PowerPoint Beyond the Basics Course Outline
Meetings, instruction, training, pitches; these are all a part of our daily lives. We are often called upon to deliver presentations with little notice, at multiple venues, and with varying requirements. And, some of these presentations include sensitive information that needs to be guarded. Given all the variables, it may seem an overwhelming task to deliver your content, on time, to all audiences, and to only those who need to see it. Oh, and by the way, you need to make it interesting, informative, and memorable. So, how do you do it? Without the help of a robust set of tools, it would be nearly impossible. But, Microsoft® PowerPoint® provides you with a variety of such tools that can help you deliver content in nearly any situation, while saving time and effort. By taking advantage of these tools, you will be creating presentations that not only stand out from the crowd, but also don't consume all of your available time.
*** Version Note ***
This course is for individuals using PowerPoint 2016, 2013 or 2010 and is taught using PowerPoint 2016 software. However, there are very few differences between the 2016 and the 2013 and 2010 versions from an end-user's perspective. Our instructors have used all 3 versions and will be able to quickly highlight the several small changes to the user interface. Users of any of the 3 versions of PowerPoint will have no problem learning in the 2016 software environment.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to customize the PowerPoint application, and effectively create, collaborate on, secure, and distribute complex multimedia presentations for a variety of situations.
• Modify the PowerPoint environment.
• Customize design templates.
• Add SmartArt and math equations to a presentation.
• Work with media and animations.
• Collaborate on a presentation.
• Customize a slide show.
• Secure and distribute a presentation.
This course is intended for students who have a foundational working knowledge of PowerPoint, who wish to take advantage of the application's higher-level usability, security, collaboration, and distribution functionality.
To ensure success, students should have experience using PowerPoint to create, edit, and deliver multimedia presentations. To attain this level of knowledge and skills, you can take the following course:
Lesson 1: Modifying the PowerPoint Environment
Topic A: Customize the User Interface
Topic B: Set PowerPoint Options
Lesson 2: Customizing Design Templates
Topic A: Modify Slide Masters and Slide Layouts
Topic B: Add Headers and Footers
Topic C: Modify the Notes Master and the Handout Master
Lesson 3: Adding SmartArt and Math Equations to a Presentation
Topic A: Create SmartArt
Topic B: Modify SmartArt
Topic C: Write Math Equations
Lesson 4: Working with Media and Animations
Topic A: Add Audio to a Presentation
Topic B: Add Video to a Presentation
Topic C: Customize Animations and Transitions
Lesson 5: Collaborating on a Presentation
Topic A: Review a Presentation
Topic B: Store and Share Presentations on the Web
Lesson 6: Customizing a Slide Show
Topic A: Annotate a Presentation
Topic B: Set Up a Slide Show
Topic C: Create a Custom Slide Show
Topic D: Add Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
Topic E: Record a Presentation
Lesson 7: Securing and Distributing a Presentation
Topic A: Secure a Presentation
Topic B: Broadcast a Slide Show
Topic C: Create a Video or a CD
Appendix A: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Exam 77-422
Appendix B: PowerPoint Common Keyboard Shortcuts
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