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Create digital products for international markets

Professional Certificate in
Internationalization and Localization

What you will learn

  • Explain the rationale for both internationalization and localization
  • Identify and distinguish roles of different professionals involved in internationalization and localization
  • Explain different resource sourcing models used in the localization industry
  • Address a broad range of internationalization challenges for digital products, from proper text encoding and use of regional formats to cultural sensitivity and awareness in the context of translation and localization
  • Describe key concepts of project management in localization, including project stages and the balance between quality, schedule and cost
  • Explain the peculiarities of translation in the broader context of localization and understand computer-assisted translation tools and the use of machine translation in the localization industry
  • Apply quality assurance measures to internationalization and localization
Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
2 - 5 hours per week
Discounted price: $672.30
Pre-discounted price: $747USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UWashingtonX's Internationalization and Localization Professional Certificate

Meet your instructors
from University of Washington (UWashingtonX)

Soren Eberhardt
Jorge Russo dos Santos
Agustín Da Fieno Delucchi
Pavel Soukenik
Jan Grodecki

Experts from UWashingtonX committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

Microsoft’s people-centric mission cannot be realized without our localization professionals who ensure that our products are available in the languages our customers speak. The edX Professional Certificate program in Localization prepares candidates to help Microsoft achieve that mission.

Osama Shabaneh , Director of Localization in the Experiences & Devices Group, Microsoft


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