Microsoft® Visio


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Course Pre-requisites

This programme is designed for delegates who have basic knowledge of using a computer. They should be comfortable in using the keyboard, mouse and Start menu. Knowledge of how to use a web browser is beneficial, although not a requirement. No previous experience with other versions of Microsoft Visio is necessary.


Microsoft Visio is Microsoft’s diagramming application. This application has a set of pre-crafted starter diagrams that allow you to quickly create diagrams in 15 of the most popular categories. This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed quickly with Microsoft Visio. We will cover different features of the interface, show users how to find help, explore some simple scenarios, and cover the basics of how to create diagrams.


  • Navigate the Visio environment
  • Create a basic drawing
  • Use the Tell Me help feature
  • Access the advanced help options
  • Use drawing components
  • Modify existing drawings
  • Work with callouts and groups
  • Work with shapes
  • Create organisation charts
  • Make floor plans and room layouts
  • Create a cross-functional flowchart
  • Create network diagrams
  • Use shape data and layers
  • Learn about shape and connector styles
  • Learn about themes and variants

Course content

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Day One

Navigate the Visio environment
  • About Visio
  • What are stencils, shapes, connectors and templates
  • Using Visio interface
  • The ribbon
  • The backstage view
Create a basic drawing
  • Create a new blank drawing
  • Create a new drawing from a template
  • Visio file formats
  • Saving files
Creating a Workflow diagram
  • Use drawing components
  • Adding and connecting shapes
  • Stencil and shape management
  • Modifying a drawing
  • Work with callouts and groups
Creating an organisation chart
  • Basic organisational chart
  • Using the Wizard adding images
  • Modifying the organisational chart
  • Creating and using a synchronised copy

Day Two

Making a floor plan and room layout
  • Basic floor plan
  • Drawing scale
  • Create custom room shapes
  • Model a room layout
  • Visio as a modelling tool
Creating cross-functional flowchart
  • What are cross-functional flowcharts?
  • Adding swim lanes and separators
  • Modifying cross-functional flowchart
  • Choosing a flowchart style
Creating a network diagram
  • Network shapes
  • Use of shape data
  • Use layers
  • Styling a diagram


The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

    • Practical sessions
    • Individual and syndicate activities
    • Individual and group tasks
    • Case studies
    • Role plays
    • Audio and video evaluation
    • Action planning
    • Experiential learning games
    • Presentations
    • Assessments


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