SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate for Translators

Format: Online training

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Start time:Jan 29, 2010 12:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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January 29 from 14:00 to 17:00 GMT

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SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate for Translators
Learning Objectives:
This course is designed to teach attendees some of the more detailed functionality available in SDL Trados Studio 2009, building up their knowledge and increasing productivity.

At the end of this course attendees will be able to:
• translate multiple files (MS Word and MS PowerPoint)
• open and translate a PDF document
• understand how to undertake Quality Assurance using the QA Checker
• how to configure Translation Memories
• DTP file formats
• creating AutoSuggest™ dictionaries
• customizing keyboard shortcuts

Target Audience:
This course is for Translators who have already started to work with SDL Trados Studio 2009 and may have already attended the SDL Trados Studio 2009 or the Upgrade from SDL Trados 2007 to SDL Trados Studio 2009 course.

An understanding of the following functionality gained by training course attendance 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 an MS Word document using the extensive range of new features
• how to open and import project packages
• how to translate package content
• how to create and return a completed project package

SDL TRADOS Certification
This course provides all of the knowledge attendees need to pass their SDL Trados Studio 2009 Level 2 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 whether they have passed or need to retake.

Further Development

To further deepen their knowledge and increase productivity, we recommend attendance on the following courses:

• SDL Trados Studio 2009 Advanced – Level 3 Certification. See sessions listed here

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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Translating Multiple Files (MS Word + MS PowerPoint)
  • Wizard-based creation of projects with multiple files
  • Naming the project
  • Specifying the source and the target language
  • Adding translatable files
  • File type usages: translatable, localizable, reference
  • Adding translation memories and available TM options: enabled, lookup, concordance, update, penalty
  • Adding a termbase
  • Automated project preparation (Prepare task)
  • Project file structure overview
  • Viewing the confirmation statistics and the analysis report
  • Translating the project files introducing the following new features:
  • Multiple TM lookup
  • AutoPropagation: handling repetitions
  • Find/replace functionality
  • More on folding
  • Filtering for segment types (e.g. repetitions)
  • Filtering for segments containing a particular string
  • Going to a particular segment (e.g. a particular segment, segment status, etc.)
  • Finding and replacing strings
  • Merging and splitting segments
  • Working with placeable elements
  • What are placeables
  • Inserting placeables

File Format Filter Configuration
  • Impact of the filter configuration on the translation
  • Examples:
  • Excluding notes from translation in MS PowerPoint files
  • Treating soft returns as segment delimiters in MS Word files

PDF Documents
  • Opening and translating a PDF sample file

Quality Assurance (QA Checker)
  • Interactive and batch verification
  • Checking for forgotten translations
  • Punctuation check
  • Consistency check
  • Redundant spaces check
  • Duplicated words check
  • Number check

Configuring Translation Memories
  • Adding attribute and text fields to the TM Setup
  • Applying field values to TUs
  • Filtering TUs
  • Hard filter i.e. excluding segments from lookup
  • Applying penalties to segments using attribute values

DTP File Formats
  • Receiving and opening a project package containing DTP files.
  • Localizing InDesign Files
  • Translating the file
  • Tag verification
  • Generating the target format
  • Localising FrameMaker Files
  • Translating the file
  • Tag verification
  • Generating the target format
  • Creating the return package

  • Creating your own AutoSuggest dictionaries

Customization Options
  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts

System requirements (click to expand)
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To access the online training platform:

For PC-based Users

• Required: Windows® 2000, XP, 2003 Server or Vista
• Required: Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• 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®) or later
• 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 (mic & speakers)

• 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.
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.

Payment in local currency is available in some countries. Please click here to learn more about this option.

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.
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