Courseware 3246-1        Exam 77-883

Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Core teaches the information worker how to create and manage presentations using a variety of core and intermediate features. Some topics may appear to be basic skill sets but are discussed in more detail, exploring at a higher level different options that can be chosen or applied for that skill set.
Students who complete this course will have reviewed all of the exam objectives and be on their way to preparing for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Core Exam #77-883.



Course Series

This Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 coursewareis one of six courses in CCI’s Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 series. Other courses available in the series include:

Word 2010 Core
Excel 2010 Core
Outlook 2010
Access 2010
Word 2010 Expert
Excel 2010 Expert

Instructor Resources are available and are produced specifically to help and assist an instructor in preparing to deliver the course using the CCI materials. Contact your coordinator or administrator, or call your CCI Account Manager for information on how to access these resources.

Course Prerequisites

This course is designed for students who are familiar with personal computers, using a keyboard and using a mouse. The course assumes that students have completed the Microsoft Windows course or have equivalent Microsoft Windows knowledge and experience.

start and run Windows
use the taskbar
use the Start button
use the Help feature
use Minimize, Restore Down/Maximize, or Close
use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
understand file management techniques
navigate between files, folders, or drives

Course Objectives

This course book teaches the skills you will need to successfully complete the PowerPoint 2010 exam. These skill sets are introduced using a fictional company named Tolano Adventures, a travel service that is a department within Tolano Environmental Consulting. Tolano Adventures offers tours to the public that are friendly to the environment.
You will use PowerPoint to create and edit professional-looking presentations for a variety of purposes and situations, as well as explore different ways to share the information with internal and external customers.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • understand and describe the concept of electronic presentations
  • identify the basic components of PowerPoint
  • identify screen symbols
  • use the Quick Access Toolbar
  • use the Ribbon
  • create a presentation
  • use Backstage to save, open, close, and create new presentations
  • switch between presentations
  • move around a presentation
  • insert, rearrange, and delete slides
  • organize slides into sections
  • change slide layouts and backgrounds
  • apply and modify presentation themes
  • insert and modify text in placeholders
  • create and format bulleted and numbered lists
  • format text
  • cut, copy, and paste text
  • indent text
  • insert, modify, and delete text boxes
  • create, modify, and delete WordArt
  • add graphics from a variety of sources
  • manipulate graphics
  • insert and modify shapes and illustrations
  • insert and modify SmartArt
  • insert and modify audio and video
  • create a chart
  • manipulate chart elements
  • create a table
  • format and enhance a table
  • animate slide elements
  • adjust animation timing
  • apply slide transitions
  • edit a slide master
  • enter presenter notes
  • insert, modify and delete comments
  • view and hide comments
  • compare and combine presentations
  • prevent changes to your presentation
  • mark a presentation as final
  • review and edit document properties
  • print a presentation
  • create handouts
  • compress images
  • use the Package for CD feature
  • broadcast a presentation
  • share a presentation via email
  • save in a different file formats
  • set up and run a slide show
  • create custom shows
  • rehearse a slide show
  • hide slides
  • use slide show presentation tools
  • record a presentation
  • use presenter view

Course Outline


Courseware Description
Course Objectives
Course Design
Conventions and Graphics

Lesson 1: Introducing PowerPoint
Lesson Objectives
Looking at the PowerPoint Screen
Structuring a Presentation
Creating New Presentations
Organizing Files
Changing the Page Setup
Organizing Slides
Changing the View
Lesson Summary
Review Questions

Lesson 2: Working with Text
Lesson Objectives
Working with Text in a Presentation
Using Bullets and Numbering
Formatting Text Content
Manipulating Text Content
Lesson Summary
Review Questions

Lesson 3: Working with Text Content
Lesson  Objectives
Using Text Boxes
Lesson Summary
Review Questions

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Lesson 4: Working with Illistrations and Shapes
Lesson Objectives
Using Pictures
Inserting Clip Art
Inserting Shapes
Modifying Illustrations and Shapes
Arranging Illustrations and Shapes
Lesson Summary
Review Questions

Lesson 5: Working with SmartArt
Lesson Objectives
Creating a SmartArt Diagram
Modifying SmartArt Diagrams
Lesson Summary
Review Questions

Lesson 6: Working with Charts and Tables
Lesson Objectives
Inserting Charts
Using Tables
Formatting the Table
Lesson Summary
Review Questions


Appendix A: A Quick Review of the Basics
Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions
Appendix C: Courseware Mapping
Appendix D: Glossary of Terms
Appendix E: Index