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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Foundation Short Course

This PowerPoint 2013 training course covers how to create, customise, and present an interactive slide show. Highlights of the course include using templates and variants; adding images, video, and audio to a slide show; organising slides into sections; presenting a slide show online; and customising the PowerPoint interface
 
What does the Microsoft Word 2013 Fundamentals Course include?
  • A comprehensive training manual
  • Exercise files
  • Case studies
  • Skill sharpener exercises
  • Assessments
The course is delivered via self paced flexible distance learning which means we provide you with everything you need to study the course via our online training system and there is no classroom attendance required. Students are able to work through the short course at their own pace.
 
This course is organised into sections. Each section focuses on several key topics, each of which are broken down into easy-to-follow concepts. At the end of each topic, you will be given an activity to complete. At the end of each lesson, we will summarise what has been covered and provide a few review questions for you to answer.
 
At the completion of this course you should be able to :
  • Get Started
  • Commence Your First Presentation
  • Create Slides
  • Format Text
  • Work with Text
  • Format the Presentation
  • Insert Art and Objects
  • Use Advanced Slide Tasks
  • View and Print Your Presentation
  • Save and Share Your Presentation
  • Customise the Interface 

This course assumes the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Understanding and experience with printing and using a web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of Microsoft PowerPoint is necessary. 

Course Information

  • Learning Outcomes
    Getting Started -The course begins with a look at how to start PowerPoint, create a basic presentation, and close PowerPoint. Then, participants will learn how to sign into Office with a Microsoft account. The module concludes with information on saving and opening presentations.
     
    Your First Presentation -This module will walk participants through the basics of creating a presentation. First, adding slide content and notes is covered. Then, techniques for selecting text and objects are discussed. Next, editing tools (including cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo) are covered. The module wraps up with information on checking a presentation for spelling errors.
     
    Creating SlidesIn this module, participants will learn how to create, select, move, duplicate, and delete slides. Techniques for changing and resetting the slide layout, as well as creating sections, are covered next. To wrap the module up, participants will learn how to view their slide show.
     
    Formatting TextThis module introduces participants to PowerPoint’s text formatting tools. Topics include changing font face, size, and colour; modifying character spacing; applying text effects; using the Font dialog and Format Painter; and clearing formatting from text.
     
    Working with TextNext, participants will learn about advanced text formatting tools, including Find, Replace, bullets, numbers, text alignment, column formatting, line spacing, and text direction.
     
    Formatting the PresentationTo begin, this module shows how to change the theme and variant for a presentation. Information on changing the slide size, formatting the slide background, and adding headers and footers to slides is also included.
     
    Inserting Art and Objects, Part One & TwoThis module covers adding tables, charts, SmartArt, equations, and shapes to a presentation. This module covers adding local and online images, videos, screenshots, and audio to a presentation. Creating a photo album is also covered.
     
    Advanced Slide TasksIn this module, participants will learn how to add animations and transitions to their presentation.
     
    Viewing and Printing Your PresentationThis module explores the different viewing tools offered by PowerPoint 2013, including zoom commands and Presenter View. Techniques for printing slides, notes, and handouts are also covered.
     
    Saving and Sharing Your PresentationNext, participants will learn how to save a presentation as PDF or XPS. E-mailing a presentation, sharing it with OneDrive or SharePoint, and packaging it for CD are also covered. The module wraps up with information on presenting online.
     
    Customising the InterfaceThe final module of this course will show participants how to change ribbon display options, customise the Quick Access toolbar, customise and create ribbon tabs, and reset interface changes.
     
  • Pricing

    Microsoft Online Short Courses 

    Course Price -  $195 Microsoft Excel 2013 Foundation

    Payment Options - Invoice. Direct Deposit, Visa MasterCard and American Express.

    Please note that Visa & MasterCard attract a 1.5% surcharge & American Express attracts a 2.5% surcharge

    Multiple courses can be enrolled into.

  • Assessments

    You work through the Training Manual at your own pace and submit your assessments as and when you are ready. This allows you to progress through the course at a pace that suits your needs. You have 12 months in which to submit your assessments for marking.

  • Requirements

    Students engage in and complete their short course training via our TBST Learning Management System - LMS  

    Our online Learning Management System - LMS - provides students with a more streamlined method of working through their courses by allowing students to login and access all current course files in the one universal location. The LMS has been designed so that students can work through course units in chronological order. Students will always have access to the most up-to-date course content and all updates to course content will be distributed to all students immediately via the LMS.

    The LMS includes:
    • TBST Administration Documents
    • A comprehensive training manual
    • Exercise files
    • Case studies
    • Skill sharpener exercises
    • Assessments
    Students are able to work through the short course at their own pace.

     

  • Prerequisites

    This course assumes the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Understanding and experience with printing and using a web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of Microsoft PowerPoint is necessary.

    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Access to the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs (either PC or Macintosh).
    • A basic calculator and stationery
    • PC or Mac – minimum system requirements & loaded with current versions of: Quicktime, Adobe Reader & access to the internet & email programs.
    • Please read and understand the TBST Student Handbook
    • Please read and understand the Policies and Procedures contained in the TBST Student Handbook

     

  • Recommended follow up / prior courses
    Microsoft Excel 2013 Short Courses
    Excel 2013 Foundation
    Excel 2013 Intermediate
     
    Microsoft Word 2013 Short Courses
    Word 2013 Foundation
    Word 2013 Intermediate
    Word 2013 Advanced
     
    Microsoft Excel 2016 Short Courses
    Excel 2016 Foundation
    Excel 2016 Intermediate
     
    Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Short Courses
    PowerPoint 2016 Foundation
     
    Microsoft Access 2016 Short Courses
    Access 2016 Foundation
     
    Microsoft Word 2016 Short Courses
    Word 2016 Foundation
    Word 2016 Intermediate
    Word 2016 Advanced
     
    MYOB Training Courses
    MYOB Fundamentals
    MYOB Payroll
    MYOB Advanced

     

  • Units of Study
  • Course Commencement

    Course enrolments can commence at any time after the enrolment process is completed.

    This course is a self paced distance learning training course. Students have 12 months to complete the training. Students work through the workbook, practice the material learnt and then complete the assessments.
     
    Due to the flexibility there is a lower drop out rate thus saving students time and money invested in their desired outcomes. In addition, flexible adult learning encourages students to continue the course at their own pace without restrictions as to when and how they complete the course. Therefore, students are able to continue their life roles and incorporate their study into time slots that suit their lifestyles. This also allows those that are working either as an employee, subcontractor or owner/operator to continue to earn money or charge for billable hours, which further serve to reduce the ʻrealʼ course costs. Students have 12 months in which to complete all of their assessments.

     

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TBST offers powerful short course training opportunities in both Microsoft Office 2013 & 2016.

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