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  • Published:
    April 16, 2007
  • Languages:
    English, Russian
  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Credit toward certification:

MOS: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

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Skills measured

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Create and format presentations (15-20%)
  • Create new presentations, customize slide masters, add elements to slide masters, create and change presentation elements, arrange slides

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Create and format slide content (30-35%)
  • Insert and format text boxes; manipulate text; add and link existing content to presentations; apply, customize, modify, and remove animations

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Work with visual content (25-30%)
  • 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

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Collaborate on and deliver presentations (15-20%)
  • Review presentations, protect presentations, secure and share presentations, prepare printed materials, prepare for and rehearse presentation delivery

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Preparation options

Instructor-led training

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Step by Step
Published: January 2007

The smart way to learn Office PowerPoint 2007—one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy, numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting help to master the fundamentals of working with Office PowerPoint 2007, including how to navigate the easy-to-use user interface. Discover how to create presentation outlines, work with slide masters and slide designs, add graphics and drawings, and publish your presentations to the web. Learn how to add narrations, custom animations, and more! With Step by Step, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! The set includes a companion CD with hands-on practice files.

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for individuals who have the equivalent of 6 to 12 months of hands-on experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and who might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint. 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.

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