PowerPoint 2016: Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills

Course code:MSOFP1

Duration:5 Days / 40 Hours

Microsoft PowerPoint is a widely used presentation creation application.

This course educates the students about the correct application of the principle features of Powerpoint 2016 by creating, editing and sharing presentations for a variety of purposes and situations. Document examples include education materials, marketing and advertisement presentations, etc.

This course will also prepare the students for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam 77-729: PowerPoint 2016: Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills.


This course is intended for end-users of Microsoft Office applications.

Individuals who are interested in taking exam 77-729: PowerPoint 2016: Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills.




After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • build a slideshow from scratch or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction.
  • format slides for consistency
  • add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation
  • add speaker notes and transitions to ensure a smooth delivery
  • how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, PDF, or a recorded slideshow

Education Criteria


Module1: Create and manage presentations

  • Create a presentation
    • Create a new presentation, create a presentation based on a template, import Word document outlines
  • Insert and format slides
    • Insert specific slide layouts; duplicate existing slides; hide and unhide slides; delete slides; apply a different slide layout; modify individual slide backgrounds; insert slide headers, footers, and page numbers
  • Modify slides, handouts, and notes
    • Change the slide master theme or background, modify slide master content, create a slide layout, modify a slide layout, modify the handout master, modify the notes master
  • Order and group slides
    • Create sections, modify slide order, rename sections
  • Change presentation options and views
    • Change slide size, change views of a presentation, set file properties
  • Configure a presentation for print
    • Print all or part of a presentation; print notes pages; print handouts; print in color, grayscale, or black and white
  • Configure and present a slide show
    • Create custom slide shows, configure slide show options, rehearse slide show timing, present a slide show by using Presenter View

 Module 2: Insert and format text, shapes and images

  • Insert and format text
    • Insert text on a slide, apply formatting and styles to text, apply WordArt styles to text, format text in multiple columns, create bulleted and numbered lists, insert hyperlinks
  • Insert and format shapes and text boxes
    • Insert or replace shapes, insert text boxes, resize shapes and text boxes, format shapes and text boxes, apply styles to shapes and text boxes
  • Insert and format images
    • Insert images, resize and crop images, apply styles and effects
  • Order and group objects
    • Order objects, align objects, group objects, display alignment tools

 Module 3: Insert tables, charts and SmartArt and Media

  • Insert and format tables
    • Create a table, insert and delete table rows and columns, apply table styles, import a table
  • Insert and format charts
    • Create a chart, import a chart, change the Chart Type, add a legend to a chart, change the chart style of a chart
  • Insert and format SmartArt graphics
    • Create SmartArt graphics, convert lists to SmartArt graphics, add shapes to SmartArt graphics, reorder shapes in SmartArt graphics, change the color of SmartArt graphics
  • Insert and manage media
    • Insert audio and video clips, configure media playback options, adjust media window size, set the video start and stop time, set media timing options

 Module 4: Apply transitions and animations

  • Apply slide transitions
    • Insert slide transitions, set transition effect options
  • Animate slide content
    • Apply animations to objects, apply animations to text, set animation effect options, set animation paths
  • Set timing for transitions and animations
    • Set transition effect duration, configure transition start and finish options, reorder animations on a slide

 Module 5: Manage multiple presentations

  • Merge content from multiple presentations
    • Insert slides from another presentation, compare two presentations, insert comments, review comments
  • Finalize presentations
    • Protect a presentation, inspect a presentation, proof a presentation, preserve presentation content, export presentations to other formats

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