Certificate Course in Structured Writing for Technical Documentation

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Certificate Course in Structured Writing for Technical Documentation

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The field of technical writing has come a long way from writing clearly and concisely using a keyboard into a new world of structured writing and content management. Documents are no longer written and published as individual entities within a documentation set but rather written as data segments for reuse on systems that automate processes for controlling and managing the segments. Information is no longer published as a document solely for paper output, but for electronic access on PCs, cell phones, and other handheld devices. This means that the technical writer today must be familiar with the solutions that employ the features of structured writing for reuse, and the latest standard approaches for segmenting and storing information for output to multiple types of formats and access on different devices.

The course is designed to further your technical writing skills with use of XMetaL, XML, and the DITA standard. It also intro...

The field of technical writing has come a long way from writing clearly and concisely using a keyboard into a new world of structured writing and content management. Documents are no longer written and published as individual entities within a documentation set but rather written as data segments for reuse on systems that automate processes for controlling and managing the segments. Information is no longer published as a document solely for paper output, but for electronic access on PCs, cell phones, and other handheld devices. This means that the technical writer today must be familiar with the solutions that employ the features of structured writing for reuse, and the latest standard approaches for segmenting and storing information for output to multiple types of formats and access on different devices.

The course is designed to further your technical writing skills with use of XMetaL, XML, and the DITA standard. It also introduces you to other writing standards, output options, and content management systems. Basic knowledge of writing standards, output options, and content management systems is helpful. Read More.

Participants can choose to receive a paper-based certificate of completion at the end of this course from an Accredited University. The cost of a Certificate is $69 for both Domestic (credit card/PayPal/check) and International (PayPal only).

Earn an Accredited University Certificate and Badge Credential from techwriter-certification.com. See course description for more details.

For this self-paced course, the average time of completion is 6-7 weeks with 2 to 3 hours per module. There are 6 modules. You may complete the lessons and activities at your own pace after the course start date and complete the work as quickly as you care to.

Topics covered include:

  • Week One: Segmenting Data
  • Week Two: XML and Document Type Definitions (DTDs)
  • Week Three: DITA (Darwin Information Type Architecture)
  • Week Four: DTDs and Using the XML Editor
  • Week Five: S1000D and IETMs
  • Week Six: Content Management Systems (CMS)
Objectives

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand about segmenting data for maximum use and reuse among a documentation set.
  • Know how to interpret a DTD (document type definition).
  • Use an XML authoring tool and use XML tags for your data.
  • Learn about the DITA (Darwin Information Type Architecture) standard.

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