Course Descriptions

Mastering Microsoft PowerPoint

What You Will Learn

This course is designed for business people who want to create PowerPoint presentations for projection in front of a group, display on a computer monitor, or creation of printed handouts. Class discussion and exercises cover —

  • The PowerPoint interface: ribbons, tools and commands, and the Normal, Outline, Slide Sorter and Slide Master views,
  • How to choose the correct slide size for your presentation,
  • Text entry in the Outline and Normal views, how the Outline hierarchy works, the difference between outline text and text blocks and when to use each,
  • The relationship between Slide Masters and final slides,
  • Using PowerPoint’s drawing tools,
  • Formatting text and graphic objects,
  • Building a Slide Master from scratch,
  • What theme colors are and when to use them,
  • How to change colors in an existing theme and create a new set of theme colors,
  • Slide transitions,
  • Speaker’s Notes and Handouts, and
  • Creating charts in PowerPoint.

6 hours, $260 (available for Windows and Macintosh)
Purchase with Advanced PowerPoint class for discounted package price of $430.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Training Format

  • Live class with trainer in class and interactive student participation,
  • Exercise-based, hands-on instruction,
  • Emphasis on questions and student participation,
  • Small size (limited to 8), personal attention.

Class Location

Dates and Registration


A working knowledge of mouse and menu-based computer applications, and the Windows or Macintosh operating system.

Related Classes

We have a specialized class on Using PowerPoint with Zoom for those who create and give presentations for Zoom video conferences. We also have an Advanced PowerPoint class.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Course Outline, Updated October 26, 2021.