Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are tools that one cannot do without. Would you like to get the most out of them? Explore the course below, enroll, and stand out with your expertise.
In the Office Skills Accelerator: Office Pro online course, you will learn the use of Office software in-depth. You will complete the course independently online using self-study materials and doing exercises. At the same time, you’ll receive personal support and feedback from the course instructors.
The course fits well to be taken alongside work or other studies: the segmented structure allows you to progress at your own pace.
Who it’s for:
Our training has received excellent feedback from previous participants. Our promise for the Office Skills Accelerator training:
During the training, you have access to a high-quality online learning environment. However, if you encounter problems, our course staff is here to support you:
The content is designed by Päivi Pylväläinen, one of Finland’s leading Office trainers, with over 35 years of experience teaching Office software. She has handpicked the software’s essential and job-relevant features for this course. Learning is supported by clear and comprehensive guidelines, images, and videos created by pedagogical professionals.
Prerequisites: User interfaces and basic functions
Basics of text processing: Header styles and document layout; lists, numberings, and indentations; find and replace functions; adding, placing, and editing images; inserting, arranging, and editing tables
Spreadsheet basics: Input and data types; selecting and editing areas; table formatting; calculations and basic functions; relative and direct references; charts; printing in Excel
Presentation basics: Structure of slideshows; text slides; images in slides; adding, editing, and importing tables from Excel; adding, editing, and importing charts from Excel; various printing options
Teams: Installation, login, joining a meeting, and participation
Word and lengthy documents: Headers and their numbering; navigating and arranging parts of a long document; page numbers and table of contents; cover page; footnotes; web links and cross-references; horizontal pages and document sections; saving as a PDF file
Advanced Excel use: Editing multiple sheets simultaneously and calculations across sheets; conditional formatting; mixed references; IF function; search functions; nested functions; formula review tools
PowerPoint and the keys to a good presentation: Requirements of a good presentation; SmartArt graphics and visual SmartArts; adding a video or YouTube video to a presentation; splitting a presentation into sections; performance and presentation tools
Advanced Word use: Editing marks and comments; different structural elements; custom styles and document templates; document design
Bringing a PowerPoint presentation to life: Unifying the appearance and editing a unified appearance; freehand drawing and drawing with shapes; screen clip and screen video; importing slides from another presentation; transitions and animations; creating a screen recording; adding subtitles to videos; creating video presentations; saving options
Data analysis with Excel: Editing large datasets and autofill; table function and calculations in the table; summaries, sorting, filtering, and slicers in the table; pivot table and its formatting; subtotals, summaries, sorting, slicers, timelines, and grouping in a pivot table; multiple value fields in a pivot table; pivot chart.
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The course is offered six times during year 2024:
When registering, please select the date you would like to take the course.
Use the Email Address of your University of Applied Sciences in your Registration Information.