Microsoft PowerPoint

About This 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 and we will discuss the basics of formatting features.

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.

Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1 ( 1 day)

Module 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint

Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a powerful and easy-to-use presentation application. In this topic, we will introduce you to the PowerPoint environment.

  • Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
  • Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Use Help

Module 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation

In this module you will learn how to modify PowerPoint’s default blank template and the basic tool that you will need to build a presentation.

  • Select a Presentation Type
  • Build a Presentation
  • Lay Out a Presentation
  • Edit Text
  • View and Navigate a Presentation

Module 3: Format the Presentation

In this module the learner will learn how to format the presentation using different editing tools.

  • Format Paragraphs
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • Text Alignment
  • Spacing options
  • Format Textboxes

Module 4: Insert Graphical Elements

In this module the learner will learn how to insert images and WordArt as graphics is a key part of any presentation that you create.

  • Insert WordArt
  • Insert Images

Module 5: Customise the PowerPoint

In this module the learner will learn how customise a presentation by adding sections, headers and footers. This will allow you to apply changes to a group of slides rather than one at a time.


  • Create and Manage Sections
  • Add Headers and Footers

Module 6: Preparing to Deliver your Presentation

Once your presentation is complete, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that it is ready to be delivered. In this lesson, you will learn how to review, print and deliver your presentation.

  • Review your presentation
  • Print your presentation
  • Deliver your presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint level 2 (1 day)

Module 1: Work with images, drawings and objects in MS PowerPoint

In this lesson, the learner will learn how to work with images, drawings and SmartArt. SmartArt is Microsoft’s intelligent way of creating diagrams.

  • Insert pictures/images into a presentation
  • Insert shapes
  • Insert SmartArt

Module 2: Customise master slides in a presentation

A slide master is the top slide in a hierarchy of slides that stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation, including the background, colour, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positioning. Every presentation contains at least one slide master.

  • Modify slide masters and slide layouts
  • Modify the notes master and handout master

Module 3: Modifying Objects in your

Presentation In this lesson, we will learn how to modify objects. Many of these techniques work for shapes and text boxes, too. We will start by learning how to select, edit, resize, compress, change, and reset images.

  • Edit objects
  • Arrange objects
  • Animate objects
  • Modify SmartArt
  • Format characters

Module 4: Adding Tables to your Presentation

Tables provide an easy, familiar way to organize data in a presentation, especially numerical or statistical information. In this topic, you will learn how to create and modify a basic table.

  • Create a table
  • Format a table
  • Insert a table from other MS applications

Module 5: Adding Charts to your Presentation

Sometimes, complex data can better be presented through a chart or graph. Microsoft PowerPoint integrates with Microsoft Excel to provide a wide variety of appealing charts that are easy to create.

  • Create a Chart
  • Format a Chart
  • Manipulate a Chart

Module 6: Apply Animation Effects and Transitions

After completing this module, the learner will be able to apply animation effects and transitions to a slide presentation.

  • Apply animation effects
  • Apply transitions
  • Customise animations and transitions

Microsoft PowerPoint Level 3 (1 day)

Module 1: Modifying the PowerPoint Environment

After completing this module, the learner will be able to use more advanced customisation options that gives you access to all of the controls that you need in order to add or remove, commands, groups, and tabs.

  • Advanced customization options
  • The Customize Ribbon Category
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

Module 2: Customizing Design Templates

After completing this module, the learner will be able to create and use templates in a GUI based presentation application.

  • Create a template for presentation purposes using available features
  • Save a new template with a specific name in a specific folder
  • Use a created template to produce a presentation which is saved using a specific name
  • Edit a created template according to user requirements

Module 3: Manipulating graphical elements and drawn objects

After completing this module, the learner will be able to manipulate graphics/images and drawn objects. It is a well-known fact that people remember facts better when they are associated with pictures or objects. It is therefore wise to bring visual objects into your presentations, but make sure that they are applicable to the content and the message that you want to bring across.

  • Group and ungroup drawn objects on a slide
  • Distribute selected graphics/images and drawn objects relative to the space available on a slide
  • Add or hide background graphics/images in slides
  •  Apply effects to drawn objects to enhance presentation
  • Convert graphics/images to facilitate printing and factual requirements

Module 4: Working with Media 

After completing this module, the learner will be able to use sound and video to enhance presentations. This is a great way to make your presentation more engaging for your audience.

  • Add audio to a presentation
  • Add video to a presentation

Module 5: Collaborating on a Presentation

After completing this module, the learner will be able to add comments, review their presentation and share presentations on the web.

  • Add comments to a presentation
  • Review a presentation
  • Store and share presentations on the web

Module 6: Customizing a Slide Show

After completing this module, the learner will be able to customise and control a slideshow. With the help of PowerPoint one can present a story or even a product or a book in a way that people will remember it.

  • Annotate a presentation
  • Set up a slide show
  • Create a custom slide show
  • Add hyperlinks and action buttons
  • Record a presentation

Module 7: Securing and Distributing a Presentation

After completing this module, the learner will be able to secure and present a presentation. As presentations can occasionally include sensitive information that is only intended for specific audiences, you can use a set of security features to control who can access a presentation.

  • Secure a presentation
  • Broadcast a slide show
  • Create a video or a CD


The PowerPoint training is aligned to the Microsoft Office Specialist certification.


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