Course Outline

Microsoft Word Beginner Level


6 Hours




These days, most people take electronic word processing for granted. While we may still write out our grocery lists with pen and paper, we expect to use a computer to create the majority of our documents. It's impossible to avoid word-processing software in many areas of the business world. Managers, lawyers, clerks, reporters, and editors rely on this software to do their jobs. Whether you are an executive secretary or a website designer, you'll need to know the ins and outs of electronic word processing.


Microsoft® Word 2019 is designed to help you move smoothly through the task of creating professional-looking documents. Its rich features and powerful tools can make your work easy, and even fun. In this course, you'll learn how to use Word 2019 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.


This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help you prepare for the Word Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-100 and Word Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-101 certifications.

Target Audience

This course is intended for students who want to learn basic Word 2019 skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows®, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and access websites using a web browser. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:


  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7

Skills Gained

In this course, you will learn fundamental Word skills.


You will:


  • Navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as opening, viewing, editing, saving, and printing documents, and configuring the application.
  • Format text and paragraphs.
  • Perform repetitive operations efficiently using tools such as Find and Replace, Format Painter, and Styles.
  • Enhance lists by sorting, renumbering, and customizing list styles.
  • Create and format tables.
  • Insert graphic objects into a document, including symbols, special characters, illustrations, pictures, and clip art.
  • Format the overall appearance of a page through page borders and colors, watermarks, headers and footers, and page layout.
  • Use Word features to help identify and correct problems with spelling, grammar, readability, and accessibility.

Certificate and Exam

Exam MO-101 certifications.

Topics Covered

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word 2019

 Topic A: Navigate in Microsoft Word

 Topic B: Create and Save Word Documents

 Topic C: Manage Your Workspace

 Topic D: Edit Documents

 Topic E: Preview and Print Documents

 Topic F: Customize the Word Environment


Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

 Topic A: Apply Character Formatting

 Topic B: Control Paragraph Layout

 Topic C: Align Text Using Tabs

 Topic D: Display Text in Bulleted or Numbered Lists

 Topic E: Apply Borders and Shading


Lesson 3: Working More Efficiently

 Topic A: Make Repetitive Edits

 Topic B: Apply Repetitive Formatting

 Topic C: Use Styles to Streamline Repetitive Formatting Tasks


Lesson 4: Managing Lists

 Topic A: Sort a List

 Topic B: Format a List


Lesson 5: Adding Tables

 Topic A: Insert a Table

 Topic B: Modify a Table

 Topic C: Format a Table

 Topic D: Convert Text to a Table


Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects

 Topic A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters

 Topic B: Add Images to a Document


Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance

 Topic A: Apply a Page Border and Color

 Topic B: Add Headers and Footers

 Topic C: Control Page Layout

 Topic D: Add a Watermark


Lesson 8: Preparing to Publish a Document

 Topic A: Check Spelling, Grammar, and Readability

 Topic B: Use Research Tools

 Topic C: Check Accessibility

 Topic D: Save a Document to Other Formats