PowerPoint 501 – Microsoft PowerPoint Bootcamp

Class Description
This 2-day Microsoft PowerPoint Bootcamp is a discounted combination of PowerPoint 101 and PowerPoint 301. Participants will gain significant professional expertise in using PowerPoint for creating powerful and sophisticated presentations and training content for both live and online use.

Course Benefits
With our 2-day intensive Microsoft PowerPoint Bootcamp, participants will leave not only having attained a comprehensive understanding of the program, but also an increased familiarity that will serve as a foundation for continued growth and development. Students will see their presentations and media projects come to vibrant life.

Who Should Attend

  • Information workers
  • Elearning content creators
  • Social media content creators
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Training and HR departments

Suggested Prerequisites
Basic computer skills

Certifications, Exams, and Continuing Education
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
PowerPoint: Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills

Microsoft Exam 77-729
Note: Microsoft Office Specialist exams are provided by a third-party vendor. Register for an exam at Certiport’s website.

Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program. Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers.*

If you are pursuing the higher level Microsoft Office Specialist Expert and Microsoft Office Specialist Master certifications, becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in PowerPoint is a great entry point.

* Anderson, Cushing, and John F. Gantz. Skills Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need. IDC/Microsoft. October 2013.

Course Outline

  • Create and manage presentations
    • Create a presentation
      • Create a new presentation, create a presentation based on a template, import Word document outlines
    • Insert and format slides
      • Insert specific slide layouts; duplicate existing slides; hide and unhide slides; delete slides; apply a different slide layout; modify individual slide backgrounds; insert slide headers, footers, and page numbers
    • Modify slides, handouts, and notes
      • Change the slide master theme or background, modify slide master content, create a slide layout, modify a slide layout, modify the handout master, modify the notes master
    • Order and group slides
      • Create sections, modify slide order, rename sections
    • Change presentation options and views
      • Change slide size, change views of a presentation, set file properties
    • Configure a presentation for print
      • Print all or part of a presentation; print notes pages; print handouts; print in color, grayscale, or black and white
    • Configure and present a slide show
      • Create custom slide shows, configure slide show options, rehearse slide show timing, present a slide show by using Presenter View
  • Insert and format text, shapes, and images
    • Insert and format text
      • Insert text on a slide, apply formatting and styles to text, apply WordArt styles to text, format text in multiple columns, create bulleted and numbered lists, insert hyperlinks
    • Insert and format shapes and text boxes
      • Insert or replace shapes, insert text boxes, resize shapes and text boxes, format shapes and text boxes, apply styles to shapes and text boxes
    • Insert and format images
      • Insert images, resize and crop images, apply styles and effects
    • Order and group objects
      • Order objects, align objects, group objects, display alignment tools
  • Insert tables, charts, SmartArt, and media
    • Insert and format tables
      • Create a table, insert and delete table rows and columns, apply table styles, import a table
    • Insert and format charts
      • Create a chart, import a chart, change the Chart Type, add a legend to a chart, change the chart style of a chart
    • Insert and format SmartArt graphics
      • Create SmartArt graphics, convert lists to SmartArt graphics, add shapes to SmartArt graphics, reorder shapes in SmartArt graphics, change the color of SmartArt graphics
    • Insert and manage media
      • Insert audio and video clips, configure media playback options, adjust media window size, set the video start and stop time, set media timing options
  • Apply transitions and animations
    • Apply slide transitions
      • Insert slide transitions, set transition effect options
    • Animate slide content
      • Apply animations to objects, apply animations to text, set animation effect options, set animation paths
    • Set timing for transitions and animations
      • Set transition effect duration, configure transition start and finish options, reorder animations on a slide
  • Manage multiple presentations
    • Merge content from multiple presentations
      • Insert slides from another presentation, compare two presentations, insert comments, review comments
    • Finalize presentations
      • Protect a presentation, inspect a presentation, proof a presentation, preserve presentation content, export presentations to other formats

This bundle/workshop provides a significant discount off of our regular pricing. Our standard policy for all bundled workshops is that once one of the classes in the bundle, package or workshop is attended, no refunds are available for unused portions of the bundle. Student rescheduling is available under our regular policies.

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.