From what I know of it, Six Sigma is a management certification program started by the execs at GE. Don't think you'll be able to "pick up the handbooks" anywhere unless you get enrolled in the classes. My brother is certified in this - American Express sent him there. Don't think it's one of those things you can just study on your own...and then go take a certification test.
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Does Anyone know more about the Six Sigma Certification....
What are its pre-requisit..
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There is a site called www.6-sigma.com One of the pages on the site says "Six Sigma Academy specializes in deployments for corporations, business units and divisions. We do not offer individual black belt training." So it sounds like you have to be sponsored by your company. In the Six Sigma book by Mikel Harry and Richard Schroeder they describe (in a general way) the characteristics and training that the Champions, Master Black Belts, Black Belts, and Green Belts need.
The company I work for has been implementing Six Sigma for over a year and a half and it still hasn't filtered down to testing (and since the company has less than 150 employees, I'd have thought it would have filtered down more than it has). I have yet to see any real success from it, but I suppose it is early days and it may astound us yet.
[This message has been edited by Liz (edited 01-28-2002).]