IPC Launches New Learning Management Platform, IPC EDGE

Jul 20, 2016

IPC EDGE provides the critical education required to excel in the electronics industry.

IPC has launched a new learning management system, IPC EDGE. This online learning platform is designed to deliver the education needed to acquire and develop the competitive skills necessary to excel in the electronics industry. Through white papers, webinars, IPC standards, skill development and foundation courses, users gain the flexibility to learn the skills needed to advance their careers and improve the industry.

IPC EDGE consists of dozens of IPC’s most popular courses. The library will continue to grow as additional courses will be added regularly. From entry level personnel to executives, IPC EDGE users will be provided with knowledge that will support learning goals that can be applied directly to their work. This includes preparation for CIS (Certified IPC Specialist) certification, the most recognized certification from IPC in the electronics industry. Users will receive up-to-date information on compliance and regulatory issues, as well as highlights on the latest revisions and updates to IPC’s most popular standards.

From skill development, operator training, and technical knowledge to certification and professional development, IPC EDGE covers all the pertinent areas needed to excel in the electronics industry. Topics covered will include Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Control for Electronics Assembly, Introduction to Hand Soldering, FOD Prevention in Electronics Assembly, Surface Mount Solder Joint Quality Standards, Counterfeit Components, Component Identification…among many others.

“IPC looks to further advance our aspirational goal of education by both enhancing the member experience, as well as providing greater efficiency for our member companies,” said John Mitchell IPC president and CEO. “Our goal is to enhance the competitive excellence and financial success of our members. The many offerings that will be available in IPC EDGE, both now and in the future, will do just that.”

IPC EDGE is available online 24/7 and can be accessed via desktop, laptop or tablet. Users will be able to purchase individual courses or managers and trainers can purchase course voucher for employees or students to redeem and complete assigned coursework and exams. Once an exam is completed, users can quickly download and print a certificate of completion. Courses will also be available through IPC’s global network of Training Centers.

For more information on IPC EDGE, visit www.ipc.org/edge.

IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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