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Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2010

Are you overwhelmed by emails, meetings, and to-do lists? Harness the power of Microsoft Outlook 2010, and you'll instantly enhance your efficiency and productivity.

In this course, you'll learn your way around the new ribbon-based interface and get up and running quickly. Then you'll focus on the core skills you really need in order to work smarter and faster. Whether you're new to Outlook or you've been using it for years, you're sure to learn something useful in every lesson. In just a few weeks, you'll be a skilled and confident user of this time-saving tool—and you'll never have to worry about missing a meeting, losing an email, or forgetting an important task again!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting February 13 | March 13

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2010

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Course Code: im0

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to manage the flood of emails you receive, creating folders and archives so you can always find what you need
  • Discover how to keep track of your contacts and how to use Outlook's Calendar and Alert features
  • Find out how to customize Outlook so it perfectly meets your needs
  • Discover how to automate your work with rules
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Harness the full power of Outlook 2010 so you can be more productive
  • Learn to better communicate and keep track of all your responsibilities
  • Get insider tips that will make you the Outlook guru in your office

Outline

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Week 1

You'll jump right in and get your hands dirty by playing with the Outlook user interface and learning a couple of different ways to navigate between the major sections that we'll be covering over the next six weeks. Then, take a look at Mail view as you cover sending, receiving, and replying to messages, as well as how you can use the spell-checker and signatures to give your messages some class.

Week 2

Understand how to use look at alerts, flags, and categories in Outlook Mail view. Then, you'll learn what contacts can do, and how to use them to keep track of all sorts of information.

Week 3

Focus on the basics of using the Calendar, scheduling appointments and meetings, and tracking events. We'll also look at two powerful tools that make working with the Calendar more efficient: the Date Navigator and the Daily Task List. Then, cover how to create and work with multiple Calendars at once. This leads us to two new features of Outlook 2010, Calendar Groups and Schedule View.

Week 4

Clearly understand the difference between tasks and to-dos and know how to work with the To-Do Bar, Outlook's two ways of constantly reminding you of the things you need to get done next. Then, look at three aspects of Outlook that help you store and manage information: notes, shortcuts, and folders.

Week 5

Learn how Outlook 2010's flexible category system and rules can help you manage the flood of information that flows into your Inbox every day. You'll also learn how to print from Outlook for those rare occasions where you just have to have information on paper. Then, learn about the tools Outlook gives you to automatically archive your old items as well as three different tools for finding those items you know are in there somewhere.

Week 6

Explore some cool tips that can make working with Outlook 2010 faster, easier, or just more fun. And finally, cover several customizations in Outlook that you might find useful.

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Instructors & Support

Bill Mann

Bill Mann has written about software for over 15 years. He is the author of numerous books, including “How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003” and “How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.” He has led online courses on Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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