Accessing Supplemental Course Content
Some of Acuity’s courses include course materials such as: eBook, toolkits, simulated projects and statistical software. Please note that these materials are licensed for your personal use only as a paid participant in the course.
Unless otherwise mutually agreed to, all course resources, including the eBook, are licensed for individual use only, and use is authorized only for registered students at Acuity Institute LLC. NO REPRODUCTION TRANSMISSION AND/OR DISTRIBUTION, IS ALLOWED WITHOUT WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM ACUITY INSTITUTE. To protect the intellectual property of the materials, you will not be able to copy from the eBook or other electronic Resources. Unlawful use, transmission and/or distribution of the eBook will be subject to the maximum penalty allowable by the law.
The course eBook (electronic copy) contains the same content as the online instructional materials. The eBook is fully searchable and contains many links to assist students in quickly navigating to key tools and concepts. The eBook allows students the ability to capture notes and comments within the eBook for future reference as this valuable tool does not expire and is yours to keep. Students can print directly from the eBook, however, students will not be able to copy from the eBook.
The following courses include an eBook:
For many of Acuity’s courses, we have assembled a Toolkit, which contains a complete, user-friendly set of the templates included in the course. The toolkit assists practitioners in keeping focused on their project work and not creating “templates”. For ease of use, the templates can be downloaded directly to your computer and are yours to keep and utilize in future projects. The templates have been developed in common formats (MS Word, MS Excel or MS PowerPoint).
The following courses include a toolkit. A full list of the templates included in the toolkit is available in the course description.
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, 31 templates
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, 31 templates
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, 17 templates
- Lean Six Sigma White Belt, 4 templates
- Lean Professional, 24 templates
- Lean Foundations, 31 templates
- Lean Champion, 31 templates
- Kaizen Leader, 16 templates
- Lean Six Sigma Champion, 4 templates
- Design for Six Sigma, 18 templates
- Change Management Professional, 12 templates
- Change Foundations, 2 templates
SigmaXL Statistical Software
Project leaders will find that data is an important part of Lean Six Sigma projects and statistical analysis software is an indispensable tool at the Black Belt level. Acuity Institute is one of the few Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification organizations who include both the licensed software and detailed instructions for using statistical analysis software in their Lean Six Sigma certification program.
Acuity Institute provides its Black Belts and Green Belts with a full version of SigmaXL statistical analysis software (a perpetual license, which means it is yours to keep), that is a $299 value on its own. SigmaXL is a leading provider of user-friendly Microsoft Excel Add-ins for statistical and graphical analysis. It is powerful but easy to use software that will enable students the ability to apply statistical and data analysis techniques taught in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt Programs.
If your organization currently uses Minitab statistical software, instructions for this software are also included for each exercise. If you require a Minitab license, please contact us to inquire about cost and details on obtaining a license for this software option.
At Acuity Institute, we recognize that not every individual has the opportunity to complete an actual project while completing training; therefore, we have created real world simulated projects that takes students from the beginning to the end of a problem and solution using the methodology trained in the course. The simulated project helps to build the student’s understanding of the concepts taught in training and provides practical application of the tools and methodology. Students complete the course better prepared to apply what they have learned in the real world.
The simulation is based on a hypothetical company that faces many of the same problems companies are dealing with today. Students complete challenging exercises and tollgate weviews which build on previously learned tools and concepts taught in training. When complete, students have a significant perspective on what true business improvement means and a tangible “project story” that they can utilize throughout their process improvement journey.
There is no comparison for these simulations in the marketplace today. No other provider offers a more comprehensive project simulation such as ours which includes numerous project deliverables, challenging analysis, and project tollgate reviews.
The following courses include a simulated project:
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (DMAIC) – 52 exercises, 5 tollgates
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (DMAIC) – 32 exercises, 5 tollgates
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (DMAIC) – 11 exercises
- Lean Professional (FOCUS) – 26 exercises, 5 tollgates
- Kaizen Leader (PDCA) – 7 exercises
- Change Management Professional, 12 exercises