The easiest way to gather new skills is by doing some practice. If you want to start soldering SMD/SMT parts, you definitely need some training. And before you are going to mess up some of your expensive prototypes, you better have something cheap for your exercise.
This SMD soldering practice kit contains the following parts:
1 X Circuit Board
20 X 0805 SMD Resistor
20 X 0603 SMD Resistor
10 X 1206 SMD Resistor
10 X 1206 Diodes
1 X 0805 Diodes
6 X SOT-23 Transistor
1 X SOP16 Chip(pin distance is 0.127MM)
You will find out how difficult it already is, to solder an SOP chip, if you haven’t it done at all. The “big” 1206 package parts are considered to be very easy to assemble, just like 0805 as well. It becomes a little more tricky with 0603 packages… The smallest parts in this kit are no challenge anymore when you have mastered this kit. And then you can move on and assemble your first real SMD project, without messing it up.