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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification (LSSYB)

About Certification

GSDC's Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is considered as a mark of quality excellence for candidates in industries. It assists certified candidates in advancing their career & helps in driving the culture and philosophy of an organization towards improvement with an approach of leading a team and mentoring the same.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is an integrated program of learning of lean principles and Six Sigma concepts/methodology. To acquire the certificate one needs to complete the examination from GSD Council. Six Sigma is a methodological/statistical approach in delivering high-quality products, processes or services and lean is an approach in delivering high-quality products in lesser time with optimal resources. So if integrated, Lean Six Sigma systematically approaches in the reduction of defects level continuously with on-time delivery of products resulting customers delight which is basically a continuous improvement towards excellence.



After the successful achievement of LSSYB Certification, professional mainly would be:
1. Understand the origins of Lean and Lean thinking.
2. Identify the five principles of Lean and the eight types of waste.
3. Participate as an active team member in a Lean Kaizen event.
4. Understand Six Sigma and the benefits it brings to an organization.
5. Comprehend the five-step DMAIC process and use certain tools within each phase.
6. Apply new skills for collecting and analyzing data.
7. Gain a new understanding of mistake proofing processes and apply other Lean concepts, tools and methodology.


Target Audience


This Certification is suitable for beginners, practitioners, and executives who want a better understanding of Lean & Six Sigma and who are seeking a Yellow Belt Certification.



There are no mandatory pre-requisites for LSSYB but below are few recommendations:
Recommended to have training on Lean Six Sigma through a qualified training institutions.
Recommended to have Lean Six Sigma work Experience.



The Yellow Belt assessment criteria are as follows:
The theoretical exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
The pass mark for this exam is set at 65% of the total marks.
The duration of the exam is 40 minutes.
This is a closed book exam.
You must be able to identify yourself with photographic ID.
Incase Participant do not score passing % then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up-to 30 days from date of 1st exam attempt.


Sample Certificate


Exam Syllabus

  1. The fundamental Lean principles, Six Sigma principles, and the overwhelming benefits of blending the two in a unified approach.
  2. Project execution based on the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology.
  3. Project targeting criteria and what makes a great LSS project.
  4. Lean & Six Sigma concepts and tools.
  5. Key elements of successful Lean Transformation.
  6. Project Selection.
  7. Team Roles.
  8. Voice of the Customer (VoC).
  9. Value Stream Mapping.
  10. Value-Add versus Non-Value-Add.
  11. Root Cause Analysis.
  12. Fishbone Diagrams.
  13. Lean Flow & Work Cells.
  14. 5S Methodology.
  15. Visual Tools.
  16. Capacity & Bottlenecks.


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