Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003: Level 1

Course Specifications

Course number: 084870
Software: Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2003

Course Description

In the past, you have used paper-based overhead systems to give presentations. Now, you want to upgrade those presentations to an electronic format. You can use Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003 to give electronic presentations.

Course Objective: You will create effective basic Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003 presentations for delivery in front of an audience.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2003 presentations. This course is also intended for students who wish to pursue their Microsoft Office Specialist certification in PowerPoint 2003.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend you first take one of the following Element K courses or have equivalent knowledge:

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


This course is one of a series of Element K courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) skill sets. The Office Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Office Specialist certification.

Hardware Requirements

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware components:

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: An Orientation to PowerPoint

Topic 1A: The PowerPoint Environment

Topic 1B: Orientation to Views

Topic 1C: Navigate Through a Presentation

Topic 1D: Edit Slide Text

Topic 1E: Save the Presentation

Topic 1F: Run a Slide Show

Lesson 2: Beginning a Presentation

Topic 2A: Create a New Presentation

Topic 2B: Change Background Color

Topic 2C: Add Slides to a Presentation

Topic 2D: Enter Text

Topic 2E: Create a Presentation from a Microsoft Word Outline

Lesson 3: Formatting Text Slides

Topic 3A: Apply Character Formats

Topic 3B: Align Text

Topic 3C: Change Line Spacing

Topic 3D: Change Indents

Lesson 4: Adding Tables to a Presentation

Topic 4A: Create a Table

Topic 4B: Format Tables

Topic 4C: Insert a Table from Microsoft Word

Lesson 5: Charting Data

Topic 5A: Create a Column Chart

Topic 5B: Edit Chart Data

Topic 5C: Change Chart Type

Topic 5D: Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel

Lesson 6: Modifying Objects

Topic 6A: Resize Objects

Topic 6B: Copy and Duplicate Objects

Topic 6C: Move Objects

Topic 6D: Changing Object Orientation

Topic 6E: Format Objects

Topic 6F: Group and Ungroup Objects

Topic 6G: Change the Order of Objects

Lesson 7: Adding Images to a Presentation

Topic 7A: Add Clip Art

Topic 7B: Add a Picture from a File

Topic 7C: Draw Lines and Shapes

Topic 7D: Insert WordArt

Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver a Presentation

Topic 8A: Spell Check

Topic 8B: Arrange Slides

Topic 8C: Add Transitions

Topic 8D: Create Speaker Notes

Topic 8E: Send a Presentation to Microsoft Word

Topic 8F: Print the Presentation

Topic 8G: Package a Presentation for CD

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Specialist Program