Microsoft PowerPoint


Our PowerPoint course is suitable for those looking for a solid understanding of this popular presentation software.

Over 10 practical lessons learn the following skills:

Lesson One: Creating a new blank presentation, entering and editing
text, working with bulleted text, the undo/redo button, resetting
to default formatting, adding slides, the principles of presentation
planning and design, checking spelling, applying different themes,
saving a presentation, viewing the presentation as a slide show.

Lesson Two: Understanding the importance of knowing your
audience, opening an existing presentation, adding new slides,
using different slide layouts, changing the appearance of the text,
changing the alignment of paragraphs, using format painter, using
variants, slide sorter view, moving slides, deleting slides.

Lesson Three: Creating a themed presentation, background
formatting, adding, modifying and removing transition effects,
adding and removing transition sounds, applying animation effects,
the animation painter, viewing a presentation in Reading view.

Lesson Four: Creating a table, inserting and delete rows and
columns, adjusting the table dimensions, merging cells, applying
a background, changing the table design, the Draw table tool,
inserting a chart and adding spreadsheet data, selecting and
changing chart types, layout and style, adding and removing chart
elements, selecting, formatting and removing chart elements,
repositioning and resizing a chart

Lesson Five: Using the ruler, gridlines and guides, working with
shapes - drawing, shading, rotating and moving, grouping and
formatting, moving and resizing, adding shape effects, changing
the order on a slide, adding text, using pictures, merging shapes,
formatting the outline; adding multiple animations, using the
animation pane.

Lesson Six: SmartArt Graphics - creating, changing the type and
layout, adding text and shapes, converting text to a SmartArt
graphic, animating SmartArt; Text boxes - inserting and formatting,
moving and resizing; WordArt – creating, formatting and enhancing,

Lesson Seven: Using the zoom controls; Photographs – inserting,
applying artistic effects and corrections, cropping, compressing;
Audio – inserting from a file, using the playback ribbon, removing
audio; Video – inserting and linking video files; Hyperlinks – inserting
and editing, hyperlinks between slides, using pictures, linking to
other files and websites; Action buttons.

Lesson Eight: Autofit, Using data from Word and Excel, moving and
resizing placeholders, line spacing, copying text and slides between
open presentations, reusing slides, adding footers to the entire
presentation/selected slides, slide numbers, adding a date/time,
using Notes.

Lesson Nine: Outline view, working with a slide master, multiple
slide masters, creating a new theme, using templates, creating new
templates, generating and printing handouts

Lesson Ten: Rehearsing slide timings, working with the rehearsal
toolbar, changing timings, setting up a slide show, Slide Show view,
Presenter view, creating and running a custom slide show, selecting
show types.

Students benefit from the following:

Flexible self-paced study. Suited to learners who want complete control over their learning and will confidently use the learning resources to achieve their goals.

+ live Q&A coaching from 8am to 8pm daily

+ access to our local training centres for in-centre study

+ participation in our career coaching programmes

+ myPitman online learning resources

+ downloadable reference guides

+ participation in our student community and social learning groups

+ validation tests

+ certification

Category IT Essentials