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Ario:
Hi there

I am a new engineering graduate(BEng) working for a small company in South Africa. I have about 1 year experience. I do some embedded c programming and PCB layout work for my company. I Realize that I still have very little experience, but I would like to gain some more experience and or certification that would make me more relevant in the industry.
Any suggestions on some paid(reputable) online courses that I can enroll in and gain experience as a PCB design engineer? I have done some basic 2 layer layouts, with moderate success. So I know the basics, but would like to move a step up. There seem to be a great amount of PCB design courses for beginners, but not to much for more intermediate to advanced users. I would like to be more employable for job opportunities outside South Africa. The company I work for will never truly do more advanced hardware development, and this type of work is quite scarce in South Africa.

I would appreciate any comments and or advice.

Kean:
One option is FEDEVEL Academy, but it is primarily targetted at Altium users
https://www.fedevel.com/

Ario:
Hi Kean

I am considering FEDEVEL academy, I regularly follow his videos on you-tube.  I can not afford Altuim. I am more interested in the theory and calculations than the CAD software, but I suppose you will have to follow along. Some sort of certification is also important to me.
Thanks so much for your input!
 If I can not find anything else I am definitely considering FEDEVEL.

Kean:
If you can't afford Altium and don't have access through your employer, then look at CircuitMaker which is a free cut down version and possibly sufficient to follow along with the FEDEVEL courses.
https://circuitmaker.com/

I'd actually suggest learning KiCAD may be quite a good option now that V6 is released, and there are some good resources for it.
https://www.kicad.org/help/learning-resources/

Another option is the Contextual Electronics course although it may be too basic for you.
https://contextualelectronics.com/

Ario:
Hi Kean

I am currently using Kicad at my employer. I am excited about Kicad 6. I will have a look at circuitmaker in the meantime.
Thank you.

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