Hardness Testing

This online course focuses on Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing and Vickers and Knoop microhardness testing. Participants will learn about how the tests are performed, test sample requirements, test parameter selection, and testing requirements. The course can be completed in 30 minutes.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this online course, you'll be able to:
  • Explain how Brinell and Rockwell hardness tests are performed
  • Explain how Vickers and Knoop microhardness tests are performed
  • Explain the sample and testing requirements for Brinell and Rockwell hardness and Knoop and Vickers microhardness tests
  • Describe the effects of test load and indenter size on indentation depth and size

Course Information

0.50 Hours
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This online course is targeted to design, manufacturing, and quality engineers, and sales people and purchasing agents with technical backgrounds.


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Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the thirty minute presentation
  • Course handbook (.pdf, dowloadable)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Certificate of Completion (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

Course Requirements

  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum


  • Rockwell hardness testing
  • Brinell hardness testing
  • Knoop and Vickers microhardness sample preparation and testing

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