Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Training

Being a MOS Certified PowerPoint user builds credibility with your current or future employers and increases your employability and your opportunities for career advancement. That is because PowerPoint training and certification sets a standard and exemplifies your ability to learn new tools and new tricks and to execute tasks efficiently. According to Microsoft, individuals with a MOS certification can earn 15% higher salaries than their non-certified peers.

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6 Months / 60 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES883

What you will learn

  • Navigate the PowerPoint interface and find important tools, add shortcuts to find frequently used features quickly, and leverage built-in PowerPoint templates
  • Add engaging, organized content to your slides including text, images, shapes, tables, and charts
  • Use the Outline tab to stay organized, and the Slide Sorter to reorganize a presentation quickly
  • Print various components of a presentation for easy sharing
  • Run a slideshow with confidence
  • Work with themes, styles, footers, and sections to customize your presentation
  • Use the Presentation Masters to ensure consistency throughout your slides, notes, and handouts
  • Add special effects appropriately and professionally and save time by using the format painter
  • Create, edit, and import graphic elements and multimedia
  • Merge presentations and reuse slides from multiple sources to save time
  • Minimize technical issues when sharing your presentation with remote audiences
  • Embed fonts, compress graphics, and check for compatibility and accessibility for easier distribution
  • Protect your presentation with powerful security features

How you will benefit

  • Streamline your daily tasks and processes by utilizing the various tools and features available in PowerPoint
  • Customize PowerPoint presentations to suit various audiences and purposes, adapting to the specific needs of your projects
  • Continuously develop your skills and stay relevant in the ever-evolving workplace by mastering the latest updates and features within PowerPoint
  • Enhance your presentation creation process by becoming proficient in PowerPoint's tools and shortcuts, allowing for swift and seamless navigation throughout the software

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
  1. Introduction to PowerPoint
    1. Microsoft Office Basics
    2. Creating a Presentation
    3. The Ribbon
    4. The Quick Access Toolbar
    5. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    6. Formatting Presentations
    7. Working with Images
    8. Working with Tables and Charts
    9. Preparing and Presenting
    10. Introduction to PowerPoint Exam
  2. Advanced PowerPoint
    1. Customizing Presentations
    2. Presentation Masters
    3. Working with Special Effects
    4. Using SmartArt
    5. Multimedia
    6. Setting up the Slide Show
    7. Outlines and Slides
    8. Managing Multiple Presentations
    9. Finalizing Presentations
    10. Advanced PowerPoint Exam
  3. Final Exam

Tracy Berry

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, you should be comfortable using a personal computer and be familiar with operating Microsoft Office software.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs and Chromebooks are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Office 365, 2021, or 2019 (not included in enrollment). While you can use an older version of Microsoft Office, if you do, there will be some differences between your version and what you see in the course.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.

Yes. You will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint certification exams. For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021, we recommend the MO-300 exam, and the MO-310 exam for Microsoft Office 365 users. This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for a certifying exam of your choosing upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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