IPC Offers Certification for Electronics Program Management


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In direct response to requests from industry to provide training and certification in various aspects of the electronics industry, IPC is introducing its newest certification course, the IPC Certified Electronics Program Manager (CEPM) Training and Certification. CEPM is a six-week, online, instructor-led course providing all aspects of program management specific to the electronics industry.

“We’re excited to offer our CEPM course through the e-learning platform IPC EDGE 2.0,” said Dave Hernandez, senior director of learning and professional development. “This course is ideal for existing program managers or engineers who want to advance their expertise and skills in the electronics industry. Because the course is offered online, it offers significant cost savings and flexibility for companies seeking to provide professional development to their top talent.”

The first course will start on October 8, 2018 with two sessions each week for a total of six weeks. The CEPM course will cover:

  • Program management
  • Project planning
  • Team building
  • Basic cost accounting practices
  • Forecasting and inventory control
  • Negotiating contractual terms with customers
  • Sales and negotiation skills

IPC’s CEPM course is part of IPC EDGE 2.0 which offers education through online courses, webinars, videos, white papers, personal development, technical knowledge and technical presentations. IPC EDGE 2.0 is convenient and easily accessible, allowing students to learn at their own pace, with knowledge checks within each course to determine next steps.

About IPC

IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,400 member-company sites 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.

For more information on the IPC Certified Electronics Program Manager (CEPM) Training and Certification Program, click here.

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