What is Microsoft PowerPoint for beginners about?

From A-Z, we equip the user to create effective presentations whilst making the most of shortcut keys and methods to ensure maximum utility of Microsoft PowerPoint. Whether it be to convince management to invest in that new piece of equipment or present the new annual budget to the board of directors, we help you put it into action.

Thandi Dube

I loved this course and look forward to learn more in the Advanced PowerPoint course.

Pravesh Maharaj

I found this course very easy to do and enjoyed learning about creative ways of making a presentation beautiful.

What are the prerequisites?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Email for notifications and communication
  • Internet connection
  • PDF viewer (e.g ADOBE Acrobat)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • A web browser

What other related courses are offered?

We provide a variety of courses, from computer studies to leadership and softskills courses.

The following are our most popular courses:

I have learned so much in this course. I can't wait to start making presentations! 

Course Content

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Basic Powerpoint is a prerequisite for most companies. 

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Unit 1 - Getting started with PowerPoint

1.1 Finding your way in the PowerPoint environment

1.2 The quick access toolbar

1.3 Navigating in PowerPoint

Unit 2 - Slide Basics

2.1 Inserting new slides

2.2 Modifying slide layouts

2.3 Moving and copying slides

2.4 Adding notes

Unit 3 - Working with text

3.1 Copying and moving text

3.2 Formatting text

3.3 Inserting and deleting text boxes

3.4 Formatting text in a text box

Unit 5 - Insert Images

5.1 Insert and manipulate a  picture

5.2 Inserting clipart

5.3 Inserting a screenshot

Unit 6 - Modifying lists

6.1 Apply bullets to a list

6.2 Customising the bullet style

6.3 Apply numbering to a list

6.4 Modifying number styles

6.5 Changing line spacing and indentation

Unit 4 - Working with themes

4.1 Applying a theme to a blank presentation

4.2 Modifying a theme

4.3 Saving a theme

It takes between 4 days and 2 weeks, depending on your speed.

only $1 + 36c 

(The 36c is the administration fee)


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Unit 7 - Wordart and Shapes

7.1 Creating WordArt

7.2 Inserting shapes

7.3 Formatting shapes

Unit 8 - Transitions

8.1 Applying transitions

8.2 Modifying transitions

8.3 Advancing slides

Unit 9 - Preparing to show your slide show

9.1 Adding notes to your presentation

9.2 Spell check your presentation

9.3 Printing your slides, notes and handouts

9.4 Presenting your slides using presentation tools

Unit 10 -Adding header and footer

10.1 Adding a footer

10.2 Adding a date

10.2 Adding a number

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