Microsoft Outlook 2013: Level 1

Length: 1 day(s) | Audience: Information Worker | Level: 1

In this course, you will explore the Outlook interface and when you are familiar with it, you will use Outlook to manage all aspects of email communications; use the Outlook calendar to manage appointments and meetings; use Outlook’s People workspace to manage your contact information; create Tasks and Notes for yourself in Outlook; and customize the Outlook interface to serve your own personal needs.

This course is the first in a series of two Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2013 courses. It will provide you with the basic skills you need to start using Outlook 2013 to manage your email communications, calendar events, contact information, tasks, and notes. You can also use this course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams for Microsoft Outlook 2013

Lesson 1: Getting Started With Outlook 2013
Topic A: Navigate the Outlook Interface
Topic B: Perform Basic Email Functions
Topic C: Use Outlook Help

Lesson 2: Composing Messages
Topic A: Create an Email Message
Topic B: Check Spelling and Grammar
Topic C: Format Message Content
Topic D: Attach Files and Items
Topic E: Enhance an Email Message
Topic F: Manage Automatic Message Content

Lesson 3: Reading and Responding to Messages
Topic A: Customize Reading Options
Topic B: Work with Attachments
Topic C: Manage Your Message Responses

Lesson 4: Managing Your Messages
Topic A: Manage Messages Using Tags, Flags, and Commands
Topic B: Organize Messages Using Folders

Lesson 5: Managing Your Calendar
Topic A: View the Calendar
Topic B: Manage Appointments
Topic C: Manage Meetings
Topic D: Print Your Calendar

Lesson 6: Managing Your Contacts
Topic A: Create and Update Contacts
Topic B: View and Organize Contacts

Lesson 7: Working With Tasks and Notes
Topic A: Manage Tasks
Topic B: Manage Notes

Lesson 8: Customizing the Outlook Environment
Topic A: Customize the Outlook Interface
Topic B: Create and Manage Quick Steps

To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 7 environment, and be able to use Windows 7 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. Before starting this course, students should have completed one or more of the following courses or possess the equivalent knowledge:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8: Transition from Windows 7