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    Posted: 10 Feb 2017 at 7:58am
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone is aware of a class/seminar that teaches good modern PCB design for experienced PCB designers in a tool agnostic manner? My background is that I am an electrical engineer with a strong circuit design background, and I've been laying out PCBs for more than 10 years. I have no formal education in PCB design. Everything I know is self-taught or learned from other designers. I would like to fill in the gaps and unlearn things that are outdated or wrong.  Here's what I would be looking for:

Current best practices.
Old design practices and myths that should be abandoned. 
Current relevant standards.
The modern PCB manufacturing process.
PCB cost drivers / cost reduction

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John,
The class for the CID covers all of what you are looking for.
 
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Yeah, that does look about right. Have you taken it and found it useful?

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Both the IPC CID and CID+ courses have been updated to today's technology.

There are still a few things that we used to do 20 years ago but that's history stuff.

I challenge all PCB designers to take these course and pass the tests with a 90% + grade score.

My son Luke is taking his CID+ test this weekend and he's doing a lot of studying for the past month.

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Yes I have and yes I found it very useful as a few of my preconceived notions were in need of "correction".
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I would also recommend Susy Webb's "Designing with your 'Thumbs' workshop class.
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