Dave Gardiner shares his experiences studying for certification through one of the most prominent technical communication training organizations.
I had been looking for some formal training in technical communication, and after considering courses in the US and New Zealand, settled on the German tekom first-level certificate in technical communication. It was a good move. Delivered online by TCTrainNet, the course provides training and tests for basic competencies in a range of subject areas. The training leads to certification with an exam, and is well worth the investment as an introduction for new technical communicators or as a refresher for those already in the profession.
The certificate is designed for technical communicators wishing to check that their skills and knowledge are aligned with the expectations of the profession. There is also an advanced certificate on offer for experienced practitioners. You will see on the TCTrainNet website all the sub-modules to study, with a few of these freely accessible with a guest ...
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You are not yet a tekom member, but would like to read one or more articles in full? Then you have the opportunity to register on the internet portal of the technical journal 'tcworld' without obligation. Once you have registered, you can select any three specialist articles and view them in full for a period of two months. The selection will then be deleted and you can select three new articles for the next two months.
As a tekom member you benefit from the following advantages::
- Online access to all articles of the trade magazine 'tcworld magazine'
- Exclusive specialist articles from all areas of technical communication
- Regular new articles from over 300 authors
- The technical journal 'tcworld magazine' as a printed edition
- Reduced admission prices to tekom conferences
- Membership fees for tekom publications
- Access to 'my tekom', the web forum with job offers / job requests, appointments, expert advice, service provider file and much more
Promised: The trade magazine 'tcworld magazine' is the best we have. And we don't make the choice easy for ourselves. Every month, the editorial staff of the technical journal 'tcworld magazine' publishes the latest articles by renowned authors. This demanding selection is available exclusively to members of tekom (as usual, including the printed edition).
The trade magazine 'tcworld magazine' stands for intelligently prepared specialist articles, texts written to the point, informative content, surprising insights, international perspectives and communicates technical communication in an understandable, fast, clear and uncomplicated way - exclusively for you.