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This four-day hands-on training course designed to teach you everything you need to know to begin creating well-formed XML content using the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). Our instructors will help you quickly learn how to craft high-quality, topic-based content.
What is Precision Content®?
Precision Content is a method of planning, authoring, and publishing high-value, structured content. It is a robust and systematic content life-cycle solution that helps enterprises manage content as a corporate asset.
About the training
Precision Content® training is focused on the writing, organizing, and classifying of DITA/XML content.
After the training course, participants should be able to
The course is a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. This includes time to use tools and ask questions. The final day is a case study exercise. Learning methods used include:
Included in this training
Attendees are responsible for
About the instructors
Rob Hanna is a professional technical communicator and leading expert in structured XML authoring, DITA and content management. Over the course of his career, Rob has consulted to or worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Cisco Systems Inc., Sun Microsystems, Xerox (NASDAQ, Research In Motion, among others.
In 2014, Rob was awarded the rank of Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and earned the Enterprise Content Management Specialist (ECMs) designation from AIIM. Rob earned his certification from Information Mapping International as an Information Mapping® Certified Consultant™ (IMCC) in 2013 and holds a certification from AIIM as a Certified Information Professional (CIP).
Rob is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee working on the Technical Documentation Subcommittee. He is an executive member of AIIM’s First Canadian Chapter. He has served as a national director for the STC and as the vice-chairman for the STC Certification Commission.
Mike Rowlinson is an experienced technical communicator, project manager, and structured authoring trainer. Mike has experience leading large, complex authoring projects using the Precision Content® method and DITA/XML. Mike’s outstanding communication skills and style make him an excellent trainer. He excels at helping our clients improve the readability, comprehension, and usability of high-value content. Mike has worked on a wide variety of content including, policies, processes, and procedures, training manuals, website content, and job aids.
Mike has been involved in designing the Precision Content training modules and has delivered training for the Insurance Corporation of BC and BCAA. Mike is a certified financial planner and is also certified to deliver Leadership Through People Skills™.
Dec 12, 2018
Nov 5, 2018
Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2019