Translator's Workbench Getting Started - SDL Trados Certification Level 1

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

Course summary
Start time:Oct 12, 2010 18:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 3 hours

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Purchase of SDL Trados software is not necessary to take this training. The software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine.
Exams, as well as training manual and materials for each level, are included when you purchase this training session.

This course is confirmed to run at the announced time and date

SDL TRADOS Certification Level 1
SDL Trados 2007 is the world’s most popular computer aided translation (CAT) and project management solution for the translation professional.

The SDL Trados Certification program enables individual translators and translation teams to progressively increase their knowledge and expertise through attendance on a series of 3 training courses. Each of the training courses leads to a level of certification – culminating in the final Level 3 Advanced Certification. Every level of certification is achieved by passing an exam which demonstrates the level of competence attained. [/i]

Learning Objectives:
This online course is essential for any translator who is considering or has purchased SDL Trados 2007.
Over 3 hours it will take you through the key features of setting up and using Translator’s Workbench, TagEditor and SDL MultiTerm.

On completion of this course you will:

• Start to increase your productivity with Translator’s Workbench
• Effectively use the MultiTerm powerful term management tool
• Enhance your work rate by understanding the power of TagEditor
• Be trained to set up and use Translator’s Workbench, TagEditor and SDL Mutliterm

Target Audience:
Anyone involved in using SDL Trados 2007 for translation.

This course is for SDL Trados novices there are no prerequisites to attending it.

Post Course:
Before sitting your SDL TRADOS Certification exam Level 1, we strongly recommend that you review the Translator’s Workbench Getting Started training manual. This is automatically added to you’re My Account area on][/url] if you purchase the SDL TRADOS Certification exams.

Course Duration:
Delivered Online 3 hour training course.

Further Development:
Translator’s Workbench – Intermediate – Level 2. (see upcoming sessions here)
Topics covered during the course
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Translator’s Workbench
  • Preparing the translation environment:
  • Create a new translation memory
  • Open an existing translation memory
  • Preparing the files:
  • Analyse
  • Translate
  • Clean Up
  • Preparing the translation memory
  • Active Term Recognition
  • Substitution Localization

  • Setup and Interface
  • Working with tags:
  • Internal/External tags
  • Translation workflow for Microsoft files:
  • Translator’s Workbench menu and toolbar
  • Add/delete/insert tags
  • Editing functionality
  • Find and Replace enhancements
  • Tag Protection an dVerification:
  • SDL TRADOS Generic Verifier
  • SDL TRADOS QA Checker
  • SDL TRADOS Terminology Verifier

SDL Multiterm
  • Setup and Interface
  • Searching the termbase
  • Add/edit/delete entry
  • Add terminology “on-the-fly”
  • Translator’s Workbench
  • TagEditor
  • Microsoft Word

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 Translator's Workbench Getting Started - SDL Trados Certification Level 1 Training 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
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.
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