Microsoft Windows Vista - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Windows Vista - Foundation

Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: The Basics of Windows Vista

What's New in Windows Vista?

Vista Versions

Logging On

The Vista Screen


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Lesson 1.2: Interacting with Vista

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 Vista

Using the Welcome Center

Viewing the Demos

Using the Desktop

Using the Start Menu

Using the System Tray

Using the Taskbar and Quick Launch


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Lesson 1.4: Exiting Vista

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 Vista

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

Using the Taskbar Menu to Resize Windows


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Lesson 2.3: Working with Files and Folders

Understanding Files

Understanding Folders

Opening the Computer Folder

Overview of the Computer Folder

Navigating through Your Computer


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Lesson 2.4: Commanding Vista

Basics of Menus

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 Vista 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

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 Vista Programs


Windows Media Player

Windows Calendar

Windows Contacts

Windows Photo Gallery


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Doing More with Vista

Lesson 4.1: Staying Safe

Opening the Security Center

Security Center Overview

The Security Essentials

Modifying Security Settings


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Lesson 4.2: The Basics of Internet Explorer 7

Launching Internet Explorer 7

Setting up Internet Explorer

Interface Overview

Closing Internet Explorer


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Lesson 4.3: Doing More with Internet Explorer 7

Using the Address Bar to Access a Web Site

Accessing a Web Site via a Hyperlink

Opening a Page in a New Window

Opening a New Tab

Switching Between Tabs


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Lesson 4.4: Windows Mail

Launching and Closing Windows Mail

The Windows Mail Interface

Using the Folder List

Using the Menus in Windows Mail

How to Create and Modify an E-Mail Account in Windows Mail


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Lesson 4.5: More on Windows Mail

How to Send and Receive E-Mail

Typing a Message

Opening Messages

Deleting Messages


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Getting Help in Vista

Lesson 5.1: The Basics of Help

Launching Help from the Start Menu

Launching Help from within a Vista Application

Overview of the Help and Support Window

Find an Answer

Ask Someone

Information from Microsoft


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Lesson 5.2: Using the Preset Topics (Windows Basics)

Choosing a Preset Topic

Choosing Subtopics

Moving Back and Forward

Printing a Topic

Returning to Help and Support


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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

Windows Online Help and Support


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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