SDL Trados Studio 2009 Advanced for Translators

Format: Online training

Course summary
Start time:Mar 26, 2010 18:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Session language: English

Time and date:
March 26 from 13:00 to 16:00 hour GMT

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SDL Trados Studio 2009 Advanced for Translators
Learning Objectives
This course is designed to deepen attendees’ knowledge of SDL Trados Studio 2009 and provide them with strong technical knowledge of the features used as part of their daily tasks including:

• alignment
• translation memory maintenance
• advanced translation memory options
• AutoSuggest™
• mark-up language formats (HTML)
• mark-up language formats (XML)
• terminology verification

Target Audience
This course is for Translators who have already attended either the SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started or Upgrade course as well as the Intermediate course. See sessions listed here

An understanding of the following functionality which may have been gained through training or by experience working with SDL Trados Studio 2009:

• views and user profiles
• how to create a new translation memory
• how to increase translation speeds when translating MS Word documents using the extensive range of new features
• how to open and import a project packages
• how to translate package content
• how to create and return a completed project package
• translating multiple files (MS Word and MS PowerPoint)
• file format filter configuration
• opening and translating a PDF file
• quality assurance (QA checker)
• configuring translation memories
• DTP file formats
• AutoSuggest™
• customizing keyboard shortcuts

SDL TRADOS Certification
This course provides all of the knowledge attendees need to pass their SDL Trados Studio 2009 Level 3 exam (available September 2009).
The SDL TRADOS Certification program enables individual translators and project managers to validate their knowledge and expertise in the use of SDL Trados products. Achieving SDL TRADOS Certification demonstrates that you are fully prepared to work with the world’s leading translation technology.

Certification in SDL Trados Studio 2009 product can be achieved by taking the following web based exams:

• SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started Level 1 exam
• SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate Level 2 exam
• SDL Trados Studio 2009 Advanced Level 3 exam

The exam questions are based on the topics covered in the corresponding SDL Trados Studio 2009 course e.g. attendance on the SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started course, followed by practical experience of the topics covered, will prepare attendees to take the SDL Trados Studio 2009 Level 1 exam.

Each exam consists of 40 questions and lasts 40 minutes. Attendees take their exams by logging into their SDL My Account and selecting the My Certification area, where their exams and corresponding training manuals can be found.
Attendees will be advised on completion of their exam 8whether they have passed or need to retake.

Further Development
At the end of this course attendees will have covered all of the topics necessary to significantly increase translation speeds and productivity.
Attendees should also consider attending the SDL Trados MultiTerm 2009 course, which will teach them the key functionality of SDL Trados MultiTerm 2009.

Further Information
For further information on any of our courses, training delivery options and course dates, the SDL TRADOS Certification programme or course fees please contact us
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  • Setting up an alignment project
  • Alignment review workflow
  • Disconnecting units
  • Reconnecting units
  • Editing units
  • Joining/splitting units
  • Exporting the alignment results
  • Adding attribute / text fields to the export result
  • Performing the export
  • Importing the alignment result into a translation memory

Translation Memory Maintenance
  • Browsing a TM
  • Editing a TU on the fly
  • Displaying TUs that contain a particular expression
  • Filtering for TUs using date or subject value
  • Batch-deleting TUs
  • Finding/replacing a particular string
  • Committing changes to the TM
  • Accepting/rejecting updates
  • Exporting a TM
  • What is TMX?
  • Full export
  • Filtered export
  • Configuring translation memory settings
  • Enabling/disabling target language concordance search
  • AutoLocalization, placeables, variables
  • Language resources
  • What is a language resource?
  • Creating a language resource
  • Creating a TM based on a language resource

Advanced TM Topics
  • Automation options: configuring the TM lookup behaviour
  • AutoPropagation options
  • Spell check options

  • AutoSuggest™ options
  • Defining AutoText Lists
  • Using AutoSuggestion Dictionaries and AutoText lists

Markup-language formats (HTML)
  • General information: What are markup-language formats
  • Opening and translating an HTML file
  • Applying basic formatting e.g. bold, underline, italic
  • Transferring tags
  • Tag verification
  • Interactive verification
  • Batch verification
  • The messages window
  • Tag problems:
  • - missing tags
  • - added tags
  • - tag order change
  • - space change around tags
  • Customizing the verification
  • - How to suppress particular message types
  • - How to change the severity level for particular message types
  • Resolving tag problems
  • Real-time preview: how do tags impact the layout?
  • Generating the target-language version

Markup-language formats (XML)
  • General information on XML: What is XML and how is it different from HTML
  • Overview of standard XML applications e.g. DITA
  • Basic concepts:
  • What are schemas
  • What are DTDs
  • What are INIs (Tag settings files) and how can they be imported
  • Creating new file type settings for XML Formats
  • Document Verification
  • Tag verification
  • Generating the target-language version

Terminology Verification
  • Checking for possible non-use of terminology
  • Checking for not allowed terms

Registration and payment information
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Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat

Participation fee includes:

• access to training session.
• approved training manual, sample files & exercises
• certification exams.

How do I register?

To register in this session please click on the "sign up now" button on the right. Your status will be marked as "registered" and it will indicate only your interest in the training session. Status changes to registered and paid when payment is processed and informed to

How do I purchase my spot?

To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I get pre-training material?:

The course materials and exams will be placed in your "My Account" at SDL.

Please go to and create your account or log in if you already have an account. Go to 'My Account' area and access the Certification page, you will find the training course manual below your exams for you to download.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the same contact information - name and email- you entered in your profile to allow identification.

In paying for SDL Trados training via, the trainee agrees to provide SDL Trados with the email address on file in their account, to which training material and certification exams will be sent.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the training session takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the same contact information - name and email- you entered in your profile to allow identification.

How do I take SDL Certification Test after I completed this training?

Delegates wishing to take their exam would do so by accessing it through their My Account here

Please, read the SDL Certification Training Sessions for more information

There needs to be a minimum of 6 students to conduct this training session. If the minimum students is not reached 72 hours before the session is to take place, you will be notified and asked to book your seat in an upcoming session without extra cost or transaction from your part.

Participants should not delay in making payments to ensure classes are not canceled due to low enrollment. We suggest then you purchase your spot as soon as possible.
System requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Organizers and Attendees

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
• Required: Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled) . If needed, download Java here.
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better recommended
• Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac®-based Users

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer; (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

To Use VoIP

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

IMPORTANT:You do not need to have the software installed on your machine, the software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine.


• You need an internet connection and a separate telephone, so that we can talk to you whilst presenting the training.
• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a telephone headset or hands-free speaker phone.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.
• Please mute your phone during the training course to ensure that there is no background noise during the audio section.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
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