The Beginning Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

If you wish to prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam 77-422: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013, this course will help you build the skills and knowledge you need.

  • Step-by-step video demonstrations
  • Companion eBook with 252 pages of detailed instructions
  • Sample presentations and images
  • Practice, Quizzes and Skill Test

All materials for this program are available online.

The following resources are available to download throughout the lessons:

  • Beginning Guide to Microsoft® PowerPoint 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Beginning Sample files

With this comprehensive, performance-based certification preparation online program, you can build and validate your business computer skills using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 software. You'll cover basic through advanced topics. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to earn your certification and gain an important edge in today's competitive job market.

In Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint, you will cover important topics, including how to:

  • Learn how to navigate the online course and submit your assignments
  • Learn PowerPoint basics: Entering text in presentations
  • Know how to work with Text Boxes, Format Shapes and apply Themes
  • Insert, format and adjust Pictures with the Picture Tools
  • Insert and format Shapes and SmartArt to create an effective presentation
  • Practice how to create Photo Albums and change the Views


This Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Certification Training Program is part of the Microsoft Business Certification program: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). MOS certification is the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office 2013 suite. Students who wish to prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam 77-422:Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 will find beginning through advanced lessons that demonstrate these required MOS topics.

This course teaches the objectives for the following certification tests:
PowerPoint® 2013: Exam 77-422,

What are the requirements?

  • To enroll in the Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 program, you should have basic computer skills and should be comfortable using an Internet browser and selecting commands from a menu or toolbar.
  • You should be able to manage files, including saving, updating, and backing up files.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Enter Text and use baasic text formatting
  • Add, modify and adjust Pictures
  • Use Themes and modify Templates
  • Create and edit Shapes and SmartArt
  • Create a PowerPoint presentation that tells the story in text and images

What is the target audience?

  • This program is for you if you are an office worker, manager, entrepreneur, or other professional who wants to start using advanced Microsoft Office skills immediately at college or at work.
  • This program is also suitable for you if you are looking to learn about this software and expand your job possibilities.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Microsoft PowerPoint: Getting Started
02:44

Welcome to our course! In this lesson you can learn how to:

Navigate our course
Find the Downloads in the Resources
Use the eBooks and Sample files

All materials for this program are available online.

The following resources are available to download throughout the lessons:

  • Beginning Guide to Microsoft® PowerPoint 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Beginning Sample files
11:04
Project: A simple presentation that demonstrates how to edit text on slides

PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Use the Home Ribbon to add a new slide.

2. Enter Text on a slide.

3. Use the Font Group to format the Text: Bold, Italic, Underline, and Color.

4. Use the Font Group to modify the type face.

5. Modify the Font Size: Increase and Decrease.

6. Find More Font Options.

Section 2: Microsoft PowerPoint: Creating Presentations
12:57
Project: A presentation that uses custom text editing with the Paragraph options

Beginning PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Review the Spelling and Mini Toolbar options.

2. Locate the Outline and use the Home Ribbon to add new slides to the Outline View.

3. Use the Paragraph Group to format the Bullets.

4. Modify the Bullets and choose a different symbol.

5. Use the Paragraph Group to change the indentation on the bulleted lists.

6. Format and modify a Numbered List.

7. Edit the Line Spacing between the paragraphs.

8. Modify the Text Alignment, Direction and position within a Text Box.

09:45
Project: A simple presentation that uses the Drawing tools to format 4 slides

Beginning PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Identify and use the Drawing tools to apply formatting to a Text Box.

2. Format the Text Box with Quick Styles.

3. Create a custom Text Box by editing the Shape Fill with Color, Gradient, Texture, Patterns and Pictures.

4. Format the Color, Weight and Style of the Text Box Outline.

5. Work with Shape Effects: Shadow, Glow, and 3D Rotation.

Section 3: Microsoft PowerPoint: Working with Graphics
10:54
Project: A PowerPoint slide show that uses pictures to tell the story

Beginning PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Use the Picture Tools Ribbon to format the Picture Styles.

2. Modify the Picture Borders and Picture Effects.

3. Crop and Resize a picture.

4. Apply image Corrections such as Soften/Sharpen, Brightness/Contrast, Artistic Effects

08:40
Project: A presentation that uses SmartArt to add interactive graphics

Beginning PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Control the AutoCorrect options for a Placeholder, such as a Text Box.

2. Use the Design Ribbon to Promote and Demote bullet levels in a SmartArt graphic.

3. Identify and use the SmartArt Tools to edit a SmartArt graphic.

4. Change the SmartArt: Add more Shapes, Reorder the Shapes, and change the Layout.

Section 4: Microsoft PowerPoint: BONUS!
09:10
Project: An animated presentation that includes linked (YouTube) and embedded videos

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Use the Video Play Ribbon to adjust the playback options.

2. Trim a video and edit the Fade in and out.

3. Apply a Style to a video or audio content.

4. Link to video on YouTube.

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Instructor Biography

Elizabeth Nofs, The Computer Mama

Expert in Instructional Technology and Online Learning

Incredible ability to teach technology

Developed a successful method for teaching visually that is based on observation, orientation and notation. The method is very effect for teaching concepts and skills.

I have taught Microsoft Office Certification Exam preparation course for Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 programs. The books that I wrote for these course met the Microsoft Vendor of Approved Courseware for the Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007(MCAS).

There are over 60 Computer Mama courses available through ed2go and World Education.

During the summer, Alex and I participate in the High School Career Challenge. It is a program for students with Asperger's Syndrome (autism) that focuses on job skills and training. We developed a Flash animation course that teaches the students how to create banner ads.

I enjoy teaching Microsoft Office and look forward to working with you. eBeth

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