The course begins with an Induction and Key Concept session. The sessions explain the resources available – a comprehensive e-learning course, practice projects, Microsoft textbooks and GMetrix practice software – and will set you off on your MOS PowerPoint journey by exploring the design principles and technical skills required to create great looking slides.
After the initial session, the remainder of the course will be delivered through e-learning, practice projects and an additional Key Concept session. Attendance at the second Key Concept session is optional, but recommended, as it will explore principle features in detail and are an opportunity to get help from the course team (or we can be reached anytime through email or the MOS Yammer group).
Optional Key Concept 2 sessions will be held on: Wed 6th November 13:00 - 15:00 or Friday 8th November 10:00 - 12:00.
The course concludes with the Microsoft Office Specialist exam; a 50 minute, computer assessed exam in which you have to complete several tasks on realistic PowerPoint presentations. There will be multiple exam sessions in weeks beginning 2nd December, 9th December and 16th December. A "mock" exam session will be held in week beginning 25th November.
Visit our Microsoft Office Specialist page to find out more about MOS and the benefits of a MOS qualification.
The amount of learning time depends on your current PowerPoint knowledge, but as an estimate:
Classroom teaching: 2 - 4 hours
E-learning: 10 - 15 hours
Practice projects and GMetrix exam practice: 3 - 6 hours
Certification exam: 50 minutes.
For a total of between 17 - 26 hours.