Title:Writing for Technical Professionals: Preparation and Planning
PMI Product ID:00101533600
PDU Category:CategoryA
PgMP® PDUs:1
Member Price:$45.00
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Detailed Description:This course requires Adobe Flash Player version10.xx, 11.xx or 12 to run.

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Delivery Method:E-Learning (Self-Paced)
Duration:1 Hour
Course Objectives:

Being technically knowledgeable is a good start for anyone wishing to write about a particular technology. However, it is not a guarantee that what is written will achieve its ultimate goal. In fact, some of the greatest technical experts find it very challenging to write effectively on technical matters. While it is important to understand the subject matter, it is equally important to understand the audience and its needs. There are steps that all technical writers should follow before putting pen to paper, including defining scope, determining the objectives of the project, understanding the target audience, and planning the overall structure of the document. This course explores steps writers should take when embarking on a new writing project.By the end of this course, you should be able to:

•recognize a document's purpose in given examples

•select an appropriate delivery medium in given scenarios

•analyze a writing segment to determine the document’s appropriate audience

•sequence the steps in planning a document in example form

•identify how to integrate other authors' work into your draft

•establish the purpose and an appropriate delivery medium in a given scenario

•analyze the audience in a given scenario

•prepare a document's structure in a given scenario

Appropriate Audience:

Technical professionals wishing to improve their writing skills. This includes all IT personnel such as programmers and systems engineers as well as all sorts of technical engineering and scientific professionals.

Technical Requirements:Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and 9 or 10 and 11 in “compatibility mode” Firefox 20.x or higher, CHROME 30.x or higher
Internet Connection: 56 KB Modem as minimum, 128 KB recommended
Memory: 256 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP or Windows 7 or 8 (This course is not supported on iOS phones and tablets)
Plug-in: Macromedia Flash 10 or higher plug-in
Processor: Pentium II 300 minimum, Pentium III recommended
Speakers: Multimedia speakers or headphones
Course Level:Foundation
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