Microsoft Office for Beginners

Hours: 32 / Access Length: 7 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $375.00

Course Overview:

This class will give students an overview of the Microsoft Office applications and how they work together. Students will be able to create and edit Word documents that include outlines, tables, styles and sections. Students will be able to create and edit Excel spreadsheets that include charts and "what-if" analysis. Students will be able to create and edit PowerPoint presentations. Students will be able to create Access databases that include tables, forms, queries and reports. Students will need a basic understanding Windows to complete this class. Students will need a copy of Office. A 30-day trial version is available.

ATTENTION: This course has a strict start and end date.  When a student enrolls into this course, they will need to work with one of our Training Assessment Managers (TAMs) to choose a start date before they can be enrolled in their course.

Course Outline:

  • Students will create and edit Word documents.
  • Students will format their documents and add tables and column formatting to their documents.
  • Students will create and edit Excel worksheets.
  • Students will add formulas, function and formatting to their Excel workbooks.
  • Students will create data tables and forms in Access.
  • Students will create queries and filters and set up their tables to ensure data accuracy.
  • Students will create and edit presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Students will format their PowerPoint presentations and prepare them to be displayed electronically.
  • Students will manage email and their in-box using Outlook.
  • Students will manage appointments and schedules using the calendar feature of Outlook.
  • Students will create a final project using what they learned in the class.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **