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Report Writing for IT Professionals

  • Do you need to provide information to support important decisions that affect personnel or involve sizeable expenditure?
  • Are you concerned that you don’t always get your point across in the most planned, structured, concise and persuasive manner?
  • Do you want your work to be thought of as well researched, carefully thought out, balanced, objective and impartial?

You will benefit from this course if you are working in any aspect of a technical environment where producing technical reports is part of the job role.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify your barriers and strengths when writing technical reports
  • Explain the advantages of a systematic approach to writing technical reports
  • Review the use of appropriate grammar, punctuation and plain English
  • Recognise the necessity of avoiding the use of too many words, clichés and jargon
  • Effectively plan a report with the appropriate level of detail required
  • Research and prepare your report content in accordance with the exact needs of the reader
  • Structure the report to ensure maximum impact and readability
  • Recognise the reader’s preferred style and match the words to their style
  • Assess the appropriateness of using visuals to enhance your message
  • Critically review your own work.

Pre-Requisites

None

Course Content

In the business world, reports are requested prior to managers taking important decisions so report writing is an essential business tool. The term ‘technical report’ indicates a document with weight and authority – your new skills will enable the busy recipient to give your reports reading time, attention and action.

Exams & Certification

None

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