Introduction to Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft Office is a suite of desktop productivity applications that is designed specifically to be used for office or business use. It is a proprietary product of Microsoft Corporation and was first released in 1990. Microsoft Office is available in 35 different languages and is supported by Windows, Mac and most Linux variants. It mainly consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook and Publisher applications. Microsoft Office was primarily created to automate the manual office work with a collection of purpose-built applications. Each of the applications in Microsoft Office serves as specific knowledge or office domain such as :

1.Microsoft Word: Helps users in creating text documents.

2.Microsoft Excel: Creates simple to complex data/numerical spreadsheets.

3. Microsoft PowerPoint: Stand-alone application for creating professional multimedia presentations.

4.Microsoft Access: Database management application.

5.Microsoft Publisher: Introductory application for creating and publishing marketing materials.

6.Microsoft OneNote: Alternate to a paper notebook, it enables an user to neatly organize their notes.

Besides desktop applications, Microsoft Office is available to use online or from cloud under a lighter (Office Web Apps) and full (Office 365) version. As of 2016, Microsoft Office 2016 is the latest version, available in 4 different variants including Office Home Student 2016, Office Home Business 2016 and Office Professional 2 and the online/cloud Office 365 Home Premium.

What you will learn

  • Lesson 1 :Windows
  • Lesson 2 :Microsoft Word
  • Lesson 3 :Microsoft Excel
  • Lesson 4 :Microsoft PowerPoint

No Course Requirements


Lesson 1: Windows

  • Use the Mouse: Left, Right and Double Click
  • Desktop: Bluescreen
  • Minimize, Maximize, Restore and Close: Located on the Title Toolbar

Lesson 2: Microsoft Word

  • Explore Word: Title. Menu, Standard and Formatting Toolbars
  • Create a Document: Typing and adding pages
  • Format a Document: Use Formatting Toolbar
  • Save
  • Select Text: Click and Drag, Double Click, Triple Click and Control

Lesson 3: Microsoft Excel

  • Explore Excel: Title, Standard, Formatting, Formula and Status Toolbars
  • Create a Worksheet: Cell selection and typing
  • Format a Worksheet: Select cells and use Formatting Toolbar
  • Extra: Rename Sheet Tab, Increase or Decrease Column and Row Width, Cell Address, Autosum Calculations

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