Word 365: Part 1 - Beginner (eLearning) Course

Course Details:

Length: 5 courses

Access Length: 6 months

Price: $150/person (USD)

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Course Features:

Instant Access After Purchase

Lecture by Recorded Video

Stop and Start as Needed

Certificate of Completion

Software Lab Included?: Yes

Delivery Method:

Self-Paced Online

Individuals and Groups
@ Your Location


Course Overview

Tame the Word 365 beast: Master the basics and unleash your document superpowers!

This beginner-friendly course is your launchpad to Word 365 mastery. No more document formatting fumbles - conquer text editing, lists, tables, and even graphics like a pro! Learn to easily navigate the interface, craft stunning documents, and share them confidently.

Get ready to:

  • Boss the basics: Open, save, and manage documents like a champ.
  • Word wizardry: Create, edit, and format text like a master storyteller.
  • List mastery: Bullet points, numbered lists - easily organize your content.
  • Table talk: Insert, format, and manipulate tables to impress your audience.
  • Graphic guru: Master picture editing, resizing, rotating, and adding artistic flair.
  • Proofread like a pro: Catch typos and mistakes with powerful tools.
  • Polished presentations: Adjust margins, headers, and layout for professional impact.
  • Share with the world: Send your documents in the perfect format, be it PDF or XPS.

Stop Word woes and unlock its full potential. Enroll now and transform your documents from drab to dazzling!

Also Included - 4 Courses: An Essential Career Skills Pack with 4 courses in key areas for career management and growth, including Time Management, Digital Skills, Creativity and Soft Skills.


Course Notes

Important Course Information
Course Taught with: Desktop Version of Microsoft Word 365 for Windows ().
Versions that Can Attend: Microsoft Word 365 Version for Windows () or Macintosh (Mac) - iOS ().

eLearning Training Delivery Method

How It Works

This self-paced online course lets you learn independently at your own pace through Certstaffix Training's easy-to-use platform.

  • Learn at your own pace - Start and stop as it is convenient for you. Pick up where you left off.
  • Lecture utilizing video and recorded screenshots
  • 6-month subscription length
  • Instant Access After Purchase

Have more than 10 students needing this course? Contact Us for bulk pricing.

Suggested Prerequisites & Follow-On

To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including starting programs, switching between programs, locating saved files, closing programs, and using a browser to access websites. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either the Windows 10 eLearning Bundle or the Windows 11 eLearning Bundle.

Target Audience

This course is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Word 365.

  • Those who are new to Word or have limited experience.
  • Individuals who want to improve their skills in creating, editing, and formatting documents.
  • People who need to create professional-looking documents for work, school, or personal use.
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to use Word's features to create more polished and effective documents.
Key Features
  • Audio Narration
  • Video
  • Inline Activities
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Post-Assessment
  • Audio/Video/Course Text: American English.
  • Subtitles (Closed Caption): American English, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
Course Duration
  • Microsoft Word 365: 4 hr 22 min
  • Essential Career Skills Pack: 2 hrs 23 min


Course Topics

Word 365: Beginner

Course Duration - 4 hrs 22 min

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic functionality and user interface of Microsoft Word 365. In this course, students will learn the basics of saving and opening documents and review the interface. Students will practice text navigation, selection, entry, and other text formatting and editing commands and features. Additionally, students will work with bulleted and numbered lists, tables, and their various features and options. Students will also work with graphics and the multiple tools available in Word 365 to format and edit them. Lastly, this course will cover various options for viewing documents, proofing options for documents, and settings to prepare documents for distribution and publication.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in navigating the Word 365 interface, including opening, saving, and managing documents.
  • Efficiently create, enter, and edit text within Word documents.
  • Apply fundamental text formatting and editing commands, such as font styles, sizes, colors, alignment, and indentation.
  • Construct and modify bulleted and numbered lists to organize content.
  • Insert, format, and manipulate tables to present data effectively.
  • Incorporate and enhance graphics within documents using Word’s formatting and editing tools.
  • Utilize various viewing options to optimize document readability and accessibility.
  • Implement proofing tools to ensure document accuracy and consistency.
  • Prepare documents for distribution and publication by adjusting margins, headers, footers, page orientation, and hyphenation.
  • Save and distribute documents in appropriate formats, including PDF and XPS.
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:

Getting Started with Word
  • Understanding the Interface
  • Using the Backstage View
  • Opening Documents
  • Navigating Documents
  • Creating Documents
  • Entering Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Saving Documents
  • Using the Accessibility Checker
  • Converting to Updated File Format
  • Understanding Document Properties
  • Sharing and Co-Authoring
  • Using Versions
Editing and Formatting Documents
  • Using the Inking Tools
  • Moving and Copying Text
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Opening and Editing a PDF
  • Overview of Formatting
  • Applying Character Formatting
  • Applying Paragraph Formatting
  • Showing Hidden Characters
  • Applying Formatting to Multiple Items
  • Using Format Painter
  • Using Word Styles
  • Applying a Style Set
  • Applying a Theme
Enhancing Documents
  • Inserting Blank and Cover Pages
  • Inserting or Removing Breaks
  • Applying Drop Caps
  • Inserting the Date and Time
  • Inserting Special Characters
  • Inserting a Picture
  • Working with Icons
  • Using Text Wrapping and Positioning
  • Resizing, Rotating and Cropping
  • Removing a Background
  • Adjusting Images
  • Applying Artistic Effects
  • Compressing a Picture
  • Applying Image Styles
  • Replacing an Image
  • Adding Watermarks
  • Applying Color and Page Borders
Proofing and Viewing
  • Using Find and Replace and the Go To Function
  • Proofing a Document
  • Translating and Proofing Languages
  • Using Read Mode
  • Using Immersive Reader
  • Viewing a Page Side by Side
  • Custom Viewing of Documents
Finalizing Documents
  • Adjusting Document Margins
  • Working with Headers and Footers
  • Changing Page Orientation
  • Controlling Hyphenation
  • Creating a PDF or XPS File
  • Emailing Documents
  • Printing Documents



Essential Career Skills Pack

Productivity and Time Management

Course Duration - 30 min

It seems that there is never enough time in the day. But, since we all get the same 24 hours, why is it that some people achieve so much more with their time than others? This course will explain how to plan and prioritize tasks, so that we can make the most of the limited time we have. By using the time-management techniques in this course, you can improve your ability to function more effectively – even when time is tight and pressures are high. So, by the end of the course you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to be an effective manager of your time.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Set your priorities to better manage your time
  • Improve your productivity by sharpening your focus and multitasking effectively
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • Productiity & Time Management
  • Prioritization
  • Getting Things Done
  • Procrastination
  • Multitasking & Focus
  • Summary


Basic Digital Skills

Course Duration - 13 min

With the rise of digital transformation and technology, having a basic digital literacy is essential for all types of jobs, regardless of the industry. To stay competitive and be successful in the workplace, enhancing your digital skills should be a top priority.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Recall the essential digital skills framework
  • Elaborate on the toolkit of essential digital skills
  • Identify how to develop or improve your digital skills
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • The Essential Digital Skills Framework
  • The Toolkit of Essential Digital Skills
  • Developing Digital Skills
  • Summary


4 Ways to Boost Creativity

Course Duration - 30 min

The digital economy is opening up ways for everyone to be creative. It doesn’t just mean being artistic – it’s more about ideas, solutions, alternatives, incremental improvements. Peter Quarry and Eve Ash discuss ways that mental capacity can be developed, perspectives changed, group power leveraged and making things actually happen.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Define creativity
  • Think outside the box
  • Develop the right mental attitude
  • Leverage the power of groups
  • Ensure managers make it happen
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • What is Creativity at Work?
  • Learn to Think Outside the box
  • Develop the Right Mental Capacity
  • Laverage the Power of Groups
  • Ensure Managers Make It Happen
  • Summary


The 11 Essential Career Soft Skills

Course Duration - 1 hr 10 min

Soft Skills are the traits, characteristics, habits, and skills needed to survive and thrive in the modern work world. Soft skills aren't usually taught in school, but you will learn them all here in this course. Are you someone that other people in your organization and industry like to work with, collaborate with and partner with? Are you seen as a valuable asset to any new project that comes along?

This soft skills training course will teach you how to develop the skills that can make the difference between a lackluster career that tops out at middle management versus one that lands you in the executive suite. Or to wherever you define career success. So many soft skills seem like common sense at first glance, but they are not commonly applied by most workers. This soft skills training course will give you an edge over your competitors. It will also make your job, your career and your life more rewarding and enjoyable.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Understand how to be a great communicator
  • Become a stronger listene
  • Appear professional to co-workers and bosses of all ages
  • Avoid common career blunders that often end careers
  • Manage expectations for bosses and colleagues
  • Position yourself for promotions
  • Make technology your asset, even if you are afraid of technology
  • Avoid the Not My Job Syndrome
  • Develop EQ to Match Your IQ
  • Develop leadership qualities
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • The Soft Tech Savvy Way to Always Be Essential
  • Not My Job, And I Am Happy to Do It
  • You Can Become a Master Communicator
  • Feedback Video for The 11 Essential Career Soft Skills
  • Become a Leader Without the Title or Formal Authority
  • Your EQ Will Beat a Higher IQ
  • Building Your Winning Team
  • Make Every One of Your Seconds Count
  • Unleash Your Inner Anthony Robbins
  • Avoid Being Uncool
  • Clothes Can Still Make or Break Your Career
  • Conclusion The 11 Essential Career Soft Skills
  • Extra: Developing Your Career Secret Sauce



Related Microsoft Word Information:

How Much Do Microsoft Word Training Courses Cost?

Public instructor-led Microsoft Word course prices start at $275 per student. Group training discounts are available.

Self-Paced Microsoft Word eLearning courses cost $150 at the starting point per student. Group purchase discounts are available.

What Microsoft Word Skills Should I Learn?

A: If you are wondering what Microsoft Word skills are important to learn, we've written a Microsoft Word Skills and Learning Guide that maps out Word skills that are key to master and which of our courses teaches each skill.

Read Our Microsoft Word Skills and Learning Guide

What is the best way to learn Microsoft Word?

A: There are a few different ways that you can learn Microsoft Word. You can take classes or you can try to learn them on your own.

Taking classes is probably the best way to learn Microsoft Word. That way, you will have a professional instructor who can answer any questions that you have and help you master the software. If you decide to take classes, Certstaffix Training offers both online and group in-person options.

If you would prefer to learn on your own, there are some excellent resources available online. The Microsoft Office website has a lot of helpful tutorials that can walk you through the basics of using Word. You can also find many helpful YouTube videos that show you how to do specific tasks in Word.

How long does it take to learn MS Word?

A: Assuming you have little to no prior experience with Microsoft Word, you can expect to spend around 7-10 hours completing a basic Microsoft Word course on the software. However, keep in mind that there is a lot of variation in terms of how long it takes people to learn new software. Some individuals may be able to grasp the basics of Microsoft Word after just a few hours of training, while others may need more time to feel comfortable using the various features and tools. The best way to gauge how long it will take you to learn MS Word is to try out a few lessons and see how quickly you can pick up the concepts. If you find that you are struggling to understand the material, then you may want to give yourself more time to complete the course.

Ultimately, the amount of time it takes to learn MS Word will depend on your prior experience with the software and your general learning abilities. However, most people should be able to get a good handle on the basics after 10 hours or so of training.

What are the basic functions of Microsoft Word?

A: Microsoft Word is a word-processing program that allows users to create and edit text documents. It offers a variety of features that make it a powerful tool for both personal and professional use.

Some of the most important functions of Microsoft Word include:

  • Creating and editing text documents
  • Formatting text and paragraphs
  • Inserting images and other media
  • Creating hyperlinks
  • Creating tables and charts
  • Proofreading and spell checking
  • Collaborating with others on documents

Whether you're new to Word or simply need a refresher, our MS Word training classes can help you become more proficient in using this essential program. Contact us today to learn more about our class offerings.

What are the top Microsoft Word skills?

A: Some of the top Microsoft Word skills include knowing how to format text, create tables and insert images. Microsoft Word also has a number of features that can help make your documents look more professional, such as adding headers and footers, page numbering and using styles. If you're looking to really stand out, you can also learn how to create custom templates and macros. These skills will come in handy whether you're creating a simple document or a complex report.

If you want to be able to use Microsoft Word to its fullest potential, then you need to know how to format text. This includes knowing how to change the font, size, color and alignment of your text. You should also know how to create bulleted and numbered lists, as well as how to insert hyperlinks. Formatting your text properly can make a big difference in how professional your document looks.

Tables are another important skill to master in Microsoft Word. Tables can help you organize information and make it easier to read. If you know how to create and format tables, then you'll be able to create documents that look much more professional.

Finally, inserting images into your Microsoft Word document can really make it stand out. If you know how to insert and format images, then you can add pictures and graphics that will really help your document pop. These skills are essential for anyone who wants to create professional-looking documents in Microsoft Word. With a little practice, you'll be able to use all of these features to create stunning documents that will impress your boss or clients.

Where Can I Learn More About Microsoft Word?

Word Blogs

Word User Groups

Word Online Forums

Explore Microsoft Word Training Classes Near Me:

Certstaffix Training provides Microsoft Word classes near me or online, depending on the number of students involved. We offer online courses for individual learners, as well as in person classes at your office for corporate groups. Our trainers are highly experienced professionals with the expertise necessary to help you gain a thorough understanding of Microsoft Word concepts and tools. With our courses available online for individuals or in person for corporate groups, it's easy to develop your Microsoft Word skills. Start learning today and see how Certstaffix Training can help you reach your goals.


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