Six Sigma Certification is important for those aspiring to advance their career in the quality management sector and who want to implement Six Sigma Methodologies in their organisation to make the projects successful.
However the most daunting part of many of us doing such a course, is preparing ourselves both mentally and physically for the exam.
Here are some essential tips we at Lean Ireland have put together for you…
Check out the exact location of your exam venue on Google Maps. Know exactly where it is and how long it is expected to take you to get there.
Make sure you understand the nature of the examination in terms of how it will be conducted, and what you can and cannot bring to the exam with you.
Check out restrictions regarding text books, sample questions sheets and calculators. Most examinations will not allow any devices that can connect to the internet.
Ensure all your notes, prompt cards and text books are clearly annotated with your subject headings. Use coloured markers to highlight key topics and formulae. Only ring bound or spine bound notes are allowed. Stapled notes and index cards are NOT allowed.
Arrive in plenty of time to register, at least 40 minutes in advance of the start time.
Be prepared for strict security inspections regarding before being granted access into the exam room.
- THE EXAM PLAN
Acknowledge that you will not know the answer to every question on the paper. Be comfortable in that knowledge.
Develop an examination timing plan, like the one below.
Breathe into your abdomen three times, slowly. Do not look up notes in the last few minutes. Breathe.
- READING & ANSWERING
Read through each question individually, slowly and carefully. When answering, keep referring back to the question to ensure you are on the right track.
Skip the question if the answer is not obvious, and move on to the next one. Do not worry if you don’t know the answer. Sometimes a later question will prompt an answer an earlier one.
Following first pass completion of the questions go back re-read the unanswered questions slowly and carefully.
The best of luck!
A more complete guideline listing of tips for the online ASQ examinations, is available by clicking the button below.
© Bernie Rushe, BSc, CPIM, Dip SA, MSc, Black Belt