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SDL Announces the SDL TRADOS Certification Program for Translators

SDL plc

Friday, 7 April, 2006

Offers new qualifications in translation technologies for the global ecosystem of translators, LSPs and Corporations

Maidenhead, UK

SDL Desktop Technology, a division of SDL International - the leader in the emerging market for global information management (GIM) solutions - announced today the upcoming launch of a major new industry initiative, the SDL TRADOS Certification Program. SDL's substantial investment in developing this program will provide the industry with the assurance that translation resources are fully qualified in translation technologies and the CCM methodology.

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The SDL TRADOS Certification Program satisfies the industry's demand for a qualification recognized by all participants in the translation supply chain, from freelance translators through language service providers (LSPs) to global corporations. Achieving certification will demonstrate competence in understanding the CCM Methodology and in leveraging the complete range of SDL TRADOS functionality, including new collaboration, filtering, QA checking and terminology management features.
"SDL TRADOS Certification is not designed to be a simple test that allows the industry to claim proficiency in our products," explained Keith Laska, Vice President of SDL Desktop Technology, who realized the need for the technology qualification program following the TRADOS acquisition. "SDL TRADOS Certification is a comprehensive program of placement tests, courseware, and multiple-level training exams that will truly test a translator's ability to work efficiently with translation memory and integrated terminology. It is designed to provide all customers in the global ecosystem with an accurate measure of technology expertise. Having gone through the courseware and taken the exams myself, I can assure you the SDL TRADOS Certification Program is no walk in the park."

SDL TRADOS Certification Benefits to Corporations and LSPs:
- Pre-qualification of translators on technology use before outsourcing work
- Guarantee a level of translation technology expertise
- Faster return on investment when employing translators
- Ensure the translators you are using are connected to the global ecosystem of trusted technology

SDL TRADOS Certification Benefits to Translators:
- Stand apart from other translators
- Demonstrate a level of translation technology expertise
- Provide increased opportunities for career advancement

The SDL TRADOS Certification Program launches at the end of April. To find out more information about SDL TRADOS Certification, the CCM Methodology and to pre-register your interest, please visit www.sdl.com/certified.

About SDL International
SDL International (London Stock Exchange: "SDL") is the leader in the emerging market for global information management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed localization supply chain. For more information visit www.sdl.com.

For more information on SDL, please contact:
Fiona Ribeiro
SDL International
Tel: +44 (0)1628 410120
Email: [email protected]