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Requirements and Characterization of Electrical and Electronics Assemblies

8. Certified IPC Specialist in IPC-A-600 "Acceptability of Printed Boards"

Course Contents

The IPC-A-600 describes preferred, acceptable, and nonconforming conditions-externally or internally observable on printed boards. Use the IPC-A-600 to ensure quality of your bare boards. This 3-day, lectured course utilizes the images in the IPC-A-600 document to discuss the internally and externally observable characteristics as well as flexible printed circuits, rigid, metal core and flush printed boards.

Course Duration

3 days

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • Identifying laminate defects before they're a problem
  • Identifying drill and hole plating defects
  • Dealing with registration problems with solder masks
  • Rejecting inferior incoming materials
  • Shipping quality products
  • Understanding and interpreting industry standards and specifications Improving SPC gathering skills


  • 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


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


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

Course Notes

Everyone who successfully completes the Certification examination with at least 70% average grade will receive:
  • IPC-A-600 Standard
  • IPC-A-600 Student Handbook
  • IPC Certificate of Training


400 EUR/participant (the fee includes all original documents from IPC).
Maximum number of participants is 15.

Performance Evaluation

One final exam will be used at the end of the course to evaluate the performance. The exam is divided in two parts, one Open Book Examination and one Closed Book examination.

Who should attend

This being an advance course, anyone responsible for determining the quality and reliability of printed wiring board products should become certified. This includes quality supervisors, engineers, manufacturing supervisors and users of printed wiring boards.

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