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PowerPoint 2010 Essentials Online Short Course

Certificate In PowerPoint 2010 Essentials Online Course

Learn the Basic Features of PowerPoint 2010

Learn the Basic Features of PowerPoint 2010

You will learn how to use the basic features of PowerPoint 2010. This course is designed to teach you a basic understanding of PowerPoint 2010 in a practical way.

PowerPoint 2010 is a powerful presentation for the presentation of visual and graphical items. You can do everything from creating simple handouts to developing an animated presentation with audio.

By the end of this PowerPoint 2010 Essentials Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Open and close PowerPoint
  • Understand the PowerPoint 2010 interface
  • Use the backstage view to create a new blank presentation or a presentation from a template
  • Use the backstage view to open files and use the recent list
  • Save presentations
  • Add text to a slide and use content placeholders
  • Add slides
  • Use cut, copy, and paste, as well as the Office Clipboard Task pane
  • Undo and redo tasks
  • Find and replace text
  • Format fonts and paragraphs with a variety of features
  • Use bullets and numbering
  • Use themes
  • Change the slide design, layout, or background design
  • Add headers and footers
  • Create standard or custom animations
  • Use slide transitions and other advance options
  • Prepare a slide show, including narration and timing
  • Start a presentation
  • Navigate through a presentation
  • Change a presentation pointer
  • Switch to a blank screen in a presentation

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One: Getting Started

  • Course objectives

Module Two: Opening and Closing PowerPoint

  • Lesson One: Opening PowerPoint
  • Lesson Two: Understanding the Interface
  • Lesson Three: Using Backstage View
  • Lesson Four: Creating a Blank Presentation
  • Lesson Five: Closing PowerPoint

Module Three: Working with Presentations

  • Lesson One: Saving Files
  • Lesson Two: Opening Files
  • Lesson Three: Closing Files
  • Lesson Four: Creating a Presentation from a Template
  • Lesson Five: Using the Recent List

Module Four: Your First Presentation

  • Lesson One: Adding Text to a Slide
  • Lesson Two: Adding Slides
  • Lesson Three: Using a Content Placeholder
  • Lesson Four: Using the Slides Tab

Module Five: Working with Text

  • Lesson One: Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Lesson Two: Using the Office Clipboard
  • Lesson Three: Using Undo and Redo
  • Lesson Four: Finding and Replacing Text

Module Six: Formatting Text

  • Lesson One: Changing Font Face and Size
  • Lesson Two: Changing the Font Color
  • Lesson Three: Changing Character Spacing
  • Lesson Four: Adding Font Enhancements
  • Lesson Five: Clearing Formatting
  • Lesson Six: Using the Font Dialog

Module Seven: Formatting Paragraphs

  • Lesson One: Adding Bullets and Numbering
  • Lesson Two: Changing Alignment
  • Lesson Three: Adjusting the Indent
  • Lesson Four: Using Indents and Tabs
  • Lesson Five: Changing Line Spacing

Module Eight: Advanced Formatting Tasks

  • Lesson One: Using the Format Painter
  • Lesson Two: Changing Slide Layout
  • Lesson Three: Changing Slide Design
  • Lesson Four: Changing the Theme
  • Lesson Five: Changing the Background Design

Module Nine: Customizing Slide Elements

  • Lesson One: Adding a Header or Footer
  • Lesson Two: Creating a Standard Animation
  • Lesson Three: Creating a Custom Animation
  • Lesson Four: Using the Animation Painter
  • Lesson Six: Adding a Slide Transition
  • Lesson Seven: Setting Slide Advance Options

Module Ten: Setting Up Your Slide Show

  • Lesson One: Working with Sections
  • Lesson Two: Using the Set Up Show Diaglog
  • Lesson Three: Recording a Narration
  • Lesson Four: Timing Your Show
  • Lesson Five: Hiding Slides

Module Eleven: Showtime!

  • Lesson One: Our Top Five PowerPoint Tips
  • Lesson Two: Starting a Show
  • Lesson Three: Navigating Through the Show
  • Lesson Four: Changing Your Pointer
  • Lesson Six: Switching to a Blank Screen

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020PP10ES
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate