PowerPoint 2013: Office Certification Series
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PowerPoint 2013: Office Certification Series

This course will prepare you to take and pass the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2013 exam. Get Certified today!
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Created by Justin Crompton
Last updated 7/2013
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create better and cleaner presentations
  • Learn PowerPoint Don'ts
  • Practice and master skills measured on the Office Specialist PowerPoint 2013 exam
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  • PowerPoint 2013- either a desktop copy or using Office 365. The web app will NOT work for this course.

This course is the first in a series that covers the new Microsoft Office Specialist exam format for 2013. The new exams are completely different!

PowerPoint 2013: Office Certification Series covers the PowerPoint 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist Exam #77-422 exam from Microsoft. By passing this exam and earning a Microsoft certification you become part of the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) network which will enhance job opportunities and could increase pay as well.

With the course you will receive practice materials and the skills needed to pass the PowerPoint 2013 exam. This course should take you only a few days to complete.There are 6 sections in this course, and each lecture is tied directly to one or more skill measures as defined by Microsoft.

This course covers every objective listed by Microsoft and a few skills that are not, but are considered valuable knowledge. Mail merge for example is not covered on the exam, but is a huge time saver when having to compose form letters to multiple recipients.

To register for the exam please visit Microsoft's exam provider Certiport and purchase an exam voucher. The website is www.certiport.com. Select Register in the upper right corner, to begin the process. When asked what your purpose is answer "Take an Exam." Then register for the Microsoft exams. Now you are all set to visit a Certiport testing center to take your exam!

Once you pass the exam, you will receive an exam certification and access to the Microsoft Certified Professional website which offers a wealth of benefits.

Who is the target audience?
  • Business professional, students, teachers, or anyone who makes to create better presentations while learnings the skills required to pass the PowerPoint 2013 certification exam.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:58
Welcome to Office 2013 Certification Series: PowerPoint!
Preview 02:58
PowerPoint Basics
5 Lectures 37:09
This video presentation covers the new exam format used for the Office Specialist 2013 exams.
Preview 03:25

This lesson describes the ribbon and Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013. Certification objectives such as document properties and document options are covered.
Preview 14:20

This presentation describes the nine different slide layouts available in PowerPoint 2013 and also discusses Section Headers briefly.
Slide Layouts

All about the Design Ribbon Tab in PowerPoint 2013.
Presentation Design

This presentation discusses the Slide Show Ribbon Tab in PowerPoint 2013.
Slide Shows
Slide Content
8 Lectures 55:07
Overview of the Insert Ribbon Tab, Inserting Pictures, and Picture Format options in PowerPoint 2013.
Insert Ribbon Tab Overview and Picture Optons

Photo Albums in PowerPoint 2013
Photo Albums

SmartArt in PowerPoint. Please make sure to download the Smart Art video in Supplementary materials.  Far more detail is given using Word as an example. The options are identical in PowerPoint.


Charts in PowerPoint 2013. Make sure to view the Charts presentation in the Supplementary Material for more detail on Charts.

Complete the SmartArt Chart Practice PDF document for practice of the skills you have learned thus far. The image needed and a sample of the completed presentation are also included.

How to create and edit tables in PowerPoint 2013.


Headers and Footers in PowerPoint 2013
Headers and Footers

Using slide masters in PowerPoint 2013 to allow the use of multiple themes.
Slide Masters

Audio and Video in PowerPoint 2013.
Audio and Video
Transitions and Animations
2 Lectures 21:08
Transitions and slide timings- a discussion of the Transitions ribbon tab in PowerPoint 2013.
Slide Transitions

Animations in PowerPoint 2013
Presentation Basics
0 Lectures 00:00
Get Certified!
2 Lectures 01:57

Final practice instructions for the PowerPoint certification exam. All files needed are in Supplementary Materials.

Final Practice
4 pages

Steps to getting registered on Certiport.
Certiport Info
About the Instructor
Justin Crompton
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405 Students
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Microsoft Certified Trainer

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and instructor at a early college high school, I possess the skills and knowledge to help students be successful and meet their goal of certification. I will not teach a course that I am not certified in. I currently hold the following certifications:

Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Word & Excel 2007
Microsoft Office Specialist Master 2010 (Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7 Configuring
Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Desktop Support 7
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows 7
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows OS, Networking Fundamentals, Server Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals
CompTIA A+

I strive to provide the best possible instruction to all students in an easy to understand format by using a combination of materials: PowerPoints, practice exercises, videos, etc. I am also contracted by NC DPI (Department of Public Instruction) to write curriculum for the state of North Carolina for use in the public schools. Finally, I have online teaching experience working with the North Carolina Virtual Public School.