Comparison of Pyzdek Institute Training and Certification with “Low Cost” Alternatives

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.

Feature Description Pyzdek Institute Low Cost Provider
Recognized authority With The Six Sigma Handbook being an Amazon.Com best-seller in it’s category, everyone working in Six Sigma knows the Pyzdek brand. Yes Question
Course written by Thomas Pyzdek? The author of the world’s most popular Six Sigma text wrote our course. Who wrote theirs? Yes Question
Autographed Six Sigma Handbook included A 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. Yes Question
Accredited by IASSC? Accreditation by IASSC and The Council for Six Sigma Certification means the curriculum covers the subject completely and accurately Yes Question
True eLearning? State-of-the-art e-learning platform with lessons developed in consultation with e-learning experts Yes Question
Interactive learning Exercises that engage the student to enhance learning Yes Question
Includes Minitab statistical software Minitab is the de-facto software for Lean Six Sigma. It is included with our Green Belt and Black Belt courses. Yes Question
Includes Quality Companion software A 1-year license to Minitab’s superb project management software is included with our Green Belt and Black Belt courses. Yes Question
Assignments graded by Master Black Belts Our Green Belt and Black Belt courses include dozens of practice assignments to help you understand the material. Yes Question
Self-scoring quizzes Online quizzes with feedback to help you learn. Yes Question
365 day enrollment We give you a full year to finish training. Others cut you short. Yes Question
Moodle reports Complete, downloadable record of your work, as well as real time status reports Yes Question
Exclusive Pyzdek webinars Includes open dialog with the world’s leading Lean Six Sigma expert Yes Question
Forums Post your comments and questions. Receive replies from Master Black Belts and other students and Thomas Pyzdek. Yes Question
Lifetime Learning Subscriptions Access the training site forever for less than $25 per month. Yes Question
Online public certification database Employers can validate your certification via our online database Yes Question
Online certification exam Take a proctored online certification exam after completing training. Proctored exams have much greater credibility. Yes Question
Live project presentation Green Belts and Black Belts present a certification project to Thomas Pyzdek and/or Master Black Belts in a live online meeting Yes Question