SDL MultiTerm™ for Translators and Project Managers

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Topics: SDL Trados Training & Certification
Software, tools & computing

Course summary
Start time:Jan 27, 2012 13:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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This course is delivered live and web based, over 3 hours
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.
SDL MultiTerm™ for Translators and Project Managers
Learning Objectives:

This course is designed for users who want to get familiar with SDL MultiTerm 2011 quickly and start working productively from day one.
• Introduction to basic terminology concepts
• Overview of the application
• Performing look up operations in a termbase
• Defining filters
• Creating termbases from scratch
• Converting existing glossaries in MS Excel format for use in SDL MultiTerm
• Adding entries to the termbase
• Creating input models
• Leveraging legacy documents to fill your termbase using terminology extraction
• Accessing termbases from SDL Trados Studio
• Exporting termbase content to tables and printable dictionaries
• Overview of SDL MultiTerm Online

Target Audience:

This course is for:
• translators and project managers who have never used SDL MultiTerm 2011 before and want to get started with the application to be productive from day one
• translators and project managers who are already using SDL Trados Studio 2011, and want to learn more on SDL MultiTerm to enhance their translation process by leveraging terminology


Basic understanding of PCs, the Windows operating system and MS Word.

SDL TRADOS Certification:

This course provides all of the knowledge attendees need to pass their SDL Trados Studio 2011 exam.

The SDL MultiTerm™ Certification program enables individual translators and project managers to validate their knowledge and expertise in the use of SDL Trados products. Achieving SDL MultiTerm Certification demonstrates that you are fully prepared to work with the world’s leading translation technology.

Certification in the SDL MultiTerm 2011 product can be achieved by taking the following web based exam:

- SDL MultiTerm 2011

SDL Trados 2011 exams will be available after November 2011. The exam questions are based on the topics covered in the corresponding SDL Trados MultiTerm 2011, i.e. attendance on the course, followed by practical experience of the topics covered, will prepare attendees to take the exam. The 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. SDL Trados training attendees are given the right to take the exam three times at no extra cost.

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 following courses:

• SDL Trados Studio 2011 – Part I (Getting Started), which will help you get familiar with the product and start translating documents productively from day one
• SDL Trados Studio 2011 – Part II (Intermediate), which will teach you to go beyond the basics for more effective handling of translation projects
• SDL Trados Studio 2011 for Project Managers, which will help you to work productively from as a project manager day one
• SDL Trados Studio 2011 – Advanced, which will translators and project managers to leverage advanced functionality to get the most out of the product

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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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  • Basic concepts:
  • What is terminology?
  • What is a termbase?
  • What does concept-oriented mean?
  • Scope of SDL MultiTerm

Getting started
  • Starting SDL MultiTerm and opening a termbase
  • User interface overview

Searching a termbase
  • Browsing through the termbase entries
  • Normal search
  • Fuzzy search
  • Full-text search
  • Searching a termbase from any other application through the SDL MultiTerm Widget
  • Filtering in a termbase
  • Limiting your searches to a subset of the termbase entries
  • Simple and advanced filters
  • Opening another termbase: multiple termbase search

Quick termbase creation
  • Creating a termbase using a template
  • Modifying the template by adding an extra information field (e.g. Subject)
  • Converting an existing glossary from MS Excel into SDL MultiTerm XML format
  • Importing the converted glossary into the empty termbase

Creating a new termbase from scratch
  • Adding languages (indexes)
  • Adding information fields (descriptive fields)
  • Defining the termbase structure

Adding entries to a termbase
  • Adding a new entry to the termbase
  • Streamlining the entry creation process through input models
  • Terminology extraction: using legacy documents to fill your termbase quickly
  • Setting up a bilingual term extraction project
  • Running the term extraction
  • Checking the extraction result
  • Exporting the extraction result to your termbase

Using SDL MultiTerm from SDL Trados Studio
  • Selecting a termbase
  • Using active terminology recognition to insert terms into your translation quickly
  • Searching a termbase from SDL Trados Studio
  • Adding termbase entries on the fly while translating
  • Adding the term pair
  • Adding a descriptive field (e.g. a Subject field value)
  • Saving the entry to the termbase

Exporting termbases
  • Full export (for backup purposes)
  • Partial export based on a filter
  • Exporting to tabular format (2-column, bilingual term list)
  • Exporting to a printable RTF format

SDL MultiTerm Online - overview
  • Scope of SDL MultiTerm Online - publishing terminology to make it available to a broad audience
  • Logging in to SDL MultiTerm Online
  • Searching a termbase within your Web browser

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.
  • 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 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 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.
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    SDL MultiTerm™ for Translators and Project Managers

    Pascale Pluton Identity Verified
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    an awfull lot of informationJan 27, 2012

    A very interesting and complete presentation.
    A very helpful trainer.
    Now it is up to me to study more in details and put these knownledge into practice.


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