77-422 - MOS: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (Course & Lab)

MOS: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-568-1
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Hands on Activities

A First Look at PowerPoint

  • Changing the print outline
  • Changing presentation view
  • Rearranging slides
  • Changing the zoom settings
  • Zooming in the Slide Sorter View
  • Converting album to black and white
  • Changing the view settings
  • Showing Gridlines

Creating and Saving Presentation Files

  • Creating file using template
  • Creating a New Presentation using a Template
  • Turning ON the compatibility mode
  • Saving a presentation
  • Saving an existing presentation with a new name
  • Saving a File in XPS Format
  • Saving a File as a PDF
  • Saving a Slide as a JPEG
  • Setting a password for the file modification
  • Closing the open presentation
  • Opening a presentation
  • Setting up file properties
  • Displaying the document panel
  • Editing presentation properties at the Document Panel

Creating Slides and Text Boxes

  • Creating a blank slide
  • Opening a Word document as a presentation
  • Inserting Additional Slides
  • Importing a table from an external source
  • Deleting a slide
  • Inserting a manual text box
  • Changing AutoFit behavior of a text box
  • Finding and replacing text

Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters

  • Changing layout of a slide
  • Applying themes
  • Customizing page numbers
  • Customizing footer
  • Applying footer
  • Adding an image as a background
  • Adding a layout
  • Adding a new Slide Master

Formatting Text

  • Embedding fonts
  • Changing font
  • Correcting the Spelling Error
  • Changing text to WordArt

Formatting Paragraphs

  • Changing the bullet symbol
  • Applying bullets
  • Adding Columns
  • Configuring Columns

Creating and Formatting Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Modifying columns
  • Applying a table style
  • Modifying column settings

Drawing and Formatting Objects

  • Inserting a Regular Pentagon shape
  • Changing Shape Styles
  • Using the Quick Styles menu
  • Formatting the Shape Outline
  • Configuring the text box with Gradient Fill

Creating SmartArt Graphics

  • Converting list to SmartArt
  • Inserting a SmartArt
  • Reversing the direction of SmartArt
  • Changing color of SmartArt

Working with Charts

  • Changing chart type
  • Inserting a line chart
  • Modifying chart type

Working With Photos

  • Inserting a picture
  • Inserting an online picture
  • Cropping an image
  • Cropping a picture to a shape
  • Applying picture styles
  • Configuring image shadow effect
  • Compressing Media

Incorporating Content from Other Programs

  • Embedding a Word document

Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks

  • Setting audio options
  • Inserting a sound clip

Incorporating Motion Video

  • Inserting a video

Creating Animation Effects and Transitions

  • Assigning transition to a slide
  • Looping a Slide Show
  • Applying Transition
  • Applying animation to text strings
  • Adding paths to animations
  • Applying animation to shapes
  • Setting up slide show

Support Materials

  • Printing handouts
  • Printing handouts in Grayscale
  • Changing the Print Settings
  • Customizing Slide Size
  • Changing the Notes Page Layout

Preparing for a Live Presentation

  • Starting slide show from the current slide
  • Starting the slide show from the beginning
  • Creating a custom show
  • Creating a Custom Slide Show

Designing User-Interactive Presentations

  • Creating a link to a website
  • Hyperlinking a text
  • Configuring AutoFormat as You Type

Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution

  • Removing presentation metadata
  • Compressing media for Internet Quality
  • Checking compatibility
  • Checking for accessibility issues
  • Viewing the added digital signature
  • Adding a Digital Signature
  • Encrypting the Presentation
  • Finalizing Presentation

Collaborating Presentations

  • Inserting a comment


Appendix B

Exam Information

The MOS: PowerPoint 2013 exam is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 77-422. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills needed for proficiency in PowerPoint 2013, managing the PowerPoint environment, creating a slide presentation, working with graphical and multimedia elements, creating charts and tables, applying transitions and animations, collaborating on presentations, preparing presentations for delivery, and delivering presentations. This exam is an upgrade of Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010.

Prepare for the following certifications

Career Prospects
  • Office Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Instructors/Trainers
  • Product developers
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 96

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Where do I take the exam?
The Microsoft 77-422 exam is administered by Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of performance based questions conducted in a live or simulated environment. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build, with tasks and steps that build on each other. For more information regarding improved exam format Click here.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
50 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

As of 1 July 2014, Microsoft's retake policy changed to the following:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 48 hours before retaking the exam.
  • A two-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate may take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Office Specialist has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 77-422-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: A First Look at PowerPoint

  • Who Uses PowerPoint and Why?
  • What's New in PowerPoint 2013?
  • Learning Your Way around PowerPoint
  • Changing the View
  • Zooming In and Out
  • Enabling Optional Display Elements
  • Opening a New Display Window for the Same Presentation
  • Using the Help System
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Creating and Saving Presentation Files

  • Starting a New Presentation
  • Saving Your Work
  • Setting Passwords for File Access
  • Closing and Reopening Presentations
  • Setting File Properties
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Creating Slides and Text Boxes

  • Creating New Slides
  • Inserting Content from External Sources
  • Managing Slides
  • Using Content Placeholders
  • Creating Text Boxes Manually
  • Working with Text Boxes
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters

  • Understanding Layouts and Themes
  • Changing a Slide's Layout
  • Applying a Theme
  • Managing Themes
  • Changing Colors, Fonts, and Effects
  • Changing the Background
  • Working with Placeholders
  • Customizing and Creating Layouts
  • Managing Slide Masters
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Formatting Text

  • Changing the Font
  • Changing the Font Size
  • Adjusting Character Spacing
  • Changing Font Color/Text Fill
  • Applying a Text Outline
  • Applying Text Attributes
  • Applying WordArt Styles
  • Applying Text Effects
  • Copying Formatting with Format Painter
  • Inserting Symbols
  • Inserting Math Equations
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Formatting Paragraphs

  • Formatting Bulleted Lists
  • Formatting Numbered Lists
  • Setting Indents and Tabs
  • Adjusting Line Spacing
  • Changing Horizontal Alignment
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Creating and Formatting Tables

  • Creating a New Table
  • Moving around in a Table
  • Selecting Rows, Columns, and Cells
  • Editing a Table's Structure
  • Applying Table Styles
  • Formatting Table Cells
  • Using Tables from Word
  • Integrating Excel Cells into PowerPoint
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Drawing and Formatting Objects

  • Working with the Drawing Tools
  • Selecting Objects
  • Deleting Objects
  • Moving and Copying Objects
  • Understanding Object Formatting
  • Resizing Objects
  • Arranging Objects
  • Merging Shapes
  • Applying Shape or Picture Styles
  • Understanding Color Selection
  • Applying an Object Border
  • Applying an Object Fill
  • Applying Object Effects
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Creating SmartArt Graphics

  • Understanding SmartArt Types and Their Uses
  • Inserting a SmartArt Graphic
  • Editing SmartArt Text
  • Modifying SmartArt Structure
  • Modifying a Hierarchy Graphic Structure
  • Formatting a SmartArt Graphic
  • Saving a SmartArt Graphic as a Picture
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Working with Charts

  • Understanding the Parts of a Chart
  • Starting a New Chart
  • Working with Chart Data
  • Chart Types and Chart Layout Presets
  • Working with Chart Elements
  • Controlling the Axes
  • Formatting a Chart
  • Rotating a 3-D Chart
  • Working with Chart Templates
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Working With Photos

  • Inserting Photos
  • Sizing and Cropping Photos
  • Adjusting and Correcting Photos
  • Compressing Images
  • Exporting a Photo from PowerPoint to a Separate File
  • Summary

Lesson 12: Incorporating Content from Other Programs

  • Working with External Content: An Overview
  • Copying Content from Other Programs
  • Introducing OLE
  • Summary

Lesson 13: Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks

  • How PowerPoint Uses Audio
  • When to Use Sounds - and When Not To
  • Inserting an Audio Clip as an Icon on a Slide
  • Assigning a Sound to an Object
  • Adding a Digital Music Soundtrack
  • Adding a CD Audio Soundtrack
  • Configuring Sound Playback
  • Using the Advanced Timeline to Fine-Tune Sound Events
  • Summary

Lesson 14: Incorporating Motion Video

  • Understanding Video Types
  • Placing a Video on a Slide
  • Managing Clip Files and Links
  • Changing the Video's Formatting
  • Specifying Playback Options
  • Summary

Lesson 15: Creating Animation Effects and Transitions

  • Assigning Transitions to Slides
  • Animating Slide Content
  • Layering Animated Objects
  • Summary

Lesson 16: Support Materials

  • The When and How of Handouts
  • Handouts
  • Speaker Notes
  • Printing an Outline
  • Exporting Handouts or Notes Pages to Word
  • Summary

Lesson 17: Preparing for a Live Presentation

  • Starting and Ending a Show
  • Using the On-Screen Show Controls
  • Using the On-Screen Pen
  • Hiding Slides for Backup Use
  • Using Custom Shows
  • Creating and Using Sections
  • Giving a Presentation on a Different Computer
  • Summary

Lesson 18: Designing User-Interactive Presentations

  • Understanding User Interactivity
  • Navigational Control Basics
  • Creating Text Hyperlinks
  • Creating Graphical Hyperlinks
  • Setting Up a Secure System
  • Summary

Lesson 19: Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution

  • Working with File Properties
  • Checking for Compatibility and Usability
  • Limiting User Access to a Presentation
  • Presenting Online
  • Working with the PowerPoint Viewer
  • Summary

Lesson 20: Collaborating Presentations

  • Working with Comments
  • Comparing and Merging Presentations
  • Managing Simultaneous Edits
  • Summary

Lesson 21: Appendix

Lesson 22: Appendix B

  • Video Tutorials

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