner. The IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course includes the official IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt exam. By passing this exam, you will be officially certified by the IASSC as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
You have 14 months to complete all of the courses in this bundle and take the exams. Read below to find out more about the courses contained within this bundle.
PRINCE2® Foundation And Practitioner
PRINCE2® (an acronym for PRojects INaControlled Environment series 2) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. Used extensively by the UK Government, PRINCE2® is also widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. The PRINCE2® method is in the public domain, and offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management.
What is PRINCE2®? (in 100 seconds)
About the PRINCE2® Foundation course
The PRINCE2® Foundation course is the first of two examination courses that you are required to pass in order to become a registered PRINCE2® Practitioner. This makes it the ideal starting point for anyone who is interested in a rewarding career in Project Management.
The Foundation certification is internationally recognised and covers the basic methodology and terminology of PRINCE2®. Completing the Foundation course will ensure the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the PRINCE2® Principles, Themes, Processes and Tailoring. It will also teach the various techniques and roles that are required during a PRINCE2® Project.
Completion of the PRINCE2® Foundation course, and passing the certification examination, will result in being sufficiently prepared to work within a PRINCE2® environment and as a part of a PRINCE2® Project Management team. Successfully passing the PRINCE2® Foundation examination is also a prerequisite for writing the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam which will lead to becoming a Registered PRINCE2® Practitioner. A qualification in PRINCE2® is highly beneficial and the perfect investment for a future in the Project Management sector.
Our PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner courses are fully accredited. Click the logo above to verify.
About the PRINCE2® Practitioner course
The PRINCE2® Practitioner examination is the second of two examination courses that you are required to pass in order to become a registered PRINCE2® Practitioner. Successful completion of this course will indicate that the candidate is able to act as a sufficiently informed member of a Project Management team that uses the PRINCE2® methodology.
Having already gained the basic understanding of the PRINCE2® method and terminology in the Foundation course, the PRINCE2® Practitioner course aims at providing a deeper insight into the methodology. The Practitioner course will detail the relationships between the Processes, Themes and Principles of PRINCE2® and the reasons behind them.
The PRINCE2® Practitioner course will prepare the candidate to be able to apply the method in an appropriate manner within a given set of circumstances and begin to work on projects. With the demand for PRINCE2® continuously increasing, there is no better time to gain a valuable PRINCE2® certification and enhance your employability.
- PRINCE2® 2017 version
- Video based course material
- PDF notes and flash cards included
- Course is accessible 24/7, 365 globally
- Sybex PRINCE2® 2017 Study Guide
- Exams can be taken at home online
- Includes official PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner exam fees
- Upon passing the exams, you will be fully PRINCE2® certified
PRINCE2® Study Guide – 2017 version included with this course
What’s included in this course?
This course bundle includes the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner courses, plus the official PRINCE2® exams for each course. Scroll down to see what’s covered in each course.
Module 1: PRINCE2® Foundation Introduction
1.1 PRINCE2® Introduction
1.2 PRINCE2® Foundation Introduction
Module 2: Introduction To PRINCE2®
2.1 Introduction To Prince
Module 3: Principles
Module 4: Process Model Overview
4.1 Process Model Overview
Module 5: Organisation
5.1 Organisation – Part 1
5.2 Organisation – Part 2
Module 6: Starting Up A Project
6.1 Starting Up A Project
Module 7: Business Case
7.1 Business Case
Module 8: Directing A Project
8.1 Directing A Project
Module 9: Initiating A Project
9.1 Initiating A Project
Module 10: Risk
10.1 Risk – Part 1
10.2 Risk – Part 2
Module 11: Quality
Module 12: Plans
Module 13: Controlling A Stage
13.1 Controlling A Stage
Module 14: Managing Product Delivery
14.1 Managing Product Delivery
Module 15: Progress
Module 16: Change
Module 17: Managing A Stage Boundary
17.1 Managing A Stage Boundary
Module 18: Closing A Project
18.1 Closing A Project
Module 19: Prince 2 Foundation Outro
19.1 PRINCE2® Foundation Outro
Module 1: PRINCE2® Practitioner Introduction
1.1 PRINCE2® Introduction
1.2 PRINCE2® Practitioner
Module 2: Organization
2.2 Organization True False Questions
2.3 Organization Case Study
Module 3: Starting Up A Project
3.1 Starting Up A Project
3.2 Starting Up And Initiating A Project Case Study
Module 4: Business Case
4.1 Business Case – Part 1
4.2 Business Case – Part 2
4.3 Business Case Study
4.4 Business Case True False Questions
Module 5: Directing A Project
5.1 Directing A Project
Module 6: Initiating A Project
6.1 Initiating A Project
Module 7: Risk
7.2 Risk Case Study
7.3 Risk Register Case Study
7.4 RiskTrue False Questions
Module 8: Quality
8.1 Quality – Part 1
8.2 Quality – Part 2
8.3 Quality – Part 3
8.4 Quality Case Study
8.5 Quality Register Case Study
8.6 QualityTrue False Questions
Module 9: Plans
9.1 Plans – Part 1
9.2 Plans – Part 2
9.3 Plan Case Study
9.4 PlansProductBased Planning Case Study
9.5 PlansTrue False Questions
Module 10: Controlling A Stage
10.1 Controlling A Stage
10.2 Controlling A Stage And Managing Product Delivery Case Study
Module 11: Managing Product Delivery
11.1 Managing Product Delivery
11.2 Work Package Case Study
Module 12: Progress
12.1 Progress – Part 1
12.2 Progress – Part 2
12.3 Progress Case Study
12.3 Progress True False Questions
Module 13 Change
13.1 Change – Part 1
13.2 Change – Part 2
13.3 Change Case Study
13.4 ChangeTrue False Questions
Module 14: Managing A Stage Boundary
14.1 Managing A Stage Boundary
Module 15: Closing A Project
15.1 Closing A Project
Module 16: PRINCE2® Practitioner Outro
16.1 PRINCE2® Practitioner Outro
Course access period: 14 months online access
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What career paths are available to me through this course?
- Assistant Project Manager
- Senior Project Manager
- Project Team Leader
- Project Co-ordinator
- Project Management Consultant
- Workstream Lead
- Workpackage Manager
- Stage Manager
How is each course taught?
This course is online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace and best of all… any where in the world, providing you have access to a device such as a laptop, PC or desktop computer, and an internet connection. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Your tutor will use PowerPoint slides, illustrations, diagrams and give demonstrations to teach the lessons. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This might involve answering on-screen questions and participating in tasks.
How long will it take me to complete this course?
As mentioned above, this course is self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. The total duration of the course is approximately 42 hours. No matter what though, you will always have 14 months to complete your course and take your exam as part of this bundle.
How do I book my exams?
When you’re ready to sit your exams, email [email protected] with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on how to complete your exam booking.
What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a device, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC, and an internet connection. We recommend you access it using either a laptop or desktop computer through Google Chrome.
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
- Provided by an IASSC fully Accredited Training Organisation (ATO): Hudson
- Exam fee paid for/included to sit the official IASSC exam and get certification from the IASSC
- Official exam can be sat at home or in the office
- Upon successful completion of the final exam, you will receive a certification from the IASSC confirming you are fully Six Sigma Black Belt certified
- 12 months access to course material
- Video based training material
- Supplementary training manual
- Downloadable course notes
- Exercise files
- Minitab example files
- Interactive quizzes
- 2 x sample test papers
- Monthly live Q&A webinar with the tutor
- 72 hours of video and reading material
- 30 hours supplementary course reading
- 5 hours of exercises
- 3 hours of quizzes/tests
- 35 hours self-study/revision
- Total duration: 145 hours
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What is Six Sigma?
Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was introduced by engineer Bill Smith while working at Motorola in 1986. Jack Welch made it central to his business strategy at General Electric in 1995. Today it is used in many industrial sectors.
Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, mainly empirical, statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization, who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has specific value targets, for example: reduce process cycle time, reduce pollution, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and increase profits.
The term Six Sigma originated from terminology associated with statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. The maturity of a manufacturing process can be described by a sigma rating indicating its yield or the percentage of defect-free products it creates. A six sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of all opportunities to produce some feature of a part are statistically expected to be free of defects (3.4 defective features per million opportunities). Motorola set a goal of “six sigma” for all of its manufacturing operations, and this goal became a by-word for the management and engineering practices used to achieve it.
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What is the difference between Six Sigma Green and Black Belts?
The referencing of “belts” by color is a simple and effective way of quickly understanding an individual’s skill level. Here’s a quick look at the differences:
A Green Belt might be someone who is just learning the tips and techniques that make for good Six Sigma or Lean project execution. They are usually cutting their teeth on a first project and have received fundamental training in Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control – the project execution building blocks.
In some circumstances, a Black Belt can be a former Green Belt who has shown a real knack for six sigma, likes it, and has moved forward to deliver a number of projects with quantifiable results. They also will have received additional training in deeper analysis tools (think stats) and perhaps even some instruction on change management or stakeholder influencing.
It is important to note here however, that in order to become IASSC Black Belt certified, it is not necessary to be Green Belt certified beforehand, or have prior industry experience, or complete and submit projects as part of the Black Belt certification assessment. The only prerequisite is that you pass the official IASSC Black Belt exam. Further details on the exam can be found further down the page.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts
The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB) 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.
About this course
This certification course will prepare you to successfully lead and execute Lean Six Sigma projects, perform Six Sigma analysis, and use the D.M.A.I.C (Define Measure Analyze Improve Control) methodology.
It is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
About the certification
Upon successful passing of the official IASSC exam, you will receive a Certificate, suitable for framing, issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification. You will also receive the IASSC Marks/Logos and IASSC Marks/Logos Usage Policy which may be used on public profiles such as LinkedIn. You may use the designation ICBB (International Association for Six Sigma Certification Certified Six Sigma Black Belt), and IASSC Certified Black Belt or any approved variation of the designation after your name in accordance with the IASSC Marks Usage Policy.
An example of an official IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt Certification which you will gain upon completion of this course and passing the official exam.
What does it mean to be certified?
The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB) is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who both leads or supports improvement projects, typically as 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. They also possess a more comprehensive understanding of the D-M-A-I-C phase than a Green Belt.
At the end of this Six Sigma Black Belt certification course, you will be able to:
- Become a key stakeholder in leading, and implementing lean six sigma projects in your organization to Black Belt level
- Understand Six Sigma and DMAIC Methodology to Black Belt level
- Describe how to identify an improvement project in the Define phase to Black Belt level
- Explain how to measure process and product in the Measure phase to Black Belt level
- Perform data analysis and hypothesis testing in the Analyze phase to Black Belt level
- Identify the possible improvement actions for the performance of variations in the Improve phase to Black Belt level
- Define efficient operating levels for inputs and outputs in the Control phase to Black Belt level
- Identify the voice of customers, their requirements and needs
- Understand their role in the success deployment
- Understand how to develop a strategy for Six Sigma approach
- Apply the DMAIC process to business issues to Black Belt level
Who is this course aimed at?
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is most beneficial for organizations that encourage employees to take up Quality projects and ensure efficiency in all business/industry processes. This certification is most suited for:
- Quality and Process Managers, System Managers, Analysts, Auditors, Engineers and Executives who need to have a thorough understanding of Six Sigma to a Black Belt level. As part of your job role, you may also require the application of Six Sigma in process/quality improvements.
- Production Managers, Production Supervisors, and Customer Service Managers
- People wanting a thorough understanding of Six Sigma thinking and techniques
- Consultants who want to incorporate Six Sigma Black Belt into their service offerings
- Professionals working in the support functions like Finance, Purchase, Sales, Marketing, Training, Recruitment, Operations, IT-Support, Travel, etc.
What does this course cover?
In addition to covering the DMAIC methodology for preparation of the IASSC exam, this course also:
- Explains the reasoning and basis behind Six Sigma and Lean
- Will train you in the use of the Six Sigma tools and techniques
- Will provide you with exercises
- Will provide you with Minitab examples
- Will provide you with hints and tips on running a successful project
Welcome and Instructions on Using this Course
Welcome and Instructions on Using this Course
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: INTRODUCTION
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: DEFINE PHASE
DEFINE – Course Structure
DEFINE – Introduction to Six Sigma
DEFINE – Steps and Tools
DEFINE – The Cost of Poor Quality
DEFINE – Six Sigma Metrics
DEFINE – Lean
DEFINE – Project Charter
DEFINE – Phase Summary
DEFINE – Test Questions
DEFINE – Test Question Resources
DEFINE – Exercise File
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: MEASURE PHASE
MEASURE – Course Structure
MEASURE – Process Mapping Overview
MEASURE – Types of Process Map
MEASURE – Inputs to the Process
MEASURE – Cause and Effect Diagrams
MEASURE – X-Y Matrix
MEASURE – FMEA
MEASURE – Basic Statistics Part 1
MEASURE – Basic Statistics Part 2
MEASURE – Graphs
MEASURE – Measurement Systems Analysis Overview
MEASURE – Measurement Systems Analysis – Continuous Data
MEASURE – Measurement Systems Analysis – Quantitative Data
MEASURE – Stability
MEASURE – Capability Analysis
MEASURE – Capability Analysis – Non-normal Data
MEASURE – Phase Summary
MEASURE – Test Questions
MEASURE – Test Question Resources
MEASURE – Exercise File
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: ANALYSE PHASE
ANALYSE – Course Structure
ANALYSE – Overview
ANALYSE – Multi-vari Analysis
ANALYSE – Classes of Distributions
ANALYSE – Hypothesis Testing
ANALYSE – Sample Variance and Population Variance
ANALYSE – Comparing Two Samples
ANALYSE – Comparing More Than Two Samples
ANALYSE – Testing a Sample Against a Standard
ANALYSE – Tests for Non-continuous Output Data
ANALYSE – Test for Equal Variance
ANALYSE – Phase Summary
ANALYSE – Test Questions
ANALYSE – Test Question Resources
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: IMPROVE PHASE
IMPROVE – Course Structure
IMPROVE – Regression Analysis
IMPROVE – Multiple Regression
IMPROVE – Design of Experiments
IMPROVE – Full and Fractional Factorials
IMPROVE – Concept Generation
IMPROVE – Implementation
IMPROVE – Phase Summary
IMPROVE – Test Questions
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: CONTROL PHASE
CONTROL – Course Structure and Overview
CONTROL – Final Capability and Lean Controls
CONTROL – Control Plans
CONTROL – Centre Line and Control Limit Calculation, Control Plans
CONTROL – Phase Summary
CONTROL – Test Questions
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: CONCLUSION
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: COURSE NOTES (DOWNLOADABLE)
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: MINITAB EXAMPLE FILES
Basic Statistics Example
Before and After Example
Capability and Stability Example
Cause and Effect Example
Design of Experiments Example
Non-normal Capability Example
Statistical Tests Example
Transforming Data Example
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: SAMPLE TEST PAPERS
Sample Test Paper 1
Sample Test Paper 2
About the exam
The IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt Certification closed book exam is made up of 150 multiple choice and true/false questions. Your time allowance for the exam is 4 hours, although you may finish the exam sooner if you are able to.
In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Black Belt (ICBB) from the IASSC, you must score a minimum of 580 points out of a total 750 points.
How will I take the exam?
The IASSC official exam can be conducted online in the comfort of your own home or office. In order to sit the exam online, you must meet the following hardware and software requirements:
- A computer with a keyboard and mouse
- A quiet and calm location at your home or office
- A web camera that you can rotate 360 degrees so you can be observed by a proctor (the observer)
- An active reliable broadband/high-speed internet connection of at least 4Mbps
- Browser compatibility: the latest version of Internet Explorer, Windows Firefox, Windows Chrome, Mac Firefox, Mac Chrome with Java (these can be downloaded for free before beginning the test)
- Enabled Java Runtime and cookies enabled which comes standard with web browsers
A test taker setting up for the online test with a proctor/observer
Below is a description of what to expect during the online exam:
Once you have logged into the online exam portal, a professional IASSC proctor will personally meet you in a virtual online testing environment. Using your webcam you will provide identification and the proctor will authorize the execution of your exam session, staying with you throughout the testing and submission process. The proctor will ensure the rules are followed and you have the support you need while you take the IASSC certification exam directly on your computer from the comfort of your home or office 24/7/365. Official results will typically be provided within 48 hours of the conclusion of your exam.
How do I book my exam?
When you’re ready to sit your exam, email [email protected] with your chosen date and time. You can sit your exam any time of the day, any day of the week, but we ask that you give us 24 hours notice if you want to book your exam the next day. You will be notified if your chosen time and date has been approved. An email will follow with further instructions.
Non-cancellation of course
Please note that due to the large amount of downloadable material on this course, our standard 7 day guarantee/cancellation/refund policy does not apply.
If you have any questions about this course, the certification, online exam, or anything else, please drop us an email at [email protected]