MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft PowerPoint, 1st edition

Published by Microsoft Press (November 15, 2016) © 2017

  • Joan Lambert

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Advance your everyday proficiency with PowerPoint 2016.

And earn the credential that proves it!

Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft PowerPoint! Designed to help you practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016 certification, this official Study Guide delivers:

  • In-depth preparation for each MOS objective
  • Detailed procedures to help build the skills measured by the exam
  • Hands-on tasks to practice what you’ve learned
  • Practice files and sample solutions

Sharpen the skills measured by these objectives:

  • Create and manage presentations
  • Insert and format text, shapes, and images
  • Insert tables, charts, SmartArt, and media
  • Apply transitions and animations
  • Manage multiple presentations

About MOS

A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification validates your proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, demonstrating that you can meet globally recognized performance standards. Hands-on experience with the technology is required to successfully pass Microsoft Certification exams.

  • Full, objective-by-objective exam coverage
  • Easy-to-follow procedures and illustrations to review essential skills
  • Hands-on practice tasks
Adding solutions to practice tasks per feedback from readers.
  • Introduction
  • Taking a Microsoft Office Specialist exam
  • Exam 77-729: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Objective group 1: Create and manage presentations
  • Objective 1.1: Create a presentation
  • Objective 1.2: Insert and format slides
  • Objective 1.3: Modify slides, handouts, and notes
  • Objective 1.4: Order and group slides
  • Objective 1.5: Change presentation options and views
  • Objective 1.6: Configure a presentation for print
  • Objective 1.7: Configure and present a slide show
  • Objective group 2: Insert and format text, shapes, and images
  • Objective 2.1: Insert and format text
  • Objective 2.2: Insert and format shapes and text boxes
  • Objective 2.3: Insert and format images
  • Objective 2.4: Order and group objects
  • Objective group 3: Insert tables, charts, SmartArt, and media
  • Objective 3.1: Insert and format tables
  • Objective 3.2: Insert and format charts
  • Objective 3.3: Insert and format SmartArt graphics
  • Objective 3.4: Insert and manage media
  • Objective group 4: Apply transitions and animations
  • Objective 4.1: Apply slide transitions
  • Objective 4.2: Animate slide content
  • Objective 4.3: Set timing for transitions and animations
  • Objective group 5: Manage multiple presentations
  • Objective 5.1: Merge content from multiple presentations
  • Objective 5.2: Finalize presentations
  • Index
  • About the author

Joan Lamberthas worked closely with Microsoft technologies since 1986, and in the training and certification industry since 1997. As President and CEO of Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI), Joan guides the translation of technical information and requirements into useful, relevant, and measurable resources for people who are seeking certification of their computer skills or who simply want to know how to get things done efficiently.


Joan is the author or coauthor of more than four dozen books about Windows and Office (for Windows, Mac, and iPad), five generations of Microsoft Office Specialist certification study guides, video-based training courses for SharePoint and OneNote, QuickStudy guides for Windows and Office, and the GO! series book for Outlook 2016.

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