ICDL – Perform Presentation Functions (Microsoft PowerPoint) Core Level 2-days

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Course Duration

17 HRS

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On completion of this unit, the learner will have the knowledge and application skills in using a presentation application. The skills include understanding fundamental presentation concepts, and using basic functions within the presentation application.

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them, choose different slide layouts and designs
  • Enter, edit and format text in presentations. Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Insert and edit pictures, images and drawn objects
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations and check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations
Getting Started
  • Uses of PowerPoint
  • Starting and Exit PowerPoint
  • Create a New Presentation using default/installed templates
  • Open and close a Presentation
  • The PowerPoint Screen
  • Using File Tab and Ribbons
  • PowerPoint work area
  • Changing PowerPoint views
  • Using the Zoom Tool
  • Changing PowerPoint Options
  • Navigating between Slides
  • Switching between Multiple Presentations
  • Using Help
Developing A Presentation
  • Inserting and Delete Slides
  • Modifying Slide Layout
Manipulating Slides
  • Changing Slide Background
  • Applying a Theme
  • Master Slides
Slides Operations
  • Copying Slides
  • Deleting Slides
  • Moving Slides
Manipulating Text
  • Good practices when creating slide content
  • Good practice when adding slide title
  • Insert Text
  • Changing List Level
  • Deleting Text
  • Undo and Redo
  • Copying Text
  • Moving Text
  • Saving a Presentation
Font Formatting
  • Selecting Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Format Text using the Font dialog box
  • Insert symbols
Paragraph Formatting
  • Text Alignment
  • Line Spacing
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Using Format Painter
  • Using Bullets & Numbering Lists
  • Inserting Charts
  • Add Data to a Chart
  • Format Chart
  • Create a Table
  • Enter and select data
  • Insert and delete rows and columns
  • Format table
PowerPoint Object
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Inserting Clip Art
  • Add and format lines
  • Inserting Shapes
  • Inserting Spreadsheet
Manipulating Illustrations
  • Selecting an illustration
  • Deleting an illustration
  • Moving and Copying an illustration
  • Resizing an illustration
  • Cropping or trimming portions of a picture
Formatting Shapes
  • Changing the Attributes of the Shape
  • Rotating Graphics
  • Layering Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Group and ungroup Shapes
Insert SmartArt
  • Insert SmartArt Graphics
  • Convert Text to SmartArt
Organisation Chart
  • Create an Organisation Chart
  • Insert Text/Label
  • Modify org chart structure
Slide Shows
  • To add further effects
  • To draw a motion path
  • Slide Show Transition Effect
  • Creating PowerPoint Notes
  • Headers and Footers
  • Spell-Checking
  • Hide and Unhide Slides
  • Setting Up a Slide Show
  • Running a Slide Show
  • Change Slide Set Up
  • Printing a Presentation
  • Be able to operate a personal desktop computer.
  • Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills Workforce Skills Qualifications (“ES WSQ”) Workplace Literacy (“WPL”) level 4.
  • Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to ES WSQ WPL level 4.
  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES WSQ Workplace Numeracy (“WPN”) level 4.
Course Outline

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