1. Do a lot of practice questions.
2. Get to know your reference materials. Tab and highlight everything.
3. Have a test strategy. Time management is key. I have passed the CQE, CQA, CRE, CMQ/OE, CSSBB, and the CMBB using the same strategy. Round 1 answer only the questions you know the answer to. Round 2 answer those questions where you know the answer is in the reference materials. Round 3 do calculations. Round 4 do your book surfing for answers. Round 5 do a final check all questions are answered.
4. Do a dry run to the test location the day before if possible so you are not stressed out right before the exam. Arrive early to the site.
5. If you get stuck studying go to the Six Sigma Forum community. You'll likely get an answer there.
- YouTube videos on variety of topics covered in the syllabus are helpful.
- QCI has an practice questions CD with about 1000 questions.
- The key skill is to be able to select the best answer from the choices
- QCI study material on CSSBB is excellent
Let me know if you need help..
What ended up being your strategy? I'm starting to study for the CSSBB test. I will be taking it in March 2020.
I am happy to hear you will be sitting for your ASQ CSSBB.... you won't regret this decision! My strategy for studying was mainly using the CSSBB Primer by the Quality Council of Indiana and the CSSBB Handbook, 3rd Edition which also comes with a CD of questions. My advice is go over each section in the Primer and test yourself multiple times until you feel that you have mastered the content and have gotten the majority of the questions correct. Don't forget to get the Solutions text when you buy the primer so you can look up the reasons for the answers. After you have done this with each individual section, then take as many full practice exams as you can.... the more the better!! For the two weeks prior to your exams, make sure you study the sections you had the most trouble with. During the actual exam, follow the 30-60-90 rule for answering questions. Go back to any complex questions you can't answer quickly. You will find you have plenty of time if you follow this structure. Good luck to you! Study hard and remember to do as many practice exams as possible!