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Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2016: Part 1 (Desktop/Office 365™)

  • Course Code: Microsoft - Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2016: Part 1 (Desktop/Office 365™)
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  • Course Category: PowerPoint Duration: 1 Days Audience: This course is designed for students who wish to gain a foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.

Course Length: 

1 day 

Course Description 


It’s hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people’s attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience’s focus when you’re asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2016 can help you do. 

Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today’s audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint 2016, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint 2016 to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations. 

You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. 

Course Objectives: 

Upon completing this course, you will be able to create and deliver engaging multimedia presentations that convey the key points of your message using text, graphics, and animations. 

You will: 

  • Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint 2016. 
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation. 
  • Perform advanced text editing operations. 
  • Add graphical elements to your presentation. 
  • Modify objects in your presentation. 
  • Add tables to your presentation. 
  • Add charts to your presentation. 
  • Prepare to deliver your presentation. 

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Target Student: 

This course is designed for students who wish to gain a foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations. 


To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take either of the following Logical Operations courses: 

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 8 

Course Content 

Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint 

Topic A: Navigate the PowerPoint Environment 

Topic B: View and Navigate a Presentation 

Topic C: Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation 

Topic D: Use PowerPoint Help 

Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation 

Topic A: Select a Presentation Type 

Topic B: Edit Text 

Topic C: Build a Presentation 

Lesson 3: Performing Advanced Text Editing Operations 

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 

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: 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 

Appendix A: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016 Exam 77-422 

Appendix B: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Common Keyboard Shortcuts 

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