Gain a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite with the Office 2010 for Dummies course. Fully approved by the world-famous “For Dummies” group, Office 2010 for Dummies shows students how to master the basics of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook so that they will be creating docs, manipulating figures, managing mail and creating presentations like a pro. The same no-nonsense, friendly and accessible approach used in the “For Dummies” books comes to this course, ensuring students are able to pick up valuable Office 2010 skills within minutes.
Office 2010 is one of the world’s most popular productivity suites and has become a mainstay of business administration. Office 2010 is used both in business and at home, so this course has been designed to help users get the most from the software in either situation.
The Office 2010 for Dummies course is best suited to:
- Complete beginners who have need help in getting to grips with each of the tools – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Intermediate Office users who want to become more proficient with the software but struggle with “traditional” training materials.
- Individuals who want to learn how Office can be used in a home setting.
This self-study approach allows students to work at their own pace, as and when best suits them.
Key Learning Points
Actually comprised of four separate courses, the Office 2010 for Dummies course introduces students to the fundamentals and best-practice principles behind the software. Using the famous “For Dummies” step-by-step approach, learners will quickly build up a collection of valuable skills that can be applied to any situation where they may be using Office, helping them be more productive at work.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Opening and saving documents.
- Understanding how to use the menu ‘Ribbon’.
- Adding, deleting and moving text in documents.
- Basic formatting options; fonts, emphasis, alignment and size.
- Configuring the page setup options and printing.
- Using free templates to arrange your words for any purpose; letters, job applications, posters, greetings cards and more.
- Using the spelling and grammar checking tools.
- Understanding spreadsheets and workbooks, and what they do.
- Opening and saving workbooks.
- Understanding how to use the menu ‘Ribbon’.
- Adding, deleting and moving information.
- Basic cell options; size, alignment and number format.
- Performing basic calculations.
- Formatting borders, fonts and colours.
- Setting up and navigating Outlook, becoming familiar with common features and functions in the process.
- Receiving and composing and sending e-mail.
- Managing your incoming mail, using folders and filters to help automate some common tasks.
- Storing and using contact information in the Outlook address book.
- Creating and managing tasks in the To-Do List
- Setting up reminders and alerts to ensure no appointments or deadlines are missed.
- Creating and editing calendar appointments and events.
- General tips and tricks to help increase efficiency and get more out of using Outlook.
- Navigating the PowerPoint interface and becoming familiar with the location of commonly-used tools.
- Starting a new presentation and creating and adding slides.
- Adding text to a slide to align with the prepared “talk”, applying themes and formatting text boxes to improve the appearance of the presentation.
- Resizing and rearranging content to fit comfortably onto a slide.
- Inserting graphics and creating SmartArt to create visual interest and animating objects and inserting sound and video for added spice.
- Adding transition effects to liven up the move between slides.
- Animating objects and inserting sound and video for added spice.
- Presenting your show effectively – how to talk clearly and convincingly, and using the slidedeck to support your presentation.
- Printing handouts or exporting files to Word for distribution to meeting attendees and to help them remember what was discussed.
Students will not only test their knowledge, but they will also be given the opportunity to try a number of structured challenges to test their progress and apply their learning.
Advantages of this course
Going from complete beginner to experienced user, the Office 2010 for Dummies course is invaluable for anyone who needs to get to grips with Microsoft’s productivity suite. Other benefits of completing the course include:
- No prior knowledge required – develop a working knowledge of Office 2010 quickly and easily!
- Improve efficiency and productivity using Office 2010 at home or in the office, to create documents, perform mathematical analysis, manage communications and calendars, or to create a compelling presentation.
- Learn the professional skills needed to operate Microsoft Office 2010 with maximum ease and speed.
- Self-paced study, with up to 12 months to complete the course.
The Office 2010 For Dummies course is an essential introduction to getting to grips with the application, helping students become more productive instantly. It may also serve as a helpful springboard for further studies towards the official Microsoft Office Specialist qualification at some point in the future.
- Starting, navigating, and exiting Office applications
- Creating and formatting a Word document
- Creating an Excel spreadsheet, working with formulas and functions, and formatting worksheets
- Managing e-mail, contacts, tasks, and calendars with Outlook
- Building and formatting a PowerPoint presentation with graphics, movement, and sound
- Tips and tricks to make you more productive
- And much more!