Class Schedule

LocationStartEndDays & Times
Greenbelt, MD &
04/12/2104/12/21Monday (8:30am-5pm)

Why You Should Take PowerPoint 2013 :

Microsoft Powerpoint is probably the most widely used software tool for creating and presenting to an audience of people. Whether it's in person or online. Our Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 Basic course is designed for people who are new to the software and want to take the first steps in creating presentations.

This is an instructor-led course, so you will get lots of face-to-face time with someone who can make sure you understand the concepts and can help you put them into practice.

In our Powerpoint course, you will learn the basic functions and features of PowerPoint 2013. Our skilled instructors will introduce you to PowerPoint’s window components, show you how to open and run a presentation and switch between views. During the course you'll create a basic presentation and add content; arrange, insert, and delete slides; and apply templates and design themes. Then, you’ll learn how to create and edit shapes, insert and modify WordArt objects and pictures, and work with tables, charts, and diagrams. Finally, you’ll learn how to proof a presentation, create speaker notes, and present and share their presentations.

Audience and prerequisites:

This course is an entry-level course and is suitable for anyone wanting to get started with Powerpoint. Our instructors will walk you through each concept be sure you can apply your new skills effectively.


Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics is one of several MS Office classes that will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.

Skills and Concepts:

Unit 1: Getting started

  • Topic A: The PowerPoint interface

Unit 2: Creating presentations

  • Topic A: Creating a basic presentation
  • Topic B: Working with slides

Unit 3: Editing slide content

  • Topic A: Formatting text and lists
  • Topic B: Editing efficiently

Unit 4: Working with shapes

  • Topic A: Creating shapes
  • Topic B: Formatting shapes
  • Topic C: Applying content to shapes

Unit 5: Graphics

  • Topic A: WordArt
  • Topic B: Pictures

Unit 6: Tables and charts

  • Topic A: Tables
  • Topic B: Charts Topic C: SmartArt

Unit 7: Preparing and printing presentations

  • Topic A: Proofing presentations Topic B: Preparing a presentation Topic C: Printing presentations


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