The saying “You get what you pay for” applies to Lean Six Sigma training too. So does the saying “If it looks too good to be true, it is.” Be very careful when you shop for your training and certification. The table below will help you judge the value being offered by so-called low cost training providers.

FeatureDescriptionPyzdek InstituteLow Cost Provider
Recognized authorityWith The Six Sigma Handbook being an Amazon.Com best-seller in it’s category, everyone working in Six Sigma knows the Pyzdek brand.  question_icon
Course written by Thomas Pyzdek?The author of the world’s most popular Six Sigma text wrote our course. Who wrote theirs? question_icon 
Autographed Six Sigma Handbook includedA reference to use in the future, autographed by the same person who wrote your course and signed your certification. Note: Non-US customers receive an eBook. question_icon 
Accredited?Accreditation by The Council for Six Sigma Certification means the curriculum covers the subject completely and accurately. question_icon 
True eLearning?State-of-the-art e-learning platform with lessons developed in consultation with e-learning experts. question_icon 
Interactive learningExercises that engage the student to enhance learning. question_icon 
Includes Minitab statistical softwareMinitab is the de-facto software for Lean Six Sigma. It is included with our Green Belt and Black Belt courses.question_icon 
Assignments graded by Master Black BeltsOur Green Belt and Black Belt courses include dozens of practice assignments to help you understand the material. question_icon 
Self-scoring quizzesOnline quizzes with feedback to help you learn. question_icon 
365 day enrollmentWe give you a full year to finish training. Others cut you short. question_icon 
Moodle reportsComplete, downloadable record of your work, as well as real time status reports.  question_icon
ForumsPost your comments and questions. Receive replies from Master Black Belts and other students and Thomas Pyzdek. question_icon 
Lifetime Learning SubscriptionsAccess the training site forever for less than $10 per month. question_icon 
Online public certification databaseEmployers can validate your certification via our online database. question_icon 
Online certification examTake a proctored online certification exam after completing training. Proctored exams have much greater credibility. question_icon 
Live project presentationGreen Belts and Black Belts present a certification project to Thomas Pyzdek and/or Master Black Belts in a live online meeting question_icon 

2 responses to “Comparison of Pyzdek Institute Training and Certification With “Low Cost” Alternatives”

  1. Mark Wearne Avatar
    Mark Wearne

    I completed the online Green Belt course. The online course is easy to follow and help is always there with the forums. I couldnt rate the Pyzdek institute and course presentation high enough. I will definitely be doing follow up courses in the future.

    1. Juan Rivera Avatar
      Juan Rivera

      Thank you for the kind words Mark. I am glad that you enjoyed your learning experience and I look forward to having you in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program. Best wishes!

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