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Overview

This Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 MOS Certification Training course helps prepare students to take the PowerPoint 2016 certification exam 77-729.

This course has been tested and approved by ProCert labs, the official tester of Microsoft courseware. The course has been found to meet the highest industry standards of instructional quality.

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Goals
  1. Start and end a PowerPoint session.
  2. Edit a presentation.
  3. Create different types of slides.
  4. Use the Outline tab.
  5. Add Clipart to a slide.
  6. Format slides and use templates.
  7. Use the Slide Sorter to reorganize a presentation.
  8. Apply Tables and Charts to a presentation.
  9. Print various components of a presentation.
  10. Run a slide show.
  11. Create customized presentations with templates.
  12. Add special effects.
  13. Use the slide, notes, and handout masters.
  14. Create, edit, and import charts.
  15. Manage hyperlinks.
  16. Create custom shows.
  17. Secure and share presentations.
Outline
  1. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
    1. Starting Microsoft PowerPoint
    2. Normal View
    3. Creating a Presentation
    4. Saving a Document
      1. Maintain Backward Compatibility
    5. Importing a File
    6. The Status Bar
    7. Closing a Presentation
    8. Exercise: Creating a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  2. The Ribbon
    1. The Ribbon
    2. Tabs
    3. Groups
    4. Commands
    5. Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon
  3. The Quick Access Toolbar
    1. Adding Common Commands
    2. Adding More Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    3. Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    4. Placement
    5. Exercise: Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  4. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    1. Introduction to the Backstage View
    2. Opening a Presentation
    3. Exercise: Opening a Presentation
    4. New Presentations and Presentation Templates
    5. Exercise: Creating an Agenda Using a Template
    6. Modifying Presentation Properties
    7. Adding Your Name to Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Formatting Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    1. Selecting a Slide Layout
    2. Adding Text
    3. Adding Text from a Text File or Word Outline
    4. Editing Text
    5. Formatting Text
    6. Formatting Text as WordArt
    7. Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
    8. Formatting Text Placeholders
      1. Formatting Text into Columns
    9. Adding Slides to a Presentation
      1. Duplicating an Existing Slide
      2. Deleting Slides
      3. Hiding Slides
    10. Arranging Slides
    11. Exercise: Formatting Text
  6. Working with Images
    1. Adding Images to a Slide
    2. Inserting a Picture
    3. Inserting Clip Art
    4. Capturing and Inserting a Screenshot
    5. Editing an Image
    6. Formatting Images
      1. Adding Effects to an Image
    7. Applying a Style and Cropping an Image
    8. Grouping and Ungrouping Images
    9. Arranging Images
    10. Adding Shapes
      1. Apply Borders to a Shape
      2. Modify Shape Backgrounds
      3. Aligning and Grouping Shapes
      4. Apply Styles to a Shape
      5. Create a Custom Shape
      6. Displaying Gridlines for Shapes
      7. Adding Text to Shapes in Columns
    11. Exercise:Working with Images and Shapes
  7. Working with Tables and Charts
    1. Inserting a Table
    2. Formatting Tables
    3. Importing Tables from External Sources
    4. Exercise:Working with a Table
    5. Inserting a Chart
    6. Formatting a Chart
      1. Modifying Chart Type
      2. Adding Legends to Charts
      3. Modifying Number of Rows and Columns
    7. Importing Charts from External Sources
    8. Exercise:Working with Charts
  8. Finalizing Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    1. Checking Spelling
    2. Accessing Different Views of a Presentation
      1. Changing the View to Grayscale
      2. Changing Page Setup Options
    3. Exercise: Viewing the Presentation
    4. Organizing a Presentation in Sections
      1. Inserting Section Headers
    5. Adding Transitions to Slides
      1. Adding Multiple Transitions
      2. Modifying Transition Options
    6. Adding Speaker Notes
      1. Printing Speaker Notes
    7. Running a Slide Show
      1. Configuring Slideshow Resolution
    8. Printing a Presentation
      1. Printing Selections
      2. Printing in Grayscale
    9. Exercise: Finalizing Your Presentation
  9. Microsoft PowerPoint Features that Were New in 2013
    1. Presenter View Changes
    2. Object Smart Guides
    3. Exercise: Using PowerPoint Smart Guides
  10. Features New in 2016
    1. The Tell Me Tab
  11. Customizing Presentations
    1. Applying a Theme
      1. Previewing and Selecting a Theme
      2. Customizing a Theme
      3. Saving a Custom Theme
      4. Setting a Default Theme
    2. Applying a Background Style
      1. Apply a Built-in Background Style
      2. Modify Slide Backgrounds
      3. Create and Apply a Background Style
    3. Adding a Footer
      1. Controlling Page Numbers
    4. Arranging and Printing Sections
      1. Using Sections
      2. Removing Sections
      3. Printing Sections
    5. Exercise 1: Adding a Background Image
  12. Presentation Masters
    1. Working with the Slide Master
    2. Slide Layouts
    3. Formatting Slide Masters and Layouts
    4. Adding a Watermark to Your Presentation
    5. Adding Slide Numbers Using the Slide Master
    6. Inserting a New Slide Master
    7. Preserving a Slide Master
    8. Modifying the Notes Master
    9. Modifying the Handout Master
    10. Adding a Header and Footer to Notes and Handouts
    11. Exercise 2: Using the Slide Master
  13. Working with Special Effects
    1. Animating Text and Objects
    2. Working with the Animation Painter
    3. Setting Animation Timing
    4. Animating a Chart
    5. Exercise 3: Applying Special Effects to a Presentation
  14. Using SmartArt
    1. Inserting SmartArt Graphics
    2. Modifying SmartArt Graphics
    3. Resizing/Repositioning a SmartArt Object
      1. Resize a SmartArt Shape
      2. Reverse Direction
      3. Resize a SmartArt Graphic
      4. Reposition a SmartArt Graphic
    4. Inserting Text into a SmartArt Object
      1. Creating SmartArt from a List
    5. Formatting Text in a SmartArt Object
    6. Adding Shapes to a SmartArt Object
    7. Ungrouping SmartArt Objects
    8. Exercise 4: Working with SmartArt
  15. Multimedia
    1. Creating a Photo Album
    2. Adding Captions
    3. Applying a Theme to Your Album
    4. Customizing an Album
    5. Exercise 5: Creating and Modifying a Photo Album
    6. Inserting Sounds and Video
    7. Inserting a Sound File
    8. Inserting a Video File
    9. Adjusting Media Window Size
    10. Inserting a YouTube Video
      1. Editing Media Clips
      2. Editing an Audio Clip
      3. Editing a Video Clip
    11. Link to External Media
    12. Exercise 6: Adding a Sound Clip to a Presentation
  16. Setting up the Slide Show
    1. Setting up a Custom Show
      1. Configuring Slide Show Resolution
    2. Creating a Hyperlink
    3. Adding an Action Button
    4. Jumping to Another Presentation
    5. Exercise 7: Presenting a Custom Show
    6. Using Rehearse Timings
    7. Navigating within a Slide Show
    8. Annotating a Presentation
    9. Creating a Presenter-Independent Slide Show
    10. Setting Up a Slide Show to Repeat Automatically
    11. Exercise 8: Preparing the Slide Show
  17. Outlines and Slides
    1. Exporting Notes and Handouts to Word
      1. Setting Handout Print Options
    2. Exporting an Outline to Word
    3. Saving a Presentation as an Outline
    4. Saving a Slide as a Graphic
    5. Exercise 9: Exporting an Outline to Word
  18. Managing Multiple Presentations
    1. Merging Multiple Presentations
    2. Reusing Slides from Other Presentations
    3. Viewing Multiple Presentations
    4. Tracking Changes in PowerPoint
      1. Discarding Changes from Specific Users
      2. Managing Comments
    5. Exercise 10: Reviewing Changes in PowerPoint
  19. Sharing and Securing a Presentation
    1. Sharing a Presentation with a Remote Audience
    2. Embedding the Fonts in a Presentation
    3. Inspecting the Presentation
      1. Removing Presentation Metadata
      2. Checking for Accessibility Issues
      3. Checking for Compatibility Issues
    4. Packaging a Presentation for CD
    5. Using the PowerPoint Viewer
    6. Exercise 11: Sharing a Presentation
    7. Encrypting a Presentation
    8. Adding a Digital Signature
    9. Marking a Presentation as Final
    10. Granting Permissions
    11. Compressing Pictures
    12. Sending a Presentation in PDF Format
    13. Exercise 12: Securing a Presentation
  20. Microsoft PowerPoint Features that Were New in 2013
    1. Using Comments
    2. Exercise 13: Using the Comments Feature
    3. Motion Path Changes
  21. Features New in 2016
    1. Merge Shapes
    2. Ink Equations
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Microsoft PowerPoint class:

  • Familiarity with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard.
  • Comfortable in the Windows environment.
  • Ability to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.
  • Basic PowerPoint 2013
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