Introduction to MS Powerpoint

295 per participant
Earn 6 CPD points for this course.
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€295for members

€395for non-members


Full Day


This course will cover how to create a presentation from scratch, learning slide layouts and the importance of professional design.

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This course will cover how to create a presentation from scratch, learning slide layouts and the importance of professional design.  Learn how to work with Tables, Charts, Text boxes and Smart Art.  On completion of this course you will be able to navigate comfortably around PowerPoint and be more confident in your skills to create a professional slide deck.  You will learn how to use essential tools such as the Slide Master, design themes and work with animations and transitions to present your slides to an audience.

This course is Introduction Level and is suitable for beginners or those who use PowerPoint at a basic level but would like to learn more and create professional slide decks.

Basic IT skills are required before completing this course.  It is necessary to have a basic working knowledge of using Microsoft Applications – performing tasks such as saving files, entering/editing text, using the Microsoft Office interface and working with Keyboard and Mouse.

This is a 1 Day Programme delivered from 09.30hrs – 16.30hrs.

Topic 1: Create a New Presentation
  • Tour of the PowerPoint Interface
  • Navigation and Views
  • Create and Save a Presentation
Topic 2: Formatting Slides
  • Slide Layouts
  • Selection Techniques
  • Inserting Slides
  • Working with Text Boxes
  • Formatting Text
  • Bullet List and Number List
  • Text Alignment
  • Paragraph Spacing
Topic 3: Slide Design
  • Using the Design Tab
  • Apply a theme
  • Formatting Backgrounds
  • Using the Designer (365 only)
Topic 4: Inserting Tables
  • Insert a Table
  • Edit and enter text
  • Manage Rows and Columns
Topic 5: Working with Images & Shapes
  • Insert Shapes
  • Arrange and Format Shapes
  • Insert an image
  • Add Stock Pictures/On-line images
  • Copy and Paste Images/Shapes
  • Use Picture Tools
  • Arrange and Align Images & Shapes
Topic 6: Inserting Smart art
  • Insert Smart Art
  • Use Smart Art Design
Topic 7: Slides with Charts
  • Insert a slide with a Chart
  • Use Basic Charts
  • Manage Chart Data
Topic 8: PowerPoint Slide Show
  • Apply animations and transitions
  • Running a Slide Show
Topic 9: Master Slides and Printing
  • Understanding the Master Slide
  • Printing a Slide Deck
  • Printing Handouts

On Completion of the course candidates will receive:

  • CIF Introduction to MS Excel CPD Certificate of Attendance
  • 6 CPD Points
  • Member Rate: €295.00
  • Non-member Rate: €395.00

For All Enquiries or Course Bookings Contact:

Conor Greham: 01 4066031 / [email protected]

Robert Butler: 01 4066071 / [email protected]

The CIF can deliver this programme in house and may be tailored to your companies requirements.

In terms of programme delivery, the CIF can facilitate learning by virtual means (online via Zoom), or in classroom format (at your premises), subject to criteria. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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