This course focuses on what writers of buisness documents need to think and do differently to get their jobs done quickly and efficiently with DITA.You will learn just what you need to know about the DITA standard so that you can write valid DITA Topics and DITA Maps without having to learn any xml code.

Metapercept's DITA Trained Professionals Certification(DTPC) and DITA Advance Training for professionals (DATP) courses are essential training for Technical Writers,Information Architects,Content Strategies and those who are either working on a DITA based documentation project or planning to work on a DITA based project.

Basic course

DITA Advance Training for Professionals (DATP)

Duration:24 hours

DITA Maps & Relationship Tables

  • Create DITA Maps
  • Create relationship tables
  • Create DITAVAL files
  • Create keyref, conref, keyscope and use branch filtering
  • Modify build files in the DITA-OT
  • Create custom plugins for the DITA-OT
  • Modify CSS & templates using XSLT and XSL-FO
  • Debug DITA-OT issues using messages and log files
  • Customize PDF transformations


  • Linking and reusing topics
  • Cross references- Pros and Cons
  • Related links
  • Conref
  • Conditional content
  • DITAVAL syntax
  • Indirect linking

Transforming and publishing DITA

  • Transforming DITA
  • Why transform DITA
  • What is XSLT?
  • What is DITA Open toolkit?
  • What is Ant?
  • What is FOP?