The Complete Guide to PowerPoint

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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

The Complete Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Beginning through Advanced

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 (PDF)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Beginning Sample files

  • Advanced Guide to Microsoft® PowerPoint 2013 (PDF)
  • 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 learn 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

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

  • Use Tables and Spreadsheets to display data in a presentation
  • Learn how to add, format and edit Charts with the Chart Tools and Quick Clicks
  • Learn how to design Slide Masters and apply slide Transitions
  • Apply Animations to images in a slide show and edit the timing
  • Add videos to a PowerPoint presentation and trim the media
  • Practice Delivering Presentations with the Presenter’s Tools
  • Use the Review Tools to Proof and Protect Presentations
  • Learn Options for saving and sharing PowerPoint presentations


The 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.
  • This program can only be taken on a PC. It is not compatible with a Mac. It is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. You need a high-speed Internet connection and an e-mail account. You should also have Microsoft Office 2013 already installed: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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
  • Use Tables and Spreadsheets to display data in a presentation
  • Learn how to add, format and edit Charts with the Chart Tools and Quick Clicks
  • Learn how to design Slide Masters and apply slide Transitions
  • Apply Animations to images in a slide show and edit the timing
  • Add videos to a PowerPoint presentation and trim the media
  • Practice Delivering Presentations with the Presenter’s Tools

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 PowerPoint skills immediately.
  • 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?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
02:44

The Complete Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Beginning Through Advanced

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 294 pages of detailed instructions
  • Sample presentations and images
  • Practice, Quizzes and Skill Test

All materials for this program are available online in the Resources.

The following resources are available to download throughout the lessons:

  • Beginning Guide to Microsoft® PowerPoint 2013 (PDF)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Beginning Sample files

  • Advanced Guide to Microsoft® PowerPoint 2013 (PDF)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Advanced 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.

7. Save a file in the pptx file format as well as the legacy ppt file format.

Section 2: 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: 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

5. Manipulate images: Compress, Change or Reset and Remove Background.

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.

5. Convert the SmartArt to Text or Shapes.

Section 4: Advanced PowerPoint: Tables, Charts and Spreadsheets
10:54
Project: A sample presentation that includes a table and an Excel Chart.

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Use the Table Tools Ribbon to construct and modify Tables.

2. Modify the Rows & Columns in a Table with Borders, Shading and Effects.

3. Merge and Split Cells and modify the Cell Size.

4. Distribute and Arrange Rows, Columns and Tables.

5. Insert a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into a PowerPoint presentation and edit the data

12:21
Project: A simple presentation that includes Charts and introduces the Chart Tools.

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Insert and modify Charts in PowerPoint.

2. Use the Chart Elements to format the Chart Title, Axis Title and Data Table.

3. Format the Axes and the Gridlines.

4. Use the Chart Tools to change the Chart Type, edit the Chart data, and apply Chart Styles.

5. Use the Format Ribbon to Resize a Chart and edit the Position on the slide

Section 5: Advanced PowerPoint: Transitions and Animation!
14:21
Project: An animated presentation that includes Slide Masters and Slide Transitions

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Create a Master Slide.

2. Use the Drawing Tools to create, resize, and position graphics on a Master Slide.

3. Apply Styles, Borders and Effects to a graphic.

4. Add Transitions to a Slide Show.

5. Modify the Transitions with Sound and Timing

09:17
Project: A slide show that uses Animation and Custom Animation

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Use the Animations Ribbon to create an Entrance and and Exit.

2. Edit the Animation Effect and change the direction of the animation.

3. Change the timing and start options.

4. Create a Motion Path!

09:10
Project: An animated presentation that includes 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. Use the Video Format Ribbon to size and arrange the multimedia content

Section 6: Advanced PowerPoint: Sharing and Collaboration
10:24

Project: This lesson demonstrates how to show a PowerPoint presentation.

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Use the Presentation Tools to add pen and highlighter annotations.

2. Set up a Slide Show, play narrations and show the Media Controls.

3. Rehearse, adjust and use timings in a slide show.

4. Record a Slide Show

12:02
Project: Practice the Review options with a sample presentation.

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Use the Proofing tools on the Review Ribbon: Spelling, Research and Thesaurus.

2. Insert, Edit and Delete Comments.

3. Use Show Markup to make the Comments visible or hidden.

4. Compare two presentations and accept or reject the differences.

5. Protect a presentation with a password and mark your work as final.

10:05
Project: A new presentation to practice the print settings and review Save & Send options.

Advanced PowerPoint Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

1. Create Handouts, Outlines, Speaker Notes and adjust the Print Settings in the Backstage View.

2. Save a presentation in different file formats, including an OpenDocument Presentation (odp).

3. Save a presentation as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file or a Microsoft XPS file.


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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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