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MCAS Exam Prep

Microsoft Certified Application Specialist

Exams for Microsoft® Office 2007

Word 77-601

Excel 77-602

PowerPoint 77-603

Outlook 77-604

Access 77-605

Ron Gilster

CD Features Five Practice Exams

Score Higher on the MCAS Exams!

We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exams.

  • Clear and simple explanations, lists, and screen shots walk you through the Microsoft Office processes you need to know to score well on the MCAS exams.
  • Study strategies, challenges, and key terms focus your study so you can maximize your preparation time.
  • Comprehensive discussion of all subject areas covered on the MCAS exams.
  • Practice Questions that include detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers—so you can learn the material from your success and mistakes.

This book covers all the skills measured by the MCAS Exams for Microsoft Office 2007, including

  • Creating, customizing, formatting, and organizing Word documents
  • Working with visual content, references, and document review processes
  • Creating, manipulating, and formatting data and other content in Microsoft Excel
  • Presenting Excel data visually with charts and illustrations
  • Sharing and securing Microsoft Office content
  • Creating, formatting, and delivering PowerPoint presentations
  • Managing messaging, scheduling, and tasks with Microsoft Outlook
  • Working with Outlook contacts and personal contact information
  • Structuring, presenting, managing, and maintaining Access databases
  • Building and modifying Access queries

CD Features Five Practice Exams

The CD includes five practice exams so you can drill and practice—another effective Exam Prep study tool that helps you assess your readiness for the MCAS Exams for Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access).

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ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3774-8

ISBN-10: 0-7897-3774-4

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789737748
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Series: Exam Prep Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 813
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Gilster is a best-selling author whose books have covered a variety of information technology subject areas. Ron has held instructor, supervisor, and administrative positions in higher education, as well as senior-level positions in the telecommunications, Internet services, and point-of-sale industries. Among his best-selling books are PC Hardware: A Beginner’s Guide, CEA-DHTI+ Digital Home Technology Integrator All-in-One Exam Guide, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: A Beginner’s Guide, and Build Your Own Home Network.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Exam Objectives Reference

Getting Ready for the MCAS Exams

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2007

Working with the Office 2007 Interface

Using the Microsoft Office Button

Working with the Office 2007 Application Ribbons

Working with the Quick Access Toolbar

The Mini Toolbar

Using Key Tips

Understanding the Status Bar

Opening and Closing a Document

Opening a Document

Closing a Document

Printing a Document

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Part II: MCAS 77-601: Using Microsoft Office Word 2007

Chapter 2: Creating and Customizing Documents

Introduction

Creating and Saving a Document

Opening a Blank Document

Applying a Document Template

Entering Text in a Document

Naming and Saving a Document

Saving a Document with a Different File Format

Viewing Word 2007 Document Layouts

Editing a Word 2007 Document

Selecting Text

Deleting and Replacing Text

Finding and Replacing Text

Moving and Copying Text

Inserting Page Headers and Footers

Adding a Header to a Document

Customizing Document Headings

Adding a Footer to a Document

Controlling Document Pagination

Page Margins

Applying Line and Page Breaks Settings

Page Numbering

Making Documents Easier to Find Using Document Properties

Personalizing Office Word 2007

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 3: Formatting Content

Introduction

Use Styles to Format a Document

Using Word 2007 Styles

Using Quick Styles and Themes to Format Text

Page Background

Use Direct Formatting to Format a Document

Using Home Tab Icons

Using the Shortcut Menu

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 4: Working with Visual Content

Introduction

Inserting Illustrations into a Word 2007 Document

Inserting Illustrations

Inserting a Chart

Formatting Images in a Word 2007 Document

Picture Tools Adjustment Options

Applying Picture Styles

Editing Images

Adding Figure Captions

Wrapping Text Around Images

Formatting Text Graphically

Using Borders to Highlight Text

Applying Shading and Fill to Text

Insert and Format Text in a Text Box

Insert a Hypertext Link

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 5: Organizing Content Using Quick Parts and Lists

Introduction

Organize Content Using Quick Parts

Create a Building Block Using Quick Parts

Insert a Building Block into a Document

Save a Building Block in a Template

Maintain a Building Block

Use Lists to Organize Content

Organize Content Using a List

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 6: Organizing Content Using Tables

Introduction

Organize Content Using a Table

Insert a Table into a Word 2007 Document

Insert a Linked Table into a Document

Format a Table in a Word 2007 Document

Formatting a Table with the Table Tools Design Tab

Formatting a Table Using the Table Tools Layout Tab

Sorting Data in a Word 2007 Document Table

Using Formulas in a Word 2007 Table

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 7: Inserting References and Merging Documents

Introduction

Insert and Format References

Inserting a Table of Contents

Modify a Table of Contents

Insert a Footnote or Endnote in a Word 2007 Document

Insert a Reference Citation in a Word 2007 Document

Merge Documents and Data Sources

The Mailings Tab

Create and Print Envelopes and Mailing Labels

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 8: Reviewing Documents

Introduction

Navigating in a Word 2007 Document

Use Thumbnails View to Navigate a Word 2007 Document

Use Select Browse Object Features to Navigate Through a Word 2007 Document

Compare and Merge Document Versions

Compare Two Documents

Combine Two Word 2007 Documents

Tracking and Managing Changes

Tracking Document Changes

Manage Tracked Changes

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 9: Sharing and Securing Content

Introduction

Sharing Documents

Managing Document Properties

Inspect a Document for Hidden or Private Information

Controlling Access to a Document

Encrypting a Document

Set Permissions to Restrict Access to a Document

Insert a Digital Signature

Creating a Digital Signature

Inserting a Digital Signature into a Word 2007 Document

Mark a Word 2007 Document as Final

Password Protect a Document

Check the Compatibility of a Document

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Part III: MCAS 77-602: Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Chapter 10: Creating and Manipulating Data

Introduction

The Excel 2007 Ribbon

Creating and Saving a New Excel 2007 Workbook

Creating a New Excel 2007 Workbook

Saving an Excel 2007 Workbook

Entering Data Using AutoFill

Using the AutoFill Handle

Using the Editing Fill Option to Fill in Values

Creating a Custom Fill List

Ensuring the Data Integrity of an Excel 2007 Workbook

Applying a Password to Control the Opening of a Workbook

Protecting an Excel 2007 Workbook

Changing Worksheet Views

Using Zoom to Change a View

Using the Multiple Windows View

Using Freeze Panes

Using Split

Viewing and Controlling Two Worksheets

Switching Windows

Creating Custom Views

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 11: Formatting Data and Content

Introduction

Managing Excel 2007 Worksheets

Adding a New Worksheet to a Workbook

Renaming and Coloring Worksheet Tabs

Moving or Copying a Worksheet

Deleting a Worksheet from a Workbook

Changing the Background of a Worksheet

Formatting Excel 2007 Worksheets

Inserting Page Numbers into a Worksheet

Changing Cell Fonts

Inserting and Deleting Cells, Rows, or Columns into a Worksheet

Changing Row Height or Column Width

Showing, Hiding, Aligning, or Coloring Cells

Applying a Theme to a Worksheet

Defining Cells and Cell Ranges with Excel Names

Defining an Excel Name

Managing Defined Names

Formatting Data as a Table

Creating a Table in an Excel 2007 Worksheet

Formatting Data as an Excel 2007 Table

Converting an Excel 2007 Table to a Range of Cells

Managing the Design of an Excel 2007 Table

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 12: Creating and Modifying Formulas

Introduction

Working with Formulas

Using Arithmetic Operators

Understanding Operator Precedence

Referencing Data in Formulas

Relative Cell References

Absolute Cell References

R1C1 References

Summarizing Data Using an Excel Formula

Conditional Summation Using SUMIF

Conditional Summation Using SUMIFS

Conditional Counts and Averages

Summarizing Data Using Subtotals

Inserting Subtotals into a Cell Range

The Subtotal Function

Calculating a Result Using an Array Formula

Using Conditional Logic in a Formula

The IF Function

The AND, OR, and NOT Functions

Looking Up Data Using a Formula

Using a Vertical Lookup to Find Data

Using a Horizontal Lookup to Find Data

Formatting Text Using a Formula

Text Functions

Using Conditional Formatting to Format Cells

Displaying and Printing Formulas

Display Worksheet Formulas

Printing Formulas

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 13: Presenting Data Visually

Introduction

Creating and Formatting Charts

Comparing Chart Formats

Creating a Chart

Formatting and Modifying a Chart

Customizing a Chart

Inserting and Modifying Illustrations

Inserting an Illustration

Modifying an Illustration

Arranging Data in an Outline

Grouping Data

Inserting Subtotals Manually

Inserting Subtotals Automatically

Manipulating an Outline

Sorting and Filtering Data

Sorting Data

Filtering Data

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 14: Collaborating and Securing Data

Introduction

Managing Corrections and Additions Made to Workbooks

Tracking Changes to a Workbook

Allowing Users to Edit Selected Ranges

Protecting and Sharing an Excel 2007 Workbook

Protecting a Workbook and Its Worksheets

Sharing a Workbook or Worksheet

Preparing a Workbook for Distribution

Saving a Workbook

Saving a Workbook with the Same Filename and Location

Saving a Workbook with a Different Name, Location, or Format

Setting Print Options

Changing Active Printer

Printing a Partial Worksheet

Printing a Worksheet

Printing a Workbook

Printing Comments by Reviewers

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Part IV: MCAS 77-603: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Chapter 15: Creating and Formatting Presentations

Introduction

Working with the PowerPoint Workspace

Changing the Workspace View

Changing the Default View

Creating, Formatting, and Saving a New Presentation

Creating a Basic Presentation

Using a Presentation Template

Saving a Presentation

Creating and Changing Presentation Elements

Adding or Modifying Text Boxes

Adding or Modifying an Object Box

Arranging Elements on a Slide

Creating Slide Masters

Editing a Slide Master

Setting the Background of a Slide Master

Formatting a Slide Master

Adding Headers and Footers to a Slide Master

Creating a New Presentation Template

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 16: Working with Slide Animation and Linked Content

Introduction

Working with Slide Transitions

Applying a Transition in the Presentation Pane

Applying a Transition in the Slide Sorter

Applying Transition Sound

Changing the Transition Speed for a Slide

Setting the Advance Slide Setting or Timing

Applying Transition Settings to All Slides

Removing a Transition from a Slide

Working with Slide Animation

Applying a Standard Animation to a Slide

Applying a Custom Animation to a Slide

Adding and Linking Content to a Presentation

Inserting a Hyperlink to an Object

Creating Links Within a Presentation

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 17: Collaborating on and Delivering Presentations

Introduction

Reviewing a Presentation

Inserting a Comment on a Slide

Reviewing Comments Inserted into a Presentation

Editing a Comment

Deleting All Markup

Securing and Sharing Presentations

Inspecting a Presentation

Checking a Presentation with the Compatibility Checker

Protecting a Presentation with Passwords

Preparing Printed Materials

Printing Slides

Customizing and Printing Notes Pages

Customizing and Printing Handouts

Printing a Presentation’s Outline

Creating a Custom Slide Show

Creating a Basic Custom Slide Show

Creating a Hyperlinked Custom Slide Show

Preparing for and Rehearsing a Presentation Delivery

Modifying Slide Show Settings for a Presentation

Rehearsing a Presentation

Packaging a Presentation on a CD

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Part V: MCAS 77-604: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Chapter 18: Managing Messaging

Introduction

Configure Outlook 2007

The Outlook 2007 Workspace

Create and Send an Email Message

Create a New Email Message

Set Delivery Options

Format a Message

Use Stationery for a Message

Change the Text Font of a Message

Insert Bulleted or Numbered List

Insert a Table into a Message

Insert Horizontal Lines into a Message

Insert a Symbol or an Equation into a Message

Change the Background of a Message

Insert a Graphic Image into a Message

Add Attachments to a Message

Attach a File to a Message

Attach an Outlook Item to a Message

Attach an Electronic Business Card to a Message

Signatures and Automated Messages

Insert a Signature in a Message

Reply to Messages Automatically

Configure Outlook 2007 Security Settings

Apply a Digital Signature

Encrypt an Outgoing Message

Use Tracking and Delivery Receipts to Manage Email

Flag an Email for Tracking

Request Read or Delivery Receipts

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 19: Managing Contacts and Scheduling

Introduction

Working with Contacts

The Contacts Folder

Working with Distribution Lists

Create a Distribution List

Edit or Remove a Distribution List

Creating a New Contacts Folder

Schedule Meetings, Appointments, and Tasks

Schedule a Meeting with a Contact

Schedule an Appointment

Create and Assign a Task

Share a Calendar with Other Users

Saving a Calendar as an iCalendar

Sending a Calendar by Email

Sharing an Outlook Calendar with Specific Users

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 20: Organizing Information

Introduction

Using Color Categories for Messages

Working with Outlook 2007 Data Files

Outlook 2007 Data Security

Manage Outlook 2007 Folders

Working with Outlook 2007 Offline

Completing Searches in Outlook 2007

Using Instant Search

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Part VI: MCAS 77-605: Using Microsoft Office Access 2007

Chapter 21: Structuring a Database

Introduction

Database Basics

Organizing Data for a Database

Record Keys

Create a Database in Access 2007

Access 2007 Templates

Create a New Blank Database

Create and Define Tables and Fields

Creating a Table in the Datasheet View

Creating a Table in the Design View

Modify Field Properties in Design View

Create Relationships

Define Relationships

Print Relationships

Delete a Relationship

Add, Change, or Remove a Primary Key

Setting a Primary Key

Use an AutoNumber Key

Remove a Primary Key

Change a Primary Key

Enter, Edit, and Delete Records

Enter Data into a Table

Find and Replace Data

Use Document Attachments

Attach Documents to a Field

View or Edit Attached Files

Save Attachments to New Locations

Remove an Attached File

Split a Database

Splitting a Database

Distributing a Front-End Database

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 22: Working with Queries and Forms

Introduction

Creating and Modifying Queries

Creating an Access 2007 Query

Applying a Query

Modifying a Query

Creating and Modifying a Form

Creating a Form

Modifying a Form

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 23: Presenting and Sharing Data

Introduction

Sorting and Filtering Data

Filtering Data

Sorting Data

Putting It All Together

Creating and Modifying Reports

Creating a Default Report

Creating a Report with the Report Wizard

Creating a Report from a Blank Report

Creating a New Report in Design View

Modifying an Existing Report

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 24: Managing and Maintaining Databases

Introduction

Perform Routine Database Operations

Backing Up Databases

Open a Database with Exclusive Access

Maintain Database Table Linkages

Convert an Access 2007 Database

Compact and Repair a Database

Import and Export Database Objects

Importing Database Objects

Exporting Access 2007 Objects

Print Database Objects

Print a Database Object

Quick Print a Database Object

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

Answers to Review Questions

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    Book Ok - Ditch CD

    The book maybe useful for passing the MCAS Exams, but the CD is totally useless. I recommend if you buy this book, throw the CD a way. The test example/training part does NOT resemble the actual test in the slightest.

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