In this article we will discuss what are the things that a learner should consider before taking a six sigma certification course. Along the way we will also mention a few points about the lean six sigma green belt certification.
1. Do you want to do self-study or do you want to take Six sigma training?
The learner should consider whether they want to do self-study or whether they want to take a six sigma certification course. Both paths have their own advantages and disadvantages. If one wants to do self-study, they will have to proceed down this path without any guidance or any insights from the seasoned and experienced instructors of a six sigma certification course.
If they want to take a six sigma certification course, they will have to understand that they will have to pay a significant amount of money to avail the services of the expert instructors of the course. But they will also be getting a lot of guidance and insights from the same instructors and they will be able to follow a standard and pre-made preparation path instead of having to create their own ad-hoc preparation strategy.
2. Do you prefer in-person training or online training?
The candidate will have to consider whether they prefer in-person training or online training. Both modes of learning have their own advantages and disadvantages. If a candidate opts for in-person training they will be able to take advantage of the physical presence of the instructors and ask them questions immediately right then and there, on the spot.
They will also be able to take advantage of the classmates present with them and will be able to study in a conducive environment specially created for the learners by the instructors of the six sigma certification course. However if they choose to study in an online setting, they will have to watch recorded lectures.
They will not be able to ask questions immediately and on the spot the way they will be able to in a classroom setting. Also they will have to watch the recorded lectures from a location which they will have to arrange – either their home or any other location. They will not have any other learners present along with them.
However, they will be able to pause and replay the lectures as often as they want and they will be able to ask the instructors any questions they want in special and dedicated one on one doubt clearing sessions.
3. Does the certification course offer an exam pass guarantee?
The candidate should consider whether the six sigma certification course offers an exam pass guarantee or not. An exam pass guarantee is a guarantee which the instructors or the educational training and course provider makes to the learners. This guarantee effectively states that the learner will definitely be able to pass the six sigma certification exam upon completion of the course.
If an educational course and training provider does not offer this guarantee, the candidate should carefully think about why this is so. Maybe the provider does not have faith in the quality of their teaching and this is why they do not want to take the financial responsibility of the candidate for passing the exam.
4. Does the certification course advertise a high exam pass rate?
The candidate should check whether the educational course and training provider advertise a high exam pass rate. If they reveal their exam pass rates the candidate will be able to see how well their learners do for himself. However if they do not advertise a high exam pass rate the candidate should carefully think why this is so. Maybe their learners do not perform very well on the exam after they complete the six sigma certification course.
5. How much does the six sigma certification course cost?
The candidate will have to consider how much the six sigma certification costs. If it has a very high price then the candidate may not be able to afford it and may have to look at the option of self-study for passing the six sigma certification exam. If the price of the course is within their budgets then the candidate can think seriously about taking the course.