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

Word Certification Pre-Launch Starting June 30, 2020

This certification program contains 26 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 six 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 Word Certification program. You'll need a passing score of 80% or higher on the project as well in order to receive your Virtual Instructor Word Certification.

Click the series titles below to display video course outlines.

Word 101: Overview

This overview describes the components found on the Word screen. Topics include:

  • Quick Access toolbar
  • Ribbon and tabs
  • Status Bar commands
  • Hide/Show button
  • Document views
  • Compatibility checker
  • XML Paper Specifications (XPS).

Word 102: Getting Started

Getting Started shows you how to:

  • Start Microsoft Word
  • Locate a document
  • Open, save, and print documents
  • Create new documents based on templates found at
  • Save and use your own custom templates

Word 103: Word Basics

The basics covered in this hour include:

  • Moving the cursor
  • Selecting text
  • Deleting text
  • Using styles versus direct formatting
  • Understanding the Paragraph Marker
  • Working with the Style Inspector
  • Using templates

Word 201: Introduction to Styles

In this hour, you'll be introduced to Styles. You'll learn how to:

  • Apply a number of styles to a document
  • Create a new style
  • Edit a style
  • Modify font and paragraph settings
  • Use Quick Styles

Word 202: Direct Formatting

In Direct Formatting, you'll learn how to apply formatting to individual words or groups of text without using Styles. We'll show you how to use keyboard shortcuts and command buttons to:

  • Bold
  • Underline
  • Italicize
  • Strikeout, subscript, superscript
  • Change case
  • Highlight
  • Apply font color

Word 203: Themes

This segment shows how Themes are used in Microsoft Word and other Office programs. We'll explain the difference between theme fonts and other fonts, theme colors and standard colors, and theme effects. You'll learn how to:

  • Preview different document themes
  • Apply a theme
  • Change theme colors, fonts, and effects
  • Save a custom theme to use on other documents and in other Office programs

Word 204: Formatting Paragraphs

This course teaches you how to format paragraphs using the Ruler and the Paragraph dialog box. You'll learn how to:

  • Display the Paragraph dialog box and the Ruler
  • Adjust the spacing above, below, and within a paragraph
  • Change a paragraph's indentation

Word 205: Tabs

During this session you'll find out how to set tabs within your document using the Ruler and the Tab dialog box. You'll learn about:

  • Setting Left, Center, Right, Decimal, and Bar tabs
  • Editing tabs
  • Adding leaders
We'll also show you shortcuts for applying tab settings to other areas in a document.

Word 206: Page Breaks and Section Breaks

This lesson explains the difference between page breaks and section breaks, and how section breaks allow you to apply different formatting to specific pages or sections within a document. You'll learn how to:

  • Insert a page break or a section break
  • Select the type of section break to insert
  • Display section numbers
  • Find a section break

Word 207: Headers and Footers - Part 1

Part 1 of  Headers and Footers describes how to create simple headers and footers within a document. You'll learn how to:

  • Insert date and time
  • Apply and format page numbers
  • Link and unlink headers and footers to different sections within a document

Word 208: Headers and Footers - Part 2

In second part of Headers and Footers, you'll learn how to add advanced headers and footers to your document. You'll find out how to:

  • Use Quick Parts
  • Add, change, and delete page numbers
  • Create chapter numbering
  • Create multiple headers within a document
  • Insert a cover page

Word 301: Styles

In this hour, we'll introduce you to Styles - the collection of formats that can be applied to text. After this lesson you'll be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Styles
  • Use Quick Styles
  • Modify existing Styles
  • Create new Styles
You'll also learn the difference between character styles, paragraph styles, link styles, list styles, and table styles.

Word 302: Columns

This lesson discusses how to add columns to selected text within your document. You'll learn a variety of ways to work with columns including:

  • Applying multiple columns to sections of your document
  • Adding column breaks
  • Working with uneven columns
  • Inserting divider lines between columns

Word 303: Bullet Lists and Number Lists

This course describes how to add bullet lists and number lists to a document. You'll learn how to:

  • Add bullet, number, and multi-level lists
  • Use both the Ribbon and keyboard shortcuts to add different levels within the lists
  • Change the format of the bullet or number
  • Customize the shape of the bullets
  • Define a new list style

Word 304: Tables

During this hour you'll learn ways to add a table to a document. You'll see how you can:

  • Insert a table
  • Draw a table
  • Convert text to a table
  • Insert an Excel worksheet as a table
  • Use Quick tables
  • Apply table styles

Word 401: 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
You'll also learn how to add an organizational chart to your Word document.

Word 402: Charts

This class is an introduction to adding Charts to a Word document. You'll learn how to:

  • Add and edit chart data from in Microsoft Word
  • Format charts
  • Save charts as templates

Word 403: Graphics - Part 1

In Graphics - Part 1, you'll see how to add graphic objects to a document. You'll learn how to:

  • Insert pictures, Clip Art, Text Boxes, Word Art, and shapes to your document
  • Modify and reshape the graphic object
  • Position the object in the document
  • Change the text wrapping to alter the way the graphic appears in the document

Word 404: Graphics - Part 2

In this second hour of Graphics, you'll learn how to add shapes to your document. You'll find out how to:

  • Use the Shapes command to add objects such as lines, arrows, call out boxes, transparent circles, and other shapes to your document
  • Change the attributes of these graphics
  • Changing the order in which they appear on the screen
  • Group the objects or rotating the objects
  • Format the shapes using the options found on the Format tab

Word 405: Graphics - Part 3

The final hour of Graphics describes advanced ways to use graphics in a document. You'll learn how to:

  • Insert a picture or link to a picture
  • Edit the Wrap Text layout options to customize the amount of space that appears around a graphic
  • Lock the graphic with a paragraph or on the page
  • Modify the wrap points around a graphic to customize the way the text wraps around the graphic

Word 501: Mail Merge Basics

This course shows you how to use the Mail Merge Wizard to create multiple letters having the same content and are addressed to different people. You'll learn to:

  • Select a document
  • Choose recipients from lists or Outlook contacts
  • Create or edit lists
  • Insert names and addresses in the document
  • Address envelopes or create labels

Word 502: Mail Merge Advanced

In Mail Merge Advanced you'll learn how send Mail Merge letters via email. You'll learn how to:

  • Create the email document
  • Select the recipient list
  • Use Bookmarks to merge data
  • Customize merge documents by adding fields such as ASK, FILL-IN, and IF... THEN... ELSE

Word 503: Track Changes and Document Compare

This lesson teaches you how to use the Track Changes feature to manage changes made during the document revision process. You'll see how to:

  • Turn the Track Changes command on and off
  • Display for Review and Show Markup
  • Show reviewers
  • Accept or reject changes
  • Add comments
You'll also learn how to use the Compare Documents and Merge Documents commands.

Word 504: Word Forms

During this hour, we'll show you how to create forms in a Word document. You'll learn how to:

  • Use the Developer tab to insert field objects such as Text Boxes, Radio Buttons, Check Boxes, and Drop-down Lists
  • Add control fields
  • Protect the document
  • Save the document as a template for use by others
  • Publish the document to SharePoint
  • Use Form templates

Word 601: Macros - Part 1

This course teaches you how to create macros that record what you type on the screen. You'll learn how to:

  • Use the Developer tab
  • Record, view, save, and delete macros
  • Assign keyboard shortcuts to run macros
  • Create a macros template
  • Set up folders in the Trust Center to avoid security warnings

Word 602: Macros - Part 2

In Macros - Part 2,  we'll show you how to:

  • Edit macros
  • Create a custom Ribbon Tab for your macros
  • Place macros on the Quick Access toolbar
  • Add keyboard shortcuts to macros

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