Microsoft Windows 7 - Advanced Course Outline

Microsoft Windows 7 - Advanced

Section 1: Making Windows 7 Work for You

Lesson 1.1: Meet the Control Panel

Opening the Control Panel

Control Panel Overview

Navigation Basics

Changing the View


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Lesson 1.2: Common Customization Tasks

Personalizing Your Computer

Modifying Screen Resolution

Working with Multiple Monitors

Changing your Sound Scheme

Changing the Date and Time

Setting the Volume and Sound Properties


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Lesson 1.3: Advanced Customization Tasks

Changing How Your Mouse Behaves

Setting Your Language

Modifying Startup Programs

Viewing System Information


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Lesson 1.4: Setting Accessibility Options

Opening the Ease of Access Center

Changing Mouse Options

Optimizing Your Display

Changing Input Methods

Accessing Commonly Used Options


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Lesson 1.5: Customizing User Accounts

Opening User Accounts

Adding a User Account

Changing User Account Properties

Removing a User Account


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Networking with Windows 7

Lesson 2.1: Overview of Networking

Networking Terms

Hardware Requirements

Using the Networking and Sharing Center

Setting up an Internet Connection

Setting up a Simple Network

Using the Homegroup


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Lesson 2.2: Other Networking Tasks

Viewing your Network Map

Network Sharing and Discovery

Sharing Drives, Folders, & Resources

Browsing the Network

Basic Network Troubleshooting


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Lesson 2.3: Advanced Networking Tasks

Mapping a Network Drive

Connecting to a Network Printer

Connecting to a Domain or Workgroup

Managing Network Connections and Protocols

The Credential Manager and Windows Vault


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Lesson 2.4: Wireless Networking

Types of Wireless Networks

Wireless Networking Hardware and Terms

Connecting to a Wireless Network

Wireless Network Troubleshooting


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Maintaining and Optimizing your Computer

Lesson 3.1: Maintaining your Computer

Cleaning Up Your Hard Disk

Defragmenting your Hard Disk

Repairing Hard Disk Errors

Setting Power Options


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Lesson 3.2: Optimizing your Computer

Using Windows Update

Clearing Temporary Internet Files and Cookies

Scheduling Tasks

About Fast User Switching


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Lesson 3.3: Using Windows Defender

Opening Windows Defender

Interface Overview

Performing a Scan

Removing Malicious Objects

Using Quarantine

Setting Defender Options


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Lesson 3.4: Keeping your Family Safe

Opening the Parental Controls Center

Setting Games Ratings

Setting Time Limits

Restricting Applications

Web Filtering and Activity Reporting


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Hardware and Software

Lesson 4.1: The Basics of Managing Software

Installing Software Packages

Removing Software Packages

Changing Startup Programs

Setting Program Compatibility Options


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Lesson 4.2: Advanced Software Management

Enabling or Disabling Windows Features

Using Windows Task Manager

Changing Default Applications

Setting File Types

Setting Processor Affinity


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Lesson 4.3: Managing Hardware

Viewing System Information

Checking your System's Score

Opening the Device Manager

Viewing Hardware and Devices


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Lesson 4.4: Advanced Hardware Management

Updating Device Drivers

Improving System Performance

Managing Your Hard Disks

Creating a Partition

Deleting a Partition


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions


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