- Professionals who need to learn how to be more productive with all five applications that make up Office 2010.
- Employees who want to deepen their knowledge of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications.
- Workers and individuals who want to work towards earning the world-famous Microsoft Office Specialist qualification.
- Employees who need to earn an industry-recognised qualification in using Microsoft Office.
- Individuals who would like to build up their skills for work or home.
Using a seamless mix of instructor-led videos, hands-on exercises and interactive quizzes the Microsoft Office 2010 Online Training course is delivered online using the learning platform. Using a self-study approach, students can work at their own pace, as and when best suits them. The course materials also provide a handy reference for when they try to apply their new found knowledge at work.
Learners can also repeat modules or practical exercises as many times as they like until confident that they have fully understood each application included in Office 2010. The social networking platform is an excellent resource for seeking help or sharing ideas with other learners.
The Word 2010 section of the course will teach students all the basics of document creation and editing before moving on to:
- Building and using templates and the Styles function to streamline document creation.
- Creating, modifying and sorting tables and columns.
- Using page headers and footers.
- Inserting graphics, symbols and charts.
- Using the Track Changes tools to audit changes made during editing.
- Using Mail Merge tools to create a set of individualised documents (such as addressed letters) in a single file, and repeating the process to print labels and envelopes.
- Utilising academic tools to implement referencing, footnotes and indexes.
- Protecting documents from unauthorised access with encryption and passwords.
- Working with multiple document formats, including PDF files.
- Organising long documents using outline view and inbuilt heading tools.
- Creating forms to collect data.
- Programming advanced functions with macros and XML.
The Excel 2010 course walks students through the process of creating simple spreadsheets and manipulating figures before looking at a range of advanced techniques including:
- Create and using a Sparkline to analyse data trends.
- Filtering data to focus only on the information that matters.
- Autosizing columns to fit data and improve visibility.
- Editing and auditing formulae to ensure they continue to generate the required calculations correctly.
- Freezing panes to help better navigate large spreadsheets.
- Using Excel spreadsheet data to create charts.
- Moving and copying cells between sheets.
- Using the VLOOKUP function to locate key data quickly.
- Using Paste Special (Transpose Values) to automate data copying.
- Working with XML Data for use in other applications.
- Mark the Workbook as Final and Read Only to prevent further editing.
- Deleting duplicate records to maintain data integrity.
Moving on to Outlook 2010, students will learn:
- How to read, write, edit and send emails.
- How to use address lists to choose message recipients, and mail folders to file emails.
- How to personalise messages with a signature, adding attachments and printing mail.
- Creating, using, sorting and categorising contacts in the Outlook address book.
- Working with rules and junk mail folders to streamline and simplify message management.
- Sending automatic replies, like out of office notices, or requesting read receipts to further simplify messaging.
- Working with the calendar to plan and arrange appointments, and use the address book to inform invitees and confirm attendance.
- Using Notes and Tasks to stay on top of other non-mail related jobs.
- Using the Outlook Journal to track activities and workload.
- Using data import and export functions to back up important information or transfer data between computers.
- How to use personal and public files to share messages and information with other Outlook users.
The PowerPoint section of the Microsoft Office 2010 Online Training course also begins with a number of basic concepts before launching into more advanced topics including:
- Working with text boxes, and formatting text to improve slide appearance.
- Using shapes, object snapping and WordArt Styles to add visual variety.
- Moving and copying slides, or creating slide templates to speed up the creation process.
- Using tables to display data – including tables from other applications like Excel.
- Adding formatted charts to display data visually.
- Using video clips and animated pictures to create additional visual interest.
- Proofing and autocorrection tools to prevent spelling mistakes being left in the final presentation.
- Using themes, format editing and sections to create a consistent “look” for a presentation.
- Applying slide transitions, animation effects and object actions to further improve appearance of the slideshow as a whole.
- Building a slide show and editing the timing to fit with a script and time constraints of the presentation.
- Adding speaker’s notes and comments to the presentation to assist with delivery.
Finally, students will learn about Microsoft Access 2010, the desktop database component of Office 2010:
- Understanding table creation and design.
- Finding, editing, sorting and filtering data to highlight key information.
- Building table relationships and enforcing referential integrity to keep data “clean”.
- A basic introduction to functions and using the formula creator.
- Using aggregate functions and totals to simplify calculations.
- Building forms using the forms wizard to simplify data collection and display.
- Using form controls to create a true application interface for the database.
- Building reports, and using calculations and graphics to improve the appearance of data.
- Building macros and assigning actions to form buttons, increasing the functionality of database applications.
- Importing and exporting data.
- Using the SQL language to manipulate data in the database directly.
Among the benefits of the Microsoft Office 2010 Online Training course are:
- Gaining the skills and experience required to be more efficient when using Office 2010 to create documents, capture numerical data, manage communications, build presentations and analyse datasets.
- A marked boost in productivity, allowing Office 2010 users to spend more time on other, more profitable tasks.
- An in-demand skill set that will help learners perform better at work.
- An in-depth understanding of Office 2010 that can be shared with colleagues to help them be more productive too.
Upon completion of the Microsoft Office 2010 Online Training course, students will have an advanced knowledge of using the Office 2010 productivity suite and will be fully prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist qualification exam.