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Localization Project Management Certification


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The Localization Project Management (LPM) Certification Program has been updated in the summer of 2019 and is a combination of 22 self-paced, online learning modules combined with 10 interviews with industry leaders, 24 quizzes, 2 practice tests, and a 2 hour certification exam. All modules can be viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone by accessing Litmos through the device’s browser.

There will be additional training in the form of 3 online assignments and a review webinar. There is a button below that will take you to additional information and registration information. All sessions are taught in English.

 

Curriculum

The methodology used in this certification program is based on the internationally recognized project management standard “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide)”, Sixth Edition by the Project Management Institute, with adaptations for the localization industry. In addition, there are modules on internationalization, localization and globalization concepts, global communication and managing virtual teams, localization maturity, the Project Management Institute, machine translation including neural MT, the localization supply chain, localization in an Agile environment, and community translation.

A complete curriculum list is available here.

Upon successful completion of the certification test an industry certification as a “Certified Localization Project Manager” will be issued by The Localization Institute.

Over 600 students have taken this course including companies such as as Adobe, Agilent, Amazon, Autodesk, Blizzard, Citrix, Cook Medical, Dell, Expedia, Google, IBM, Intel, Kabam, Kaspersky, LDS Church, Medtronic, Microsoft, NetApp, Netflix, Nintendo, Nokia, PayPal, SAP, Sony Computer Entertainment, Symantec, VMware, and many others.

 

Recorded Presentations

All modules are stored on a cloud-based Learning Management System (Litmos) and can be streamed for easy viewing with a browser. The videos are interspersed with quizzes to confirm your understanding of the material presented. Litmos also includes a discussion forum to ask questions and share answers.

 

Requirements

Attendees will have 3-5 years of experience in localization on either the vendor or buyer side. Please contact us if you have questions about the pre-requisites.

This certification program is done completely online. The online training is combined with a live webinar, three personal assignments (short essays that will be reviewed by the course instructor) and an online certification test.

You will have 15 weeks to complete the program. Please register once you are ready to start the course. The live webinar will be offered approximately once per month. You can choose the session that works best with your schedule. This webinar is optional; you do not need it in order to take the exam. If none of the review session dates are suitable, go ahead and register for the course. You can select a particular review session date at a later time. Sessions will be added as needed.

 

Course fee: $980

 

Cancellation Policy:
If you have already started the course, there is no refund. If you registered and did not yet start the course, you will get a full refund.

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About Your Trainer

Willem Stoeller

Willem Stoeller

Willem grew up in Amsterdam where he obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Amsterdam. After many years in software development, Willem made the move to localization. He has over 25 years of experience in translation, localization, and internationalization of marketing materials, software products, and web content. His focus is on project and quality management and localization strategy/processes improvement. Willem became a PMP® in 2002 and was very involved with the Project Management Institute where he was a board member of the Portland and Silicon Valley chapters. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. He is a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and he is also the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and a roundtable leader for the Project Management Round Table and the Technology Round Table.