Microsoft Office Training courses • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Powerpoint

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Microsoft Training 

Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used office programs in business and office environments. JFA Training provides a range of Microsoft Office training courses designed to train you in all aspects of Microsoft Office and the individual programs it contains such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you have some Office skills, you can update to the latest version or you if you’re just beginning, you can gain a comprehensive knowledge with hands on practical exercises.


Microsoft Word

Word is widely used, but not necessarily widely understood! We will show you super-quick ways of creating, editing and formatting your documents so they look the way YOU want, and contain eye-catching content such as title pages and graphics.

Word Introduction

Duration 1 day
The Word screen: understanding menus and toolbars, understanding the screen layout, ruler and margin display

  1. File basics: creating and opening files, file management techniques, saving files to find them, organising files into folders.
  2. Inputting text: Typing and selecting typed text, using the keyboard and mouse to make selection quicker.
  3. Formatting: Changing text, paragraph and page appearance. Columns, and Tabs, bullets and numbered lists.Text alignment and indents.
  4. Headers and Footers: Inserting data onto every page, e.g. current date and page number.
  5. Printing: Using Print Preview, altering page layouts and orientation.
  6. Tools: Using the spelling and grammar checkers, Find and Replace to make multiple alterations quick and simple.


Word Intermediate

Duration 1 day

  1. Advanced formatting: Using Styles to keep formats constant, using Tables, using Autotext to speed up text entry
  2. Keyboard Shortcuts: Quick ways of performing repetitive tasks.
  3. Desktop publishing: Spicing up documents with graphics, watermarks, photos, columns, page borders and WordArt.
  4. Mail Merging: Sending out a personalised letter to many recipients, using Word or Excel as an address database.
  5. Templates: Using templates to avoid having to do the hard work, just fill in the new information and save.
  6. Envelopes and Labels: Producing individual or a whole sheet of address labels.


Word Advanced

Duration 1 day

  1. Reviewing: Inserting, accepting and rejecting revisions and comments. Saving versions of a document for multiple users.
  2. Outlines and Long Documents: Outline view, bookmarks and cross references, inserting a Table of Contents and an Index.
  3. Inserting objects from other programs: Inserting an Excel spreadsheet a Microsoft Graph and an Organisation Chart into a Word document
  4. Forms: Text fields, check boxes and drop down fields, protecting forms from unwanted data entry.
  5. Macros: Recording and running a macro, assign the a macro to a shortcut key, toolbar button or menu.
  6. Graphics Inserting and modifying objects. Copy and Group graphics.


Microsoft Excel

Probably the most used, and useful, application used in any organisation today, Excel empowers you to quickly and efficiently analyse data.  We will  show you how to organise large amounts of data, produce professional charts and graphs, and perform calculations with speed and with ease.- 


Microsoft Excel Introduction -  Duration: 1 day

  1. The Excel screen:-Menus and toolbars, database window and objects bar
  2. File basics:-creating and opening files, file management techniques.
  3. Inputting data:-Inputting data into spreadsheets, using both keyboard and mouse for speed
  4. Formatting:-Changing text and number appearance, adding borders and shading cells. Changing cell font types, colours and sizes.
  5. Automatic Calculation:-Formulas and functions, column totals and averages. Relative and absolute cell referencing
  6. Printing:-Page layouts and orientation, headers and footers.
  7. Tools:-The spell checker. Using Find and Replace to make multiple alterations.

Microsoft Excel Intermediate -  Duration: 1 day

  1. Naming ranges-Navigating to cells and ranges quickly and use names to calculate.
  2. Conditional formatting:-Formatting cells according to their contents - highlight figures below and above a certain value automatically
  3. Conditional Logic-IF, AND and OR.
  4. Automatic subtotals:-Creating subtotals without altering the layout of your spreadsheet.
  5. Sorting and filtering:-Ordering your data, usinge filters to view certain data.
  6. 3D Formulae and linking:-Pulling data from other worksheets. Calculating between multiple worksheets.
  7. Pivot tables:-Tables from listed data in a worksheet.
  8. Charts:-Create graphical representations of your worksheet data.

Microsoft Excel Advanced -  Duration: 1 day

  1. Data Validation:-Prevent entry of data in incorrect format, select cell contents from a drop down list and create error messages.
  2. Outlines:-Group and outline large worksheets
  3. Lookup tables:-Using VLOOKUP function to bring data from standard tables.
  4. Working with others:-Create workbooks that use data from other files.
  5. Macros:-Automate your repetitive tasks by recording and running a macro, assign the a macro to a shortcut key and a toolbar button and menu or designing your own button.
  6. Auditing:-Find errors in calculations using Excel's auditing tools.
  7. Cell Protection:-Locking and protecting cells in a workbook.
  8. Forms:-Using the form to enter data more easily
  9. Custom toolbars and menus:-Creating custom buttons and menus to run macros and specialised commands.

Microsoft PowerPoint training courses

We'll show you how to create eyecatching, seamless presentations using the powerful tools that PowerPoint offers. Integrate animation, sound and video into your presentations and get them looking colour-coordinated and professional.


PowerPoint Introduction

Duration 1 day

  1. Creating presentations: The AutoContent Wizard and Design Templates for quick presentations.
  2. Slide layouts: Tailoring the slide design to the content. Bulleted lists, tables, graphs, organisation charts and text boxes.
  3. Graphics: Insert clip art, AutoShapes, WordArt, arrows and banners. Align, rotate and flip graphics.
  4. Slide Master: Ensuring design continuity of the presentation.
  5. Design Templates: Apply and create design templates for use on other PowerPoint files.
  6. Shortcuts: Using keyboard shortcuts to speed up working with presentations
  7. Special effects: Transition effects and animation effects with and without sound.
  8. Multimedia: Adding music and video files to the presentation
  9. Setting up the slideshow: Decide whether the presentation is to be delivered or will run continuously. Set up the show to use slide timings.
  10. Pack and Go: Compress your presentation so it will run on any PC.

PowerPoint Intermediate

Duration 1 day

  1. Customizing Presentations: Applying a Theme; Previewing and Selecting a Theme; Customizing a Theme; Saving a Custom Theme; Setting a Default Theme; Applying a Background Style ; Apply a Built-in Background Style; Create and Apply a Background Style; Adding a Footer.
  2. Arranging and Printing Sections: Using Sections; Removing Sections ;Printing Sections; Presentation Masters
  3. Working with the Slide Master: Formatting Slide Masters and Layouts; Adding a Watermark to Your Presentation; Adding Slide Numbers Using the Slide Master; Modifying the Notes Master; Modifying the Handout Master; Adding a Header and Footer to Notes and Handouts
  4. Working with Special Effects: Animating Text and Objects; Working with the Animation Painter; Setting Animation Timing; Animating a Chart
  5. Using SmartArt: Inserting SmartArt Graphics; Modifying SmartArt Graphics; Resizing/Repositioning a SmartArt Object; Resize a SmartArt Shape; Resize a SmartArt Graphic; Reposition a SmartArt Graphic; Inserting and formatting text into a SmartArt Object
  6. Multimedia: Inserting Sounds and Video: Inserting a Sound File: Inserting a Video File: Inserting a YouTube Video: Editing Media Clips: Editing an Audio Clip; Editing a Video Clip
  7. Setting up the Slide Show: Setting up a Custom Show; Creating a Hyperlink; dding an Action Button; Jumping to Another Presentation; Annotating a Presentation; Creating a Presenter-Independent Slide Show; Setting Up a Slide Show to Repeat Automatically
  8. Outlines and Slides: Exporting Notes and Handouts to Word; Exporting an Outline to Word; Saving a Presentation as an Outline: Saving a Slide as a Graphic
  9. Sharing and Securing a Presentation: Embedding the Fonts in a Presentation: Packaging a Presentation for CD: Sending a Presentation in PDF Format.

Microsoft Access training courses

Storing large amounts of data? We'll show you how to create, administer and extract data from Microsoft Access databases. Along the way you will learn how to optimise the databases you might already be using, protect them, get clearly presented output, and link the databases with other applications such as Excel and Word.

Access Introduction

Duration 1 day

  1. Database terminology: Fields, records, tables, forms, queries and reports
  2. The Access screen: Menus and toolbars, database window and objects bar
  3. Creating tables: Table design, field naming and properties.
  4. Inputting data: Data entry into tables, creating records. Finding, inserting and deleting records.
  5. Data management: Sorting and filtering records - finding specific data in the database.
  6. Querying the database: Setting up queries for repetitive retrieval of information.
  7. Reporting: Creating reports for attractive information presentation.
  8. Data import and export: Importing from Excel spreadsheets or text files, exporting data to other applications


Microsoft Access Intermediate

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Microsoft Access Advanced

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Microsoft Project – Introduction

We will show you, in detail, via hands-on problem solving sessions, how to use Microsoft Project to quickly plan, schedule and monitor a project. Using tasks and resources, you'll learn how to monitor work, costs and budgets, and track progress and slippage on the plan.
Duration: 1 day- 

  1. Views:-Use the Gantt, Network and other commonly used views to access different information
  2. Work Breakdown Schedule:-Break down the project into manageable pieces – enter and modify the project tasks
  3. Task dependency:-Link tasks, set task constraints and identify the critical path
  4. Resources:-Resources and tasks - allocate resources to tasks, to identify over allocations. Maximise the use of your resources - resolve over allocations and conflicts
  5. Baselines and Tracking:-Deal with project slippage – create a baseline and track the project
  6. Reports:-Write up and chart project progress.
  7. Critical Paths --identify those tasks and activities that are critical to the success of the project
  8. Tracking - monitor progress through a project, taking action to deal with slipping deadlines
  9. Other links - transfer text and data into other software packages
  10. Importing and exporting data:-Import and export project views and data to other applications, e.g. Excel
  11. Practical application:-Understand how to apply the skills learnt on the course to work situations-

Please enquire all Microsoft Office course can be customised to meet your requirements.

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