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IPC-A-600 Instructor

This 3-day, lectured course utilizes the images in the IPC-A-600 document to provide visual accept/reject criteria examples for all three classes of bare board fabrication and inspection. The IPC-A-600, “The Acceptability of Printed Boards”, describes the preferred, acceptable, and nonconforming conditions that are either externally or internally observable on printed boards.

The IPC-A-600 specification is the focal point of this course and will be covered in its entirety. As part of the requirements for certification, students must score an 80% on the final examination.

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Everyone who successfully completes the program will receive instructional materials necessary for conducting Certified IPC Specialist Training:

  • IPC-A-6012
  • CD-ROM containing Course Visuals, Instructor Guide and Student Handouts
  • IPC Certificate of Training

DAY 1

  • Introduction
    • General Overview
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Acceptance Criteria
  • Externally Observable Characteristics
    • Board Edges
    • Base Material Surface and Subsurface
    • Solder Coatings and Fused Tin Lead
    • Holes–Plated Through and Unsupported
    • Printed Contacts
    • Marking
    • Solder Resist
    • Dimensional Characteristics

DAY 2

  • Internally Observable Characteristics
    • Dielectric Materials
    • Conductive Patterns
    • Plated Through–Holes (General, Drilled, Punched)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Flexible Printed Circuits
    • Rigid – Flex Printed Boards
    • Metal Core Printed Boards
    • Flush Printed Boards
    • Cleanliness Testing
    • Solderability Testing
    • Electrical Integrity
    • Instructor Skills

DAY 3

  • Course Summary/Review
  • Open Book Examination
  • Closed Book Examination
  • Instructor/Student Conference
  • Wrap-Up

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