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ASQ Certification Exam Training
ASQ Certification Training offered by Innovations for Quality, LLC


ASQ Certification is a prestigious and well respected certification that validates your credentials as a quality professional and can have a significant impact on your career.  Those who achieve ASQ Certification earn more than those without the certification.  Our goal is to help you achieve the ASQ certification that best fits your background and career goals. 

Innovations for Quality, LLC is a company established to provide preparation training for the  Certified Quality exams administered by ASQ, however we are not affiliated with or a part of ASQ.   

The training we provide is normal classroom training with one difference, you attend the classroom from your computer.  You can view the lecture, ask questions and seek clarification like onsite training but now you have more flexibility.  Another key feature is all of the classes are recorded and you have access to them whenever you want.

The benefit of participating in a preparation training course is the structure provided complimented with the knowledge of what material is critical and what is not.  The ASQ certification training we deliver provides the guide to success and shortens the learning curve.  Our training is not a substitute for studying, but can leverage you time invested to ensure you are focused on the right areas.

Success on the ASQ certification exam is derived from understanding the information in the body of knowledge along with a strategy for taking a timed, multiple choice exam.  When progressing through the exam, stay within the scope of the question and select the strongest answer.  There are questions that may have multiple answers that are correct, but one will be the strongest.  For example, the question below for a CMQ/OE:

A leader derives his or her leadership role from:

(a)    his or her experience and training
(b)    acceptance of his or her direction by followers
(c)    top management
(d)    acceptance by top management


The key to this question is "LEADER", what is a leader and what defines a leader.  A leader is someone who has followers.  With that, the answer becomes clear and is (b).  When you lose focus of the key word you can get bogged down by the appearance of strong filler answers such as "acceptance by top management".

Or try this question for a more technical certification like CQE:

You are comparing 6 hospitals for their ability to treat an illness.  The levels of treatment are separated into three categories, (1) total recovery, (2) improving and (3) no change.  How many degrees of freedom will you use in the determination of if there is a difference in the six hospitals?

Understanding what approach to use involves the use of discrete data and comparing proportions.  The only possible answer is a contingency table.  The degrees of freedom are (rows -1) x (columns -1) or (6-1) x (3-1) = 5 x 2 = 10 degrees of freedom.

The most influential factor in passing the ASQ certification exam is being prepared and that is a multi faceted approach.  Along with an understanding of the body of knowledge it is necessary to have a disciplined approach to read the question thoroughly and determine the key points.

For example, the question below:

Which of the following tools is most appropriate for categorizing a list of ideas for a continuous improvement effort?

(a)    brainstorming
(b)    prioritization matrix
(c)    affinity diagram
(d)    tree diagram

The key word in this question is categorizing.  Based on that the answer is (c).  If you change categorizing to generating, the answer becomes (a).  
  
Taking and passing an ASQ certification exam requires a strategy on exam day.  ASQ certification exams are time restricted, therefore you need a time management plan.  For example for the Certified Quality Engineer, CQE exam you have five hours to complete 160 questions or 1.875 minutes/question.  If want to plan for completing the exam 30 minutes early that means you have 1.6875 minutes/question or you are working at about 18 questions every 30 minutes.  If you are not keeping this pace you need to adjust during the exam. 

The ASQ Certification exams are scored using the modified Angoff procedure.  The Modified Angoff procedure is used to determine the initial passing score for an examination used to certification purposes.  This method is one of the most popular approaches for establishing a minimum score for passing.  The modified Angoff procedure determines an person's pass/fail performance independently of the entire group that participated in the exam. When you sit for an ASQ Certification exam you are judged by comparing your score or performance to an absolute standard, not to the other candidates who took the same exam as you.
With this method, everyone who sits for an ASQ Certification exam could pass.  It is just a matter if preparation.

 



ASQ Certification Training courses we offer:


    Certified Quality Engineer  CQE                    








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The certified quality engineer course prepares you to pass the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Exam which is offered every June and December.   This course is comprised of a total of about 25 hours of class time.  We offer a variety of times and dates for the training in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules.  We can find a class that will be convenient for you.   The class is a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and testing. We put a significant emphasis on breakout sessions and testing to provide an engaging environment that effectively prepares you for the Certified Quality Engineer exam. 

The certified reliability engineer course prepares you to pass the ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer Exam which is offered every March and October.   This course is comprised of a total of about 28 hours of class time.  We offer a variety of times and dates for the training in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules.  We can find a class that will be convenient for you.   The class is a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and testing. We put a significant emphasis on breakout sessions and testing to provide an engaging environment that effectively prepares you for the Certified Quality Engineer exam. 

The certified quality auditor course prepares you to pass the ASQ Certified Quality Auditor Exam, which is offered each June and December.   This course is comprised of a total of about 20 hours of class time.  We offer a variety of times and dates for the training in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules.  We can find a class that will be convenient for you.  The class is a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and testing. We put a significant emphasis on breakout sessions and testing to provide an engaging environment that effectively prepares you for the Certified Quality Auditor exam.

The certified quality manager course prepares you to pass the ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence Exam, which is offered each March and October. This course is comprised of a total of about 20 hours of class time.   We offer a variety of times and dates for the training in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules. We can find a class that will be convenient for you.  The class is a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and testing. We put a significant emphasis on breakout sessions and testing to provide an engaging environment that effectively prepares you for the Certified Quality Manager exam. 
 
The certified six sigma black belt course prepares you to pass the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Exam, which is offered each March and October. This course is comprised of about 30 hours of class time. We offer a variety of times and dates for the training in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules. We can find a class that will be convenient for you.  The class is a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and testing. We put a significant emphasis on breakout sessions and testing to provide an engaging environment that effectively prepares you for the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt exam.

The certified six sigma green belt course prepares you to pass the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Exam, which is offered each June and December. This course is comprised of about 30 hours of class time. We offer a variety of times and dates for the training in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules. We can find a class that will be convenient for you.  The class is a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and testing. We put a significant emphasis on breakout sessions and testing to provide an engaging environment that effectively prepares you for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt exam.

The certified quality technician course prepares you to pass the ASQ Certified Quality Technician Exam which is offered every March and October.  This course is comprised of about 25 hours of class time.  We offer a variety of times and dates for the training in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules. We can find a class that will be convenient for you.  The class is a mixture of lecture, breakout sessions and testing. We put a significant emphasis on breakout sessions and testing to provide an engaging environment that effectively prepares you for the Certified Quality Technician exam. 


How to Proceed with ASQ Certification Process

Here are a few study hints to help you on your journey to ASQ Certification whether you take our course or not.  

Step 1
Gather your study materials.  There are a multitude of excellent reference materials out there from ASQ and the Quality Council of Indiana that support preparation of the various certifications.  The exams are open book, so the important aspect is to obtain a reference that you are comfortable with and can navigate well.  It is important to understand that you can use your reference material during the exam.  You don't want to rely on looking up everything, but certain questions lend themselves well for a quick reference.                       

Step 2
Read the material and study.  Continually reference the Body of Knowledge in during the study process to ensure you understand those key topics.

Step 3
Test yourself.  You can purchase sample questions from Quality Council of Indiana or ASQ.  It is important that you begin to test your knowledge in a timed format.  You cannot treat the questions as homework, but as a true timed quiz.  The actual ASQ exam will be timed and you must be prepared to manage your time during the exam.
  
Step 4
Review the results to see what areas you are weak in and thoroughly understand why you are incorrectly answering questions.  Are you making mistakes relative to the interpretation of the question or did you not understand the information?  

Step 5
Go back to step 4 and add new material from the body of knowledge, while continuing to study the previously reviewed material.  This is important, do not study the material and move on, you must keep revisiting the material to keep it fresh in your mind.

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