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Microsoft Office Visio Professional Introduction and Intermediate


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Course Description

Diagrams and charts play a pivotal role in knowledge dissemination, making complex data easy to understand. Microsoft® Office Visio® Professional has a host of features that are instrumental in creating pictorial representations of information. In this course, you will learn the essentials of Visio.

Course Objective: You will design and manage basic diagrams, workflows, and flowcharts.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard (basic typing skills are recommended). They should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computer. Specifically, students should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • explore the Visio interface.
  • create a route map.
  • enhance a basic diagram.
  • create process diagrams.
  • create an organization chart.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Visio
Topic 1A: Explore the Visio Interface
Topic 1B: Get Help in Visio


Lesson 2: Creating a Route Map
Topic 2A: Add Shapes to a Drawing
Topic 2B: Manipulate Shapes
Topic 2C: Add Text
Topic 2D: Format Text
Topic 2E: Change the Stacking Order


Lesson 3: Enhancing a Basic Diagram
Topic 3A: Manage Shapes
Topic 3B: Format Shapes


Lesson 4: Creating Process Diagrams
Topic 4A: Create a Flowchart
Topic 4B: Apply Page Styles
Topic 4C: Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Topic 4D: Create a Workflow Diagram


Lesson 5: Representing an Organization Hierarchy
Topic 5A: Create an Organization Chart
Topic 5B: Modify an Organization Chart



Microsoft Office Visio Professional: Intermediate

Course Description

Microsoft® Office Visio® Professional: Level 2 is the second course in the Microsoft Visio series. In Microsoft® Office Visio® Professional: Level 1, you used the various templates to design and manage workflows and flowcharts. This course will build upon the knowledge gained, and enable you to work with many advanced features, including using the drawing tools, creating and working with custom stencils and templates, and sharing your Visio drawings with other applications.

Course Objective: You will create custom elements and a custom template, represent external data as a drawing, and share your work with others.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with personal computers, mouse, and keyboard (basic typing skills are recommended). They should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders. Apart from these, the user should be familiar with Microsoft® Office Visio® Professional: Level 1. Also, a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access would be helpful, but is not required.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • create a custom shape.
  • design a custom stencil.
  • design styles and templates.
  • design a floor plan.
  • represent external data in Visio.
  • share your drawings.

Course Content
Lesson 1: Creating a Custom Shape
Topic 1A: Draw Basic Shapes
Topic 1B: Enhance Basic Shapes


Lesson 2: Designing a Custom Stencil
Topic 2A: Create a Custom Stencil
Topic 2B: Customize a Stencil Master


Lesson 3: Designing Styles and Templates
Topic 3A: Define a New Style
Topic 3B: Create a Template


Lesson 4: Designing a Floor Plan
Topic 4A: Create an Office Layout
Topic 4B: Work with Layers


Lesson 5: Representing External Data in Visio
Topic 5A: Generate a PivotDiagram
Topic 5B: Create an Organization Chart from External Data
Topic 5C: Import Project Plan Data into Visio
Topic 5D: Link to a Database
Topic 5E: Import Excel Data


Lesson 6: Sharing Your Work
Topic 6A: Link a Visio Drawing to Other Applications
Topic 6B: Convert a Visio Drawing to a Web Page
Topic 6C: Print a Visio Drawing