ECDL Advanced Presentation for Office XP/2003
By Paul Holden and Sharon Murphy
Pearson Education / Financial Times
200 Pages, Illustrated, 7 ½" x 9 ¾"
$52.50 paper original
The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is an internationally recognized certificate of end-user computing skills. It provides objective proof that the holder has achieved a standard of competence in the most common business applications. Employers are increasingly relying on the ECDL to validate training courses and to recruit computer-literate staff.
ECDL Advanced is the next level on the ECDL certification path, building a more extensive skill set to underpin knowledge gained from the ECDL course in specific areas, allowing the candidate to demonstrate skill sets above the most basic. The ECDL Advanced Presentation syllabus further develops skills and knowledge attained in ECDL Module 6: Presentation.
The ECDL Advanced Presentation syllabus requires a candidate to learn how to produce advanced presentation outputs using formatting and layout techniques, including multimedia effects, charts and graphs, and drawing and image tools, to realize the full potential of presentations tool. The module covers:
- Creating slides which present the user’s message in a crisp and concise manner.
- Uploading pictures, images and objects to provide features which can be edited, re-positioned and grouped together to enable ease of use.
- Using multimedia functions to create short movies, sound and animated features.
- Designing layouts which take account of audience size, demographics and knowledge.
- Additional areas, including editing & customizing presentations, using charts & graphics, creating macros and managing presentations.
This comprehensive coursebook covers all aspects of the ECDL Advanced Presentation module using the most popular business software – the PowerPoint package of Microsoft Office XP &2003. It provides everything a student needs to pass the ECDL Advanced Presentation certification test. Written by experienced trainers Paul Holden and Sadbh O’Dwyer, the book offers clear, simple and friendly guidance on the ECDL Advanced Presentation module.
- Basic computer terms and concepts explained in plain English.
- Screen images and illustrations guide the student through the Microsoft PowerPoint application.
- “How-to” information based on practical examples of everyday tasks.
- Short cuts and insider tips drawn from the real-world experience of computer professionals.
- Summary of critical information at the end of each section.
- Easy-to-follow exercises on accompanying CD.
Chapter 1: Getting started
Chapter 2: Information structure
Chapter 3: Design structure
Chapter 4: Flowcharts
Chapter 5: Charts
Chapter 6: Action buttons and hyperlinks
Chapter 7: Custom shows and slide shows
Chapter 8: Transitions
Chapter 9: Animation effects
Chapter 10: Graphic editing and graphic effects
Chapter 11: Linking
Chapter 12: Macros and set-ups
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