Participants successfully completing the course are able to identify and explain:
- The regulatory and commercial forces driving lead-free implementation
- Critical regulatory deadlines and important legislation
- How lead alloys used in electronics are toxic and represent a health hazard
- Lead-free rules in terms of market segments and geography
- Issues related to alloy selection
- The main alloy trends, alloy composition and alloy terminology
- Technical challenges in moving through design to lead-free production
- Implementation challenges in moving to lead-free production
- Reliability of lead-free assemblies compared to conventional SnPb assemblies
- The impact of lead-free process on components and component handling
- Defects and process indicators likely to arise in switching to lead-free assembly
- The requirement for a detailed timeline/checklist procedure for implementation
Qualification and Certification Testing
LearnTech® training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards requirements.
This course applies JEDEC Standard JESD97 for Identification of Lead(Pb) Free Assemblies, Components, and Devices.
Using the Course
- This course is designed to allow participants to learn at a convenient time, and at their own pace. You are free to pursue the course when and where you wish. You will require a broadband Internet connection, and a standard Internet browser with flash plugin.
- The course modules are listed in the most logical order for you to follow. However you can take the course modules in any order you wish.
- You are licensed to use this course for one year. This means that even after you have completed the course it is still available for review purposes. In review mode you can arrow forward and back through the course material to quickly locate specific content for reference, review, or further study.
- Course qualification testing is available. In addition, you can re-take any test if you are not satisfied with your initial result.
- Take the course and complete all modules.
- Take the course test.
- Make notes while taking the test to highlight content that proves difficult.
- Review the course with additional study of this difficult content.
- Retake the test to demonstrate your mastery of the content.
Following this process helps you to achieve greater learning and a more accurate test assessment.
The time to complete the course will vary depending on prior knowledge, learning style, and individual differences. The more study and review, the greater the knowledge and understanding, and the higher your mastery test scores. Plan your time accordingly.
1. Global Trends and the Regulatory Environment
2. Alloy Options, Properties, and Issues
3. Technical Challenges in Assembly
4. Reliability and Implementation Concerns
This course will take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes to complete.