Course Duration: 3 Days

Course Category: Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering


21 Contact Hours

Introduction to Microsoft® Visio 2010 Professional


Workshop Overview & Objectives

MS Visio is one of the more popular software applications for creating diagrams, developing design plans and for using vector graphics. Some of the usages of MS Visio are to create flowcharts, workflows, business processes, network diagrams, graphs and maps. Many users create scaled drawings such as office plans, site plans, architectural and engineering diagrams.

The ability to link data with the diagrams has led this application to be a winner tool since 1992.
This three-day workshop attempts to coach on the most commonly used features and operations. The course level is introductory and participants are expected to learn the basic functionality of MS Visio 2010.  On course completion, the attendees are expected to use the tool with confidence, demonstrate improved diagramming abilities and be equipped to explore new features. 


Who should Attend

The course is beneficial for anyone who uses or is designated to use MS Visio for developing business application diagrams.   

Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Process Architects, Software Managers, IT Managers and HR professional would find this course useful.



Assumes no prior knowledge of Microsoft Visio.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.




Participants are expected to bring laptops to the class with MS Visio 2010 Software.
Evaluation copies of the software would be available for those who may not have their own software.

Minimum System Requirements

Component    Requirements
Computer and processor    500-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher
Memory:    256 megabytes (MB) RAM, 512 MB RAM recommended for certain advanced functionality.
Hard Disk:    2 gigabyte (GB) available disk space
Display:    1024 × 768 or higher resolution monitor
Operating System:    Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Server 2003 R2 with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 or later (32-bit and 64-bit) operating systems.


Workshop Outline

Day One


Visio Introduction

  • What is Microsoft Visio?
  • Interface Overview and Toolbars
  • Hiding and Showing Toolbars
  • Choosing a Drawing Type
  • Drawing, Rulers, Grids, and Guides
  • Using Zoom

Working with Shapes

  • Using Shapes
  • Selecting Shapes
  • Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Using Undo
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Moving Shapes
  • Duplicating Shapes
  • Aligning and Distributing Shapes
  • Rotating or Flipping Shapes
  • Grouping Shapes
  • Layers

Working with Text

  • Typing and Editing Text
  • Using the Text Box Tool
  • Changing Text Color, Size, and Alignment
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Inserting Symbols

Day Two


Working with Pages

  • Adding Pages
  • Switching Between Open Pages
  • Removing Pages
  • Using Page Setup
  • Enhancing Shapes
  • Manually Connecting Shapes
  • Auto Connecting Shapes
  • Changing Line Styles
  • Changing Fill Color
  • Adding Shadows
  • Enhancing Drawings
  • Inserting a Comment
  • Adding Backgrounds
  • Adding Borders and Titles
  • Using a Theme
  • Adding a Chart
  • Inserting a Picture from ClipART

Working with Visio Files

  • Using the Status Bar
  • Using the Print Preview
  • Saving a File in a Different Format
  • Saving as a Web Page
  • Using Templates
  • Creating a Drawing to Scale
  • Creating a Template
  • Working with Multiple Drawings

Using Visio Diagrams with Other Diagrams

  • Working with Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
  • Linking a Diagram to a Microsoft Office Document
  • Embedding a Diagram in a Microsoft Office Document
  • Exporting Shapes and Diagrams
  • Importing Information from Other Programs

Creating Network Diagrams

  • Overview  
  • Starting a Network Diagram 
  • Defining Network Topology 
  • Customizing Network Shapes 
  • Creating Multiple-Page Network Diagrams 
  • Tracking and Reporting on Network Equipment 
  • Creating a Directory Diagram

Day Three: Business Diagrams


Creating Flowcharts

  • Understanding Flowcharts in Visio  
  • Creating a Basic Flowchart 
  • Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart 
  • Showing Cause and Effect 
  • Creating Multiple-Page Flowcharts 
  • Formatting a Flowchart

Creating Organization Charts

  • Understanding Organization Charts in Visio  
  • Creating an Organization Chart Manually 
  • Importing Organizational Data to Create a Chart 
  • Working with an Organization Chart 
  • Working with Multiple-Page Organization Charts 
  • Comparing Charts and Creating Reports 
  • Formatting an Organization Chart

Displaying Relationships and Processes in Block Diagrams

  • Choosing a Block Diagram
  • Showing Hierarchies with Block Diagram Shapes
  • Showing Relationships in an Onion Diagram
  • Showing Concepts with 3-D Block Diagrams

Examples and Extensive hands-on experience will be provided to the participants.


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