Dita Documentation Course
Name of the Course

Certification Course in DITA/XML


1 Week (5 working days, each session one and half hour)

Course Fee

Rs. 9000/- (USD $190 for candidates outside India)

To be paid through wire transfer at the time of registration. Contact us for more details


Candidates should have some experience/knowledge in Technical Writing

Hands-on Training

It is a Hands-on training program, therefore, apart from the conceptual knowledge, you will be made to create DITA documentation.

The aim is to make you undergo the whole life-cycle of creating DITA documentation to instill confidence in you

Training Methdology

The training will be imparted through web-conferencing tools such as skype. You will be able to see and talk with the instructor. The instructor in turn will be able to see the work you are doing on your system

You will be free to clarify your doubts during the session.


During the course of training, you may be given assignments that you would be expected to complete after the session

Introduction to DITA
  • What is DITA?
  • What problems DITA solves?
Understanding XML
  • What is XML?
  • XML elements and attributes
  • XML documentation
  • Hierarchy of XML elements
  • Introduction to XML Information Modeling
  • An overview of DTD
  • Creating DTD and validating XMLs
  • XMLs and CSS
DITA Fundamentals
  • Topic-based writing
  • Fundamentals – Topics
  • Fundamentals – Maps
  • Fundamentals – Information Typing
  • Fundamentals – Specialization
  • DITA and reuse
Introduction to Topics
  • Topic-oriented writing
  • Compulsory elements and attributes
  • High-level topic elements
  • Body elements
  • Sections
  • Block level elements
  • Phrase level elements
  • Table elements
  • Images and figures
The Base Types of Topics
  • Concepts
  • Tasks
  • References
  • Metadata
  • Constraints
  • What are maps?
  • Relationships in a map
  • Collections
  • Map elements
  • Grouping content together in a map
  • Linking and reusing topics
  • Cross references – pros and cons
  • Related Links
  • Relationship tables
  • Conrefs
  • Conditional content
  • Ditaval syntax