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PowerPoint 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist Associate Certification Exam Prep

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Mon Mar 23, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tue Mar 24, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Birch Hall 105 (Birch Lab A) $800

Class Code


Class Description

This hands-on workshop reviews the key elements and PowerPoint skills required to successfully complete the PowerPoint 2019 Associate exam and obtain the Microsoft Office Specialist certification. The exam will be administered as part of the workshop.



Basic knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint


This course provides an opportunity to build competency to create, edit, and enhance presentations and slideshows, including the ability to create and manage presentations, insert and format shapes and slides, create slide content, apply transitions and animations, and manage multiple presentations. Presentation examples include professional-grade sales presentations, employee training, instructional materials, and kiosk slideshows.


Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program.


Learning Objectives:

- Manage presentations

- Manage slides

- Insert and format text, shapes, and images

- Insert tables, charts, smartArt, 3D models, and media

- Apply transitions and animations


Topic Outline:


Manage presentations


Modify slide masters, handout masters, and note masters

- change the slide master theme or background

- modify slide master content

- create slide layouts

- modify slide layouts

- modify the handout master

- modify the notes master


Change presentation options and views

- change slide size

- display presentations in different views

- set basic file properties


Configure print settings for presentations

- print all or part of a presentation

- print notes pages

- print handouts

- print in color, grayscale, or black and white


Configure and present slide shows

- create custom slide shows

- configure slide show options

- rehearse slide show timing

- set up slide show recording options

- present slide shows by using Presenter View


Prepare presentations for collaboration

- mark presentations as final

- protect presentations by using passwords

- inspect presentations for issues

- add and manage comments

- preserve presentation content

- export presentations to other formats



Manage slides


Insert slides

- import Word document outlines

- insert slides from another presentation

- insert slides and select slide layouts

- insert Summary Zoom slides

- duplicate slides


Modify slides

- hide and unhide slides

- modify individual slide backgrounds

- insert slide headers, footers, and page numbers


Order and group slides

- create sections

- modify slide order

- rename sections



Insert and format text, shapes, and images


Format text

- apply formatting and styles to text

- format text in multiple columns

- create bulleted and numbered lists


Insert links

- insert hyperlinks

- insert Section Zoom links and Slide Zoom links


Insert and format images

- resize and crop images

- apply built-in styles and effects to images

- insert screenshots and screen clippings


Insert and format graphic elements

- insert and change shapes

- draw by using digital ink

- add text to shapes and text boxes

- resize shapes and text boxes

- format shapes and text boxes

- apply built-in styles to shapes and text boxes

- add alt text to graphic elements for accessibility


Order and group objects on slides

- order shapes, images, and text boxes

- align shapes, images, and text boxes

- group shapes and images

- display alignment tools



Insert tables, charts, smartArt, 3D models, and media


Insert and format tables

- create and insert tables

- insert and delete table rows and columns

- apply built-in table styles


Insert and modify charts

- create and insert charts

- modify charts


Insert and format SmartArt graphics

- insert SmartArt graphics

- convert lists to SmartArt graphics

- add and modify SmartArt graphic content


Insert and modify 3D models

- insert 3D models

- modify 3D models


Insert and manage media

- insert audio and video clips

- create and insert screen recordings

- configure media playback options



Apply transitions and animations


Apply and configure slide transitions

· apply basic and 3D slide transitions

· configure transition effects


Animate slide content

- animate text and graphic elements

- animate 3D models

- configure animation effects

- configure animation paths

- reorder animations on a slide


Set timing for transitions

- set transition effect duration

- configure transition start and finish options

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