Professional XML Authoring Course

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XML is one of the most popular industry formats for document publishing and web application development. It is an extensible and elegant solution that is being rapidly incorporated in next-generation document, web and e-business application strategies. As such, XML skills are in huge demand.

Professional XML Authoring provides you with a comprehensive understanding of XML. It is a 12-week online course that covers all aspects of XML including processes, methods, document type definitions (DTD), XML schemas (XSD), XSLT, and CSS.

This course provides you with both the tools and the training to create XML documents. These XML documents are used as a single source medium to dynamically generate multiple kinds of output (e.g. PDF, HTML, EPUB, etc). The course is ideal for anyone interested in next-generation publishing including programmers, web masters, web developers, technical writers/editors and print publishers. Anyone who wants a real working knowledge of XML and wants to learn how it can improve their content management processes will benefit from taking this course.

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  • 12 weeks of one-to-one instructor mentoring
  • Regularly scheduled text chat
  • Expert feedback on all assignments
  • 400 pages of self-paced readings & interactive quizzes
  • Downloadable HTML and PDF version of course materials
  • BONUS: Extended trial version of XMLSpy or <oXygen/> XML editor included.




  • Working knowledge of English
  • Familiar with browsers, email and computer file system functions

Computing Requirements

  • Internet access

Class Start Dates

— March 9, 2015
— April 6, 2015
— May 4, 2015
— June 1, 2015


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About The Instructor

The instructor will guide you throughout the course by providing one-to-one mentoring. During the course, the instructor will answer your questions by email, provide you with feedback on your assignments, and lead optional text chat sessions to discuss the materials and assignments.

Susan Bodnik is the author and instructor for this course. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching and developing online courses. Susan holds a degree in English from the University of Waterloo with specialized focus in communications, rhetoric and online learning. She is also an active member in the Society for Technical Communication.

Student Reviews

I wrapped a real life experience around the assignments and it was a tremendous learning experience! I now have no problem participating actively in meetings dealing with XML subject matter (either on a business or technical level). In all, I rate the XML course 9.5 out of 10. -- Corrine

I really enjoyed this class. The pace of this class was perfect for me -- I was able to work though the sections after a long day at work and not go crazy. Susan was always very helpful whenever I contacted her. I enjoyed working through all the assignments -- they kept me challenged. Thanks! - Cathy

In this point I may only say what was most interesting for me. It was DTD authoring and assignment 3. This is a good way to deepen your knowledge in a chosen topic. You learn when you want, you receive help promptly, and you may be sure that your queries will be answered always. Excellent materials, easy to understand even for people like me with poor English. -- Jan

Keep up the good work! Worth the money and great course to start real world application practise. It was fun! -- Steven

Susan, I was highly impressed with this course and your great help and knowledge. I have taken a handful of other online courses and have found this one to be the best instructed class. There was a high degree of information in the course and it was well laid out. Thanks for all of your help! -- Sherri

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