PreLaunch Special Only $325 / Pre-Launch Special Good Thru June 30, 2020

PowerPoint Certification Pre-Launch Starting June 30, 2020

This certification program contains 17 video courses. These videos contain the same information covered in our LIVE, online, 1-hour, instructor-led classes. You will also be able to download the training guide along with any class files that are used in the video course.

We realize that questions may occur while you are watching a video course. You can submit a question and we'll answer you with either a written answer, a video answer, or a phone call.

Certification Details

  • During the PreLaunch, each week, we'll add one to three new videos starting with Series 100.
  • At the end of each series, you'll have a review test requiring a score of 80% or higher before you can continue to the next series.
  • You'll receive a badge each time you complete a series and a final certificate badge when you complete the certification.
  • We'll also mail you a Certificate of Certification.

Once you've completed all the lessons in all three series, you'll have a final test that also requires a passing score of 80% or higher. You will also need to submit a final project that tests your knowledge of the various topics covered in the PowerPoint Certification program. You'll need a passing score of 80% or higher on the project as well in order to receive your Virtual Instructor PowerPoint Certification.

Click the series titles below to display video course outlines.

PowerPoint 101: PowerPoint Overview

This overview describes the various sections of the PowerPoint screen. You'll learn about:

  • Accessing the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar
  • Changing View options: Normal, Slide Sorter, Notes Page, Reading View
  • Viewing a presentation in Slide or Outline view
  • Showing or hiding the ruler, grid, and guidelines
  • Changing the presentation from color to black and white or gray scale for printing

PowerPoint 102: Getting Started

In this class, we'll show you how to create new presentations based on templates from You'll learn how to:

  • Download individual slides from
  • Incorporate those slides into your presentation
  • Open, save, and print your presentations

PowerPoint 103: PowerPoint Basics

During this hour, we'll demonstrate the basics of using PowerPoint to create presentations. You'll learn how to:

  • Use the different slide layouts
  • Format text and objects
  • Display the presentation as a slide show
  • Print a presentation

PowerPoint 201: Working With Graphic Objects

This course shows you how to work with a variety of graphic objects ranging from clip art to photographs. You'll learn to:

  • Understand graphic types
  • Add pictures, clip art, and shapes to your presentation
  • Select objects
  • Move and size objects

PowerPoint 202: Formatting Graphic Objects

This section describes the different formatting options and indicates which graphic object types use the specific formatting option. You'll learn how to:

  • Use the Drawing Tools and Picture Tools Format Ribbons
  • Align, group or ungroup, and rotate objects
  • Change order in which objects appear stacked on the screen
  • Customize color, borders, lines, and effects

PowerPoint 203: Working With Text Boxes

This hour you'll find out ways to use Text Boxes in a presentation. You'll learn how to:

  • Insert a Text Box
  • Set tabs and format paragraphs within a Text Box
  • Add, edit, and customize bullet lists and number lists

PowerPoint 204: Themes

During this hour, we'll demonstrate how to use coordinated formatting attributes called Themes. We'll show you how to:

  • Choose a theme from the Design tab
  • Download themes from
  • Adjust theme colors, fonts, and effects separately
  • Create custom backgrounds

PowerPoint 301: Animating Objects in a Presentation

This course you'll find out how to add animation to objects on a slide. You'll learn how to:

  • Customize the appearance of objects onto a slide
  • Customize the timing associated with the animated object
  • Add a custom motion animated path to objects
  • Use the timeline feature to display a visual representation of how the animation will run within the slide

PowerPoint 302: Animating Text in a Presentation

During this lesson, we'll show you how to animate text within a presentation. You'll learn how to:

  • Animate Text Boxes containing a single line of text
  • Animate Text Boxes containing multiple levels of bullet or numbered items
  • Use the Delay feature
  • Incorporate the option to dim text after it has been displayed

PowerPoint 303: Slide Transitions and Timings

This class describes how to add transitions to slides within your presentation. You'll also learn how to control the display options for individual slides by adding custom timings to individual slides.

PowerPoint 304: Multimedia Video and Audio

This course shows you how to add video and audio to your presentation. We'll also demonstrate how to use the commands found on Video Tools and Audio Tools Tabs to add and edit video and audio.

PowerPoint 305: Embedding YouTube Videos

This hour you'll learn how to embed YouTube videos into your presentation. You'll learn how to easily link to a YouTube video. We'll discuss the issues of pixilation when linking or embedding a video.

PowerPoint 306: SmartArt

This course describes how use the SmartArt command to display your lists in a graphic format. You'll learn how to:

  • Select a category in SmartArt
  • Create and edit SmartArt
  • Modify SmartArt design
  • Format SmartArt
This lesson also describes how to add an organizational chart to your presentation.

PowerPoint 307: Photo Album

This course will show you various ways to use the Photo Album option available in PowerPoint. You'll learn how to:

  • Import pictures
  • Modify the direction, brightness, and contrast of the imported pictures
  • Determine the size and shape for the pictures

PowerPoint 308: Slide Master

This class demonstrates how to use the Slide Master. You'll find out how to:

  • Modify slide layouts
  • Create new slide layouts
  • Create a new PowerPoint template
  • Set default formats and layouts

PowerPoint 309: Slide Show Tips and Tricks

This course teaches you about several of the Slide Show options. You'll learn to:

  • Rehearse a presentation
  • Add timings
  • Save a customized version of your slide show
You'll also learn how to use Microsoft's Broadcast Slide Show to display your presentation on the Internet.

PowerPoint 310: Action Buttons

During this hour, we'll show you how to add Action buttons to your presentation. You'll learn to:

  • Create interactive presentations
  • Transition to different slides within a presentation
  • Add hyperlinks to other slides or website
  • Open other programs
  • Run movies or sound files

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