Microsoft Word Diploma for an Executive Assistant



The IEAA has partnered with Microsoft Platinum Partners to offer our students an interactive and state of the art training program in Microsoft Word. The IEAA Microsoft Word Diploma is a great way to gain the skills needed to be efficient and successful in managing word documents at work.

Our Microsoft Word Diploma is delivered online by the IEAA in collaboration with Microsoft Platinum Partners. This training course has been designed to ensure that learners gain practical skills, knowledge and confidence to use Microsoft Word to an advanced level.

Diploma Format

The training is conducted online using a live server. This means that the training programme will instruct you, provide assessments and correct your mistakes. This simulates having a personal IT trainer, the virtual tutor instructs, corrects, and offers examples. However, it has the benefits of online training, in that you can train when you chose from any place with an internet connection.

Microsoft Word Diploma for an Executive Assistant

Dates and Duration

A maximum of six months is allowed. The course can be completed long before this time. It is possible to begin and complete the course at any time.

Diploma Content

Beginner Module

  • Overview of Word and its functions
  • Opening documents and entering and editing text
  • Managing paragraphs
  • Undoing, redoing and repeating an actions
  • Saving and creating a new document
  • Zooming in Word
  • Applying a quick style from the gallery, a theme
  • Character colour, case, font and size
  • Paragraph indents, alignment, spacing, line spacing
  • Borders and shading
  • moving, copying text
  • Customised Numbered and bulleted lists
  • Page layouts, page breaks, headers and footers.
  • Page numbering, managing numbering and leader line tab stop
  • Different levels in a list, list styles
  • Line breaks, hanging indents, non-breaking space or hyphen
  • Finding and replacing
  • Checking your spelling and grammar and find synonyms
  • Managing AutoText

Intermediate Module

  • Create and manage data tables
  • Sort data in a table
  • Create and customise charts
  • Automatic calculations in a table, filtering
  • Blank cells and duplicates
  • Advanced filtering and statistics with a criteria range
  • Copy rows filtered using a criteria range
  • Display several lines of data in one cell
  • Copy values, copy with a link, transposing
  • Move, copy, hide sheets
  • Select, delete, copy and move objects
  • Format chart items; Modify chart’s text items; Legend and plot area; Data series and chart axes; Manage series, chart templates
  • Create and manage sparklines
  • Modify a text box, drawing
  • Rotate, align, stack and group objects
  • Apply, manage conditional, custom formats
  • Validation criteria
  • Absolute reference in a formula
  • Convert data; Create a data series
  • Use cell ranges in functions
  • Summarise data with an outline
  • Attach a comment to a cell
  • Calculate with copied values.

Advanced Module

  • Captions and the table of illustrations
  • Bookmarks; Cross references; Hyperlinks; Citations and bibliography
  • Text in columns / Index
  • Create envelopes with address labels
  • Mail merge: associating document and recipients; edit and run
    • Conditional text in a mail merge
    • Print labels via the mail merge
  • Use the Styles pane;
  • Create, modify, delete styles
  • Create, modify, and delete a template
  • Copy styles to other files
  • Set up, and manage application preferences
  • Digital signatures
  • Blog posts
  • Macros
  • Versions and recovery of files
  • Create, and customise a theme
  • Manage tracked changes; Comments
  • Merge, compare, and protect documents
  • Protect a document with a password
  • Convert Word documents
  • Tips on methodology approaches to teamwork
  • The SharePoint site

Course Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. It is aimed at beginners.


    • Training is written by senior Microsoft Trainers in a Microsoft Certified Academy
    • Live help with your own virtual tutor
    • IEAA Accredited Microsoft Word Diploma for an Executive Assistant issued on completion
    • A practical course that includes many exercises

The outcome is an IEAA Accredited Diploma that will be issued by the Microsoft Academy, building your CV and career options.