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 13th February, 13:00 - 15:00 (Llandaff) or Thu 14th February, 13:00 - 15:00 (Cyncoed).
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 25th March, 1st April and 8th April. A "mock" exam session will be held in week beginning 18th March.
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 16 - 26 hours.