The course begins with an induction - either an induction session or
Anytime Induction. The induction explains the nature and structure of the course and the resources available – a comprehensive e-learning course, practice projects, Microsoft textbooks and GMetrix practice software.
The core of the course is the e-learning and practice projects. In complement to those, there are two, optional, Key Concept sessions. These sessions explore some of the more interesting and difficult topics through worked examples and practical exercises.
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. The exams can be taken remotely, from your home.
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:
Key Concept teaching: 0 - 2 hours
E-learning: 11 - 15 hours
Practice projects and GMetrix exam practice: 4 - 6 hours
Certification exam: 50 minutes.
For a total of between 17 - 26 hours.
Key Concept Session Details
Key Concept Session 1: Designing Effective Slides
In this session you will learn about the importance of keeping your slide designs simple and the unity design principle. The session then explores designing your own themes with Slide Master in PowerPoint.
Key Concept Session 2: Purposeful Animation, SmartArt and 3D Models
This session focuses primarily on when, why and how to use animation in PowerPoint presentations, but also how to use SmartArt and 3d Models.