on-demand Training Courses

Announcing the NEW IEST on-demand training program!

IEST’s expert training courses are the gold standard in the industry and offered throughout the year at various locations. For those times you must stay in town, IEST now offers on-demand training—enabling you to access IEST education at any time. Upon purchase, you will have unlimited access to the class for a 30 day period.

On-Demand Training Courses Available
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NEW! Comprehensive Introduction to MIL-STD-810G, Change Notice 1
Prerecorded live video presentation
Instructor: David Sgro
Duration: 3 hours
CEU: .3
Members: $350
Non-members: $425
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MIL-STD-810 is the quintessential document for everything related to environmental test, as it is referenced in the majority of all DoD contractual requirements. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the latest version of MIL-STD-810G and cover all three parts of the 1,086 page document. The course is designed for Program Managers, IPT Leads, Test Engineers, Design Engineers, Qualification Test Procedure/Plan Writers, anyone who works with customer requirements, and Test Laboratory Personnel responsible for generating quotes for customers.

  • Overview of MIL-STD-810
  • Review of Part 1:
    • Management, Engineering, and Other Technical Roles
    • Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP)
    • Tailoring Environments for materiel to which it may be subjected to during its service life
  • Review of Part 2:
    • 29 Environmental Laboratory Test Methods and essential tailoring
    • Limitations
  • Review of Part 3:
    • Additional guidelines for planning and guidance for consideration
    • Assembled climatic data
  • The aforementioned material will also include recommendations for what to include in Qualification Test plan/procedure documents



MIL-STD-810G Part One Introduction
Audio/Visual Presentation
Instructor: Stanley Poynor
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: .1
Members: FREE
Non-members: $115
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This class provides information contained in the Part I, of MIL-STD-810. It details the management, engineering, and technical roles in the environmental design and test tailoring process. The tailoring process systematically considers all detrimental effects that environmental factors may have on a specific design to assure acquisition of systems that will withstand the stresses of climatic and dynamic environments expected to be experienced in the system’s service life. It provides information for the various stakeholders in assuring a properly conducted environment design and test program is developed and executed. It includes both high level management type information (formats for documents, tips on tailoring, etc) and specific, in-the-lab hints to assure tests are run and documented correctly – information like definitions of standard and controlled ambient conditions, nominal test tolerance bands for multiple parameter types, instrumentation considerations, and techniques to assure data quality. 



Preventing Cleanroom Catastrophes

Audio/Visual Presentation
Instructor: Morgan Polen
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: .1
Members: FREE
Non-members: $75
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Having had the opportunity to be involved in cleanroom projects in various industries in over 40 countries, Morgan Polen has witnessed a wide variety of cleanroom related contamination problems including:

  • Cleanroom operations, including housekeeping, re-certification and contamination control become “Tribal Knowledge where one small group or one person possesses essential information. What happens when this group or person moves on?
  • Telephone Game – Information related to the “Cleanroom” is passed around so many times that it becomes distorted and not understood by those implementing the program.
  • Often the people tasked with the “cleanroom” have other responsibilities and lack time and resources to address contamination control issues such as operator training, Cleanroom housekeeping, Cleanroom garment maintenance, Cleanroom monitoring and Cleanroom facility maintenance.
  • Management attitudes sometimes pose problems.
  • Professionals hired to maintain the facility’s HVAC systems may not be trained specifically for cleanrooms (for example, dealing with ceiling air returns).

A series of case studies are provided as examples of what not to do, while providing insight on the import aspects around a well thought out contamination control program.



Introduction to HALT/HASS

Audio/Video Presentation
Instructor: Stanley Poynor
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: .1
Members: FREE
Non-members: $115
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This class provides an introduction to the purpose, concepts, and methods of using Highly Accelerated Life Testing to improve the design of a product and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening to improve the reliability of the finished product prior to shipment and sale. The HALT process, used to improve the robustness of the design through the use of accelerated testing to find design weaknesses at an early stage will be discussed. This method allows redesign as needed at lower cost than making changes later in the development, when many decisions that have been finalized may have to be revisited.

The HASS process and its derivation from HALT, will also be discussed. HASS is used to improve the reliability of the finished product by the rapid finding and elimination of materials and workmanship flaws.

HALT methods and test sequence, and limitations are addressed. HASS benefits and limitations are detailed. The use of specialized test equipment related to HALT and HASS is identified. A simplified model for the potential savings from using HASS vs. traditional ESS is included.