Microsoft PowerPoint


Microsoft PowerPoint

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® Office PowerPoint®  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. You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft PowerPoint.


Course Objectives

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. You will:

  • Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation
  • Perform advanced text editing operations
  • Add graphical elements to your presentation
  • Modify objects in your presentation
  • Add tables to your presentation
  • Add charts to your presentation
  • Prepare to deliver your presentation

Target Student

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


Course Content

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 PowerPoint Presentation
Topic D: Use PowerPoint Help

Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
Topic A: Select a Presentation Type
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 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: Microsoft PowerPoint Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft PowerPoint

Meetings, instruction, training, pitches; these are all a part of our daily lives. We are often called upon to deliver presentations with little notice, at multiple venues, and with varying requirements. And, some of these presentations include sensitive information that needs to be guarded. Given all the variables, it may seem an overwhelming task to deliver your content, on time, to all audiences, and to only those who need to see it. Oh, and by the way, you need to make it interesting, informative, and memorable. So, how do you do it? Without the help of a robust set of tools, it would be nearly impossible. But Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® provides you with a variety of such tools that can help you deliver content in nearly any situation, while saving time and effort. By taking advantage of these tools, you will be creating presentations that not only stand out from the crowd, but also don't consume all of your available time.

You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft PowerPoint.


Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to customize the PowerPoint application, and effectively create, collaborate on, secure, and distribute complex multimedia presentations for a variety of situations. You will:

  • Modify the PowerPoint environment
  • Customize design templates
  • Add SmartArt and math equations to a presentation
  • Work with media and animations
  • Collaborate on a presentation
  • Customize a slide show
  • Secure and distribute a presentation.

Target Student

This course is intended for students who have a foundational working knowledge of PowerPoint, who wish to take advantage of the application's higher-level usability, security, collaboration, and distribution functionality.


Prerequisites

To ensure success, students should have experience using PowerPoint, running within the Windows® 10 operating system, to create, edit, and deliver multimedia presentations. To attain this level of knowledge and skills, you can take the courses: Using Microsoft® Windows® 10, Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 8, or Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®: Part 1


Course Content

Lesson 1: Modifying the PowerPoint Environment
Topic A: Customize the User Interface
Topic B: Set PowerPoint Options

Lesson 2: Customizing Design Templates
Topic A: Modify Slide Masters and Slide Layouts
Topic B: Add Headers and Footers
Topic C: Modify the Notes Master and the Handout Master

Lesson 3: Adding SmartArt and Math Equations to a Presentation
Topic A: Create SmartArt
Topic B: Modify SmartArt
Topic C: Write Math Equations

Lesson 4: Working with Media and Animations
Topic A: Add Audio to a Presentation
Topic B: Add Video to a Presentation
Topic C: Customize Animations and Transitions

Lesson 5: Collaborating on a Presentation
Topic A: Review a Presentation
Topic B: Store and Share Presentations on the Web

Lesson 6: Customizing a Slide Show
Topic A: Annotate a Presentation
Topic B: Set Up a Slide Show
Topic C: Create a Custom Slide Show
Topic D: Add Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
Topic E: Record a Presentation

Lesson 7: Securing and Distributing a Presentation
Topic A: Secure a Presentation
Topic B: Broadcast a Slide Show
Topic C: Create a Video or a CD

Appendix A: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Exam 77-422
Appendix B: Microsoft PowerPoint Common Keyboard Shortcuts

$159

8:30 - 4:30 pm

Lunch is on your own
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

10% discount for University of Arkansas Faculty, Staff, Current Students, and Alumni Association Members. Status will be verified and the appropriate rate will be applied.

Capacity: 12 face-to-face students is the maximum per class.


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