Washington Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and Certification
Methodologies are usually divided into levels when it comes to learning and getting trained in them, and Lean Six Sigma is not an exception for it. Therefore, whenever you get introduced or start researching for information, you will find out many levels, starting with a white or yellow belt. Before getting to more context of the levels of this methodology, what is a belt? In Lean 6 Sigma, the levels are known as belts instead of using the previous name due to how they are identified. As you can see or assume so far, the levels are not registered as 1, 2, 3, and so on. Instead, they are by colors and correspond to something similar to karate.
Now, if you are someone interested in learning how the methodology works in order to offer services around it, you will need to focus on understanding the belts to know what type of training you will take. Following the same analogy of the colors, a belt color will represent your level of expertise. In this case, the white belt tends to be the most basic one, but it does not allow you to fulfill some roles or work as an expert till a certain degree, which is why the yellow belt is considered the introductory one and this takes us to the main topic.
A yellow belt is the first of the LSS belts that will allow you to work within a team or in a company by performing small roles and tasks. But how do you know if a yellow belt is the right one for you? If you know nothing about the methodology and want to add some value to your career, a yellow one is not only enough but rather the one where you should start.
How to Get Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training
If you are indeed interested in the methodology and want to get started, training is only provided by experts and companies offering the service. Therefore, you will need to look for those in Washington and your city that can provide the desired services. Our role at Lean Six Sigma Experts of Washington is to guarantee you obtain the desired training according to the belt level you are aiming for. In this case, you will be requesting an LSS yellow belt and our team will always be available for it.
With this in mind, you need to think more about how long this training will take and one of the beauties about Six Sigma is that its belt levels do not take too long. For a yellow belt, you can complete it from 1 to 2 weeks depending on your availability and the type of training you choose: online or in-person. Time is not really a problem when your goal is to get trained in the methodology and as you can see, accessing it will not be an issue either considering that many experts are available in the state, starting with us. Now, although many people start with a yellow belt because they do not have knowledge about it or want to start with the basics, it may not be the most suitable one.
Yes, we already mentioned why you should choose it but sometimes, it is a matter of when you shouldn’t. Those with some experience in LSS might end up wasting their time if they choose to start with a yellow belt since the basics might be something they already know. To determine this, you can have a look at the outline of the course you are considering and determine if you indeed know what is included in it or, on the contrary, you need to start from there.
Since in LSS it is not required to complete one belt to move on with the other, you can jump from one belt to another without any issues. However, do not mistake the need for a yellow belt to be not too relevant just because you are able to go for the one that follows it. If you want to be well-prepared, trained, finish your training fast, and be able to obtain the required knowledge and skills, starting from where you should, is the key.
What Do You Learn During Yellow Belt Training?
Telling you that you will learn the basics is very general considering that Lean 6 Sigma entails a lot in both skills and theory. Therefore, having a good overview of everything you will learn or, at least, most of it, is a great step and decision when you are about to take a yellow belt course. However, the content varies besides the main topics and skills to be developed, so you might find yourself with some that are different from others. In our case, we have built a yellow belt training that focuses on the essentials but also addresses an introduction to the next belt training, which is why you will learn about:
- The basics of DMAIC.
- Data collecting.
- Principles and concepts.
- Six Sigma main tools.
- Report and measure.
- History of Lean Six Sigma.
- What is Lean and Six Sigma.
- How to work with LSS.
- Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Understand how to develop strategies for projects and responsibilities.
At Lean Six Sigma Experts of Washington, we also put efforts into providing everything related to the belt training you are taking and will complete in the future. Therefore, expect us to also offer an LSS certification once you complete your yellow belt, which will demonstrate your understanding to this extent and allow you to open more doors when it comes to work opportunities and career options. Just make sure to take the training, the exam that corresponds to the belt, and we will issue the LSS certification without many delays.
A yellow belt is a great opportunity to boost your career and even your company if you decide to get started with the methodology’s implementation. This is why we encourage you to go for this belt and complete it in a matter of days according to what is more comfortable for you: from home or in our offices.
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