Training CID (Certified Interconnect Designer)

Training CID (Certified Interconnect Designer)

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Purpos of training

  • Courses enhance and assess knowledge: how to transform an electrical circuit description into a PCB design that can be manufactured, assembled and tested.


  • Duration of training: 3 days

Training program

Design considerations

  • Interrelated Considerations for Design
  • Placement and Routing Techniques
  • Functional Electrical Characteristics
  • Copper Clad Laminates
  • Holes in Printed Boards
  • Drilling and Hole Locations
  • Features Formed in Copper

Thermal, Reliability, and Testing Issues

  • Thermal Management for Boards
  • Thermal Management for Assemblies
  • Reliability – Terms and Design Issues
  • Testing

Physical Board Principles

  • Printed Board and Assembly Viewing Principles
  • Datum Dimensioning
  • Grid Systems
  • Tooling Holes and Fiducials
  • Board and Assembly Panelization
  • Panel Separation Methods

Component Types

  • Component Overview
  • Edge board Connectors
  • Stiffeners
  • Bus Bars
  • Sockets
  • Jumpers and Terminals
  • MELF
  • Eyelets

Component & Assembly Issues

  • Designing for Assembly
  • Mounting Through-Hole Components
  • Mounting Surface Mount Components
  • Component Modifications
  • Component Insertion and Attachment Techniques
  • Solder Processes
  • Clinched and Un-clinched Leads

Board Surface Treatments

  • Solder Mask
  • Conformal Coating
  • Protective Coatings/Surface Finishes
  • Legend

Documentation and Dimensioning

  • Documentation and Classifications
  • Basic Drawing Formats

Schematic and Logic Diagrams

Fabrication and Tolerancing Requirements

  • Board Fabrication Documentation
  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Assembly Documentation and BOMs

Certification Testing

Training destined for persons

  • This technical education holds the most benefit for PCB designers with at least 2 years of hands-on experience. Because Designer Certification builds a foundation in design decision-making and practical application of IPC standards, the program is open to all engineering staff and managers with interest in design: Sales, Purchasing, R&D, Quality, and Test.

Advantages for participants

  • Certification Materials
  • Two full days of classroom instruction led by an IPC-qualified instructor
  • Course materials will be sent when registration is confirmed
  • CID course materials:
    • IPC-2221, Standard on Printed Board Design
    • IPC-2222, Sectional Standard on Rigid Organic Printed Boards
    • IPC-DRM-18, Desktop Reference Manual for Components
    • CID Study Guide, provides of framework for application of IPC standards in design decision-making