Microsoft Training Opportunities

Microsoft provides online training classes for many of its products available for North Carolina state government users. Classes are free, but registration is required.

Below is a list of topics and upcoming classes. To register, click on the date and time of the class you would like to attend.

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Cloud Storage: Microsoft OneDrive for business, Teams, and SharePoint online

In this new hybrid work environment, interchanging between office and home for work, you can create, view, edit and share files on the go. 

Objectives: 

  • Access and edit your files from all your devices
  • Share inside or outside your organization
  • Work together in real-time on Office documents
  • Quickly find the files that matter to you
  • Keep your files protected and backed up

Upcoming Classes

 

Microsoft Outlook

Outlook lets you bring all your email accounts and calendars in one convenient spot. Get started by 
learning to navigate Outlook, customize your experience, and increase your productivity. 

Objectives:

  • Learn to navigate Microsoft Outlook
  • Set up and access Outlook modules
  • Use advanced features of Outlook to increase productivity and manage time
  • Use Outlook mobile for on-the-go requirements

Upcoming Classes

 

 

Getting Started with Microsoft Excel

A beginner overview of Microsoft Excel for the new or novice user, this training will review overall 
navigation, formatting, simple formulas, charts and tables, and an overview of printing. 

Objectives: 

  • Navigate Excel ribbon options 
  • Format Excel workbooks and worksheets 
  • Use formulas, functions and validate to work with data 
  • Learn print processes for Excel workbooks 

Upcoming Classes

Go Further with Microsoft Excel: Tables, formatting and collaboration

Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level and learn more advanced features! Create tables, 
learn conditional formatting, and share and collaborate with your colleagues. 

Objectives: 

  • Create spreadsheets using tables 
  • Analyze your data using conditional formatting and data validation 
  • Collaborate and share your work with others 
  • Use accessibility options in Excel 

Upcoming Classes

Go Further with Microsoft Excel: Pivot Tables

Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level with more advanced features. Learn about creating and managing pivot tables, as well as additional advanced features including functions, charts, and Power BI.

Objectives: 

  • Create pivot tables and power queries
  • Analyze and manage data
  • Connect data to Power BI

Upcoming Classes

 

Go Further with Microsoft Excel: Advanced functions and charts

Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level with more advanced features. Learn advanced functions to better manage and analyze data, create and format charts to present information simply, and learn import and export options within Excel. 

Objectives: 

  • Analyze data using advanced functions​ 
  • Create and format charts​ 
  • Use import and export functions
  • Use accessibility options in Excel

Upcoming Classes

Get Started with Microsoft Planner

This course introduces how to use Planner to allow teams to work together effortlessly by organizing projects visually in an easy-to-use application that works seamlessly across all your devices.

Objectives:

  • Understand Planner navigation and Microsoft 365 integrations
  • See how to create and organize a plan
  • Share a plan and assign tasks.
  • Learn to stay on top of tasks assigned to you
  • Learn to stay on top of the project using charts, calendars, and specialized views Work with Planner in Teams or SharePoint Online

Upcoming Class

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to create, view, present, or share presentations quickly and easily. Get started by learning to navigate PowerPoint, design presentations, and use helpful presentation tools.

Objectives:

  • Navigate the PowerPoint interface and view available options
  • Learn to design presentations using helpful tools
  • Bring slides to life with transitions and animations
  • Learn to collaborate with others during the editing process
  • Utilize helpful tools for presenting

Upcoming Class

SharePoint L100 (Getting Started with SharePoint)

This course focuses on the SharePoint Online experience. Attendees will learn how to share 
and manage content, find information, and collaborate across your organization.

Objectives: 

  • Successfully navigate SharePoint team and communication sites
  • Understand Microsoft 365 groups.
  • Work with SharePoint document libraries
  • Share files and folders with users outside of a group
  • Utilize shared resources in team sites including lists, plans and notebooks

Upcoming Classes

 

SharePoint L200 (Go further with Microsoft SharePoint Online)

Learn more advanced features of Microsoft SharePoint sites, focusing on site ownership and Architecture. Attendees of this course can expect to learn about sharing and permissions, workflow management, content types, and various site architecture components for building effective team sites.

Objectives: 

  • Understand SharePoint Online team sites, communication sites, and hub sites
  • Plan a successful site by using best practiced for functionality
  • Customize the look of a SharePoint site
  • Build a site and utilize web parts
  • Set approvals for documents
  • Analyze usage data for a site

Upcoming Classes

Get Started with Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard is the collaborative digital canvas in Microsoft 365 for effective meetings 
and engaging learning. Use Whiteboard tools to maximize 
outcomes with ink, sticky notes, templates, and more. 

Objectives:

  • Understand what is Microsoft Whiteboard
  • Access Microsoft Whiteboard desktop and web applications
  • Create and annotate a new whiteboard using the Team’s meeting process
  • Format, share and collaborate with 

Upcoming Class

Get Started with Microsoft Word

The trusted Microsoft Word app lets you create, edit, view, collaborate, and share files with others quickly and easily. Get started by learning to navigate Word, make impactful documents, and review your content with ease. 

Objectives:

  • Navigate the workspace • Use rich formatting and layout options to illustrate your point
  • Jump-start creation with modern templates, themes, and style sets
  • Leverage AI-powered review features
  • Share and collaborate productively

Upcoming Class

Enterprise Skills Initiative Blended Learning

Enterprise Skills Initiative blended learning is a new training option on the ESI Learner’s Portal that gives you more flexibility to complete your Microsoft Training & Certification courses. You will experience the content of the classic four to five-day training courses over four weeks, enhanced with personalized syllabus, self-directed training, instructor-led mini-sessions, hands-on labs, and class communities via Teams. 

Learn and excel at your own pace while performing your daily responsibilities! The Teams channels (with videos and recordings) are available for 60 days after the course ends and labs are available for six months after activation. Explore blended learning courses options here.
 

Additional Microsoft Training

Microsoft provides additional training for many of its products, however, some capabilities and features presented in these resources might not be available for state agency users.

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