IPC Designer Certification Program

IPC CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-basic)

Competency in design is the keyword of this certification program.
Rather than going into the actual process of using CAD systems the goal of this program is to provide candidates with all necessary information to transform an electrical circuit into a printed circuit design that is manufacturable and can be assembled to the criteria of the applicable IPC standards.

IPC CID (Certified Interconnect Designer) is recognized globally throughout the electronics industry as a valuable professional credential.

The student’s knowledge is assessed and enhanced. He is guided through an internationally accepted, standardized set of rules and criteria used throughout the global electronics producing industry.

This certification program differs from the other typical IPC certification training courses. To prepare himself the candidate is supplied with all necessary course materials and a study guide a couple of weeks before the start of the training.
The training session itself is performed as a classroom instruction. Thus the candidates will get an extensive review of the course materials and can discuss the content with the trainer. By doing so the candidate is provided with all necessary knowledge and can enter the final exam well prepared. All candidates that successfully pass the exam are awarded with their CID certificate and are eligible for the CID+ certification.

Programme CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-basic)

1. DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
1.1 Considerations for Design
1.2 Placement and Routing Techniques
1.3 Electrical Characteristics
1.4 Copper Clad Laminates
1.5 Holes in Printed Boards
1.6 Drilling and Hole Locations
1.7 Features Formed in Copper

2. THERMAL, RELIABILITY, AND TESTING ISSUES
2.1 Thermal Management of Boards
2.2 Thermal Management of Assemblies
2.3 Reliability
2.3.1 Materials and Compliance
2.3.2 Terms & Long Term PCB Design Issues
2.3.3 Reliability – Component Solder Joint
2.4 Board and Assembly Testing

3. PHYSICAL BOARD PRINCIPLES
3.1 Printed Board and Assembly Viewing Principles
3.2 Introduction to Datum Dimensioning
3.3 Grid Systems
3.4 Tooling Holes and Fiducials
3.5 Board and Assembly Penalization
3.6 Panel Separation Methods

4. COMPONENT TYPES
4.1 Basic Components
4.2 Embedded Components
4.3 Edge Board Connectors128
4.4 Stiffeners 4.5 Bus Bars
4.6 Sockets
4.7 Jumpers and Terminals
4.8 MELFs
4.9 Eyelets

5. COMPONENT AND ASSEMBLY ISSUES
5.1 Designing for Manufacturability
5.2 Mounting Through-hole Components
5.3 Mounting Surface Mount Components
5.4 Component Modifications
5.5 Component Insertion and Attachment Techniques
5.6 Solder Processes
5.7 Clinched Leads

6 BOARD SURFACE TREATMENTS
6.1 Solder Mask
6.2 Conformal Coatings
6.3 Protective Coatings / Surface Finishes
6.4 Legend
6.5 Conductive Inks

7 DOCUMENTATION AND DIMENSIONING
7.1 Documentation and Classifications

For a complete training program, more information, or any training-related questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone at +31(0)45-5703333, by E-Mail sales@piek.email or fill out the form below.

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Training Calendar

Upcoming Regional IPC CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-basic) Training and Certification Courses

The dates listed on our website under the Training Calendar page have been put aside for those clients that have only a handful of employees or individuals that need to be enrolled in that particular IPC training course. See below for a small selection.

Start dateTrainingLanguageLocation 
09 December 2019IPC CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-basic)EnglishHeerlenQuote Request
08 June 2020IPC CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-basic)EnglishHeerlenQuote Request
23 November 2020IPC CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-basic)EnglishHeerlenQuote Request

We only offer a few common courses as open enrollment IPC training. See the Training Calendar page for available courses, dates and locations. If you wish to book one or more open enrollment courses, for one or more of your staff members please complete the quote request form.

Group PIEK & IPC training

For group IPC training for any staff that need to be trained and certified in any of the courses that PIEK offers, as per our complete course listing, let us know and we will provide you with the course outline and pricing for the course(s) that you choose. Our group rates allow up to 15 participants for theoretical courses and up to 10 participants for courses with practical training, at a great price. For a customized, site-specific quotation please fill in the quote request form.

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