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883 | Microsoft PowerPoint Exam

This exam tests the skills needed to navigate PowerPoint 2010 at the feature and functionality level.

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.  


Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bullet-ed text.



Manage the PowerPoint environment

·          Adjust views

Adjust views by using ribbon or status bar commands

·          Manipulate the PowerPoint window

Work with multiple presentation windows simultaneously

·          Configure the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)

Show the QAT below the ribbon 

·          Configure PowerPoint file options

Use PowerPoint, Proofing and Save options 


Create a slide presentation

·          Construct and edit photo albums

Add captions to pictures, insert text, insert images in black and white, reorder pictures in an album and adjust image rotation, brightness and contrast

·          Apply slide size and orientation settings

Set up a custom size, and change the orientation

·          Add and remove slides

Insert an outline, reuse slides from a saved presentation, reuse slides from a slide library, duplicate selected slides, delete multiple slides simultaneously and include non-contiguous slides in a presentation

·          Format slides

Format sections; modify themes; switch to a different slide layout; apply a fill colour, gradient, picture, texture or pattern to a slide; and set up slide footers

·          Enter and format text

Use text effects; change the indentation, alignment, line spacing and direction of text; change the formatting of bulleted and numbered lists; enter text in a placeholder text box; convert text to SmartArt; copy and paste text; use Paste Special and use Format Painter

·          Format text boxes

Apply a fill colour, gradient, picture, texture or pattern to a text box; change the outline colour, weight or style; change the shape of the text box; apply effects; set the alignment; create columns in a text box; set internal margins; set the current text box formatting as the default for new text boxes; adjust text wrapping; size and position a text box and use AutoFill 


Work with graphical and multimedia elements

·          Manipulate graphical elements

Arrange, position and resize graphical elements; apply effects, styles and borders; and add hyperlinks

·          Manipulate images

Apply colour adjustments and image corrections (sharpen, soften, brightness, contrast), add artistic effects to an image, remove a background, crop a picture, compress selected pictures or all pictures, change a picture and reset a picture 

·          Modify WordArt and shapes

Set the formatting of the current shape as the default for future shapes, change the fill colour or texture, change the WordArt, convert to SmartArt

·          Manipulate SmartArt

Add and remove shapes, change SmartArt styles, change the SmartArt layout, reorder shapes, convert a SmartArt graphic to text, convert SmartArt to shapes, make shapes larger or smaller and promote or demote bullet levels 

·          Edit video and audio content

Apply a style to video or audio content; adjust, arrange and size video or audio content; and adjust playback options


 Create charts and tables

·          Construct and modify tables

Draw a table; insert an Excel spreadsheet; set table style options; add shading, borders and effects; change the alignment; resize, merge or split columns and rows; distribute and arrange columns and rows

·          Insert and modify charts

Select a chart type, enter chart data, change the chart type, change the chart layout, switch row and column, select and edit data

·          Apply chart elements

Use chart labels, axes, gridlines and backgrounds

·          Manipulate chart layouts

Select chart elements, and format selections

·          Manipulate chart elements

Arrange chart elements, specify a precise position, apply effects, resize chart elements, apply Quick Styles, apply a border and add hyperlinks 


Apply transitions and animations

·          Apply built-in and custom animations

Use More Entrance, More Emphasis and More Exit effects, and use More Motion paths

·          Apply effect and path options

Set timing and start options

·          Apply and modify transitions between slides

Modify a transition effect, add a sound to a transition, modify transition duration and set up manual or automatically timed advance options

·          Manipulate animations

Change the direction of an animation, attach a sound to an animation, use Animation Painter, reorder animations and select text option 


Collaborate on presentations

·          Manage comments in presentations

Insert and edit comments, show or hide markup, move to the previous or next comment and delete comments

·          Apply proofing tools

Use Spelling and Thesaurus features, compare and combine presentations 


Prepare presentations for delivery

·          Save presentations

Save the presentation as a picture presentation, Portable Document Format (PDF) file, XML Paper Specification (XPS), outline or OpenDocument presentation, save a slide or object as a picture file and save a presentation as a show (.ppsx)

·          Share presentations

Package a presentation for CD delivery, create video, create handouts (send to Word) and compress media

·          Print presentations

Adjust print settings

Set a password, change a password and mark a presentation as final

·          Protect presentations

Set a password, change a password and mark a presentation as final 


Deliver presentations 

·          Apply presentation tools

Add pen and highlighter annotations, change the ink colour, erase an annotation and discard or retain annotations upon closing

·          Set up slide shows

Set up slide show, play narrations, set up Presenter view, use timings, show media controls, broadcast presentations and create a Custom Slide Show

·          Set presentation timing

Rehearse and keep timings, adjust a slide's timing

·          Record presentations

Start recording from the beginning of a slide show, start recording from the current slide of the slide show