The MOS PowerPoint 2016 Course (Desktop / Office 365) is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of the PowerPoint environment and demonstrate the correct application of PowerPoint 2016. Students will learn to create, edit, and enhance presentations and slide shows and the skills taught can be used for to create specialised sales presentations, instructional materials, or slides for training purposes. The course aims to give students the ability to complete tasks independently in preparation for their Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Designated as approved course materials for the Microsoft Office Specialist program, this course will help students prepare for the MOS PowerPoint 2016 exam (77-729: Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills).

The course consists of the following items:

MOS Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Part 1 Book (Desktop / Office 365):

On successful completion of this course book students will have covered how to create and deliver engaging multimedia presentations that convey the key points of your message through the use of text, graphics, and animations.

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started PowerPoint
  • Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Lesson 3: Performing Advanced Text Editing Operations
  • Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation
  • Lesson 5: Modifying Objects in Your Presentation
  • Lesson 6: Adding Tables to Your Presentation
  • Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Your Presentation
  • Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation


In this course book, you will learn the following fundamental PowerPoint 2016 skills:

  • Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint 2016.
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Perform advanced text editing operations.
  • Add graphical elements to your presentation.
  • Modify objects in your presentation.
  • Add tables to your presentation.
  • Add charts to your presentation.
  • Prepare to deliver your presentation.

MOS Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 – Part 2 Book:

On successful completion of this course book students will have learnt to customise the PowerPoint 2016 application, and effectively create, collaborate on, secure, and distribute complex multimedia presentations for a variety of situations.

  • Lesson 1: Modifying the PowerPoint Environment
  • Lesson 2: Customizing Design Templates
  • Lesson 3: Adding SmartArt and Math Equations to a Presentation
  • Lesson 4: Working with Media and Animations
  • Lesson 5: Collaborating on a Presentation
  • Lesson 6: Customising a Slide Show
  • Lesson 7: Securing and Distributing a Presentation


  • Modify the PowerPoint environment.
  • Customise design templates.
  • Add SmartArt and math equations to a presentation.
  • Work with media and animations.
  • Collaborate on a presentation.
  • Customise a slide show.
  • Secure and distribute a presentation.

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.

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 2016 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 2016 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 team. 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 2016 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 CourseOn completion of this course students can apply for the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2016 77-729 Exam.

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

Students can locate testing centres and schedule appointments on the Certiport Website by following the Test Candidates > Locate a Testing Centre links.

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

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