Microsoft Office 365 - PowerPoint 2021

Hours: 30 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $470.00

Course Overview:

** Students need a copy of Microsoft Office 365 in order to complete course work in this course **


In this course, we will learn the many facets of Microsoft PowerPoint 2021. We will learn basic functions, such as creating presentations, slides, and changing layouts. We will learn how to work with illustrations and images in PowerPoint. We will also explore more advanced features, such as collaborating in PowerPoint, SmartArt, and delivering presentations. 

Students will:
  • Create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Enhance a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with shapes, graphics, and SmartArt.
  • Format tables and charts within Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Create master slides and presentations.
  • Deliver a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Creating and Editing Presentations with Pictures

In this lesson, we will start by opening Microsoft PowerPoint, creating a title slide, and adding additional slides. We will also start working with images by inserting them, and resizing pictures. This lesson concludes with learning how to save and print a PowerPoint file.

Lesson 2: Enhancing Presentations with Shapes, SmartArt, WordArt, Charts, and Tables

In this lesson, we will learn how to build onto and enhance presentations with a variety of tools in Microsoft PowerPoint. We will learn about themes in PowerPoint, as well as adding elements such as SmartArt, WordArt, charts, and tables.

Lesson 3: Customizing Slide Masters and Collaborating

In this lesson, we will learn how to create a master slide and presentation and customize slide elements. We will also learn how to collaborate in Microsoft PowerPoint and animate content on the slides. 

Lesson 4: Tables and Charts

In this lesson, we will work on inserting graphics from a file, and drawing and formatting tables. We will also insert a linked spreadsheet from Excel, and learn to modify and format a linked Excel chart.

Lesson 5: Adding Media to a Presentation

In this lesson, we will explore how to enhance presentations by adding a variety of media. We will also learn how to create graphics and add action buttons to make a professional presentation.

Lesson 6: Delivering the Presentation

In this lesson, we will learn best practices in delivering the presentation. Topics will include printing and saving the presentation and creating a customized slide show.

All necessary course materials are included.


This course prepares a student to take the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019 national certification exams.  At this time, there is not a scheduled release date for Microsoft Office 2021 national certification exams.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable, Fiber, DSL, or LEO Satellite (i.e. Starlink) internet with speeds of at least 10mb/sec download and 5mb/sec upload are recommended for the best experience.

NOTE: While cellular hotspots may allow access to our courses, users may experience connectivity issues by trying to access our learning management system.  This is due to the potential high download and upload latency of cellular connections.   Therefore, it is not recommended that students use a cellular hotspot as their primary way of accessing their courses.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher.  1920x1080 resolution is recommended for the best experience.
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone for Webinar or Live Online sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is described in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **