Ultimate Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint for All Levels
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If you need to up-skill for your job or looking to land one, then this PowerPoint training will get you there!
4.5 (1,126 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
22,426 students enrolled
Created by Jed Guinto
Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Complete startup and design of a presentation in the first section so you can use it immediately
  • Design Themes
  • AutoSaving Features for Safeguarding
  • Image styling and artistic effects
  • Template Customization and Creation
  • Font and Paragraph formatting
  • How to get FREE templates
  • How to upload videos
  • Do's and Don't of Presenting
  • Quick Access Toolbar and Productivity Training via Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Transitions and Animations - Delay and Click Activated
  • Table Construction and Formatting
  • Chart Design using PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel Chart Import
  • Review Functions
  • Master Views and Whole Template Quick Editing
  • Header and Footer Customization
  • Printing Layout Options
  • Document Emailing and Sharing
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Requirements
  • Paper and pen to take notes
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or later
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later to generate table data for some sections
  • Access to a computer and Internet
  • No prior knowledge required
Description

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

  1. Are you a business professional needing to up-skill?
  2. Are you struggling to get a pay-rise and/or promotion?
  3. Are you a recent graduate with an empty looking resume and no job experience?
  4. Have you recently been laid off, fired or had a contract end?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above then having “Expert Microsoft Office Skills” will get you closer to your goal of either landing your first job, a new job or progressing further in your current role. Here's why. 

The job market has never been more volatile. Statistically, people are changing jobs more often now than they ever have before and that also means people are also losing jobs to newcomers who are far more skilled. So if you’re not up-skilling, you’re falling behind. It’s scary I know. I’ve experienced this myself.

A study released by Microsoft and the IDC showed that among 14.6 million job postings, proficiency in Microsoft Office was ranked 2nd as the most desired skills by employers leading up to 2020. Microsoft Office proficiency ranked higher than Project Management skills, Sales Experience, Time Management, Analytical Skills, Interpersonal Skills and Work Ethics.

This is because we live in the digital age, meaning employers are looking for proficient data handlers who process data faster, are more data-organised and can communicate effectively via digital channels. These are skills everyone should have no matter the discipline because they are transferable skills. It makes you more adaptable and more valuable in the long-term. This brings us back to Microsoft Office. It is the oldest, most well-known, most affordable and most trusted data management tool available and hence everyone uses it. So to be noticed and taken seriously in your job or job application, proficiency in these programs is compulsory.

 

ONLINE TRAINING AND THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS

One of the most common problems with online learning content is that there is so much of it now and it’s difficult to know where to start or who to turn to. Many go the YouTube route and piece together videos from hundreds of tutorials from hundreds of tutors hoping to become an expert at the end of it all. This simply won’t happen and will just waste your time.

Many take the route you’re about to take, they decide to enroll in an online training course. Many charge hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars for their courses which is simply unaffordable for university students, recent graduates, the unemployed or those looking for a career change. That is the reason why I have decided to keep this course as low as possible even though I’m offering substantially more content than most of my competitors here on Udemy.

 

COURSE DELIVERY STYLE

I have been using Microsoft Office for over 20 years. I know the in’s and out’s and the simplest ways of doing things. My delivery philosophy is simple, if I can’t get a 6 year old to follow along and understand, than I’m not teaching correctly. I hate complicated language and so do you. Nobody likes trainers who focus on impressing rather than teaching and giving value to students. That is also why my lecture videos are as short as can be and divided into small sections for easy consumption. So you won’t get unnecessary chit chat or nonsense. I also assume that all my students are near-sighted and as such, I use a special software tool that allows me to draw on the screen to show exactly what I’m about to press as well as zoom in on small area’s so you don’t miss a thing.


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS COURSE

I built this course so that you can immediately use PowerPoint once you finish the first section. It contains all the basic elements you need to build and present your presentation. Following that section, each section will get progressively harder until you become an expert. I will show you:

  1. All basic elements of PowerPoint slide design
  2. Image Control and Manipulation, Artistic Effects, Shapes and SmartArt
  3. How to help yourself when you encounter a specific problem
  4. Standard Printing, PDF Printing Options, Email and Sharing
  5. Quick Access Toolbar Setup, Productivity Techniques and Keyboard Shortcuts
  6. Slides Transitions, Object Animations and Complete Effect Customization
  7. Post Review Functions including Spell Checking, Thesaurus, Researching, Window Duplication and Password Protection Protocols
  8. Video Uploading from your Computer and YouTube, Video Trimming, Audio Recordings and Screen Casting
  9. Presentations Do’s and Don’ts which teaches you Slide Design and Structure, Sequencing, Logistics and Communication Tips
  10. Table Design, Object Linking and Excel Connections
  11. Complete Chart Design including Elements, Styling and Control
  12. Header and Footer Design for Document Tracking
  13. Master Views for Template Control
  14. And much more……


ABOUT ME

  1. Member of the Udemy Council
  2. Co-Founded Paperclip Learning which teaches Microsoft Office
  3. Over 60,000 students and over 17,000 students for this course alone
  4. Over 130,000 enrollments
  5. Over 5,000 Positive Reviews and over 1,000 Reviews for this course
  6. Over 20 courses on Udemy

Teaching is my passion and my creative outlet. I have been using the Microsoft Office package since I was a child and have been using it consistently throughout my life. My teaching experiences span from teaching primary school students, high school students, university graduates and business professionals. Professionally, I am trained in Aerospace Engineering, Database Design and Business Analytics.


TESTIMONIALS

Yu Hui Jun Yu - The courses are simply amazing and I can learn them rapidly. The hints presented were also very useful. I like the 'mini-lesson' format. Fast and efficient. The instructor's direction is very detailed and easy to understand. I can immediately start using this program. Thanks!

Narayanan Krishnamoorthy - Perfect and to the point...the instructor doesn’t waste time and gets to the point quickly!!

Lala Darchinova - I've been looking for this kind of course for ages! And finally I find it. Short, comprehensive and absolutely interesting! Thank you for the work you are doing.

Spencer Berkman - Extremely knowledgeable and clear on instructions.

E Frank - Simple to learn techniques and instructor made it all really easy. Thank you!

Parth Gandhi - I learned techniques in a very short time...no need to google and waste time finding the perfect approach.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course has content for all levels. It has been designed to take you from complete beginner to mastery
  • People from any country
  • People of all ages
  • Professionals who work in teams
Compare to Other PowerPoint Courses
Curriculum For This Course
112 Lectures
05:31:23
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:13
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Building a Simple Presentation from Start to Finish
20 Lectures 01:08:58
Opening, Saving and Closing your PowerPoint File
04:18


Saving Changes to your File
01:06

Slide Layouts - Inserting, Changing, Resetting and Deleting Slides
03:00

Formatting Text - Font Type and Font Size
05:17


Undo Function in case you make mistakes
02:30

Formatting - Bullet Points, Indents, Paragraph Spacing
06:59


The Fourth Justification
01:34

Hey there, before you begin this video be sure to download the image file.

Preview 06:16

Large Image Pasting Issue and Zooming
03:58

Cutting, Copying, Pasting and Duplicating
04:21



Playing your Presentation
02:18



How to get Free templates from Microsoft
03:08

My Finished File Available for Download
00:12
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Images, Artistic Effects, Shapes and SmartArt
18 Lectures 44:56

Luna Image File Download
00:03


Shapes - Text Boxes, Styling and Formatting
04:01

Shapes - Text Box Colouring, Fills and Outlines
01:50


Additional Shapes - Big Arrows, Yellow Handles and Callouts
02:47



Image Layering - Bring to Front and Back
02:09

Group Images - Multi-Object Cursor, Grouping, Ungrouping and Subgrouping
04:24

Picture Styling - Borders, Frames and Customization
01:52



SmartArt - Colours, Accents and Styles
01:58

SmartArt Layout Changes and Text Colouring
02:37


Enjoy my Working File!
00:21
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How to help yourself using PowerPoint Help and Google
3 Lectures 06:44

Google search to find potential solutions
03:04

You could always ask me for help if you need it :)
01:21
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Printing and Email
5 Lectures 11:03
Workfiles and Output File Examples
00:09

Introduction
01:20


Printing to Portable Document Format (PDF)
04:19

Emailing your Document using Microsoft Outlook
02:06
+
Quick Access Toolbar, Menu Tab Minimization Trick and Quick Text Formatting
4 Lectures 11:15
+
Transitions and Animations
12 Lectures 25:07

Here's the work file so you can follow along
00:10


Transition Slides - Sounds, Duration and Apply to All
02:03

Transition Slides - Timing on Mouse Click or Delayed
01:53

Object Animation - Apply to Text, Preview, Effect Options and Removal
01:42


Object Animation - Animation Pane, Single Line Option, Sequence and Order
05:08

Object Animation - Object Start On Click or With/After Previous
02:09

Object Animation - Triggers and Interactions
03:09


My Work File for you to play with!
00:18
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Review Functions
8 Lectures 20:30
Introduction - What you'll be learning
00:36


Spell Check - Ignoring, Changing and Adding
04:30

Thesaurus
01:51


Ruler, Gridlines and Guides
04:05

New Window Function - Seeing Multiple Slides at Once
02:48

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Uploading your Videos, YouTube Videos, Audio Recordings and Screen Recordings
10 Lectures 18:44
Uploading a Video from your PC
02:26


Trimming your Video Start and Ends
01:20

Bookmarks and Fades
02:16

Extra Video Options - Full Screen Play, Volume, Loops and Rewinds
01:41


Video Style Editing
02:16

Upload a Video frm YouTube
02:01


Screen Recording
01:31
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Creating Tables and Formatting Them
9 Lectures 29:13
Creating Tables using PowerPoint and Excel
01:26


Importing an Excel already built Spreadsheet using Objects
03:41

Table Formatting - Table Styles, Options, Fills, Borders and Effects
04:11


Row and Column Height, Merging and Splitting, Margins
03:13

Gridlines, Draw Table and Eraser Functions
04:29


Creating Table Data in Excel and Sending it Over
02:30
6 More Sections
About the Instructor
Jed Guinto
4.4 Average rating
5,655 Reviews
74,150 Students
20 Courses
+70,000 Students, +5,000 Reviews, Professional Trainer

WHAT UDEMY HAS SAID ABOUT MY COURSES:

'We looked at some data + feedback from your courses and found you ranked in the top group of instructors on Udemy! Students love taking courses from instructors they trust!'


PC MAG:

'Jed Guinto is something of an Udemy wunderkind!'

'There are all-stars, such as Mr. Guinto, who do well by any metric!'


ACHIEVEMENTS:

  1. Member of the Udemy Council
  2. Over 70,000 students
  3. Over 130,000 enrollments
  4. Over 5,000 Positive Reviews


WHAT MY STUDENTS SAY ABOUT ME:

Yu Hui Jun Yu - The courses are simply amazing and I can learn them rapidly. The hints presented were also very useful. I like the 'mini-lesson' format. Fast and efficient. The instructor's direction is very detailed and easy to understand. I can immediately start using this program. Thanks! 

Narayanan Krishnamoorthy - Perfect and to the point...the instructor doesn’t waste time and gets to the point quickly!!

Lala Darchinova - I've been looking for this kind of course for ages! And finally I find it. Short, comprehensive and absolutely interesting! Thank you for the work you are doing.

Spencer Berkman - Extremely knowledgeable and clear on instructions.

E Frank - Simple to learn techniques and instructor made it all really easy. Thank you!

Parth Gandhi - I learned techniques in a very short time...no need to google and waste time finding the perfect approach.


BIOGRAPHY:

Jed Guinto has an academic background in Aerospace Engineering, System/Database Design, Computer Programming and High Density Data Analysis. He has an Advanced Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with Honours and a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management. He has been trained by some of the brightest and innovative minds in Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Computer Engineering in the world.

In 2011 he traveled to Augsburg, Germany as an Aerospace Engineer and performed Structural Strength Analysis on aircraft's such as the Airbus A320, A330, A340, A350 and the Boeing 747 and developed his programming and automation skills. 

In 2012 he returned to Australia to tutor and mentor underprivileged and disadvantaged school students in physics, english, biology, chemistry and mathematics.

From 2013-14 he was employed by Ford Motor Company as the Asia Pacific and Africa Tooling Systems Engineer. Programs and Databases he developed have been utilized in several countries. During this time, he began teaching Excel online. 

In 2015, he was awarded the ARC Discovery Grant Scholarship to pursue his study into Nonlinear Vibro-Acoustics for aircraft carbon-composite applications. Part of experience involved working under former NASA Ames Senior Research Engineer Dr. Jon Watmuff in teaching Computational Engineer Analysis methods to undergraduate students. Surveys from the students he taught had a satisfaction rating of 94%. 

In 2016, he founded Paperclip Learning which teaches Microsoft Excel online. 

In 2017, he worked at Careers Training Group, an organisation focused on Aged Care and Early Childhood training. His main role was to develop analytic systems to connect people with technology.