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Two good questions. Let’s take the exam issue first. We have practice questions so you can get comfortable with the content. We also have interactive flashcards if you’d like to test your knowledge. You can access the training and take the exam as often as you need in order to master the content.

In terms of the second part of your question, once you’ve become certified you can add your certification to your LinkedIn Profile as well as your resume. Join the “Lean Six Sigma” group on LinkedIn and other groups to stay abreast of available improvement jobs. Keep in mind that most modern companies are looking for employees with good problem solving skills regardless of whether it’s called “Lean” or “Six Sigma.” Check out this interview about the hiring practices at Google. Also check out the list of information on “50 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Greenbelt” for a list of practical information. Analytical skills will make you a better employee across the board!

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.