If you aspire to work in the U.S Government sector and/or want to know what government writing entails, then this course is for you! Over a four-week period, students will explore various elements of U.S. Government sector writing–ranging from memorandums to technical reports to formal slides. In this course, the government writing genre will be thoroughly expounded upon, examples will be provided, and students will have an opportunity to develop a “mini” government writing portfolio.
This certification preparatory course provides an overview of the Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) exam offered through STC and AMPG International. This course will help you prepare for the Practitioner level exam, providing an overview of the nine core competencies, and four specialization areas covered by the exam.
Introduction to Extensible Markup Language (XML) will provide students with an overview of the syntax, methods, and tools used in developing XML documents and integrating basic stylesheets. Each week, the course focuses on a different topic (XML Syntax, Developing Document Type Definitions (DTDs), Using XSLT with XML, and Integrating Stylesheets and Document Validation) and challenges students with weekly practice to help develop basic coding skills in developing their own unique XML document and stylesheet as a developmental project.