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Introduction to Microsoft Visio

365 | 2019 | 2016
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led, hands-on course teaches students the skills needed to create any kind of diagram using Visio. In this course you will create a route map, a basic diagram and flowchart, and an organization chart. As you create these drawings, you will learn techniques to drag and manipulate Visio master shapes, create connections between shapes, and apply styles to shapes, text, and pages.

Course Objectives

  • Get started with Visio
  • Create a workflow diagram
  • Create an organization chart
  • Make a floor plan
  • Create a cross-functional flowchart
  • Create a network diagram
  • Style a diagram

Course Outline

Getting Started with Visio

  • Navigate the Visio Environment
  • The Visio Drawing Interface
  • Visio Ribbon Tabs
  • Key Drawing Components
  • Templates
  • Stencils
  • Shapes and Connectors
  • Tools
  • Customize the Interface
  • Use Backstage Commands
  • Save a File

Creating a Workflow Diagram

  • Use Drawing Components
  • Stencil and Shape Management
  • Alignment
  • Drawing Shortcuts
  • Modify a Drawing
  • Callouts and Groups

Building Organization Charts

  • Create an Organization Chart Manually
  • Organization Chart Elements
  • Modify an Organization Chart

Making a Floor Plan

  • Make a Basic Floor Plan
  • Drawing Scale
  • Zero Point
  • Create Custom Room Shapes
  • Model a Room Layout

Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart

  • Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart
  • Format a Cross-Functional Flowchart

Creating a Network Diagram

  • Network Diagrams
  • Use Shape Data
  • Use Layers

Styling a Diagram

  • Shape and Connector Styles
  • Visio Design Tools
  • Connector Path Styles
  • Themes and Variants
  • Use Containers


Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual or at Softek
Per student $325
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $950
5-8 students $1400
9-12 students* $1600
*$100 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $1100
5-8 students $1550
9-12 students* $1750
*$100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person and virtual training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee