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IPC Designer Certification – Online Program

The IPC Designer Certification (CID) is a professional development program introducing the basics of PCB design and a better understanding between design and actual assembly of the final product. The program reviews the production process and how changes in PCB layout can reduce production problems further down the road.

This 4-day, lectured course (3-days lecture, 1-day review and testing), goes beyond the fundamentals of component placement and track routing to encompass an understanding of all the elements that go into product development utilizing IPC-2221 “Generic Standard on Printed Board Design” and IPC-2222 “Sectional Design Standard for Rigid Organic Printed Boards”.

The program covers guidance and requirements for printed board assembly and design parameters from component mounting, interconnecting structures, conductor characteristics, surface finishes, board electrical test, thermal stress, panelization, laminate selection, scoring and routing parameters, board thickness tolerance, nonfunctional lands, hole aspect ratios, via hole size and printed board edge spacing just to name a few.

Taught by recognized industry professionals, this program enhances your experience by exposing you to IPC Certified Instructors who possess a broad expertise and appreciation for the process. This course is also an excellent course for anyone involved in the development, design and fabrication, at any level from sales, management, procurement, or quality in printed circuit board production.

Date: November 15, 2021
Time: 10:00am ET (Eastern Time)
Course Length: 32 Hours
Cost: Call 1.800.643.7822 or email [email protected] for Pricing
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Date: December 14, 2021
Time: 10:00am ET (Eastern Time)
Course Length: 32 Hours
Cost: Call 1.800.643.7822 or email [email protected] for Pricing
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Welcome to eTraining from EPTAC

Now, in addition to our classroom and onsite training programs, you can enjoy the convenience of online training with live interaction and instruction from EPTAC’s Master Instructors. Add convenience and cut expenses by registering online today.

Standard(s) and Document(s) Required

FOR eTRAINING PARTICIPANTS ONLY:

  • Once registered, you are required to order the relative standard(s) (if needed) for class if you do not already have them. They can be found by clicking on the order buttons above. Any additional document(s) will be sent to the registrant’s email from EPTAC Corporation in PDF format. These materials will be needed to participate in class.

Exam Proctoring Requirements (Now with Remote Proctoring)

FOR eTRAINING PARTICIPANTS ONLY:

  • Now with stay-at-home/office remote proctoring for certification testing.
  • EPTAC’s got you covered. Exams required for IPC Certification and Recertification can be proctored remotely via IPC EDGE or with an EPTAC Certified Master IPC Instructor. Ask us how we can help find an option for you either remotely in a stay-at-home/office environment or with one of our Instructors.
  • Note: Once enrolled, download of Remote Proctoring Software is required.
  • Contact EPTAC ([email protected]) or 1.800.643.7822 to coordinate your exam delivery.

System Requirements

FOR eTRAINING PARTICIPANTS ONLY:

  • IMPORTANT: Camera (webcam) and microphone required for all live EPTAC Online programs.
  • Note: Once enrolled, download of Remote Proctoring Software is required. You will receive a link to do so.
  • FOR IT DEPARTMENTS (Information ONLY, NO need to download): LockDown Browser Software
  • Online Programs can be launched from your browser. See TEST YOUR COMPUTER below.
  • ZOOM Account (Optional). You can download the ZOOM APP FREE (This is free. Sign up for a basic plan using the same registration email for this class. Sign Up Here)
  • Already have a ZOOM Account? Perfect. Register for this course with the same login email address you use with ZOOM.
  • TEST YOUR COMPUTER: Just to make sure you are ready to go, to test your computer or mobile device so that you are ready to go, click here for more information.

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Customer Support at [email protected].


Everyone who successfully completes the program will receive:

  • IPC Certificate of Training



DAY 1

  • DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Considerations for Design
      Placement and Routing Techniques
      Electrical Characteristics
      Copper Clad Laminates
      Holes in Printed Boards
      Drilling and Hole Locations
      Features Formed in Copper
  • THERMAL, RELIABILTTY, AND TESTING ISSUES
    1. Thermal Management of Boards
      Thermal Management of Assemblies
      Reliability
      Board and Assembly Testing
  • ELECTRICAL PARAMETERS
    1. Printed Board and Assembly Viewing Principles
      Introduction to Datum Dimensioning
      Grid Systems
      Tooling Holes and Fiducials
      Board and Assembly Panelization
      Panel/Pallet Separation Methods

DAY 2

  • COMPONENT TYPES
    1. Basic Components
      Embedded Components
      Edge Board Connectors
      Stiffeners, Bus Bars, Sockets, Jumpers and Terminals, MELFs, Eyelets
  • COMPONENT AND ASSEMBLY ISSUES
    1. Parts List Development
      Printed Board Tolerance Analysis
      Documentation to Facilitate Design to Fabrication Interface
      Printed Board and Assembly Data Format Standardization
      Component Insertion & Attachment Techniques
      Solder Processes
      Clinched Leads
  • BOARD SURFACE TREATMENTS
    1. Solder Mask, Conformal Coatings, Protective Coatings/Surface Finishes
      Legend
      Conductive Inks

DAY 3

  • DOCUMENTATION AND DIMENSIONING
    1. Documentation and Classifications
      Basic Drawing Formats
  • SCHEMATIC AND LOGIC DIAGRAMS
  • FABRICATION AND TOLERANCING REQUIREMENTS
    1. Board Fabrication Documentation
      Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTATION AND BOMS

DAY 4

  • Q & A
  • CERTIFICATION TESTING


This Program is delivered in English only.