Microsoft Word 2010 Specialist


This certification course provides a complete training solution to fully prepare students to achieve Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Microsoft Office Word 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 Specialist level: one of two levels of exam available for Microsoft Word 2010 (Specialist and Expert). MOS exams are also available for Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access 2010.

Included Are

  • 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, 2 and 3 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 77-881: Using Microsoft Office Word 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.

Sharing and Maintaining Documents

Apply different views to a document

  • Selecting zoom options, splitting and arranging windows (View Side by Side, Synchronous Scrolling), document views (reorganising a document outline, master documents, subdocuments, web layout, draft), switching windows, opening a document in a new window

Apply protection to a document

  • Applying protection by using the Microsoft Office Backstage view commands (applying controls and restrictions to document access, password-protect a document, Mark as Final), applying protection by using ribbon commands

Manage document versions

  • Recover draft versions, Delete all draft versions

Share documents

  • Sending documents via E-mail, SkyDrive, or internet fax, changing file types, creating PDF documents, creating and publishing a blog post, registering a blog account

Save a Document

  • Using compatibility mode, protected mode, and Save As options

Apply a template to a document

  • Finding templates (locating a template on your disk, finding templates on the web)

Formatting Content

Apply font and paragraph attributes

  • Apply character attributes, apply styles, use Format Painter

Navigate and search through a document

  • Using the Navigation Pane (headings, pages, results), Go To, Browse by button, and Highlight features, and setting Find and Replace options (format, special)

Apply indentation and tab settings to paragraphs

  • Applying indents (first line, hanging), setting tabs, using the Tabs dialog box, setting tabs on the ruler, clearing tabs, setting tab stops, and moving tab stops

Apply spacing settings to text and paragraphs

  • Line spacing, paragraph spacing

Create tables

  • Using the Insert Table dialog box, using Draw Table, inserting a Quick Table, converting text to tables, and using a table to control page layout

Manipulate tables in a document

  • Sorting content, adding a row to a table, adding a column to a table, splitting, merging, moving, resizing, and deleting a row or column, defining the header row, converting tables to text, and viewing gridlines

Apply bullets to a document

  • Applying bullets, selecting a symbol format, defining a picture to be used as a bullet, using AutoFormat, and promoting or demoting bullet levels

Applying Page Layout and Reusable Content

Apply and manipulate page setup settings

  • Setting margins, non-breaking spaces, hyphenation, and columns, working with breaks, forcing a page break, inserting a section break (continuous, Next page, Next Odd, Next Even), and inserting a blank page into a document

Apply themes

  • Use a theme to apply formatting, customise a theme

Construct content in a document by using the Quick Parts tool

  • Adding built-in building blocks (quotes, text boxes, headers, footers, cover pages, watermarks, equations)

Create and manipulate page backgrounds

  • Formatting a document’s background, setting a coloured background, adding a watermark, and placing page borders

Create and modify headers and footers

  • Inserting and formatting page numbers, inserting the current date and time, inserting a built-in header or footer, adding content to a header or footer (custom dialog box, manual entry), deleting a header or footer, changing margins, and applying a different first page attribute

Including Illustrations and Graphics in a Document

Insert and format Pictures in a document

  • Adding captions, applying artistic effects and picture styles, compressing pictures, modifying a shape, adjusting position and size, and inserting screenshots

Insert and format shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt

  • Adding text to a shape, modifying text on a shape, adding captions, setting shape styles (border, text), and adjusting position and size

Insert and format Clip Art

  • Organising ClipArt, captions, artistic effects, compress pictures, corrections, modify the shape, reset, picture styles, arrange options, size

Apply and manipulate text boxes

  • Format, save selection to text box gallery, text box styles, text direction, shadow effects, 3-D effects, arrange options

Proofreading documents

Validate content by using spelling and grammar checking options

  • Grammar and style options

Configure AutoCorrect settings

  • Add, remove, exceptions, AutoCorrect dialog

Insert and modify comments in a document

  • Inserting a comment, editing a comment, deleting a comment, and viewing a comment (view comments from another user, view comments inline, view comments as balloons)

Applying References and Hyperlinks

Apply a hyperlink

  • Hyperlink using text, hyperlink using graphic, headings and bookmarks, create new document, E-mail address

Create Endnotes and Footnotes in a document

  • Manage footnote and endnote location, configure footnote and endnote format, presentation, and numbering

Create a Table of Contents in a document

  • Default formats, show levels, alignment, tab leader, formats, options, modify styles, update table

Performing Mail Merge Operations

Setup mail merge

  • Perform a mail merge using the Mail Merge Wizard, perform a mail merge manually, Auto check for errors

Execute mail merge

  • Print, preview