The MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Course will help students to master Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.

The course will teach students to create and format presentations, apply styles and how to create shapes, charts and tables. Students will learn how to use slide masters, how to apply transition effects, how to incorporate multimedia content and content from other Office applications, and other advanced techniques for creating enhanced presentations, as well as how to prepare presentations for different delivery formats.

The course is ideal for beginners and takes users to an advanced level of proficiency. Designated as approved course materials for the Microsoft Office Specialist program, this course will help students prepare for the MOS PowerPoint 2013 exam (77-422).

This Microsoft certification credential demonstrates proficiency in the newest standard of the world’s foremost desktop computing applications. MOS certifications are primarily for anyone who uses Microsoft Office programs as a vital part of their job functions. These certifications cover the entire Microsoft Office Suite.

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase 3 MOS 2013 Courses for only £450.00. Check out using the following code to apply your £75.00 discount: DLCMOS13.

The Course consists of the following items:

  • MOS PowerPoint 2013 Course Book:

The Course book covers the functions and features of PowerPoint 2013, explained in detail with a summary at the end of each unit.

Unit One – Getting started

Learn how to: Open a presentation, identify PowerPoint interface components, switch between views and zoom in and out.

Unit Two – Creating presentations

Learn how to: Create and save presentations, add content and insert slides. Arrange and delete slides and insert slides from other presentations. Use templates to create presentations and apply design themes.

Unit Three - Editing slide content

Learn how to: Apply basic text formatting, modify font styles, use the Format Painter, create and format lists and format paragraphs. Replace, move and copy text and use the Clipboard pane to manage copied items.

Unit Four - Working with shapes

Learn how to: Create basic shapes and lines, and make basic shape modifications. Apply shape styles, apply fill and outline colours and effects, create a default shape and move, rotate, resize and align shapes. Add text content to shapes, format text in a shape, control text orientation and create and format text boxes.

Unit Five - Graphics

Learn how to: Create and modify text effects by using WordArt and apply WordArt styles to normal text. Insert and modify images, arrange and group items and control the stacking order of overlapping elements.

Unit Six - Tables and charts

Learn how to: Insert and modify tables, edit table content, control table formatting and apply styles. Create, format and modify charts. Create and modify SmartArt objects.

Unit Seven - Preparing and printing presentations

Learn how to: Proof a presentation by using Spell Check and AutoCorrect and use the Thesaurus. Preview a presentation, hide selected slides for a specific audience and rehearse using Presenter view. Print a presentation, a range of slides, an individual slide, hand-outs, notes page and the outline.

Unit Eight - Slide masters and transitions

Learn how to: Apply global settings in a presentation by using slide masters. Add visual appeal to a slide show by applying transitions and control and record presentation timing. Set up a slide show for a speaker and a kiosk, use Presenter view and create custom slide shows.

Unit Nine - Graphics and media

Learn how to: Crop images and remove background elements. Add impact to a presentation by inserting and editing video and audio clips and optimise media. Draw attention to specific elements on a slide by applying animation effects. Create a photo album presentation.

Unit Ten - Customise slide elements

Learn how to: Create and customise SmartArt graphics. Create a table from scratch and control table layout and styles. Customise a chart by applying layouts and styles, edit chart data and control the display of chart elements.

Unit Eleven - Action buttons and equations

Learn how to: Add navigation buttons to a presentation. Display mathematical formulas by using the Equation tool and related symbols.

Unit Twelve - Integrating Microsoft Office files

Learn how to: Create a presentation based on a Word outline. Insert content from a Word document and an Excel spreadsheet and create hyperlinks to external files.

Unit Thirteen - Finalising and distributing presentations

Learn how to: Use comments, inspect a presentation for hidden properties and accessibility issues, mark a presentation as final and secure a presentation with a password. Share a presentation by creating hand-outs, package a presentation for CD, convert a presentation to individual images and PDF format, create a video and present online to a remote audience.

Unit Fourteen - Customising PowerPoint

Learn how to: Customise application settings and the commands on the Quick Access toolbar and the ribbon toolbar. Redesign a presentation by creating and applying a custom design theme.

  • Student Exercise Files:

Once enrolled students will receive a support email giving them access to their student files and to PowerPoint presentations relevant to the content of each unit. These files are also available through a student page and can be sent on disk on request.

  • GMetrix Exam Preparation Software:

The course also comes with GMetrix exam preparation software. The GMetrix Skills Management System provides everything you need to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification.

Overview of Test features:

  • Practice tests map to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam objectives.
  • All tests are in-application or performance-based simulations to provide the best assessment of real-world experience.
  • All tests have both a testing and a training mode providing step-by-step help on each question.
  • Progress at own pace, save test to resume later, return to skipped questions.
  • Detailed, printable score report highlighting areas requiring further review.

Please Note: You will need a version of Microsoft Office 2013 to be able to use the GMetrix software package.


There are no particular entry requirements as the course is set out for beginners although students will require their own version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to complete the course.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. The courses are designed as self-study courses but if you have any problems you can email our email support. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer, and we do not impose a cut-off date for study.

APPLE MAC USERS:We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System. The course can be run on an Apple Macs using software such as Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 7, VMware fusion or CrossOver Mac although we cannot support any issues that may occur with PC-Based software running on a Mac.


Assessment is in the form of MOS Examinations. MOS 2013 Examinations are project-based simulations which are designed to offer real world exercises to appraise a student's understanding of using Microsoft Office.


MOS PowerPoint 2013 Course

On completion of this course students can apply for the Microsoft MOS PowerPoint 77-422 Examination.

Exams must be sat at a registered Certiport Testing Centre. Exam vouchers (Valid for 12 Months) can be purchased via our website for £75.00. We advise buying this when you are ready to sit your test, although you can add this to your order when you purchase your course.

Please Note: Exam Centres will usually charge an additional proctoring fee (Approximately £15.00) for sitting exams.

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