Technical Writing Course

Course 319

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 23 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

In this Technical Writing Course, you will learn how to plan, write and edit technical documents by: 

  • Identifying your target audience  
  • Selecting appropriate document formats  
  • Using valuable visuals and graphics  
  • Successfully conveying complicated content to readers  

Technical Writing Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Technical Writing Training Course Benefits

Write effective technical documents, manuals, and white papers

Assess your audience and develop documents to meet their needs

Explain information clearly and accurately  

Use diagrams, tables, charts, and other graphical tools effectively

Create informative content that your readers will understand and use

Test your knowledge in the included end-of-course exam

Leverage continued support with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching and computing sandbox

Technical Writing Course Outline

In this module, you will learn how to:  

  • Effectively communicate technical information  
  • Manage common writing problems  

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Eliminate misconceptions that stall technical writing, such as writer’s block 
  • Drive your document design with scenarios 
  • Align your goals with the readers’ goals 
  • Identify implied knowledge 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Differentiate between the three levels of information: operational, tactical, and strategic  
  • Determine information needs with the Observe, Orient, Decide, Act (OODA) loop 
  • Create sentences with clarity and build clarity through sentence focus 
  • Solve common grammar problems in technical writing 
  • Evaluate readability using the Given/New technique 
  • Ensure consistency with a style guide 

In this module, you will learn how to:  

  • Select the appropriate words to connect with your audience and convey your message 
  • Edit for conciseness, accuracy, and quality 

In this module, you will learn how to:  

  • Organize data to support readers' scenarios 
  • Determine when to use a list to highlight points 
  • Use tables for highly structured data 
  • Build cohesive documents with the Given/New approach 
  • Apply useful headings to support skimming 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Relate document structure to the audience with audience-driven document design 
  • Develop reference manuals and white papers 
  • Differentiate between post-positive and pragmatic documents and implement the appropriate document format 
  • Structure introductions, conclusions, and other document sections

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Design the appearance of your page, including fonts, alignment, and white space 
  • Convey information with graphics, photos, and drawings  

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Technical Writing Course FAQs

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

Yes, you can receive PDUs from the Technical Writing Training course.

To find out how many PDUs you can receive, check out the PMI Q&A List ›

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