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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Foundation Short Course

PowerPoint is Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use presentation program. This version of PowerPoint incorporates some new features and connectivity options in an effort to make collaboration and production as easy as possible. This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with PowerPoint quickly. We will cover different features of the interface; show users how to create, save, and present a basic presentation; cover the basics of formatting; and discuss how to add multimedia to a presentation.
 
By the end of this course, users should be comfortable with creating a new presentation, making their presentation look professional and presentable, and saving and presenting their slide show.
The course is broken up into eight lessons. Each lesson 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.

 

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: 

  • Getting Started with PowerPoint                 
  • Developing a PowerPoint presentations                 
  • Performing advanced text editing                 
  • Modifying topics in presentations                
  • Working with tables in presentation                 
  • Adding charts to presentations                 
  • Preparation for presentation delivery
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
    PowerPoint is Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use presentation program. This version of PowerPoint incorporates some new features and connectivity options in an effort to make collaboration and production as easy as possible. This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with PowerPoint quickly. We will cover different features of the interface; show users how to create, save, and present a basic presentation; cover the basics of formatting; and discuss how to add multimedia to a presentation.
     
    Getting Started with PowerPoint
    Students will learn how to navigate the PowerPoint environment, create and save a PowerPoint presentation, and use PowerPoint help (including the new Tell Me feature).
     
    Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
    This lesson covers the key steps in developing a PowerPoint presentation: selecting a presentation type, building the presentation itself, laying out the presentation, editing text, and viewing and navigating the presentation.
     
    Performing Advanced Text Editing
    This lesson provides techniques for formatting characters, paragraphs, and text boxes.
    Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation
    Students will learn how to add images, screenshots, screen recordings, shapes, and WordArt to a presentation.
     
    Modifying Objects in Your Presentation
    Topics covered in this lesson include how to edit, format, group, and arrange objects. Students will also be introduced to PowerPoint’s animation features.
     
    Adding Tables to Your Presentation
    This lesson focuses on how to create and format a table. Ways to add data from other Microsoft Office applications are also discussed.
     
    Adding Charts to Your Presentation
    Next, students will learn how to create, format, and manipulate a chart. The lesson will conclude with a brief look at inserting a chart from Microsoft Excel.
     
    Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation
    In this final lesson, students will learn how to review, print, and deliver a presentation. Techniques for applying transitions to slides will also be covered.
  • Pricing

    Microsoft Online Short Courses 

    Course Price -  $195 Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 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 complete the quizzes 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

     

    See the Unit Description Page for a full course overview.

    Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint
    TOPIC A: Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
    TOPIC B: Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation
    TOPIC C: Use Help
     
    Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
    TOPIC A: Select a Presentation Type
    TOPIC B: Build a Presentation
    TOPIC C: Lay Out a Presentation
    TOPIC D: Edit Text
    TOPIC E: View and Navigate a Presentation
     
    Lesson 3: Performing Advanced Text Editing
    TOPIC A: Format Characters
    TOPIC B: Format Paragraphs
    TOPIC C: Format Text Boxes
     
    Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation
    TOPIC A: Insert Images
    TOPIC B: Insert Shapes
    TOPIC C: Insert WordArt
     
    Lesson 5: Modifying Objects in Your Presentation
    TOPIC A: Edit Objects
    TOPIC B: Format Objects
    TOPIC C: Group Objects
    TOPIC D: Arrange Objects
    TOPIC E: Animate Objects
     
    Lesson 6: Adding Tables to Your Presentation
    TOPIC A: Create a Table
    TOPIC B: Format a Table
    TOPIC C: Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications
     
    Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Your Presentation
    TOPIC A: Create a Chart
    TOPIC B: Format a Chart
    TOPIC C: Manipulate a Chart
    TOPIC D: Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel
     
    Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation
    TOPIC A: Review Your Presentation
    TOPIC B: Apply Transitions
    TOPIC C: Print Your Presentation
    TOPIC D: Deliver Your Presentation

     

  • 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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