How the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt CSSBB Course Works

Our live classes begin the first week of January and  the last week of July.  We recommend that you register early at which time, we will provide you access to recorded sessions.  This allows you to be well prepared prior to the start of the live classes.  This method provides you the best option for passing the exam.  The live classes consist of about 28 hours of class time, which is a combination of reviewing the material in the body of knowledge and strategic approach to attacking the questions.  We offer a wide range of class times to accommodate a variety of schedules. Let us know your constraints and we can fit a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt CSSBB class time to meet the needs of your schedule.  The classes offer a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and quizzes. The training is conducted in an online classroom environment that provides a high level of interactivity between the student and the instructor.  You will have access to the instructor via email and phone to get your questions answered outside of normal class times. 

Part of our curriculum involves extensive testing and quizzing to provide feedback to you for what areas to work on and allow the instructor to monitor your progress. The material covered in our course is based on the body of knowledge for the ASQ Certification CSSBB exam established by ASQ (American Society for Quality).

The focus of the CSSBB Preparation Course is the Body of Knowledge established by ASQ for the CSSBB Exam.  The Body of Knowledge is the road map to what is going covered on the exam. Focus on the cognitive level at which questions will be asked. Some of the material you only need to be familiar with and some you will need to know very well. The cognitive level is defined by ASQ in the Body of knowledge and is based on Bloom's Taxonomy. There are six cognitive levels.  Here is an example of the six cognitive levels and what type of questions are associated with each level. The levels are in order from least complex to most complex. The following examples deal with the CSSBB Body of Knowledge.


This is your ability to recognize and recall.   If you are asked about origin and development of continuous improvement, you should be able to remember they quality gurus such as Crosby, Deming, Shewhart, Feigenbaum, etc..


The focus is the ability to read and understand reports, descriptions, tables, diagrams, etc.  If you are asked about the central limit theorem you understand the significance of it as applied to control charts.


Know when and how to use and apply the ideas.  If you are asked about population or a sample you should be able to explain the difference and know a parameter is a population value and how it is determined and a statistic is a sample value and how it is determined.


Break down the information into the constituent parts and understand their relationship to one another.  If you are asked to analyze a control chart you can determine the presence of special cause or common cause variation and the patterns that they exhibit.


You will be able to make judgments about the value of proposed ideas or solutions.  If you are asked about comparing the proportions of several processes you should know it is a Chi Square contingency application and how to set up the Chi Square table, determine the expected values, determine the Chi Square value, determine if you reject the null hypothesis or fail to reject it. 


Put parts or elements together in such a way to reveal a structure not evident before.  If you are asked about project tracking you should be able to discuss how you would utilize the various tools such as Gantt charts, PERT charts, CPM, WBS and toll gate reviews to monitor and track a six sigma project.

Develop a steady, consistent study pace that builds momentum leading up to the exam. Prepare and condition you to taking timed quizzes and exams to ensure the skills and strategies are learned and refined by the actual exam date.  A key part of our curriculum involves extensive testing and quizzes to provide feedback to you for what areas to work on and to allow the instructor to monitor your progress.

Hints for the ASQ Certification Certified Six Sigma Black Belt CSSBB Exam
When you are faced with a problem, you need to understand which statistical tool to apply.
Parametric tests:
compare two means and you know population sigma - z test
compare two means and you do not know population sigma - t test
compare multiple means - ANOVA
compare multiple proportions - Chi Square

CSSBB - Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Course Syllabus

Class 1    Six Sigma Tools Measure 
Class 2    Six Sigma Tools Measure
Class 3    Six Sigma Tools Analyze 
Class 4    Six Sigma Tools Analyze

Class 5    Six Sigma Tools Improve
Class 6    Six Sigma Tools Improve
Class 7    Six Sigma Tools Control 
Class 8    Six Sigma Tools Control
Class 9    Six Sigma Tools DFSS and Team Management
Class 10  Six Sigma Tools Define
Class 11  Enterprise Wide Deployment and Process Management
Class 12  Review 

Plan on an additional 5-10 classes of up to one hour each being added for the purposes of reviewing questions.  We focus on the strategy to attack the question and break it down to understand which six sigma tool to apply.

Cost of the ASQ Certification CSSBB Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Preparation Course

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$750.00  VCT (Virtual Classroom Training) 

This includes all materials, access to the live, online classes and unlimited access to the recorded classes. 

$450.00   Self Paced Class

This includes unlimited access to the recorded classes but does not include materials.