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MSP-101: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1

This one-day course provides students with the basic skills necessary to begin effectively creating presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Prior to attending this class, students should have the following experience:

  • Understanding of the basic concepts involved in working with a personal computer (PC)
  • Familiarity with the Windows interface

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Start the PowerPoint program, identify on-screen features, and navigate through a presentation.
  • Create and edit bullet slides.
  • Use PowerPoint's drawing tools to create a slide.
  • Incorporate clip art and WordArt objects in a slide.
  • Create and enhance organization charts, and create and edits charts by using Microsoft Graph.
  • Change the overall appearance of a presentation by using design templates and the Slide Master.
  • Run a slide show, become familiar with slide show options, and add notes to a slide.
  • Preview and save a PowerPoint presentation as a Web page and open a locally stored presentation in Internet Explorer.


  1. Introduction to PowerPoint
  2. Beginning a Presentation
  3. Drawing Tools
  4. Clip Art and WordArt
  5. Organization Charts and Microsoft Graph
  6. Templates and the Slide Master
  7. Slide Shows, Output, and Presentation Options
  8. Preparing Presentations for the Web