IPC J-STD-001 - Application Specialist - The IPC J-STD-001 course describes the materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered joints; it emphasises the importance of process control. The basic techniques of soldering are explained along with details on relevant factors such as flux, solder composition, soldering to terminals, through-hole, surface-mount devices and relevant inspection. Acceptance criteria are also fully covered. Importantly, this is not a beginner’s soldering course and candidates must have hand soldering experience. The course includes practical elements including work on plated through hole components and surface mount devices to validate inspection to the IPC J-STD-001.