Quality Progress - October 2014 - 5
Invest to Be Best
EXECUTIVE EDITOR AND
Let certification serve as your launch pad
AN ASQ CERTIFICATION can do more than just help you receive a promotion or
climb the career ladder. Achieving a certification proves you have mastered the body
of knowledge (BoK) pertinent to your area of work. It means business: When you talk,
To date, nearly 180,000 ASQ certifications have been issued worldwide, and the
demand continues to grow. Certifications are one of the top reasons people discover
and join ASQ. But for those new to the profession or the organization, there are many
questions that arise:
* Which certification is right for me?
* Is there a sequence in which I should pursue certifications?
Susan E. Daniels
* What's the difference between ASQ's certifications and other "certificate" programs?
* OK, I signed up. So now, how do I prepare?
We've got those answers and more in this edition of QP. "Step It Up," p. 16, delves
into ASQ's five most popular certifications. Five subject matter experts who have been
involved in developing the exams tell you the why, when and how of each certification. The article is also peppered with resources and advice on where to uncover more
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of peers for studying and passing several certification exams. "Strength in Numbers,"
p. 24, offers some good advice on test preparation. Seeing as only slightly more than
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Also this month, find out how one certified quality professional leveraged the power
half of the 16,000 people who sit for ASQ exams each year pass, you might appreciate
the study tips.
One thing I've observed over the years is that for many individuals who pursue and
earn their first certification, that's not the end of it, but rather another beginning. They
often go on to pursue other certifications, or move or change jobs to one in which their
certifications were a prerequisite.
Go ahead and get in the game; let QP help you get equipped to win. QP
Brian J. LeHouillier
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - October 2014
Mr. Pareto Head
Step It Up
Strength in Numbers
Take Care of Your ‘Ugly Baby‘
Getting It Right the First Time
Quality in the First Person
ASQ's Quality Resource Guide
Back to Basics
Quality Progress - October 2014