ASQ's CQT (Certified Quality Technician) Certification - Is it worth taking the test?

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SniperMan

Question for everyone, where can i get a schedule for a CQT exams? Is it worth taking it?

Thanks
 
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D.Scott

The exam is given by the ASQ. You should find the schedule and information about the exam at their site http://www.asq.org

IMHO any of the ASQ certification exams are worth taking. If nothing else, they serve as a refresher and afford you a certain status in your profession.

Good luck on the exam.

Dave

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JRKH

Couldn't agree more. Have taken 3 of them myself (CQT CQA CQE) You learn a lot preparing for them. Also check your local ASQ chapter for refresher courses.

James

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kommineniravik

CQT Exam

Hello:

I will be taking the CQT exam this Oct 16, 2004. I would like to have your suggestions on how to prepare for the exam and what to expect. I will appreciate if anyone can lend me the material to prepare for the exam.

Ravi :eek:
 
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deuce

CQT Preparation

I took the exam in October 2003 and thought it was fairly easy. I prepared by reading The Quality Technician's Handbook offered through ASQ and the CQT Primer offered by the Quality Council of Indiana. I basically read the primer and answered all the questions at the end of each chapter. The ones I missed I went over the detailed answers in the solution text. I also had the practice test disk from QCI and I took numerous practice quizzes after I had read both of the aforementioned books. The questions in the Primer and on the disk matched what was on the exam very closely. If you get to where you get 80-90% correct on the practice tests, you should feel pretty confident going in. I highly recommend these resources. Good luck!!

The book from ASQ also came with a practice test. Study those questions closely because there were several that were very similar to those on the exam.

I am currently preparing for the CQE. Anyone have any tips on the exam??
 
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kommineniravik

Thank you

Thank you for your suggestions. I will certainly follow them. I have just started my career so I would like to start off with the CQT and then go for the CQE and others after I gain the required experience.

RK :eek:
 

Jen Kirley

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deuce said:
I took the exam in October 2003 and thought it was fairly easy. I prepared by reading The Quality Technician's Handbook offered through ASQ and the CQT Primer offered by the Quality Council of Indiana. I basically read the primer and answered all the questions at the end of each chapter. The ones I missed I went over the detailed answers in the solution text. I also had the practice test disk from QCI and I took numerous practice quizzes after I had read both of the aforementioned books. The questions in the Primer and on the disk matched what was on the exam very closely. If you get to where you get 80-90% correct on the practice tests, you should feel pretty confident going in. I highly recommend these resources. Good luck!!

The book from ASQ also came with a practice test. Study those questions closely because there were several that were very similar to those on the exam.

I am currently preparing for the CQE. Anyone have any tips on the exam??

I was challenged (I'm not good at math) by the statistics portion. To prepare, I studied for 3 months all day long (I was out of work) and worked really hard at teaching myself statistics. Not everyone needs to work this hard, but I was determined to make my unemployment pay off. It worked.

I found that there was a goodly amount of application: what kind of formula works in what situation. I used the CQE Quick Reference Notes by Dodson, Nutt and Johnson (Quality Publishing, Tucson) where there is lots of room to jot down notes in the pages.

If you don't have the Quality Audit Handbook from ASQ, it's worth the price.

The Certified Quality Engineer's Handbook is good too (ASQ Quality Press). Here's a sample of it: http://qualitypress.asq.org/chapters/H1093.pdf

Good luck!
 
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kommineniravik

Thanks

Thanks for the input Jenn. One thing that I have experienced is that to get certified, one has to spend a lot on books ! I have already spent about $250.00 (QCI-quality council of indiana) on books.....I guess I'll just read these and do my best.

RK :eek:
 
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Al Dyer

Quality Planning and Analysis by F. Gyrna(?) was the book. Don't consider this a plug for the book, I'm sure many more contain the same information, this was just the one I used.

I was told by a person related to the process that the general body of knowledge needed to pass the test was from experience and not just a "read the book" and answer the question type of test. That said, many books on the subject of quality assurance contain the answers to questions on the test.

I will say that a question I recall was one that I should have known from basic geometry in high school. This is a test of knowledge, not short term memory.

see the rephrase is already accomplished, thanks Govind! Al 5:12PM

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A PM sent to AL stating the reason.
 
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Govind

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Deuce, Your approach is similar to mine. QCI, Simulations exams,additional reference,etc.Please refer to couple other threads in this same Certification topic for CQE preparation.

Jennifer: Interesting new reference! CQE Quick Reference Notes by Dodson, Nutt and Johnson. Does this reference match with the current CQE BOK?

Thanks AL. Many ASQ Exam takers have shared your opinion as they find the book "Quality Planning and Analysis by F. Gyrna" very useful. One of our section colleague uses this book to teach Sixsigma Greenbelt course. I was told that this book is useful for even Exams like CQMgr, CQE, CSSBB, CSQE, etc..
I should get a copy and read.
I guess this book is a "must have" like Juran handbook.
Govind.
 
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