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Microsoft Visio 2016 – Level I


From the earliest eras of human existence, visual images have been used to represent knowledge, data, and information. Beginning with the Paleolithic cave paintings and continuing to today’s most complex computer networks, these images leverage the ability of the human brain to rapidly perceive patterns and trends from visual representations.


In today’s workplace, visual diagrams are an essential part of communication, from road maps to sales flows to process charts. Microsoft® Visio® provides you with an intuitive, customizable tool to easily create a professional-looking visual product by using its extensive gallery of shapes. By following the exercises in this course, you will create visually engaging diagrams, maps, and drawings, using graphical elements to make information easier to comprehend.

Course Content: Part I                                                           


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Visio 2016

 Topic A: Perform Basic Tasks in the Visio Environment

 Topic B: Use Backstage Commands

 Topic C: Save a File


Lesson 2: Working with Workflow Diagram Tools

 Topic A: Use Drawing Components

 Topic B: Modify a Drawing

 Topic C: Insert Callouts and Groups


Lesson 3: Building Organization Charts

 Topic A: Create an Organization Chart Manually

 Topic B: Create Organization Charts by Using Starter Diagrams

               and the Organization Chart Wizard

 Topic C: Modify an Organization Chart


Lesson 4: Designing a Floor Plan

 Topic A: Make a Basic Floor Plan

 Topic B: Model a Room Layout

Lesson 5: Building a Cross-Functional Flowchart

 Topic A: Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart

 Topic B: Format a Cross-Functional Flowchart

 Lesson 6: Designing a Network Diagram

 Topic A: Create Network Diagrams

 Topic B: Use Shape Data

 Topic C: Use Layers


Lesson 7: Styling a Diagram

 Topic A: Modify Shape and Connector Styles

 Topic B: Apply Themes and Variants

 Topic C: Use Containers

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Course Content: Part II
Microsoft Visio 2016 – Level II


Microsoft® Visio® stands out among similar applications because of its unique ability to draw a wide variety of diagrams, flowcharts, workflows, and organization structures—anything that can be represented by shapes connected by lines. Most importantly, these shapes can be rearranged and with corresponding lines remaining intact. Visio has improved over the years as features common among Microsoft® Office applications have been added. Today, Visio is well integrated with other members of the Office family as well as Microsoft's cloud-based services. This greatly enriches the sharing and publishing of Visio drawings.

Course Content: Part I                                                               


Lesson 1: Designing Advanced Plans and Diagrams

   Topic A: Create a Microsoft Account and Log in to Visio 

   Topic B: Build Advanced Plans

   Topic C: Build Advanced Diagrams

Lesson 2: Enhancing the Look of Drawings

   Topic A: Use 3-D Shapes

   Topic B: Work with Shape Styles

   Topic C: Define Shape Styles

   Topic D: Apply Backgrounds, Borders, and Titles

Lesson 3: Working with Custom Shapes, Stencils, and Templates

   Topic A: Create Simple Custom Shapes

   Topic B: Create Custom Stencils

   Topic C: Create Custom Templates


Lesson 4: Connecting Drawings to External Data

   Topic A: Make an Organization Chart from an Excel Spreadsheet

   Topic B: Generate a Pivot Diagram from an Excel Spreadsheet

   Topic C: Create a Gantt Chart from a Project File

   Topic D: Create a Timeline from a Project File

   Topic E: Connect a Map to an Access Database

Lesson 5: Leveraging Development Tools

   Topic A: Create Macros

   Topic B: Modify ShapeSheets

   Topic C: Build Advanced Shapes

Lesson 6: Sharing Drawings

   Topic A: Save and Share Drawings with OneDrive

   Topic B: Review Drawings

   Topic C: Insert Drawings into Other Office Files

   Topic D: Export Drawings

   Topic E: Print Drawings

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Course Content: Part II
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