Outlook 2013: Part 1
Email has become one of the most widely used methods of communication, whether for personal or business communications. In most organizations, large or small, email is the preferred form of communicating information amongst employees. As email grows in popularity and use, most organizations have found the need to implement a corporate mail management system such as Microsoft Office Outlook to handle the emails and meeting invitations sent among employees.
In this course, you will explore the Outlook interface and when you are familiar with it, you will use Outlook to manage all aspects of email communications; use the Outlook calendar to manage appointments and meetings; use Outlook’s People workspace to manage your contact information; create Tasks and Notes for yourself in Outlook; and customize the Outlook interface to serve your own personal needs.
This course is the first in a series of two Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 courses. It will provide you with the basic skills you need to start using Outlook 2013 to manage your email communications, calendar events, contact information, tasks, and notes. You can also use this course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams for Microsoft Outlook 2013.
To find out when this course is being offered next, please refer to our Course Schedule.
This course is intended for people who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and want or need to know how to use Outlook as an email client to manage their email communications, calendar events, contact information, and other communication tasks.
To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. Before starting this course, students should have completed one or more of the following courses or possess the equivalent knowledge:
- Using Microsoft Windows 8
- Microsoft Windows 8: Transition from Windows 7
Learning Outcomes / Objectives
In this course, you will become familiar with the Outlook 2013 interface, and then use Outlook to manage your email communications, including composing, reading, and responding to emails; schedule appointments and meetings; manage contact information; schedule tasks and create notes; and customize the Outlook environment to suit your personal preferences. You will:
- Perform basic functions in the Outlook 2013 interface.
- Compose email messages.
- Read and respond to email messages.
- Manage email messages.
- Manage your calendar.
- Manage your contacts.
- Work with tasks and notes.
- Customize the Outlook environment.
Lesson 1: Getting Started With Outlook 2013
Topic A: Navigate the Outlook Interface
Topic B: Perform Basic Email Functions
Topic C: Use Outlook Help
Lesson 2: Composing Messages
Topic A: Create an Email Message
Topic B: Check Spelling and Grammar
Topic C: Format Message Content
Topic D: Attach Files and Items
Topic E: Enhance an Email Message
Topic F: Manage Automatic Message Content
Lesson 3: Reading and Responding to Messages
Topic A: Customize Reading Options
Topic B: Work with Attachments
Topic C: Manage Your Message Responses
Lesson 4: Managing Your Messages
Topic A: Manage Messages Using Tags, Flags, and Commands
Topic B: Organize Messages Using Folders
Lesson 5: Managing Your Calendar
Topic A: View the Calendar
Topic B: Manage Appointments
Topic C: Manage Meetings
Topic D: Print Your Calendar
Lesson 6: Managing Your Contacts
Topic A: Create and Update Contacts
Topic B: View and Organize Contacts
Lesson 7: Working With Tasks and Notes
Topic A: Manage Tasks
Topic B: Manage Notes
Lesson 8: Customizing the Outlook Environment
Topic A: Customize the Outlook Interface
Topic B: Create and Manage Quick Steps
Appendix A: Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Exam 77-423
Appendix B: Microsoft Outlook 2013 Common Keyboard Shortcuts