Microsoft PowerPoint Diploma for Executive Assistants



The IEAA has partnered with Microsoft Platinum Partners to offer our students an interactive and state-of-the-art training program in the IEAA Accredited PowerPoint Diploma for Executive Assistants. The IEAA Microsoft PowerPoint Diploma is a great way to gain the skills needed to be efficient and successful in managing PowerPoint presentations at work.

Our Microsoft PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint to an advanced level.

Microsoft PowerPoint Diploma for Executive Assistants

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.

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 Level

  • Getting started
  • Overview of the working environment
  • Edit/View/Zoom/Create/move/copy slides
  • Input/select/edit text
  • Undo/redo an action
  • Making use of the Notes page
  • Overview of Beginner level functions to work effectively
  • Play the slideshow
  • Printing and editing the layout
  • Create new presentation
  • Themes and layouts
  • Character format/font/case/size/spacing
  • Present and format
  • Number/indent paragraph
  • Copy formats

Proficient Level

  • Manage/move text in an outline
  • Create a presentation from PowerPoint
  • Grid and guides
  • Draw shapes and copy/duplicate/resize/format/edit objects
  • Rotate/apply effects to objects
  • Align/distribute/group/ungroup objects
  • Change the objects’ stacking order
  • Create a text box/PowerPoint Art object
  • Format text object/text effects
  • Format/manage/insert/save pictures
  • Create/style/insert/edit/format a table
  • Manage table’s rows/columns/cells
  • Insert/manage/format a diagram
  • Slide background
  • Customise a theme
  • Manage layouts/placeholders
  • Format/use slide masters
  • The Notes Master
  • The Handout Master

Advanced Module

  • Managing chart templates
  • Slide background
  • Customising a theme
  • The slide master
  • Managing layouts
  • Managing placeholders
  • Formatting slide masters
  • Using slide masters
  • The notes master
  • The handout master
  • Custom slide shows
  • Choosing the slides for the slide show
  • You need to know: Styles and templates
  • Creating and using a presentation template
  • Presentation properties
  • Comments
  • Comparing presentations
  • Protecting a presentation with a password
  • Finalising presentations
  • Digital signatures
  • You need to know: Versions and recovery of files
  • You need to know: Customising the Ribbon
  • You need to know: The SharePoint site
  • You need to know: Sharing a document over the internet
  • You need to know: Best practice with a presentation program

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 PowerPoint Diploma for Executive Assistants is issued on completion
    • A practical course that includes many exercises
    • Build your CV with a professional qualification

If you are looking to upgrade your skills in other Microsoft Office programmes, we also offer training in all the other main programmes. Please see the Microsoft Office Diploma for Executive Assistants, which includes all of the main Microsoft Office programmes that are relevant to Executive Assistants.