Microsoft Windows 7 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Windows 7 - Foundation

Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: The Basics of Windows 7

What's New in Windows 7?

Windows 7 Versions

Logging In

The Windows 7 Desktop


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Lesson 1.2: Interacting with the Computer

Pointing the Mouse

Using Click and Double-Click

Using Click and Drag

Using Right-Click

Using the Keyboard


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Lesson 1.3: A Quick Look at Windows 7

Using the Getting Started Center

Using the Desktop

Using the Start Menu

Using the Taskbar

Using the System Tray


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Lesson 1.4: Exiting Windows 7

Shutdown Options

Logging Off the Computer

Restarting the Computer

Turning off the Computer


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Working with Windows 7

Lesson 2.1: Application Basics

Starting a Program

Parts of the Application Window

Moving Around in a Program

Launching Help from Within an Application

Ending a Frozen Program

Exiting a Program


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Lesson 2.2: Working with a Window

Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore

Scrolling in a Window

Moving a Window

Switching Between Windows

Sizing Windows

Window Management

Windows Aero Desktop


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Lesson 2.3: Working with Files and Folders

Understanding Files

Understanding Folders

Understanding Libraries

Opening the Computer Folder

Overview of the Computer Folder

Navigating through Your Computer


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Lesson 2.4: Basics of Menus and the Ribbon

Basics of Menus

Basics of Ribbons

Using Shortcut Menus

Using Shortcut Keys

Using Shortcut Keys and Menus Together


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: The Basic Windows 7 Applications

Lesson 3.1: WordPad Basics

Launching WordPad

Interface Overview

Entering Text

Closing WordPad


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Lesson 3.2: Doing More with WordPad

Editing Text

Formatting Text

Saving your File

Opening a File


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Lesson 3.3: The Windows Calculator

Launching Calculator

Interface Overview

Using the Calculator

Advanced Calculator Tools

Closing Calculator


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Lesson 3.4: Paint

Launching Paint

Interface Overview

Drawing in Paint

Closing Paint


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Lesson 3.5: Other Windows 7 Ultimate Programs


Windows Media Player

Windows Media Center

Snipping Tool

Sticky Notes


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Doing More with Windows 7

Lesson 4.1: Staying Safe

Opening the Action Center

Action Center Overview

Security Essentials

Modifying Basic Security Settings


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Lesson 4.2: The Basics of Internet Explorer 8

Launching Internet Explorer 8

Initial Setup

Other Setup Options

Interface Overview

Closing Internet Explorer


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Lesson 4.3: Doing More with Internet Explorer 8

Using the Address Bar

Accessing a Web Site via a Hyperlink

Opening a New Window

Opening a New Tab

Using Tabs

Using Web Slices


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Lesson 4.4: Windows Live

What is Windows Live?

Downloading and Installing Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Messenger

Using Windows Live Hotmail


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Getting Help in Windows 7

Lesson 5.1: The Basics of Help

Launching Help from the Start Menu

Launching Help from within a Windows Application

Overview of the Help and Support Window

Searching for a Help Topic

Ask Someone


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Lesson 5.2: Using Windows Basics

Choosing a Preset Topic

Choosing Subtopics

Moving Back and Forward

Printing a Topic


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Lesson 5.3: Using the Table of Contents

Opening the Table of Contents

Choosing a Topic

Choosing a Subtopic

Moving Back and Forward

Printing a Topic


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Lesson 5.4: Advanced Help and Support Tools

Remote Assistance

Setting Help Options

Online vs. Offline Help


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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