Microsoft Powerpoint Test

A Microsoft Powerpoint test can help you hire the right employees based on their skills and abilities to create professional PowerPoint presentations.

  • What is a Microsoft PowerPoint test?

    Microsoft PowerPoint is part of the Microsoft Office suite and is software that is used primarily as a presentation tool. The software enables users to create visual representations of information or data that are eye-catching and engaging. PowerPoint comes with multiple functionalities; a Microsoft PowerPoint test allows you to determine a candidate's proficiency in using its features as relevant to the role requirements.

    Candidates are evaluated on how well they can use the basic functions of PowerPoint to create slides. In addition, candidates' technical and creative skills are assessed, along with their proficiency to manipulate objects and create dynamic presentations with an engaging layout, animation and flow.

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  • Why is a Microsoft PowerPoint test so important when hiring?

    Proficiency in using Microsoft PowerPoint is a requirement for many roles. Creating engaging presentations and documenting information in an eye-catching and efficient way helps individuals build better connections with stakeholders and communicate their key messages logically and persuasively.

    Candidates may state they are able to use PowerPoint on an application, but determining their actual working level of effectiveness in drafting presentations can be difficult to evaluate from an application or interview alone.

    The Microsoft PowerPoint test helps overcome this hurdle by providing you with a practical and objective way to assess a candidate's abilities in using PowerPoint. The test enables you to shortlist from your applicant pool only those candidates who can draft creative and dynamic slide decks appropriate to the information given, the message to be conveyed, the audience to communicate with, and the overall objective of the presentation.

    The test also helps recruiters identify candidates who can work under time pressure, have exceptional written communication skills and demonstrate the technical proficiency to use PowerPoint to its fullest.

    Microsoft PowerPoint is used across several sectors, not only within creative industries. This test is a beneficial and cost-effective addition to the recruitment process for many roles where the creation of documentation for clients, vendors, or internal stakeholders is required. Examples of such roles could include:

    • Executive assistants
    • Personal assistants
    • Business managers
    • Business development managers
    • Marketing managers
    • Marketing assistants
    • Marketing consultants

Sample Microsoft Powerpoint Test question

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

  • The default ratio for a presentation is 13.33''x7.5''.

  • The Poster Frame allows creating a thumbnail for the presentation.

  • The Notes Master allows removing the slide image.

  • The Handout Master allows setting the slide outline.

How to assess Microsoft PowerPoint skills using our test

Our Microsoft PowerPoint test asks a variety of questions that vary in difficulty level. Candidates proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint should be able to answer the questions correctly.

The Microsoft PowerPoint test provides valuable data about what a candidate knows and understands. The test is structured using multiple-choice questions - a familiar format for most test-takers, that allows for instant and objective scoring.

As well as the correct answer, there are typically 2-4 distractors, representing common misconceptions and mistakes. This helps make the test more challenging, so a candidate's ability can be measured more accurately.

Test scores are provided to the user and can be compared to other test-takers in your talent pool to see how they perform relative to each other.

Each test has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure accuracy and validity in line with industry standards. It has been written, examined and edited by Microsoft PowerPoint experts and psychometric professionals. A diverse sample of job seekers has also reviewed it to check for any issues including sensitivity, face validity, fairness and accessibility.

This test is continually monitored so our team can optimize performance and regularly assess fairness issues.


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Devised by an expert

Courtney Allen has been a full-time presentation designer for the past eight years. She has worked on thousands of decks for Fortune 100 companies, global agencies, and tech start-ups. While contracted at Microsoft she stepped into the role to oversee the creation of hundreds of new templates for Office 365, along with consulting the PowerPoint team on new features.

Microsoft Powerpoint Test FAQs

What is a Microsoft PowerPoint specialist?

Individuals who have gained the Microsoft Office PowerPoint associate certification are deemed Microsoft PowerPoint specialists. They are able to use the full functionality of Microsoft PowerPoint in creating, managing, editing, and enhancing PowerPoint slides. Examples include using slide transitions, inserting hyperlinks, tables, 3D images, and custom slide creation.

Is the Microsoft PowerPoint test difficult?

The Microsoft PowerPoint test is designed to be challenging and thoroughly evaluate a candidate's proficiency when using PowerPoint. Those candidates who use PowerPoint as part of their daily tasks are likely to perform well on the test, indicating they are proficient in the use of Microsoft PowerPoint.

What other skills are required for Microsoft PowerPoint?

Candidates that use Microsoft Powerpoint need to be creative and have strong written and verbal communication skills. In addition, attention to detail and the ability to represent text in graphical format are essential skills that enable users to make the most of Microsoft PowerPoint's features and functionality.

Why is knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint important?

Microsoft PowerPoint is used across multiple industries and sectors. Knowing how to use the software enables you to create documents and presentations allowing you to communicate critical information in a creative, engaging, and easy-to-understand way. This can lead to you building better and more productive working relationships that benefit you, the business, and the brand.

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