Course Overview

Ch 1: Course Overview

Chapter 1 introduces the TestOut Word Pro course, starting with an introduction to Microsoft Office and Word. It discusses the course objectives, and how to use the lab simulations for effective learning. It also introduces keyboard shortcuts as well as tips for Mac and Chromebook users

Ch 2: Common Office Features

Chapter 2 familiarizes students with common features in Microsoft Office products such as backstage options, ribbon and its hidden features, customizing the quick access toolbar, printing files, navigating documents and formatting shapes and images. Students will also learn the difference between the desktop and web versions of the applications. Hands-on practice interacting with these features will help them work across Microsoft products.

Ch 3: Document and Text Basics

Chapter 3 provides extensive practice creating and working within Word documents. Students will learn how to use the clipboard to apply copy, cut, and paste options and efficiently create and format documents. After learning how to import text, print documents, and navigate the formatting and font options, students will practice within diverse document types. Completing this chapter, students will know a variety of tips for modifying text fonts, formatting paragraphs, and editing documents to create professional engaging documents.

Ch 4: Document Formatting and Graphics

Chapter 4 presents the various ways to format a document manually and the benefits of using themes, styles, and templates. Students will learn how to insert and format illustrations and images within a document and practice creating and altering tables using advanced formatting. This chapter also covers how to apply and modify existing styles and themes, customize their colors and fonts and edit/reformat templates.

Ch 5: Academic and Workplace Features

Chapter 5 describes how to build professional documents by managing references, headers/footers and collaboration.  This chapter begins by introducing citations, footnotes, endnotes and table of contents, it demonstrates how to add references and insert/format a bibliography. Students will learn to improve the aesthetics of their document by formatting headers/footers throughout the document adding dates and page numbers and using section breaks/continuous section breaks. The chapter concludes by featuring the track changes tool and teaches student how to effectively distribute their files by checking accessibility/compatibility, protecting documents using a password and marking documents as read only.

Ch 6: Word Associate Live Projects

Chapter 6 introduces the auto-graded live projects within Word, unlike other assignments, these live projects are done using an installed version of Microsoft Word where students can practice what they have learned from the simulated labs. Students can download guided instruction from LabSim to execute the tasks within Microsoft Word. Teachers/Students will still be able to see the results from the assignments and access the submitted assignments. This chapter provides 3 assignments, testing earlier skills learned.

Ch 7: MOS Word Associate (MO-100)

Chapter 7 prepares students to take the MOS Word Associate (MO-100) exam. It begins by teaching best practices in preparing for the MOS exam such as studying over time, focusing on exam objectives and entering the test well rested. It also reviews how to perform unfamiliar tasks by searching panes, dialog boxes and contextual tabs. Lastly this chapter introduces the TestOut MOS Practice exams, providing domain practice labs as well as practice exams so that students can enter the actual exam with confidence.

Ch 8: Custom Styles

Chapter 8 expands student’s knowledge of customization to styles, themes, templates and charts. Students will learn how to create, manage, share, and modify styles. This chapter will cover how to change template fonts, copy styles to other documents and create custom design sets. This chapter concludes by introducing chart types and how to create, edit and format charts.

Ch 9: Advanced Editing and References

Chapter 9 introduces advanced Find and Replace, indexes and captions and document review/protection. As students dive into these advanced topics, they will learn Find and Replace options, formatting and how to use special characters and wild cards. As they explore Indexes, figures and captions, they will learn how to create update and mark index entries and generate figure and table captions. This chapter concludes with how to review and protect documents studying among other things edit and review languages, display options, combine revisions, use master/sub documents, and protect and restrict editing.

Ch 10: Automatic Document Content

Chapter 10 discusses how to create forms and fields, use mail merge, and create macros to control content and reduce work. This chapter will review building blocks, quick parts, auto text and document properties to control content within forms and fields. Students will gain an extensive understanding of mail merge and learn to manage lists, view merge results and create merged documents, labels and envelopes. The chapter wraps up introducing macros, how to record, protect, edit and copy simple macros to help reduce work for repetitive tasks.

Ch 11: MOS Word Expert (MO – 101) Practice Exams

Chapter 11 prepares students to take the MOS Word Expert (MO-101) exam. It begins by teaching best practices in preparing for the MOS exam such as studying over time, focusing on exam objectives and entering the test well rested. It also reviews how to perform unfamiliar tasks by searching panes, dialog boxes and contextual tabs. Lastly this chapter introduces the TestOut MOS Practice exams, providing domain practice labs as well as practice exams that review so that students can enter the actual exam with confidence.

Ch 12: TestOut Pro Certified: Microsoft Word® Advanced Practice Exams

Chapter 12 reviews the TestOut Pro Certified: Microsoft Word® Advanced certification exam objectives, objectives by course section, and how to take the Pro exam. This chapter also provides a practice exam and domain practice exams that help prepare students for the certification exam.

Ch 1: Course Overview

Word and the Microsoft Office Suite

  • The Microsoft Office Suite
  • Introducing Microsoft Word

Course Features

  • Course objectives
  • How to use simulated labs
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Tips for Mac and Chromebook users

Ch 2: Common Office Features

Getting Started with Office

  • The Ribbon and beyond
  • Backstage view
  • Common application features
  • Desktop vs. web application

Customizing Views and Options

  • Document Views
  • Customizing toolbar and ribbon

Printing Files

  • Printing options in office applications

Navigating Files

  • Navigating Word and Excel

Working with Objects

  • Formatting images and shapes

Ch 3: Document and Text Basics

Creating Documents and Using the Clipboard

  • Text selection
  • The Clipboard
  • Document file formats
  • Tips for printing in Word
  • Text importing

Modifying Fonts

  • Font changes and choices

Formatting Paragraphs

  • Paragraph and line spacing
  • Indentation and tabs
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • Paragraph borders and shapes
  • Paragraph formatting facts

Editing Documents

  • Autocorrect
  • Spell check
  • Thesaurus

Ch 4: Document Formatting and Graphics

Formatting Pages

  • Page layout options
  • Page and column breaks
  • Tab stops

Inserting Illustrations and Other Elements

  • Text wrap options
  • Illustration formatting
  • Building blocks
  • 3D models
  • SmartArt

Creating and Formatting Tables

  • Word Tables
  • Table Formatting
  • Advanced Table Formatting

Using Themes, Styles, and Templates

  • Word Styles
  • Themes and Style Sets
  • Word Templates

Ch 5: Academic and Workplace Features

Managing References

  • Citations and references
  • Footnotes, endnotes and advanced citations
  • Table of contents

Managing Headers, Footers, and Sections

  • Headers and Footers
  • Next page section breaks
  • Continuous section breaks

Using Office Collaboration Features

  • Track changes and comments
  • Distributing files
  • Collaboration features and Tips

Ch 6: Word Associate Live Projects

Word Live Projects

  • How to use Live Projects
  • Installing task guides for live projects
  • Tips for live projects

Ch 7: MOS Word Associate (MO-100) Practice Exams

Preparing for MOS Certification

  • Test Prep tips
  • Performing unfamiliar tasks
  • Using domain practice labs and practice exams

Ch 8: Custom Styles

Using Custom Styles and Themes

  • Modify existing files
  • Create and manage styles
  • Share styles between documents
  • Custom design sets, styles and themes

Using Charts

  • Chart Types
  • Creating, editing, and formatting charts
  • Tips for building charts

Ch 9: Advanced Editing and References

Advanced Find and Replace

  • Find And Replace options, formatting and special characters
  • Searching with wildcards
  • Tips for using find and replace

Indexes and Captions

  • Index entries
  • Create and manage an index
  • Figure and table captions
  • The table of figures
  • Tips for using indexes and captions

Review and Protect Documents

  • Using different languages
  • Document display options
  • Restrict document access
  • Combine revisions
  • Using master and subdocuments
  • Protection options

Ch 10: Forms and Fields

Forms and Fields

  • Building blocks
  • Customize fields
  • Content controls
  • Tips building forms and fields

Mail Merge

  • Mail merge for envelopes and labels
  • Mail merge tips

Using Macros

  • Intro to Macros
  • Macro shortcuts
  • Managing macros
  • Macro tips

Ch 11: MOS Word Expert (MO-101) Practice Exams

Preparing for MOS Certification

  • Test Prep tips
  • Performing unfamiliar tasks
  • Using domain practice labs and practice exams

Ch 12: TestOut Pro Certified: Microsoft Word® Advanced Practice Exams

Preparing for TestOut Pro Certification: Microsoft Word® Advanced Certification

  • Pro exam objectives
  • Objectives by course section
  • How to take the Pro exam
  • Using domain practice labs and practice exams