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ASQ CSSGB Exam Prep Course Live ONLINE (CP400-3)- On Line Tuesday evenings July 7th to September 15th, 6:30pm.

July 7 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ONLINE live instructor GotoMeeting platform. Meeting online 6:30-9:30 PM (EDT) over ten class dates 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7.28, 8/.4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, [skip 9/8], and ending on 9/15/2020 before the ASQ published exam window of October 1st-31st, 2020.

3.0 ASQ RUs will be awarded with measured participation.

Geographically, all are welcome

The ASQ member discount price of $650 applies to any ASQ member, not just the sponsoring Philadelphia Section. The CSSGB certification body expectations examined against other ASQ credentials is found at https://asq.org/quality-resources/six-sigma/belts-executives-champions#main

The typical ASQ CSSGB candidate

The typical CSSGB candidate is inclined to work on improvement project teams on a part-time basis, contributing higher process yields, less internal rework, shorter lead times, an better cash flow. The candidate knows that this credentialing demands a working knowledge of the D.M.A.I.C. framework for improvement project work, and quantification of return on investment back to the company.

Those who earn this credential are project managers, associate project managers, functional managers, team leaders, programmers/systems analysts, and business and technical process owners. The ASQ exam application does require self-declaration of having 3 years of actual process improvement work experience without peer testimony or portfolio.

Instructor bio

Jay Armstrong has more than 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry in the areas of R&D, Pre-clinical Drug discovery, Lean Six Sigma, Decision analysis, Innovation, Operations management, Strategy development, Tactical planning, and Analytics. Jay is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ, University of Notre Dame), a CMQ/OE (ASQ), and a graduate of the Project Management and Decision Analysis programs at Stanford University and the Lean Academy at MIT. Jay holds a B.A. in Bio-anthropology, Summa cum Laude, an MSc. in Biotechnology Engineering (both, University of Pennsylvania), an M.S.E. in Technology Management (Wharton/University of Pennsylvania), and an MSc. in Biotechnology (Johns Hopkins).

The course material

Jay will walk through the entire certification body of knowledge and discuss typical ASQ Exam multiple-choice questions and answers. Students will have weekly reading assignments from the primer which includes homework problems, thus developing the comfort and confidence with the CSSGB body of knowledge which makes the exam much easier. MP4 video recording files of the live sessions will be posted to an instructor Google drive, enabling all students to easily catch-up on their own for a missed class. The live class recordings are shared with students through March 2021.

The course material used is the Quality Council of Indiana’s CSSGB Primer, $75 plus shipping, which students need to purchase separately. The optional Solutions Guide is also recommended at $35 plus shipping.¬†https://www.qualitycouncil.com/cssgb/

Be mindful, this course does not teach. It is not training. If an in-depth level of training on the statistical basis of quality improvement tools within the D.M.A.I.C. framework is sought, then readers might consider one of the following: $1,895 ASQ HQ 92-hour self-paced training course https://asq.org/training/lean-six-sigma-green-belt-lssgb01ms; or, $4,499 ASQ HQ 62-hour classroom-based training course https://asq.org/training/lean-six-sigma-green-belt-training-ssg

The exam application comes later

The registration and fees for this class do not include the application and fee for the certification examination. Exam registration deadline is near the date of the ninth (9th) class of this course, so students should consider waiting on exam registration until this class is confirmed to be held. Those interested in taking the ASQ CSSGB Certification Examination should skim thru the volumes of helpful information at http://www.asq.org/cert/faq

# Students needed to hold this class

The section reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum enrollment of seven (7) students is not met. Refunds are provided if the course is not held.

Registration and payment details

The Philadelphia Section of ASQ prefers to not handle checks or cash. It is preferred to registering on this site where there is a credit card entry option, and a personal PayPal account transaction option as well.

We can accept payment by company check, coordinated through two people– the instructor Jay Armstrong to manually add names and contact information to the course roster, and the Treasurer Tom Petrocella to create an invoice to a company PO. That coordination starts by contacting Jay Armstrong genengineer05@yahoo.com (215) 208-4611. Payment by check for the course is due before the first class; by July 7th 2020, made payable to “ASQ Philadelphia Section 0505,” Mailed to: ASQ Section 0505 c/o Tom Petrocella Treasurer, 422 Woodland Ave, Glendora, NJ 08029.


Event coordinator and Education Chair Tom Reed tomreed610@verizon.net (267) 961-9343. Instructor Jay Armstrong genengineer05@yahoo.com (215) 208-4611. Treasurer Tom Petrocella tpetrocella@comcast.net (609) 405-0035.


July 7
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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