Microsoft® Windows® 7: Basic

Course Specifications

Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will log on to Windows 7, explore its interface, identify the different components in the interface, customize the Windows 7 desktop, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, and browse the Internet.

Target Student: This course is designed for any worker, business professional, or private individual who needs knowledge in operating systems and file management skills.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success in this course, we recommend that you take up the Introduction to Personal Computers course available at ElementK or possess equivalent experience.


Course Objectives

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

  • log on to Windows 7, explore its interface, and identify the different components present in the interface.
  • customize the Windows 7 desktop.
  • manage files and folders.
  • use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7.
  • browse the Internet.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring Windows 7

Topic 1A: Identify Personal Computer Functionality
Topic 1B: Log On to Windows 7
Topic 1C: Explore the Desktop
Topic 1D: Work with Windows
Topic 1E: Access the Help and Support Feature
Topic 1F: Turn Off the Personal Computer

Lesson 2: Customizing the Windows 7 Desktop

Topic 2A: Customize the Start Menu
Topic 2B: Customize the Taskbar
Topic 2C: Personalize the Desktop
Topic 2D: Add Gadgets to the Desktop

Lesson 3: Managing Folders and Files

Topic 3A: Navigate to Folders Using Windows Explorer
Topic 3B: Work with Folders and Files
Topic 3C: Secure Folders and Files
Topic 3D: Organize Folders and Files
Topic 3E: Search for Folders and Files

Lesson 4: Using Common Tools and Programs in Windows 7

Topic 4A: Create a Document in WordPad
Topic 4B: Work with the Calculator
Topic 4C: Capture Screens Using the Snipping Tool
Topic 4D: Customize a Graphic with the Paint Tool

Lesson 5: Browsing the Internet

Topic 5A: Get Familiar with the Internet
Topic 5B: Browse Websites Using Internet Explorer 8
Topic 5C: Download and Install a Gadget

Appendix A: Windows 7 Keyboard ShortcutsAppendix B: Personal Computer Basics