Welcome to Windows 7 and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of information productivity applications. Since you use Office in your job, you'll want to learn the new features of Windows 7 and Office 2010 that will help to streamline your work. In this course, you'll learn the new features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Further detailed training is available on all other Office 2010 applications, including: Access, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, SharePoint Designer, Visio and Expression Web.

Target Audience

An experienced end user who has used Windows XP or Vista and Office 2000, XP or 2003 with basic knowledge of the core applications and is upgrading to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Please Note: This course is not suitable for those users upgrading from Office 2007, see 'Office 2010: New Features from Office 2007' (www.qa.com/MOFF10NF) for more details.

  • Before attending this course, delegates should be existing Microsoft Office users who will be required to use Microsoft Office 2010. They should have basic knowledge of the core applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Delegates should be able to use a keyboard and mouse and be able to navigate the Windows XP (or later) operating system including using Windows Explorer.
  • You may also find it useful to read this free MS press ebook: First Look Microsoft Office 2010.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Log on to and navigate the Windows 7 environment
  • Work with files and folders
  • Explore the general environment of Office 2010
  • Use the key new features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 2010

Module 1: Introducing Microsoft Windows 7

  • Overview of Windows 7
  • Log on and Shutdown Options
  • Start Menu
  • Search Options
  • The Taskbar
  • Windows Explorer and Libraries

Module 2: Using the Office 2010 Environment

General Environment

  • The Ribbon
  • Tabs, Groups and Commands
  • Dialog Box Launcher
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customise the Ribbon
  • Office Backstage View


  • File Formats
  • Document Inspector
  • Integration
  • Views and Zooming
  • Keyboard Shortcuts


  • Mini Toolbar
  • Themes
  • SmartArt Graphics
  • Charting

Module 3: Using the New Features of Word 2010

New Formatting Features

  • Live Previews
  • Inline Text Effects
  • Paste Special
  • Quick Styles
  • Typography

New Content Features

  • Pre-formatted Content
  • Navigation Pane
  • Quick Parts

New Proofing Features

  • Tri Pane Review Panel
  • Word Count
  • Contextual Spell Checking

Module 4: Using the New Features of Excel 2010

New General Features

  • Increased Capacity
  • File Types

New Formatting Features

  • Galleries
  • Conditional Formatting

New Formula Features

  • Resizable Formula Bar
  • AutoComplete
  • Name Manager

New Analysis Features

  • Excel Tables
  • Filtering and Sorting
  • Sparklines
  • Slicers

New Proofing Features

  • Page Layout View

Module 5: Using the New Features of PowerPoint 2010

New General Features

  • Viewing Presentations
  • Ribbon Tabs
  • Contextual Tabs
  • File Share

New Formatting Features

  • Live Previews
  • Custom Slide Layouts
  • Sections
  • Typography
  • Consistency
  • Graphics Effects

New Content Features

  • Convert Bullet to SmartArt Graphic

New Slide Show Features

  • Animations and Transitions

New Conversion Features

  • PowerPoint 2010 New Elements
  • Upgrade Presentations
  • File Types

Module 6: Using the New Features of Outlook 2010

New General Features

  • The Ribbon
  • Navigation Pane
  • To-Do Bar
  • Colour Categorise
  • Instant Search
  • RSS Feeds

New Email Features

  • Creating Messages
  • Signatures
  • Calendar Snapshots
  • Out of Office
  • Flags
  • Attachment Previewer
  • Quick Steps
  • Message Views
  • Folder Tab
  • People Pane

New Calendar Features

  • Enhanced Views
  • Tasks Area
  • Overlay Calendars
  • Meeting Recommendations

New Contact Features

  • Electronic Business Cards

New Task Features

  • Task Views

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