Microsoft Windows 7 Basic


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Microsoft Windows 7: Basic

Microsoft Windows 7 Basic Course Summary

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.

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® IV 800 MHz or higher
  • Minimum 512MB of RAM or higher
  • 128 MB graphics processor that supports DirectX® 9.0
  • Generic Monitor (1024×768)
  • 16 GB hard disk space for 32 bit or 20 GB hard disk space for 64 bit
  • DVD R/RW drive
  • High-speed Internet connection

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate Edition
  • DirectX® 9.0

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

Additional information


Monday, May 2, 2016