Prentice Hall MOUS Test Preparation Guide for PowerPoint 2000

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For courses in PowerPoint for Windows and supplemental materials for Introduction to Computers courses. Based on the actual MOUS exams, the streamlined PH MOUS Test Prep Guide text/software packages coach students through successful completion of the MOUS certification exams-from Core to Expert skill levels. Dynamically interactive-enhanced by the unparalleled MOUS PinPoint 2000 software-the series takes students step-by-step to guaranteed success. Each chapter focuses on specific learning objectives (based on the Core and Expert MOUS objectives), discusses specific skills necessary to complete the MOUS certification exam, and walks students through condensed step-by-step mini-tutorials for a specific skill set. Students then use the interactive program on the student MOUS PinPoint interactive CD-ROM (included in every copy of the text) to see the material demonstrated, to complete in-text projects, and to practice for the MOUS exams.

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Preface

A flash of insight—
Áand I saw the kind of book that people would really use—even enjoy using—and that would help them learn. That insight led to the creation of this new series, Prentice Hall's MOUS Test Preparation Guides for Office 2000.

This series has two main objectives: to provide students with a clear, direct and comprehensive source for gaining computer expertise, and to support instructors with superior resources to enhance their teaching.

This book is designed for people like these:

Busy adults who want to get right to the point. Beginners who don't want to be overwhelmed with jargon and unnecessary details. Experienced users whose goal is to pass the MOUS certification exam.

Five elements combine to make this series so effective:

Condensed steps cover each skill precisely, without burying you in unnecessary examples and too many words.

Thought Questions challenge students to apply what they've learned. Tips from a Pro give inside information about the application. More than just a way to cram for the exam, this book provides expert guidance so you can use Microsoft Office like a professional.

MOUS objectives are specifically addressed and clearly labeled in each chapter so you will be ready for certification.

MOUS Pinpoint software supplies interactive tutorials and timed tests so you gain hands-on experience using the software and taking the MOUS exams. Feature: You cover the subject without getting covered up.

Straightforward guide to learning—Short, pithy explanations for each skill take a What-Why-How-Results approach. You'll find it easy to learn these key aspects:

The core concepts for each skill Why it's important, or why you'll use it How to do it, step-by-step What to expect as a result

This means you can quickly find answers, see how to do a skill, and gain expertise. The tasks are covered, but not covered up. Just the facts, ma'am.

Feature: You gain insight into how professionals use the skills.

Use your skills like a master—The Tips from a Pro feature adds to your knowledge so you can handle tasks like a professional. You not only learn how to perform each skill, but also how to select and use the features appropriately, along with some alternatives and shortcuts to the traditional method. For example, Tips from a Pro cover these topics:

How to format a document so people will want to read it. What to include when adding a chart to a document. Ways to set up a form so people will fill it out correctly and completely every time. The best way to use lines and borders in a table. Pitfalls to avoid in proofing spelling.And many more.

Feature: You zero in on MOUS objectives for success.

A MOUS bible—For each application, we cover every MOUS objective—at both Core and Expert levels—in one slim book. This means the answer you need for every MOUS skill is close at hand. You can use this book to teach yourself or to help you review your skills.

Feature: You learn hands-on with Pinpoint.

MOUS Pinpoint Software—This series is designed to work hand in hand with the engaging Pinpoint Software, created by Kelly Temporary Services for training professionals. It matches the book with its short, to-the-point approach, and strongly reinforces the skills you need to prepare for the certification exam.

MOUS Pinpoint software contains these elements:

Trainers: Over a hundred interactive computer-based skill drills for each application, with demonstrations and immediate feedback Evaluations: Sample MOUS certification exams with real-life testing conditions. I'm hooked on MOUS Pinpoint, and here's why: It zeroes in on a single skill. When you can successfully complete each task, you can utilize these skills in your real life to help get your work done. Instant feedback lets you know whether you've performed the task correctly. Not sure how to do it? Click Show Me, and a short explanation and demonstration models the skill, then lets you try it yourself. It times how long it takes you to complete a single skill. Like Beat The Clock, this brings out a spirit of competition, and makes you want to try harder and work faster than the timer!

Result: accomplishment and expertise

Learners who use this MOUS Test Prep Guide and its accompanying MOUS PinPoint software are well prepared to pass the MOUS certification exam. Not merely a way to cram for the test, this series expertly guides-you to competent use of Microsoft Office to accomplish your day-to-day tasks. Supplements Package Student Supplements

Companion Web site (prenhall/phmoustest) – Includes student data files as well as test questions that allow students to test their knowledge of the material and get instant assessment. Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM – Includes Instructor's Manuals, Test Manager, PowerPoint slides, and data and solutions files for all four Office applications.

Companion Web site (prenhall/phmoustest) – Includes the Instructor's Manuals, PowerPoint slides, and data and solutions files for all four Office applications, all available for download. Acknowledgments

I would never have been able to write this book without the contributions of many different people—both friends and colleagues. My dear friend Emily Ketcham, who developed the model for this series, not only encouraged me to write this text but also provided ongoing suggestions and support. The Baylor Business School, specifically Dean Terry Maness and G. W Willis, allowed me to uses their wonderful resources. Sue Wise provided invaluable ideas regarding the technical development of the manuscript.

Everyone that I have interacted with at Prentice Hall and Impressions Book and Journal Services has been delightful to work with—true team members! I would specifically mention Lucinda Gatch, who championed and cleared the path for this series, and Monica Stipanov who helped keep me on task and focused (not always an easy job, I must say). I would also like to mention and thank Tim Tate and Keith Kline for their help.

Finally, I want to thank and acknowledge my husband, Kendall. His unfailing support and encouragement would not fit within the pages of this text.

Colene L. Coldwell
Baylor University

From the Back Cover:

Prentice Hall's MOUS Test Preparation Guides are streamlined text and CD packages based on the MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) exams. These packages coach students through completion of the MOUS certification exams at both the Core and Expert levels.

Not just ordinary test preparation guides, the books in this series takes advantage of the powerful MOUS PinPoint software (included in every text) to train and assess students on the activities covered by the MOUS exams.

FEATURES:

  • Microsoft Certified to the Expert Level


    Prentice Hall's MOUS Test Preparation Guides are certified by Microsoft as approved courseware for the MOUS exams.
  • Straightforward Coverage


    Concise explanations for each skill take a "What-Why-How-Result" approach. Students can quickly find answers, see how to perform a skill, and gain expertise. They are then directed to the MOUS PinPoint CD-ROM for tutorials and self-assessment.
  • Tips from a Pro


    Students can see how the skills they learn are used by experts through tips, timesaving hints, memory devices, and advice. This feature adds to the student's comprehension so he or she can handle tasks like a professional.
  • MOUS Exam Objectives


    For each application there is coverage of each MOUS objective at the Core and Expert levels in one slim book. This means instruction on all required MOUS skills is close at hand.
  • MOUS PinPoint 2000 Software


    Included in every text, this software is designed to work hand-in-hand with the series. It matches each book with its short and to-the-point approach, and strongly reinforces the skills needed to prepare for the MOUS certification exams.

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