Retired Course

PowerPoint 2016 Online Training

Note: The exam associated with this course was retired. However, this course still retains value as a training resource.
This course is scheduled to retire on January 1, 2024.

In this foundational Microsoft skills training, Simona Millham will teach you to use basic, intermediate, and advanced PowerPoint features. Learners who are new to PowerPoint will benefit from working through the course from the beginning, while more experienced users are advised to jump straight into the Nuggets that are of most interest.

Many people have prepared at least one PowerPoint presentation in their professional careers, but few use all the functionality available to them. PowerPoint is actually a very rich presentation environment with advanced options for animation, action buttons, video, and audio.

After completing this Microsoft training you'll know how to use the 2016 version of Microsoft PowerPoint. Simona walks you through practical tips to make you more effective and efficient using PowerPoint and then moves to advanced functionality, including collaboration, diagram tips, themes, and templates.

For anyone who manages end-user training, this PowerPoint training can be used to onboard new office professionals, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a Microsoft reference resource.

PowerPoint 2016: What You Need to Know

This PowerPoint 2016 training has videos that cover topics including:

  • Introduction to PowerPoint
  • Creating presentations
  • Working with text effects and drawing tools
  • Tables, tabs, and columns
  • Using PowerPoint on touch devices
  • Collaborative PowerPoints
  • Themes and templates
  • Slide transitions and effects
  • Adding video and audio to slides
  • Rehearsing, recording, and delivering presentations

Who Should Take PowerPoint 2016 Training?

This PowerPoint 2016 training is considered foundational-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for technical and non-technical professionals with no PowerPoint experience. With that said, even the most advanced Excel users will learn something they didn’t know in this training.

Productivity tools user training. Microsoft PowerPoint is used in virtually every industry, and students using PowerPoint 2016 training will gain the basic knowledge needed to work with PowerPoint software to create and deliver presentations. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that PowerPoint’s ease of use means it doesn’t have complexity too. PowerPoint has a lot hiding under the hood, and by mastering what it’s capable of, you can be more efficient in making much better presentations.

New or aspiring IT professionals. PowerPoint skills are essential in today’s workplace. This PowerPoint 2016 training can help brand new and aspiring professionals in many different trades learn the essentials for a successful PowerPoint presentation. With this Microsoft training, you will learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation, add art, text, video, and other media objects, work collaboratively, and rehearse and present your PowerPoint slides.

Experienced IT professionals. PowerPoint presentations are a fact of life for nearly every office and every job. If you’ve been working in the IT field for a few years, you’ve probably already noticed that. Learn to make visually striking, appealing and easy-to-read PowerPoint presentations, and most importantly: how to do it quickly. If you find yourself making a lot of presentations, with this training you’ll make them better and faster.

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