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Microsoft Word Classes

Microsoft Word 2016

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Classes

Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in our 5-week certification prep course. After the course, demonstrate your knowledge by passing the Word 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist core exam (77-725). The exam is free for our patron students.

Classroom Study

Learn in one of two formats. The first is a 45- to 60- minute class taught by staff in our library computer room. This format is best for those who like the structure of a class or who are new to Microsoft Word. Classes meet twice/week on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm.

Note: We have updated and postponed our second session. Classes will start on Monday, July 30 and be offered only at 12pm.

Session 1

  1. June 4 – Understanding Word
  2. June 6 – Basic Editing
  3. June 11 – Character Formatting
  4. June 13 – Paragraph Formatting
  5. June 18 – Managing Text Flow
  6. June 20 – Creating Tables
  7. June 25 – Themes, Styles, and More
  8. June 27 – Illustrations and Graphics
  9. July 2 – Formatting a Research Page

Session 2

  1. Jul 30 – Understanding Word
  2. Aug 1 – Basic Editing
  3. Aug 5 – Character Formatting
  4. Aug 8 – Paragraph Formatting
  5. Aug 13 – Managing Text Flow
  6. Aug 15 – Creating Tables
  7. Aug 20 – Themes, Styles, and More
  8. Aug 22 – Illustrations and Graphics
  9. Aug 27 – Formatting a Research Page I
  10. Aug 29 – Formatting a Research Page II

Class Rotations

We will offer Word 2016 certification courses on the following, annual rotation:

Semester Class Exam Time
Summer Word 2016 Core 77-725 Daytimes at 12pm
Fall Word 2016 Expert 77-726 Daytimes at 12pm
Winter Word 2016 Core 77-725 Evenings at 8pm
Spring Word 2016 Expert 77-726 Evenings at 8pm

Independent Study

Our second format is an online option that allows you to study from the convenience of home or work. This format is best for those who have limited time, who are already familiar with the basics of Microsoft Word 2016 (or with an older version), and who are independent, self-motivated learners. Learn more about our independent-study resources.


  • Idaho Falls Public Library card
  • Email account
  • Personal computer
  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Headphones or earbuds (if you study in our computer lab)

Get Started

Getting started is simple. Follow the steps below:

  1. Do you have an Idaho Falls Public Library card? (No? Learn how to sign up)
  2. Enroll in our Community Education Program.
  3. Create free, online accounts with Microsoft and Certiport.
  4. Accept our invitation to enroll in our Microsoft Imagine Academy.
  5. Download the study guide (also sent by email invitation after enrolling).
  6. Complete your assigned courses.
  7. When you’re ready to test, call 208-612-8458 to schedule your exam.


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Once you complete your studies, demonstrate your knowledge by taking the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016 Core exam (77-725). Why certify?

  • It’s free, for library patrons (save up to $120 on exam vouchers)
  • Demonstrate your knowledge to an employer
  • Improve your resume and work prospects

The Microsoft Office Specialist exams are timed tests administered in our Certiport Authorized Testing Center, located on the second floor by our computer room. The tests are taken on a computer and proctored by library staff. Patrons can take the test as many times as needed to pass. Learn more about the certification exams on Microsoft.com or by asking your instructor.

For more information about this or other Microsoft Office certification classes, please call 208-612-8329.