PowerPoint for Office 365 Part 1



PowerPoint for Office 365 Part 1

Microsoft PowerPoint for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1

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® can help you do.

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.

Note: Most Office 365™ users perform the majority of their daily tasks using the desktop version of the Office software, so that is the focus of this training. The course material will also enable you to access and effectively utilize many web-based resources provided with your Office 365 subscription. This includes brief coverage of key skills for using PowerPoint for the Web and OneDrive. Helpful notes throughout the material alert you to cases where the online version of the application may function differently from the primary, desktop version.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help you prepare for the PowerPoint Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-300.

This course is the first part of a two-course series that covers the skills needed to gain a foundational understanding of PowerPoint.
Microsoft PowerPoint for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1 (this course)
Microsoft PowerPoint for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 2

Completion of this course will earn 0.575 CEUs.


Course Objectives:

In this course, you will create and deliver an engaging PowerPoint presentation.
You will:

– Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint.
– Develop a PowerPoint presentation.
– Perform text formatting.
– Add and arrange graphical elements.
– Modify graphical elements.
– Prepare to deliver your presentation.

Target Student:

This course is designed for students who wish to gain a foundational understanding of PowerPoint that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows®, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and access websites using a web browser. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:

Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7


  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint

    • Topic A: Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
    • Topic B: View and Navigate a Presentation
    • Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Presentation
    • Topic D: Navigate in PowerPoint for the Web
    • Topic E: Use PowerPoint Help
  • Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation

    • Topic A: Create Presentations
    • Topic B: Edit Text
    • Topic C: Work with Slides
    • Topic D: Design a Presentation
  • Lesson 3: Formatting Text

    • Topic A: Format Characters
    • Topic B: Format Paragraphs
  • Lesson 4: Adding and Arranging Graphical Elements

    • Topic A: Insert Images
    • Topic B: Insert Shapes
    • Topic C: Create SmartArt
    • Topic D: Insert Icons and 3D Models
    • Topic E: Size, Group, and Arrange Objects
  • Lesson 5: Modifying Graphical Elements

    • Topic A: Format Images
    • Topic B: Format Shapes
    • Topic C: Customize SmartArt
    • Topic D: Format Icons
    • Topic E: Format 3D Models
    • Topic F: Animate Objects
  • Lesson 6: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation

    • Topic A: Review Your Presentation
    • Topic B: Apply Transitions
    • Topic C: Print or Export a Presentation
    • Topic D: Deliver Your Presentation
  • Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to PowerPoint Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-300

  • Appendix B: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Common Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Appendix C: Guidelines for Presentation Design

Additional information


Call (260) 432-9077 to Schedule In-Person Training, Friday, September 2, 2022 (VIRTUAL)