What is Cell Phone Repair Training?
There is no standard definition of Cell Phone Repair Training. The cell phone industry can be very secretive in general about repairs, and we all know Apple’s policies about “tampering” with their phones.
However, we define Cell Phone Repair Training as:
“Any type of training in small consumer electronics repair that is focused mainly on troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing a cell or smartphone”
The Top 5 Things to look for in ANY Cell Phone Repair Training program:
1. Knowledgeable instructors
This is VERY important. Most of the “schools” that are offering Cell Phone Repair training programs are staffed by instructors with little to no experience in teaching. While those instructors may be very experienced repair shop technicians, it doesn’t mean they have the ability to teach a well rounded program. Cell phone repair training is more than fixing cracked screens and gluing on components. Cell phones are mini computers with delicate components and sophisticated construction. Talk to our expert on cell phone repair training.
2. A layered format curriculum
The best training is constructed and delivered in a layered format. From day one to day end, the information should build like the steps of a staircase. As the old saying goes …you must walk before you can run.
3. Reliable equipment and good tools
As much as a “no brainer” as this may seem, it still needs to be said. Without reliable equipment and tools, it is impossible to know if a learning problem is user error or equipment failure.
4. LOTS and LOTS of lab time.
This is a big one! Although there is a fair amount of theory required to successfully learn the fundamentals of any small electronics repair (i.e. basic DC electricity), “hands on” learning is the most important requirement.
5. A comfortable and enthusiastic learning environment
Cell Phone Repair training courses are usually 3 to 5 days long and students are working on VERY small components. It’s important to consider a comfortable environment, where there is good lighting, comfortable seating and quality materials. Training classes should be delivered with enthusiasm and fun. Learning new skills can be overwhelming.