Microsoft Windows XP - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Windows XP - Foundation

SECTION 1: Windows XP Basics

Lesson 1.1: Intro to Windows XP

Description of Windows XP

System Requirements

Logging onto your Desktop

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.2: Using your Desktop

Right-Clicking with your Mouse

Understanding your Desktop Layout

Understanding your Start Menu

Arranging your Desktop Icons

How to Use Your Mouse

How to Use Your Keyboard

Using the Taskbar

Switching between Windows Using the Taskbar

Advanced Taskbar Properties

Moving the Taskbar

Resizing the Taskbar

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.3: Adjusting Basic Features

Changing the Date and Time

Adjusting the Sound Level

Restarting, Shutting Down, Logging Off, and Switching Users

Creating and Deleting Shortcuts

Show the Desktop

Practice Exercise

Section 1: Review Questions

SECTION 2: Working With Windows

Lesson 2.1 Understanding the Layout of a Window

Opening and Closing a Window

Minimize, Maximize, and Restore

Tiling and Cascading Windows

Moving, Sizing and Switching Between Windows

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.2: Files and Folders

Creating a New Folder

Renaming a Folder

Opening a Folder or File

Moving Files using Drag and Drop

Deleting a Folder or File

Copying, Cutting, and Pasting a File or Folder

Copying a File or Folder

Cutting a File or Folder

Pasting a File or Folder

Copy to Folder or Move to Folder

Selecting Multiple Files and Folders

Dragging and Dropping a File or Folder

Using My Computer to Browse Files and Folders

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.3: Other Features

Emptying the Recycle Bin

Restoring a File or Folder from the Recycle Bin

My Computer vs. Windows Explorer

Practice Exercise

Section 2: Review Questions

SECTION 3: Using Applications and Getting Help

Lesson 3.1: The Help and Support feature

Opening and Navigating Help and Support

Understanding the Layout of Help and Support

Setting Search Options

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.2: Software Applications

Installing a Program

Removing a Program

Managing Installed Programs

Practice Exercise

Section 3: Review Questions

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