Microsoft Windows XP - Advanced Course Outline

Microsoft Windows XP - Advanced

SECTION 1: Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting

Lesson 1.1: Maintaining your Computer

Defragmenting your Hard Disk

Repairing Hard Disk Errors

Installing and Removing Software Packages

Managing Hardware using Device Manager

Windows Task Manager

Activating Windows XP

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.2: Optimizing your Computer

Adding and Removing Windows Components

Installing New Hardware

Using Windows Update

Clearing Temporary Internet Files and Cookies

Scheduled Tasks

Fast User Switching

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.3: Troubleshooting your Computer

System Configuration Utility

Program Compatibility Wizard

Driver Rollback

Last Known Good Configuration

Using Backup

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.4: Using System Restore

Opening System Restore

Creating a System Restore Point

Restoring Your Computer to an Earlier Time

Undoing a System Restore Point

Changing System Restore Settings

Practice Exercise

Section 1: Review Questions

SECTION 2: Networking

Lesson 2.1: Overview of Networking

Hardware Requirements

Preparing Your Computer(s) For Networking

Sharing Drives, Folders, and Resources

Browsing the Network

Basic Network Troubleshooting

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.2: Advanced Networking

Mapping a Network Drive

Connecting To a Network Printer

Connecting To a Domain

Managing Network Connections and Protocols

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.3: Wireless Networking

Types of Wireless Networks

Wireless Networking Hardware and Terms

Automatically Connecting To a Wireless Network

Manually Connecting To a Wireless Network

Wireless Networking Troubleshooting

Practice Exercise

Section 2: Review Questions

SECTION 3: Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance

Lesson 3.1: Remote Desktop

Enabling and Configuring

Opening Remote Desktop

Configuring Remote Desktop

Connecting To a Computer

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.2: Remote Assistance

Enabling Remote Assistance

Opening Remote Assistance

Inviting Someone to Connect to your Computer

Section 3: Review Questions

SECTION 4: Windows Applications

Lesson 4.1: Windows Media Player

Understanding the Layout

Supported Content

Opening and Using Windows Media Player

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.2: Windows Movie Maker

Understanding the Layout

Supported Content

Opening Windows Movie Maker

Capturing Video

Capturing Pictures

Saving a Project

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.3: Windows Messenger

Understanding the Layout

Opening Windows Messenger

Practice Exercise

Section 4: Review Questions

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