Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Specialist


This certification course provides a complete training solution to fully prepare students to achieve Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 accreditation. It concentrates on getting delegates from knowledgeable to ‘exam ready’ in a 2 day course. The course is aimed at delegates who already have the raw skills to take the exam, but wish to hone those skills and practice with assistance from an experienced MOS qualified instructor, prior to taking the exam.

Please note this is the only level of exam available for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. MOS exams are also available for Word, Excel, Outlook and Access 2010.


  • 2-days Instructor Led Training using MOS Official Courseware
  • MOS Practice Exam Voucher
  • MOS Exam Voucher
  • Free Exam Re-take (where required)




This course has strict prerequisites – delegates should have already attended the relevant Levels 1 and 2 courses or have equivalent knowledge. This course is NOT a fast track course for learning the exam material, but a course for turning knowledge in to exam readiness.


Course Outline


During the 2 day course you will cover the following topics to prepare you for exam 77-883: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010. During the course, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge and complete a full practice exam before taking the final exam at the end of day two.

Managing the PowerPoint Environment

Adjust views

  • Adjusting views by using ribbon or status bar commands

Manipulate the PowerPoint window

  • Working with multiple presentation windows simultaneously

Configure the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Showing the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) below the ribbon

Configure PowerPoint file options

  • Using PowerPoint, Proofing, and Save options

Creating a Slide Presentation

Construct and edit photo albums

  • Adding captions to pictures, inserting text, inserting images in black and white, reordering pictures in an album, and adjusting image rotation, brightness, and contrast

Apply slide size and orientation settings

  • Setting up a custom size and changing the orientation

Add and remove slides

  • Inserting an outline, reusing slides from a saved presentation, reusing slides from a slide library, duplicating selected slides, deleting multiple slides simultaneously, and including non-contiguous slides in a presentation

Format slides

  • Formatting sections, modifying themes, switching to a different slide layout, applying a fill colour, gradient, picture, texture, or pattern to a slide, and setting up slide footers

Enter and format text

  • Using text effects, changing the indentation, alignment, line spacing, and direction of text, changing the formatting of bulleted and numbered lists, entering text in a placeholder text box, converting text to SmartArt, copying and pasting text, using Paste Special, and using Format Painter

Format text boxes

  • Applying a fill colour, gradient, picture, texture, or pattern to a text box, changing the outline colour, weight, or style, changing the shape of the text box, applying effects, setting the alignment, creating columns in a text box, setting internal margins, setting the current text box formatting as the default for new text boxes, adjusting text wrapping, sizing and positioning a text box, and using AutoFit

Working with Graphical and Multimedia Elements

Manipulate graphical elements

  • Arranging, positioning, and resizing graphical elements, applying effects, applying styles, applying borders, and adding hyperlinks

Manipulate images

  • Applying colour adjustments, applying image corrections (sharpen, soften, brightness, contrast), adding artistic effects to an image, removing a background, cropping a picture, compressing selected pictures or all pictures, changing a picture, and resetting a picture

Modify WordArt and shapes

  • Setting the formatting of the current shape as the default for future shapes, changing the fill colour or texture, changing the WordArt, converting to SmartArt

Manipulate SmartArt

  • Adding and removing shapes, changing SmartArt styles, changing the SmartArt layout, reordering shapes, converting a SmartArt graphic to text, converting SmartArt to shapes, making shapes larger or smaller, and promoting or demoting bullet levels

Edit video and audio content

  • Applying a style to video or audio content, adjusting, arranging, and sizing video or audio content, and adjusting playback options

Creating Charts and Tables

Construct and modify tables

  • Drawing a table, inserting a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, setting table style options, adding shading, borders, and effects, changing the alignment, resizing, merging or splitting columns and rows, distributing columns and rows, arranging columns and rows

Insert and modify charts

  • Selecting a chart type, entering chart data, changing the chart type, changing the chart layout, switching row and column, selecting data, editing data

Apply chart elements

  • Using chart labels, axes, gridlines, and backgrounds

Manipulate chart layouts

  • Selecting chart elements and formatting selections

Manipulate chart elements

  • Arranging chart elements, specifying a precise position, applying effects, resizing chart elements, applying Quick Styles, applying a border, and adding hyperlinks

Applying Transitions and Animations

Apply built-in and custom animations

  • Using More Entrance, More Emphasis, and More Exit effects, and using More Motion paths

Apply effect and path options

  • Setting timing and start options

Apply and modify transitions between slides

  • Modifying a transition effect, adding a sound to a transition, modifying transition duration, and setting up manual or automatically timed advance options

Manipulate animations

  • Changing the direction of an animation, attaching a sound to an animation, using Animation Painter, reordering animations, and selecting text options

Collaborating on Presentations

Manage comments in presentations

  • Inserting and editing comments, showing or hiding markup, moving to the previous or next comment, and deleting comments

Apply proofing tools

  • Using Spelling and Thesaurus features, comparing and combining presentations

Preparing Presentations for Delivery

Save presentations

  • Saving the presentation as a picture presentation, PDF, XPS, outline, or OpenDocument presentation, saving a slide or object as a picture file  and saving a presentation as a show (.ppsx)

Share presentations

  • Packaging a presentation for CD delivery, creating video, creating handouts (send to Microsoft Word), and compressing media

Print presentations

  • Adjusting print settings