Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions

Subject: Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions
From: Laura Phillips <laurap -at- pluribusnetworks -dot- com>
To: Craig Lashley <clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:11:46 -0700

My personal favorites for learning anything are the Head First books. The one on HTML is very good, and I learned enough about PHP and MySQL to write a successful application for my previous company.

Also, check out EdX, online training from Harvard, MIT, etc. and itâs mostly free!

Laura




On 6/25/15, 4:20 PM, "Craig Lashley" <techwr-l-bounces+laurap=pluribusnetworks -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I am currently in school for Technical Communication and will be graduating
>next Spring. I've been trying to determine what types of software would be
>best to purchase while I can still get a student discount. I saw a post
>about Adobe Tech Comm Suite a few days ago. I also see Frame Maker and Dita
>a lot white doing tech comm searches. Are these worth buying as an
>individual? I've been told several times to learn HTML. I have a basic
>understanding for coding such as Java and C++. Is there a legit way to get
>certified HTML to show a future employer? I've done many walk through
>tutorials on Youtube, and have a basic concept and understanding of HTML. I
>feel for a future job having some sort of tangible documentation proving
>that would benefit me. Are there other certifications outside of a college
>degree I should look into? There appears to be a large amount of webpages
>saying they offer certificates, but which ones actually carry weight? I am
>working on determining what I could be doing outside of going to class to
>help me really have an upper hand as far as employment in technical
>writing.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Craig
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