Exam 77-603:

MOS: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Published:April 16, 2007
Language(s):English, Russian
Audience(s):Information Workers
Technology:Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
Type:Proctored Exam

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Preparing for an Exam
Successful candidates for this exam have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint. These candidates are especially effective and efficient at creating and formatting presentation masters and templates, creating and formatting slide content, working with dynamic visual content, and collaborating on and delivering presentations.
Audience Profile
Successful candidates for this exam have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint. These candidates are especially effective and efficient at creating and formatting presentation masters and templates, creating and formatting slide content, working with dynamic visual content, and collaborating on and delivering presentations.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 77-603: MOS: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Creating and Formatting Presentations
  • Create new presentations.
  • Customize slide masters.
  • Add elements to slide masters.
  • Create and change presentation elements.
  • Arrange slides.
Creating and Formatting Slide Content
  • Insert and format text boxes.
  • Manipulate text.
  • Add and link existing content to presentations.
  • Apply, customize, modify, and remove animations.
Working with Visual Content
  • Create SmartArt diagrams.
  • Modify SmartArt diagrams.
  • Insert illustrations and shapes.
  • Modify illustrations.
  • Arrange illustrations and other content.
  • Insert and modify charts.
  • Insert and modify tables.
Collaborating on and Delivering Presentations
  • Review presentations.
  • Protect presentations.
  • Secure and share presentations.
  • Prepare printed materials.
  • Prepare for and rehearse presentation delivery.
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
Learning Plans and Classroom Training
Microsoft E-Learning
Microsoft Press Books
Practice Tests
Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC)
  • Course 77-603: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (Wiley.com): This comprehensive Microsoft Official Academic Course includes a textbook, lab manual, and software. The course provides students with the conceptual understanding and real-world experience they need to be ready for the work force and to pass the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) exams for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
    Each Microsoft Official Academic Course is aligned with existing MCAS exam objectives and includes:
    • A six-month trial copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007.
    • Textbooks that emphasize building skills to prepare students for workforce success by using an instruction strategy that provides:
      • Authentic business scenarios.
      • Immediate introduction of hands-on practice in each lesson.
      • Easy identification of skills that apply to the workplace and to the MCAS exam.
  • Certiprep for 2007 Microsoft Office Certifications (Certiport.com): Certiprep for Microsoft Office Certifications is the premier certification-simulation solution for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certifications. Designed to replicate the certification-testing environment accurately, Certiprep corresponds directly to certification exam objectives and employs the same "live application" technology that is used in the exams.
    Certiprep offers the following features and benefits.
    • Certiprep maintains a large bank of test items that align to specific certification skill objectives.
    • The performance-based technology is similar to that of the certification exams, resulting in an authentic certification exam experience.
    • Each Microsoft Office application features a Practice Test and Learning Mode, which provide test-takers with self-paced learning and exam simulation.
    • Practice Test provides a testing experience that is similar to the actual certification exam experience, including time limitations and a similar user interface. Practice Test assesses initial skills or certification-exam preparedness.
    • Learning Mode provides feedback and step-by-step instruction for each question.
Microsoft Online Resources
  • 2007 Microsoft Office System – Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on training and certification.
  • Product information: Visit the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Web site for detailed product information and download a free trial version of the product.
  • Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with your peers for suggestions on training resources and advice on your certification path and studies.
  • TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
  • MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.
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