iWork Training Course - Amsys

iWork 09

Why Take This Course:

This two-day, hands-on course introduces students to the key features and basic interface of iWork ’09. iWork ’09 is a suite of productivity tools that includes Pages for producing professional looking documents, Numbers for creating spreadsheets, tables and charts, and Keynote for developing high-quality presentations.

In this course, you will learn how to work with writing and graphics tools to create beautiful documents. You will find out how to effortlessly create stunning presentations, complete with Apple-designed themes, cinema-quality animations, and voice over narration.

You will create compelling spreadsheets for everything from family budgets and event planning to invoices and complex financial reports. And all three applications give you import and export compatibility with Microsoft Office applications.

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The following areas would be advantageous but are not essential:

  • Basic knowledge of the Mac OS

Course Overview

Day 1: Creating a Basic Presentation: Launching Keynote, Choosing a Theme and Slide Size, Selecting a Master Slide, Outlining the Presentation, Working with the Format Bar, Working with the Inspector, Formatting Text on a Slide, Customizing a Slide Layout, Copying Styles Between Slides, Cleaning Up the Slides, Adding a Table, and Fixing Spelling Errors

Adding Media to Your Presentation: Accessing Media Files, Working with Still Photos in iPhoto, Adding Photos to Slides, Adding Audio to a Slideshow, Using Video in a Slideshow, and Keeping Media with Your Presentation

Animating and Viewing Your Presentation: Creating Builds to Reveal Text, Creating a Sequence Build to Reveal a Table, Creating Interleaved Builds, Creating a Smart Build, Watching the Presentation, Creating Transitions Between Slides, Indexing Your Presentation with Spotlight, Configuring Preferences for Smooth Playback, Running Your Presentation, Pausing and Resuming a Slideshow, and Troubleshooting Your Presentation

Converting a PowerPoint Presentation: Importing a PowerPoint Presentation, Animating the Title Slide, Cleaning Up a Chart, Enhancing a Chart, Animating a Chart, Enhancing a Table, Animating a Bar Chart, Animating a Pie Chart, Changing the Style of the Chart, Adding Content from a Word Document, Adding Comments to a Presentation, Rehearsing the Presentation and Creating a Self-Running Slideshow

Working with Themes, Graphics and Hyperlinks:Preparing a Custom Theme, Creating a Background and Formatting Text, Creating a Photo Cutout with Photoshop and Keynote, Saving and Sharing Themes, Applying a Custom Theme, Adding Transparency to Artwork, Masking Photos and Shapes, Embedding a Web Page, Embedding and Formatting a QuickTime Movie, Adding Hyperlinks and Navigation, Running a Presentation as a Kiosk, and Exporting to CD-ROM

Publishing and Giving Your Presentation: Reviewing a Presentation with Light Table View, Adding and Printing Presenter Notes, Printing Handouts, Exporting to QuickTime, Exporting to PowerPoint, Exporting to PDF, Exporting Images, Exporting to Flash, Exporting to HTML, Exporting to an iPod, Sending to iDVD, Sending to iWeb, Creating an Enhanced Audio Podcast with Garageband, Sending to YouTube and Giving Your Presentation with a Laptop

Day 2: Word Processing: Launching Pages, Choosing a Template, Replacing Placeholder Text, Formatting Text and Lists with Styles, Adding Graphics to a Document, Adjusting Margins in a Document, Proofreading a Document, Using Change Tracking, Using Comments, Creating Addressed Envelopes and Adding a Table of Contents

Creating a Newsletter: Choosing a Newsletter Template, Working with a Template, Replacing Placeholder Text, Editing Image Placeholders, Cropping Images Using Masks, Customizing Colors, Laying Out More Pages, Inserting a Page into a Layout, Completing the Layout, and Exporting to PDF

Creating a Marketing Package: Assembling Project Assets, Creating a Poster, Creating a Postcard, and Creating a One-Sheet

Creating a Spreadsheet: Launching Numbers, Choosing a Template, Organizing Information, Building the Spreadsheet, Formatting the Table, Using Formulas and Functions, Adding Media, Printing Your Spreadsheet, Exporting Your Spreadsheet and Using Templates

Creating an Event Planner: Choosing a Template, Adding Media to a Spreadsheet, Transferring Address Book Contacts to a Spreadsheet, Editing Data in a Table, Sorting Data in a Table, using Checkboxes, Stepper and Sliders, Modifying and Saving Table Styles and Publishing with iWeb

Creating a Script, Storyboard, Budget and Presentation: Saving a Template for a Video Script in Pages, Prepare a Budget with Numbers, Creating a Storyboard Presentation, Moving a Chart from Numbers to Keynote, Publishing a Presentation to MobileMe, and Creating a Storyboard Handout

Who should attend?

This class is designed for anyone who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the functionality of the iWork ’09 applications. This course prepares students to pass the Apple Certified Associate, iWork ’09 exam.


iWork 09

About Us

Q: Why Amsys Training?
A: At Amsys Training we offer the full range of Apple Certified OS X Technical Training Courses and have partnered with the best in the business to give you access to courses and instructors to meet all your technical and application training requirements. Our locations in South and Central London and Manchester give you the choice to train where it is most convenient.

We also offer a “classroom in a box” where we can deliver on-site training to companies who would prefer this option.

At Amsys our specialist Trainers and Consultants have unequalled experience at delivering both bespoke and Certified Training courses, contributing real world experiences to all training courses.

Q: I see you’re an Apple Authorised Training Centre (AATC); What does this mean?
A: We are indeed an Apple Authorised Training Centre, and we have an excellent relationship with Apple. To become an Apple Authorised Training Centre both the training environment and trainers must meet Apple’s high standards. Our trainers are frequently tested by Apple to ensure we offer the best training experience possible. Where available we only offer official Apple training courses with official Apple course material.

Q: Is Amsys purely a training company?
A: As well as training, Amsys is an Apple Authorised Service Provider offering repairs on all of Apple’s desktop and portable machines. We also have a support and consultancy division for businesses and educational organisations and a specialised Apple technical recruitment division.

Booking a Course

Q: How do I book a course?
A: If you would like to book a course you can do this in a number of ways. We have an on-line booking page or you can download a booking form here and fax it back to Amsys on 020 8763 9332.

Q: If I have a question or need more information who can I contact?
A: A member of the training team will gladly help you. You can email them at training@amsys.co.uk or if you would like to speak to someone then please call us on 020 8645 5806.

Q: Where do I find your course schedule?
A: Our full course schedule can be found on every training web page at the top of the page under the main site menu or you can click here. If you view a course description page, the description page also lists the next available dates. We try to maintain a course schedule for the next 3 months.

Q: Where can I find your Terms and Conditions?
A: Our Terms and Conditions can be found at http://www.amsys.co.uk/training/tac.html

Courses & Exams

Q: What is the agenda for a typical training day?
A: A usual course will start at 9:30am and finish around 5pm. Courses begin promptly, so we encourage trainees to come in at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to enjoy refreshments and get settled in. A 1 hour lunch break will be provided approximately halfway through the course, as well as two 15 minute breaks.

Q: How many trainees are in each course?
A: For the optimal training experience, courses are capped at 8 people for the more complex server courses and 10 for the client courses. Each trainee is provided their own system and materials.

Q: Are there any prerequisites for training courses?
A: Prerequisites vary depending on the course you are considering. All prerequisites are listed on the course detail page.

Q: When can I take the exam?
A: The certified exams are administered at the end of the final day of each course. The instructor offers a review session and tips to best prepare you for the exam. The time allotted for the exam is 2 hours.

Q: What happens if I’m not ready to take the exam on the final day of the course?
A: If you feel you’re not ready to take the exam, you are welcome to come back to Amsys at a later day to take the exam. You can contact a member of the Amsys training team to arrange this.

Q: What happens if I don’t pass the exam?
A: You are welcome to retake the exam, at a fee of £85. The retake must be taken at least 7 days after the previous take.

Q: What Apple certifications are available?
A: For IT professionals Apple offer 4 certifications, Apple Certified Associate (ACA), Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP), Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) and Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT).

Further information on these certifications can be found on our certification guide here. If you are not sure which certification to take please contact a member of our training team.


Q: What is a valid form of payment?
A: We accept Visa, Mastercard, company purchase orders and personal checks. Payment must be made before the course has started

Q: What if I have a confirmed seat in the class and then have to cancel or postpone it?
A: It depends on the amount of notice you are able to provide and if we are able to fill the open slot. For a full explanation, please take a look at our terms and conditions.