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Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives

The exam objectives are broken up into seven different categories and include the following:

Sharing and Maintaining Documents

  • Apply different views to a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: selecting zoom options, splitting and arranging windows (View Side by Side, Synchronous Scrolling), document views (reorganizing a document outline, master documents, subdocuments, web layout, draft), switching windows, opening a document in a new window

  • Apply protection to a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: applying protection by using the Microsoft Office Backstage view commands (applying controls and restrictions to document access, password-protect a document, Mark as Final), applying protection by using ribbon commands

  • Manage document versions.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Recover draft versions, Delete all draft versions

  • Share documents.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: sending documents via E-mail, SkyDrive, or internet fax, changing file types, creating PDF documents, creating and publishing a blog post, registering a blog account

  • Save a Document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using compatibility mode, protected mode, and Save As options

  • Apply a template to a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: finding templates (locating a template on your disk, finding templates on the web)

Formatting Content

  • Apply font and paragraph attributes.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Apply character attributes, apply styles, use Format Painter

  • Navigate and search through a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Navigation Pane (headings, pages, results), Go To, Browse by button, and Highlight features, and setting Find and Replace options (format, special)

  • Apply indentation and tab settings to paragraphs.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: applying indents (first line, hanging), setting tabs, using the Tabs dialog box, setting tabs on the ruler, clearing tabs, setting tab stops, and moving tab stops

  • Apply spacing settings to text and paragraphs.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Line spacing, paragraph spacing

  • Create tables.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Insert Table dialog box, using Draw Table, inserting a Quick Table, converting text to tables, and using a table to control page layout

  • Manipulate tables in a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: sorting content, adding a row to a table, adding a column to a table, splitting, merging, moving, resizing, and deleting a row or column, defining the header row, converting tables to text, and viewing gridlines

  • Apply bullets to a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: applying bullets, selecting a symbol format, defining a picture to be used as a bullet, using AutoFormat, and promoting or demoting bullet levels

Applying Page Layout and Reusable Content

  • Apply and manipulate page setup settings.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: setting margins, non-breaking spaces, hyphenation, and columns, working with breaks, forcing a page break, inserting a section break (continuous, Next page, Next Odd, Next Even), and inserting a blank page into a document

  • Apply themes.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Use a theme to apply formatting, customize a theme

  • Construct content in a document by using the Quick Parts tool.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding built-in building blocks (quotes, text boxes, headers, footers, cover pages, watermarks, equations)

  • Create and manipulate page backgrounds.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: formatting a document’s background, setting a colored background, adding a watermark, and placing page borders

  • Create and modify headers and footers.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting and formatting page numbers, inserting the current date and time, inserting a built-in header or footer, adding content to a header or footer (custom dialog box, manual entry), deleting a header or footer, changing margins, and applying a different first page attribute

Including Illustrations and Graphics in a Document

  • Insert and format Pictures in a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding captions, applying artistic effects and picture styles, compressing pictures, modifying a shape, adjusting position and size, and inserting screenshots

  • Insert and format shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: adding text to a shape, modifying text on a shape, adding captions, setting shape styles (border, text), and adjusting position and size

  • Insert and format Clip Art.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Organizing ClipArt, captions, artistic effects, compress pictures, corrections, modify the shape, reset, picture styles, arrange options, size

  • Apply and manipulate text boxes.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Format, save selection to text box gallery, text box styles, text direction, shadow effects, 3-D effects, arrange options

Proofreading documents

  • Validate content by using spelling and grammar checking options
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Grammar and style options

  • Configure AutoCorrect settings
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Add, remove, exceptions, AutoCorrect dialog

  • Insert and modify comments in a document
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting a comment, editing a comment, deleting a comment, and viewing a comment (view comments from another user, view comments inline, view comments as balloons)

Applying References and Hyperlinks

  • Apply a hyperlink.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Hyperlink using text, hyperlink using graphic, headings and bookmarks, create new document, E-mail address

  • Create Endnotes and Footnotes in a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Manage footnote and endnote location, configure footnote and endnote format, presentation, and numbering

  • Create a Table of Contents in a document.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Default formats, show levels, alignment, tab leader, formats, options, modify styles, update table

Performing Mail Merge Operations

  • Setup mail merge
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Perform a mail merge using the Mail Merge Wizard, perform a mail merge manually, Auto check for errors

  • Execute mail merge
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Print, preview

Where to Go from Here

Candidates who pass Exam 77-881 earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2010 certification. The exam does not count as credit toward any other Microsoft certification, although Microsoft does offer an expert level Word 2010 exam (70-887) that candidates can take to earn an additional certification.

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