Microsoft Windows XP - Intermediate Course Outline

Microsoft Windows XP - Intermediate

SECTION 1: Windows XP Home vs. Windows XP Professional

Lesson 1.1: Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional Comparison

Windows XP Home

Windows XP Professional

Comparison Chart

Which is Right for Me?

Practice Exercise

Section 1: Review Questions

SECTION 2: Advanced Tools

Lesson 2.1: Menus and Toolbars

Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu

Quick Launch Bar and Other Toolbars

Using Windows Explorer Menus

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.2: Internet and Networking Tools

Setting up an Internet Connection

Working with the Windows Firewall

Sharing an Internet Connection

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.3 The Search Companion

Using the Search Companion

Changing Search Companion Preferences

Wildcard Searches

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.4: The Accessories Menu

Accessories Menu Programs

Accessibilities Sub-Menu

Communications Sub-Menu

Entertainment Sub-Menu

System Tools Sub-Menu

Practice Exercise

Section 2: Review Questions

SECTION 3: The Control Panel

Lesson 3.1 Overview of the Control Panel

Understanding the Control Panel

Lesson 3.2 Appearance and Themes


Taskbar and Start Menu

Folder Options

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.3: Networking and Internet Connections

Internet Options

Network Set up Wizard

Wireless Network Set up Wizard

Network Connections

Windows Firewall

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.4: Add or Remove Programs

Add or Remove Programs Window

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.5: Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices

Portable Media Devices

Sounds and Audio Devices


Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.6: Performance and Maintenance

Administrative Tools

Scheduled Tasks

Power Options


Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.7: Printers and Other Hardware

Game Controllers


Printers and Faxes


Phone and Modem Options

Scanners and Cameras

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.8: User Accounts


User Accounts

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.9: Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options

Date and Time

Regional and Language Options

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.10: Accessibility

Accessibility Options

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.11: Security Center

Windows Security Center

Practice Exercise

Section 3: Review Questions

SECTION 4: Multimedia Features

Lesson 4.1: Managing Pictures

Importing Pictures from a Digital Device

Viewing and Managing your Pictures

Printing a Picture

E-mailing a Picture

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.2: Managing Video

Importing Video from a Digital Device

Viewing and Managing your Videos

E-mailing a Video

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.3: Managing Music

Importing Music from a Digital Device

Viewing and Managing Music

Playing Music

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.4: Making a CD

Making a Photo CD

Making a Multimedia CD

Making a Music CD

Practice Exercise

Section 4: Review Questions

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