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DocuTools™ Writing System
Developing Policies, Procedures
and Documentation™

eLearning 4 hours

Highlights

Learn to create professional reference manuals and training content
Dramatically reduce your writing and editing time
Receive and learn to use DocuTools™ Formatting Software
Receive detailed feedback on assignments your submit to instructors
24-hour access to in-depth lessons and exercises, all online
 




Overview

This online, self-paced course teaches you how to create documents such as user manuals, handbooks, reference guides, and training content by applying the DocuTools™ Writing System. Using DocuTools™, you will develop documents that are easy to use, understand and maintain.



Skills learned

You will learn to:

  • Assess the information needs of the reader
  • Follow a user-centered development process
  • Gather and analyze content from existing materials
    and subject matter experts
  • Organize and sequence content to meet users' needs
    and expectations
  • Apply best practices for developing:
    • Step-by-step procedures
    • Policy and knowledge information
      (concepts, definitions, etc.)
    • Complex procedures (If/Then contingencies)
    • Processes (in table and flowchart formats)
    • Tables, charts and graphics
  • Review, test, and revise documents to ensure usability
  • Use DocuTools™ for MS Word to quickly create and edit professional documents
Intended Application


This course is intended for people developing:

  • Training reference materials
  • Policy and procedure manuals
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Employee handbooks
  • Rules and regulations

Cost

This program is $595.00 plus shipping and includes
all the instruction, materials and software listed above.

 

What you receive

You will receive:

  • Extensive instruction, practice and feedback
  • Detailed Reference Guide explaining all concepts and techniques taught during training
  • One user license for
    DocuTools™ for MS Word
    (a $199 value)
  • Certificate of Completion signed by a
    Master PTA Instructor


Who should attend

Typical attendees include:

  • Content experts (SMEs)
  • Training designers and developers
  • Business analysts
  • Human resources personnel
  • Documentation professionals
  • All kinds of "knowledge workers"

How long does it take?

The program takes 4 to 5 hours of effort, distributed over a few days depending on your schedule and priorities. Most people complete the training in as few as 3 days, while others take a week or more.

How it works

Designed for individuals, this online course allows you to learn when you want, where you want with 24-hour access to web-based lessons and activities. In addition, you will receive detailed, customized feedback on written assignments you submit to a certified PTA instructor via email.

Here's how it works:


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Register online

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Receive your course login, course materials and DocuTools software

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Schedule a live, personal walkthrough of the DocuTools software with an instructor

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Begin your training, completing hands-on practices and submitting Skill Checks
as you go


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Exercise Example
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Skill Check Example

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Receive your certification

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