S1000D training courses

The Mekon Aerospace & Defence team have many years of experience operating, consulting and teaching with S1000D. See below for our S1000D course options

Introduction to S1000D

A course to teach the main principles and business considerations for adopting and working in S1000D.

Who is this course for?

Business decision makers, programme managers, tech pubs managers, team leaders, business planners.

How long is the course?

1 day on-site, or
2 half-day sessions on-line

What does the course cover?

This course gives a high-level understanding of S1000D including:

  • Structure and governance of S1000D governing body
  • The principles behind setting up a project in S1000D
  • The building blocks of S1000D, eg data modules, common source database (CSDB) and authoring and checking tools
  • Understanding the lifecycle and governance of data including S1000D’s verification status
  • Codification of S1000D projects including the Data Module Code (DMC), Information Control Number (ICN) and Standard Numbering System (SNS)
  • Business Rules, who writes them, how they affect you, and their mechanisms including BREX.

S1000D for technical authors

An in-depth course into the elements of XML giving authors a full understanding of creating S1000D-compliant data.

Who is this course for?

Technical authors, technical publication team leaders

How long is the course?

2 days on-site, or
4 half-day sessions on-line

What does the course cover?

Everything needed to begin authoring in S1000D, including:

  • Structured authoring using SGML and XML
  • The building blocks of S1000D, including data modules types, codification of data, and the standard numbering system (SNS)
  • The identification and status (ID&Status) section and the importance of this hidden metadata in maintaining DMs in a project
  • S1000D’s main element types and the building blocks of data module content
  • Use of the S1000D attribute system and project-configured variables
  • Use of S1000D tools including CSDBs, BREX and schema checking tools, and authoring tools
  • Understanding the lifecycle and governance of data including S1000D’s verification status
  • Business Rules, who writes them, how they affect you, and their mechanisms including BREX.

Mekon training

Your training will be lead by a professional in the topic with many years of experience both of the subject matter and in bringing it to you, the audience. Your trainer will want to understand both your current knowledge and your learning (and business) needs. They will evolve the course during its delivery ensuring that it meets your requirements, giving you far more than just an academic presentation. You will learn what is most relevant to you and feel empowered to take the next steps in implementing your training and improving your working environment.

Where and when?

You can take your training course wherever is most convenient for you and your team. We prefer face-to-face either at your site, or at our offices in Sutton, Surry, England. However, we can also conduct all of our courses on-line avoiding travel restrictions and covid isolation issues.

All of our courses are available at a mutually suitable time between your team and the relevant specialist instructor. When you call to book we can organise all the details.

Next steps

Please fill in the form opposite with brief details of your training requirement. One of our team will then be in touch and we will email you the full current prospectus for the course(s) you need.

If you have a specific learning requirement, you need a certain topic covered to extra depth, or you are interested in something else not covered in our standard training courses, just ask. Our greatest asset is the service we provide you, and we can cover any requirement in the Aerospace and Defence technical information world.

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notusCSDB for S1000D trial

If you would like to find out more about how notusCSDB could fit in your environment, we would be happy to speak to you. We can run an online demonstration, then if you would like to know more we can set up a free trial for you using our securely-hosted notusCSDB trial platform. You and your team can try out the system for 30 days either using the S1000D 'Bike Pack' sample data we provide, or your own test data if you wish to upload that. The trial is fully functional in every respect.

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