Microsoft® PowerPoint – Basic


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Course Pre-requisites

This programme is designed for delegates who understand the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Learners should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse and Start menu. Understanding and experience with printing and using a web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of Microsoft PowerPoint is necessary.


PowerPoint is Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use presentation programme. This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with PowerPoint quickly. We will cover different features of the interface; show users how to create, save and present a basic presentation; cover the basics of formatting; and discuss how to add multimedia to a presentation.


  • Know the basics of Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Explore the part of the PowerPoint interface
  • Get started with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Learn how to use the backstage view
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation
  • Perform advanced text editing
  • Add graphical elements to presentations
  • Modify objects in presentations
  • Add tables and charts to presentations
  • Prepare to deliver presentation

Course Content

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Day One
Getting started with PowerPoint
  • What is PowerPoint?
  • The PowerPoint Environment
  • Create and save a PowerPoint presentation
  • Opening, moving around in, and closing presentations
  • Viewing presentations in different ways
  • Using help
Developing a PowerPoint presentation
  • Adding and deleting slides
  • Selecting a presentation type
  • The backstage view
  • Build a presentation
  • Layout a presentation
  • Adding slides with ready-made content
Formatting slides
  • Format characters, paragraphs and text boxes
  • Applying themes
  • Using different colour and font schemes
  • Changing the slide background
  • Changing the look of placeholders
  • Changing the alignment, spacing, size and look of text
Day Two
Add simple visual enhancements
  • Inserting pictures and clip art images
  • Inserting diagrams
  • Inserting charts
  • Drawing shapes
  • Adding transitions
  • Modify, arrange and animate objects in presentations
  • Adding charts and tables from other Microsoft applications
Review and deliver presentations
  • Setting up presentations for delivery
  • Review your presentation
  • Apply transitions
  • Previewing and printing presentations
  • Preparing speaker notes and hand-outs
  • Finalising presentations
  • Deliver presentations


The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Practical sessions
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations
  • Assessments
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04 Aug 2021 - 05 Aug 2021


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi
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