Microsoft Office Access 2007 Level 1
This entry-level course introduces students to the basic elements that comprise a Microsoft Office Access database. Students will learn what a database is and how an effective database should be designed and set up.
They will learn the importance of establishing relationships, as well as how to establish and edit relationships and enforce referential integrity.
After learning to manipulate the Access interface and create their own databases, students will discover how to create and use the basic tools of the Access application: tables, forms, filters, sorts, queries, and reports. In addition, students will learn how to enter data in Access and how to manipulate and use that data.
Microsoft Office Access 2007 Level 2
Strives to broaden and develop the basic database design skills that students already possess. Students will gain a more complete understanding of how to create and use the primary database objects in Microsoft Office Access 2007, including tables, queries, forms, and reports.
The course also shows how to work with individual fields to ensure that overall database structure is consistent and correct. In addition, students will learn a variety of techniques designed to make data entry in Access databases faster, easier, and less error-prone.
Finally, students will be introduced to a few methods of managing and backing up database files.
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Level 1
This course introduces students to Microsoft Office Excel 2007. It covers basic spreadsheet features and acquaints students with Excel's tools.
Students will learn to manage workbooks, work with cells and cell data, format and print worksheets, create and revise formulas, work with basic functions, use fills to save data entry time, and create and modify charts from worksheet data.
They will also be introduced to the main interface changes of Microsoft Office 2007, such as the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, and the Mini toolbar. Finally, students will also learn how to access and use the Excel Help feature.
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Level 2
This course familiarizes students with intermediate-level spreadsheet features. Students will learn how to convert older workbooks to the new default XML-based file format; customize the Quick Access toolbar; use logical and financial functions; format worksheets using themes, styles, and page breaks; use 3-D references; ready workbooks for the Web; use templates to create workbooks; and insert and manipulate objects such as shapes and SmartArt diagrams into a spreadsheet.
They will also learn how to customize workbooks by renaming worksheets; inserting, deleting, and hiding worksheets; and changing the color of worksheet tabs.
In addition, the course points out how tables in Excel serve as databases and covers how to convert data ranges into tables, apply table styles, freeze and unfreeze rows and columns, sort tables, and use filters in tables.
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Level 1
This course introduces students to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and its basic features. In it, students will learn how to create, send, preview, read, reply to, and forward e-mail messages.
They’ll also learn about recalling messages, attaching files to messages, resending messages, marking messages as unread, deleting messages, organizing messages into folders, and previewing and printing messages.
Besides teaching these basic mail management skills, the course looks at Outlook as a personal information management system. It examines how to add and organize all your contact information and how to manage your time with the Calendar feature.
Specifically, students will learn about adding new contacts, modifying contact records, and saving and modifying Electronic Business Cards. They’ll also learn to schedule appointments, create recurring events, mark items as private, add tasks in the new To-Do Bar, update the status of tasks, mark tasks as complete, and create and modify notes.
Finally, the Junk E-mail Filter will be explored, teaching skills such as marking messages as not junk, emptying the Junk E-mail folder, and specifying safe and blocked senders.
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Level 2
This intermediate-level course builds upon the basic skills taught in the Level 1 course. Students will learn how to customize their outgoing messages by setting default message formats and fonts, as well as by adding signatures, themes, and stationery.
They will also learn how to create, activate, and turn off Out of Office messages; set message importance and sensitivity; delay delivery of messages; request delivery receipts; and create e-mail polls.
Mail management is enhanced as students learn to mark items for follow-up using Quick Click Flags, perform various mail management tasks using rules, and organize Outlook items using color categories and Search Folders.
Furthermore, the course covers how to address messages using address books and distribution lists, send and respond to meeting and task requests, share Calendars over a network, publish Calendars to Office Online, send Calendar Snapshots, subscribe to Internet Calendars, and configure Outlook to handle other e-mail accounts, such as a Hotmail account.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Level 1
This course introduces students to the basic features of Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Students will learn how to design PowerPoint presentations on their computers through examples and interactive exercises. They will learn about the key interface changes of Microsoft Office 2007, namely the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, Mini toolbar, and galleries.
They will also discover how to create presentations from scratch using templates, as well as learn about slide layouts, themes, and slide masters.
In addition, students will learn how to navigate through presentations, save presentations, preview slide shows, check spelling, use bulleted and numbered lists, and use clip art and shapes to enhance presentations.
Students will also be shown how to create and edit tables, as well as how to prepare a presentation for printing. Other topics that will be covered include formatting text and working in the Slides and Outline tabs, as well as in the Notes pane.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Level 2
This intermediate-level course builds upon the basic Microsoft Office PowerPoint skills taught in the Level 1 course. For one, students will learn how to modify the Quick Access toolbar. They will also discover how to use existing information to create a presentation, including importing outlines from Word and inserting slides from other presentations.
Students will further explore the use of masters, including how use multiple masters and themes in one presentation, as well as how to create Notes and Handouts masters. Students will work with and modify a variety of graphics, such as WordArt, shapes, pictures and clip art.
Additionally, they will learn about the new Photo Album feature, as well as how to apply a variety of animation effects to both text and graphics. Finally, they will learn how to publish and save presentations as Web pages.
Microsoft Office Word 2007 Level 1
This course is designed to familiarize students with key introductory features of Microsoft Office Word 2007, as well as introduce them to some of its new interface features like the Ribbon, Mini toolbar, Quick Access toolbar, contextual tabs, and galleries. Students will learn the tricks that will help them create, edit, and modify text-based documents easily.
The skills taught include examining the working screen; navigating, creating, and saving documents; changing font attributes; copying, moving, and replacing text; applying and clearing character styles; modifying paragraphs with alignment choices, borders, shading, and bullets; working with headers and footers; running spelling and grammar checks; using AutoCorrect; undoing and redoing changes; managing files with folders; marking documents as final; and previewing and printing documents.
Microsoft Office Word 2007 Level 2
This intermediate-level course builds upon the basic Microsoft Office Word 2007 skills. Students will learn how to further enhance their documents by adding items such as symbols, AutoText, multilevel lists, hyperlinks, and information found using the Research task pane.
Paragraph formatting will also be examined, covering skills such as setting left, right, and special indents; changing line spacing and page orientation; setting tab stops; applying paragraph styles; and using Quick Style sets.
Students will also learn what sections are and what types of layout decisions are handled in sections, such as margins, breaks, and columns.
They will also look at how to insert and modify clip art, graphics, shapes, tables, charts, and SmartArt diagrams, as well as how to preview and save documents as Web pages.
Finally, a number of revision tools will be introduced, teaching students how to insert and modify comments, track changes, accept or reject changes, compare documents, and use the new Document Inspector.