Statistical Thinking and Problem Solving

Exam Content Guide

Below we provide a list of the objectives that will be tested on the exam.
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Section 1: Statistical Thinking and Problem Solving: 10%

  • Define statistical thinking and problem solving
  • Define the process for creation of a process map or SIPOC
  • Identify root causes of a problem, compile and collect data

Section 2: Exploratory Data Analysis: 20%

  • Describe data using descriptive statistics and graphical summaries
  • Visualize and explore data
  • Save and share results
  • Prepare data for analysis

Section 3: Quality Methods: 20%

  • Use Statistical Process Control Charts
  • Assess process capability
  • Conduct Measurement System Studies

Section 4: Decision Making with Data: 15%

  • Define/describe Statistical Intervals
  • Perform statistical tests
  • Determine sample size

Section 5: Correlation and Regression: 20%

  • Be able to define and use correlation
  • Define simple linear regression
  • Define/explain multiple linear regression
  • Define/explain logistic regression

Section 6: Design of Experiments: 10%

  • Define DOE and compare it to OFAT
  • Discuss best practices and considerations to take when running an experiment
  • Analyze the results of an experiment
  • Design a simple experiment

Section 7: Predictive Modeling and Text Mining: 5%

  • Explain the difference between explanatory modeling versus predictive modeling
  • Interpret results from a predictive model with validation