Lean Six Sigma Certification Sample Exam – Yellow Belt


Our goal is to help you understand and apply Lean Six Sigma process improvement. To do this and help you succeed, here’s a sample exam to ensure you’re prepared for your Yellow Belt Certification.

These questions are integrated into our Yellow Belt Training, but we’ve combined them here in an easy to view format for your convenience. If you’ve completed the course, you should be able to answer these questions . If you can’t, don’t worry – you can access the Yellow Belt Training at any time and we allow unlimited re-takes for free.

The official Yellow Belt Certification exam is 50 questions (multiple choice) and is currently $199.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

  • A method to reduce waste in a process
  • A way to reduce the number of defects in a system
  • Tools and concepts to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • All of the above

Which of the following is NOT the focus of Lean Six Sigma?

  • Increasing revenue
  • Decreasing costs
  • Reducing headcount
  • Increasing efficiency

DMAIC stands for:

  • Define, Minimize, Analyze, Increase & Control
  • Decrease, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Center
  • Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve & Control
  • Defects, Metrics, Analysis, Incentives, Categories

The project Scope defines how much improvement the team can expect to make.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following is NOT included in a Goal Statement?

  • The expected completion date for the goal
  • The solution method
  • The unit of measure
  • Whether the measure will increase or decrease with improvement

Which of the following might be the result of insufficient planning for Data Collection?

  • The measures may not be useful for the project
  • The team my have to redo their data collection
  • The data may not contain all the information this is vital to the project
  • All of the above

What should the process baseline be compared to in order to best assess the magnitude of the problem?

  • The customer’s expectations
  • Last month’s performance
  • A competitor’s performance
  • None of the above

Which of the following is NOT an objective of the Analyze Phase?

  • To understand the kinds of opportunities for improvements to look for in a process
  • To implement the best solution for the process
  • To identify bottlenecks in a process
  • To understand how inspections result in rework

Which of the following must be true before moving to the Control Phase?

  • Development of solutions that address root cause
  • Confirmation that the solutions will have the desired impact
  • Selection of the right people to involve in the implementation
  • All of the above

Which of the following should be part of a Lean Six Sigma Storyboard?

  • The Problem Statement
  • The SIPOC
  • Proof of Root Cause
  • All of the above

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