Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Training
Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Training Course Summary
It’s hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people’s attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience’s focus when you’re asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft® PowerPoint® Basic can help you do.
Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today’s audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to create and deliver engaging multimedia presentations that convey the key points of your message through the use of text, graphics, and animations.
- Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint.
- Develop a PowerPoint presentation.
- Perform advanced text editing.
- Add graphical elements to a presentation.
- Modify objects in a presentation.
- Add tables to a presentation.
- Add charts to a presentation.
- Prepare to deliver a presentation.
This course is designed for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.
To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take either of the following Logical Operations courses:
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
- Microsoft® Windows® 8: Transition from Windows® 7
Course-specific Technical Requirements
For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:
- 1 GHz Pentium®-class processor or faster
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver (required) DirectX10 graphics card (recommended)
- Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
- 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
- Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
- Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
- Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen
Microsoft® Office Professional
Microsoft® Windows® 8
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla® Firefox® 10.x or later; or Google Chrome™ 17.x.
Web conferencing application for class sessions with remote students or a blend of live and remote students
Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint
Topic A: Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
Topic B: Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation
Topic C: Use Help
Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
Topic A: Select a Presentation Type
Topic B: View and Navigate a Presentation
Topic C: Edit Text
Topic D: Build a Presentation
Lesson 3: Performing Advanced Text Editing
Topic A: Format Characters
Topic B: Format Paragraphs
Topic C: Format Text Boxes
Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation
Topic A: Insert Clip Art and Images
Topic B: Insert Shapes
Lesson 5: Modifying Objects in Your Presentation
Topic A: Edit Objects
Topic B: Format Objects
Topic C: Group Objects
Topic D: Arrange Objects
Topic E: Animate Objects
Lesson 6: Adding Tables to Your Presentation
Topic A: Create a Table
Topic B: Format a Table
Topic C: Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications
Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Your Presentation
Topic A: Create a Chart
Topic B: Format a Chart
Topic C: Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel
Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation
Topic A: Review Your Presentation
Topic B: Apply Transitions
Topic C: Print Your Presentation
Topic D: Deliver Your Presentation
Appendix A: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Exam 77-422
Appendix B: PowerPoint Common Keyboard Shortcuts
All classes begin at 8:30 am. Actual class duration may vary depending on how quickly the individual or group is picking up the presented material. Once the material has been completely presented, participants are encouraged to ask questions so they leave with a full understanding of the course topics.
We also permit participants to re-take the course at no additional charge if they feel they would benefit. All course retakes must be completed within a 3-month time period from the original course. All course retakes must be taken at a time when the same public course is scheduled to run. The 3-month retake window may be modified if a student desires a retake and the scheduled public course is either canceled or full. We will work with you to schedule a retake date to ensure you obtain the information you need from the course.