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PowerPoint Getting Started


Learn the terminology of Microsoft PowerPoint and develop the skills to create and work with basic presentations.

Prerequisite Skills

Comfortable with the Windows environment.

Course Description

Do you want to create eye-catching presentations that you can print or present to an audience as a slide show?

Attend this course if you want to:

  • Understand the different presentation materials available in PowerPoint.

  • Understand the PowerPoint interface, including the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, and Backstage view.

  • Open an existing presentation.

  • Understand PowerPoint's available views.

  • Navigate from one slide to another.

  • Close a presentation you are working with.

  • Create a new presentation.

  • Understand slide layouts and placeholders.

  • Add content to a slide.

  • Save a presentation to your hard drive or a network drive.

  • Modify a presentation as necessary.

  • Apply a theme to change the look of the whole presentation.

  • Spell check a presentation.

  • Preview what your slides will look like when printed.

  • Print a presentation.

  • Create a presentation from a template.

  • Use online help to answer your PowerPoint questions.

Class Length

90 minutes

Delivery Options

  • Virtual classroom - public
    ($70 per student; check times and register here)

  • Virtual classroom - private (up to ten people from the same organization)
    ($480 per class; contact us for more details)

  • On-site instructor-led
    (Contact us for details)




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