Training for Technical Writers

Starting at $595 USD, DITA training can be delivered at the attendee's location, or at one of our training facilities around the world. Customer's sample documents and questions are worked into the agenda. Advanced technical training on XSLT, XSLFO and XQuery is also available.

Training is customized to fit requirements of each customer, but topics typically include:

  • Introduction to DITA XML
  • Topics, maps, and metadata
  • Elements, attributes, and entities
  • Creating DITA maps
  • Inserting tables and images
  • Importing libraries into oXygen
  • DITA profiling
  • Generating ID's for elements
  • Taxonomy and subject scheme
  • Creating an index
  • Publishing to PDF, HTML, ePub, etc.
  • Debugging XSLT stylesheets
  • Native XML Database Support
  • Conrefs and reuse
  • Other topics by request





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Training Exercises Based on oXygen XML Editor

Train at One of Our Worldwide Locations

Next Training: Chicago, USA, Monday, March 27, 2017

Meet the Instructors

Brian Buehling

A thought leader in the the industry, Brian has presented papers on emerging technologies at various conferences, including Info Dev World and tcworld. Currently the Principle Consultant at Dakota, he has extensive experience with content management and dynamic delivery platforms.

Eric Fox

Over the past ten years at Dakota, Eric has fostered client relationships and managed the deployment of single-source publishing and DITA-based content management solutions at a diverse array of organizations.

Pete Wagner

A technical writer for more than thirty years, Pete has extensive knowledge of DITA and single-sourcing concepts. Pete has authored everything from technical trade journals, newsletters, software, hardware, services and business documentation, online help and web sites. He was a power user for a large global corporation CCMS with more than 80 users and spanning three continents.