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Thread poster: Keren Terret

Keren Terret
Israel
Local time: 16:12
Hebrew to English
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Mar 6, 2008

I recently purchased Trados in the last Group Buy and have booked my "Getting Started" online training course. Truth is, I haven't had the opportunity to even read through the user's manual or play around with the software since I bought it. I've been waiting for a "quiet" day but none has come yet. I have a few questions:

1. Has anyone participated in one of Trados's 3 hour online training courses? How does it work? Do I need a webcam and mic? Is it interactive or one-way? Did it meet expectations and give a sufficient base to start working with the program?

2. Should I read the user's manual and play around with the program prior to the course, or will participating in the course give me the tools I need?

3. What about the Trados webinars? I'm interested in hearing about people's experience. Is it the same format as the online course, only shorter? Were they useful and informative?

I looked for these answers on the Trados site but did not find any.

I hope some of you may be able to help.

Thanks in advance,
Keren


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Ivana Kahle  Identity Verified
Croatia
Local time: 15:12
Member (2007)
German to Croatian
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One-way training Mar 6, 2008

Hi!
I took the training about 2 months ago.
Let me answer your questions.
1. It's quite exhausting. Unfortunately, it works only one-way. However, at the end of the training the participants have the opportunity to ask questions. You don't need neither a webcam, nor a mic, just your PC and a telephone line. You'll be listening to explanations while watching what's going on on your screen. It's not bad, but as I said it works one-way and that's a big minus.
2. It would be very wise to go through your manual prior to the training, otherwise you won't understand a lot.
3. I registered to one of the webinars but wasn't able to participate in it. I guess it works the similar way, only without a phone.
Hope this helps you.
Good luck with Trados, you'll need it, it's not exactly user friendly, but don't give up.
Ivana


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Keren Terret
Israel
Local time: 16:12
Hebrew to English
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Thanks! Mar 6, 2008

Thank you Ivana. I appreciate the information. I am looking forward to getting up and running with Trados but understand that there is a frustrating learning curve involved.
Perhaps in future versions they will work on the user-friendliness aspect...


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xxxLeonardo Fus  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:12
English to Spanish
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On Line Trados Training Mar 6, 2008

Hi Keren,

ProZ.com has announced its first Online Trados Training Session.

http://www.proz.com/?sp=trainings

As you can see there, we released a Patent Translation On line course too.

These course are one-on-one, two-ways sessions, with the Trainer at your disposal 3 hours at least.

If this first experiences are successful, we will generate sessions in every languages and about more topics of interest.

Regards,

Leonardo Fusero
ProZ.com


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