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Check out everything you need so that you can get started at StenoKey. These items are essential for maximum benefit. If you are unsure of any of the items, feel free to ask during your interview. Everything mentioned on this page will better prepare you for a successful journey while learning and mastering steno.

Magnum Steno Beginning Theory textbook
Stenotype Machine with wide -DZ and double wide asterisk
Cable that connects stenotype to computer
CAT software
PDF annotation software (a free software will suffice)
Three-ring binder (one inch)
Metronome app (desktop or mobile)
Timer (Complex Timer on Android)

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Easy checklist to make sure you have everything you need.

Learn everything you can about “deliberate” practice.

Start doing finger drills immediately. The better you know the machine the faster it will be to master the concepts.

CAT Sheet Sheet

Download coming soon. Will work with any software.

CAT Software

These are the things you must learn how to do on your CAT software. Every CAT software has a robust help section. Many of them even include video lessons or they can be found on YouTube.

Add, delete, modify dictionary entries
Print transcript as a PDF
Print steno notes to PDF
Connect machine to realtime