SDL Trados Studio 2009 for Project Managers

Formats: Online training
Topics: SDL Trados Training & Certification
Software, tools & computing

Course summary
Start time:May 24, 2011 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration: 3 hours

The software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine. Purchase of SDL Trados software is not necessary to take this training.

Exams, as well as training manual and materials for each level, are included when you purchase this training session.

Useful links:
SDL Trados support training cancelation policy
How to run SDL Trados Studio 2009 on an Apple Mac
SDL Trados Studio 2009 for Project Managers
Learning Objectives:
This course is designed to introduce Project Managers to the SDL Trados Studio 2009 project management component and will give attendees an overview of project management automation using SDL Trados Studio 2009.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to use the SDL Trados Studio 2009 components to create, prepare and manage localization projects.

Target Audience:
Project Managers who wish to understand the SDL Trados Studio 2009 Project Management components.

None. Please note that pre-production processes such as alignment, term extraction and settings will not be presented as part of this course.

SDL TRADOS Certification:
This course provides all of the knowledge attendees need to pass their SDL Trados Studio 2009 Project Manager exam.
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.
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 whether they have passed or need to retake.

Further Development:
Attendees should also consider attending the SDL Trados MultiTerm 2009 for Project Managers. See upcoming sessions listed here
Topics covered during the course
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The SDL Trados Studio 2009 Environment
  • Start view
  • Projects view
  • Project details
  • Confirmation statistics
  • Analysis statistics
  • Files view
  • Editor view
  • Translation memories view
  • Windows and toolbars
  • Leveraging the screen space (auto-hide, float panes, moving panes)

Leveraging the screen space (auto-hide, float panes, moving panes)
  • Overview of the file types supported by SDL Trados Studio
  • Microsoft Office and OpenOffice
  • DTP formats, e.g. Adobe FrameMaker and InDesign
  • Tagged formats, e.g. HTML and XML
  • PDF

Pre-production overview
  • Alignment
  • Translation Memory creation
  • Termbase creation
  • Term Extraction

Setting up SDL Trados Studio
  • Users
  • Customers
  • Language resources

Wizard-based Project Creation – Part I
  • Creating a project
  • Project name, customer, due date
  • Defining the source/target language pairs
  • Adding files/folders
  • - translatable/localizable/reference files
  • - changing file type
  • Adding a TM
  • Automated project preparation
  • Overview of automated tasks
  • Overview of the physical project folder structure

Reports / Project Preparation Results
  • Reading reports, evaluating projects based on reports
  • Saving reports to external files / printing reports
  • Overview of files
  • Overview of task sequence

  • Project package creation
  • Assigning and sending project packages
  • Overview of how translators handle the projects
  • Receiving return packages
  • Opening and importing a return package

Completing the Project Lifecycle
  • Reviewing the translation
  • Accepting translated segments
  • Rejecting translated segments
  • Running automated QA Check
  • Signing off the translation
  • Project finalization
  • Updating TMs
  • Conversion of files to the original format
  • Archiving projects
  • Overview of how project files are stored on the hard disk

Wizard-based Project Creation – Part II
  • Creating another project using a template
  • Project name, customer, due date
  • Language combinations
  • Adding files/folders
  • Merging files
  • Adding more than one TM
  • Adding an AutoSuggest list
  • Update: Attribute / text fields
  • Adding a termbase
  • Automated project preparation
  • defining custom task sequence
  • Modifying the project
  • Adding additional (reference) files
  • Adding another target language
  • Changing the project due date

Registration & 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 with SDL Trados Certified Trainer.
• SDL Trados Approved Training Manual & sample files for practice.
• SDL Trados Certification Exams.

Steps to take your training and certification:

1 - Register & Pay

To register in this session please click on the "register and pay later" 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

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.

If you have purchased training with SDL Trados or as part of a software + training offer you should redeem your credit by clicking on the "use credit" button on the right.

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.

2 - Get your course manual and sample files

After payment you will be given access to SDL Trados Studio 2009 for Project Managers resources , a restricted area of the site to download the courseware and sample files.

You don't need to have gone through the manual and files before the training, and ideally should not have them open during the session. Your instructors will be sharing their screen and using the sample files. The manual and files are so that you may practice after the training and prepare to pass the certification exam. Some of the sample files will be proprietary SDL Trados files and can only be opened with an installed activated license of SDL Trados.

3 - Attend the training session

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 to join the session at the announced time.

4 - Take your SDL Trados Certification exam

SDL TRADOS Certification exams are delivered by SDL TRADOS. Certification exams will be available in your SDL My account approximately 10 working days after making a payment. Note that you must be registered and have an account at SDL to receive the certification exams. If you do not have an account with SDL, you can create one here: Make sure you use the same email address associated with your account when creating your SDL account. If you have an account with a different email address, or if after 10 days you have not received the certification exams please contact SDL Product training at [email protected] indicating which training session you have taken along with the proper email address for your SDL account so that the certification exams can be updated.

Please, read the SDL Certification Training Sessions FAQs 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.
Software and system requirements
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  • No purchase needed. You do not need to have SDL Trados software installed on your machine, the software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine. [/b]

  • SDL TRADOS offers a 30-day trial version. It is strongly recommended that you DO NOT have SDL Trados software running during the online training session, as the program and the virtual platform are two resource-intensive applications that may be taxing processor ability. SDL Trados software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine.

  • If you are interested in purchasing a SDL Trados license, visit TGB to buy at the lowest price in the market.

    Virtual platform system requirements

    For PC-based Users:

    • 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 (microphone and speakers or headset):

    • Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
    • Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
    • NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.


    • For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
    • For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
    • We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

    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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