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MAD Certification Bootcamp

Includes Free MAD Certification Test

The bootcamp agenda covers topics essential to pass the MAD Certification test, including project structure and navigation, design, single-sourcing and project management in MadCap Flare. We’ll share sample questions, recommendations for preparing your sample project and tips for taking the test.

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  • Bootcamp registration includes the MAD Certification test fee (a $149 value)
  • Stay engaged with live sessions taught by certified instructors
  • Chat with the instructors and ask questions during session breaks
  • Get prepared to take the MAD Certification test to highlight your skills and expertise

Bootcamp Prerequisites:

Experience using Flare a minimum of 18 months


Completion of the MadCap Flare Intermediate and/or Advanced training course and experience using MadCap Flare for a minimum of six months.

Note: If you attend the MadCap Flare Intermediate and Advanced training courses, you only need to pass the certification exam to be certified MAD for Flare. You will not be required to submit a sample project.

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Bootcamp Agenda

2:00 - 2:10



2:10 - 2:50


Session 1: Project Structure and Navigation

  • Projects and topics
  • Import files
  • TOC, index and search
  • Hyperlinks and cross references

2:50 - 3:00


Session Break

3:00 - 3:40


Session 2: Design

  • CSS
  • Table styles
  • Page layouts
  • Template pages
  • Skins

3:40 - 3:50


Session Break

3:50 - 4:30


Session 3: Single-Sourcing

  • Conditions
  • Variables
  • Snippets
  • Project links
  • External resources

4:30 - 4:40


Session Break

4:40 - 5:20


Session 4: Project Management & Tips

  • Micro content
  • Reviews
  • Build and publish
  • Source control
  • Sample project tips
  • Exam tips

5:20 - 5:30


Closing Session

Meet the Instructors

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Scott DeLoach

Scott DeLoach is the founder of ClickStart, a UA/UX design, consulting, and training company. Over the last 28 years, he has given more than 150 presentations about MadCap Flare, UX writing, web-based Help, UI design, and CSS at conferences around the world. Scott is a certified Flare and MadCap Doc-To-Help instructor and consultant, the manager of MadCap Software’s certification program, and the author of “MadCap Flare: The Definitive Guide,” “CSS to the Point,” and “HTML5 to the Point.”

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Mike Hamilton

Mike Hamilton is the VP of Product Evangelism and one of the founding members of the MadCap Software team. With over twenty years of experience in training, technical communication, multimedia development, and software development, he has worked with organizations such as Cymer, National Steel & Shipbuilding, and the US Navy. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as STC Summit, LavaCon and more, and is commonly quoted in technology articles in various trade publications.