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    About this Course

    ​In Microsoft Visio 2016 Level 1 students will learn the skills necessary to be able to create a wide variety of charts and diagrams. In this course students will learn how to use stencils, scale and resize objects, draw basic shapes and compound lines, and arrange objects. They will also learn how to create diagrams, work with text, apply formatting, work with background pages, and set file and print properties. Finally, students will create network and brainstorming diagrams, set shape properties, and create reports.

    Audience Profile

    This course is intended for individuals who want to gain skills in Visio 2016 for creating a wide variety of professional looking charts, graphs and diagrams.

    At Course Completion

    ​Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Explore the Visio 2016 interface
    • Use a variety of drawing tools
    • Create and enhance basic diagrams
    • Create an organization chart
    • Format text shapes and lines
    • Understand file and print properties
    • Create a network diagram
    • Define shape properties
    • Design reports


    Lesson 1: Getting Started

    • Using the Start page
    • Examining the Visio 2016 interface
    • Examining navigation and viewing tools
    • Navigating through drawing pages
    • Working with windows
    • Selecting, moving and editing objects
    • Scaling and resizing objects

    Lesson 2: Drawing Tools

    • Drawing basic
    • Creating various types of lines and arcs
    • Editing, duplicating and aligning objects
    • Grouping, distributing and rotating objects

    Lesson 3: Planning Basic Diagrams

    • Inserting, connecting and moving shapes
    • Applying connector shapes
    • Inserting and formatting text
    • Adding paragraph text
    • Adding text to connectors
    • Manipulating and rotating text
    • Creating organization charts
    • Modifying layouts

    Lesson 4: Formatting Drawings

    • Formatting text
    • Using the Text dialog box to format text
    • Examining themes and variants
    • Formatting shapes and lines
    • Using the Format Painter

    Lesson 5: Working with Pages

    • Viewing and setting file and print properties
    • Adding headers and footers in Print Preview
    • Printing a diagram
    • Creating and editing background pages
    • Adding fields to background pages
    • Creating links to pages and external files

    Lesson 6: Network and Brainstorming Diagrams

    • Creating Network diagrams
    • Applying topology shapes in a network diagram
    • Working with connection handles
    • Moving shape text
    • Creating rack diagrams
    • Creating brainstorming diagrams

    Lesson 7: Customization and Reporting

    • Reviewing layout and customization techniques
    • Using guides
    • Creating new connection points
    • Selecting objects by type
    • Using the Snap and Glue dialog box
    • Defining and applying custom shape properties
    • Creating running and updating reports


    ​To be successful in this course, students should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system, including how to launch an application and create and save files. A basic understanding of workflows and the concept of end-to-end flowcharting is helpful but not required.


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F