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Computer Foundations: Windows 7 Course

Computer Foundations: Windows 7 Course

Computer Foundations: Windows 7 Course

2 Sessions -
4 Hours of Interactive Training

This course will introduce students to keyboarding and applications needed for everyday tasks. The course is divided into two sessions with multiple topics so it is easy to keep up with and understand. By using technology as a tool, students will learn how to choose the appropriate programs to complete a variety of tasks. In just a couple hours of training, this course will take students through the basics all the way up to Networking and “Living Online.”

  • Gain a solid foundation of computing principals
  • Learn how to choose and use the right software for any task at work
  • Use as an introduction to the IC3: Internet and Computing Core Professional course

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Session 1

Section A: Interacting with the Computer

  • Computers Are Everywhere
  • Putting it Together
  • Mouse Types
  • Mouse Functions
  • Keyboard Overview
  • Turning on the system
  • Turning Off the System

Section B: First Blush Tour

  • Desktop Introduction
  • Desktop Icons
  • Start Menu
  • Navigating the OS
  • Hard Drive Tour
  • Mouse Settings
  • Control Panel Overview
  • Wireless Mouse
  • User Etiquette

Section C: The User Interface

  • GUI
  • Basic Programs
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Mail
  • Windows Media Player
  • Other Windows Media Programs
  • Windows Meeting Space
  • WordPad

Section D: Organizing Your System

  • System Functionality
  • Shortcuts
  • Understanding Structure
  • Creating Folders
  • Managing Folders and Documents

Section E: Software Applications

  • Installing and Removing Applications
  • Software Updates
  • Preinstalled Software
  • Typical Applications
  • Online Applications
  • Shared Applications

Session 2

Section A: Internet Settings

  • Accessing the Internet
  • General Settings
  • Security Settings
  • Privacy Settings
  • Blockers and Parental Controls
  • Internet Content Rating Information
  • Certificates, AutoComplete, and Feeds
  • Connections and Programs

Section B: Using the Internet

  • Understanding the Browser
  • Browser Menus
  • Surfing Rules
  • Chat
  • Internet Communications
  • Understanding E-mail
  • Creating and Sending E-mail

Section C: Networking

  • Networks Defined
  • Network Types
  • Connections and Sharing
  • File and Folder Sharing
  • Printer Sharing
  • Password Protection and Media Sharing
  • Windows Firewall
  • Windows Security Center
  • Malware Protection
  • Working with Printers

Section D: Collaboration

  • Newsgroups
  • Google Docs
  • Track and Change

Section E: Troubleshooting

  • Beginning Troubleshoot
  • Diagnostic Tool
  • Device Manager
  • Help and Support
  • Ergonomics