Basic, First Look Edition
All our courses assume that each student has a personal computer to use during the class. Our hands-on approach to learning requires that they do. This topic gives information on how to set up the classroom to teach this course.
Each student’s personal computer should have:
· A keyboard and a mouse
· 1GHz processor (or faster)
· 1GB RAM (or higher)
· 1.5 GB of available hard drive space after operating system install
· A monitor with at least 1024 × 768 resolution
You will need the following software:
· Microsoft Windows 7
· Microsoft Office 2010
· A printer driver (An actual printer is not required, but students will not be able to complete Activity D-1 in the unit titled “Proofing and printing documents” unless a driver is installed.)
The following network components and connectivity are also required for this course:
· Internet access, for the following purposes:
– Downloading the latest critical updates and service packs
– Opening Help files at Microsoft Office Online (If online Help is not available, students will not be able to complete Activity C-1 in the unit titled “Getting started.”)
– Downloading the Student
Data files from www.axzopress.com
Classroom setup instructions
Before you teach this course, you will need to perform the following steps to set up each student computer.
1 Install Windows 7 on an NTFS partition according to the software publisher’s instructions. After installation is complete, if the student machines have Internet access, use Windows Update to install any critical updates and Service Packs.
Note: You can also use Windows Vista or Windows XP, but the screen shots in this course were taken in Windows 7, so students’ screens will look different.
2 With flat-panel displays, we recommend using the panel’s native resolution for best results. Color depth/quality should be set to High (24 bit) or higher.
3 Install Microsoft Office 2010 according to the software manufacturer’s instructions, as follows:
a When prompted for the CD key, enter the code included with your software.
b Select Custom, and click Next.
c For Microsoft Word, Office Shared Features, and Office Tools, click the down-arrow and choose “Run all from My Computer.”
d Set all but the following to Not Available: Microsoft Word, Office Shared Features, and Office Tools.
e Click Install Now.
f On the last screen of the Office 2010 installer, click Continue Online. Internet Explorer displays the Office Online Web site, and the installer window closes.
g On the Office Online Web page, click Downloads.
h Download and install any available updates.
i Close Internet Explorer.
4 Start Microsoft Office Word 2010. Then do the following:
a Activate the software. After activation, the Welcome to the 2010 Microsoft Office System dialog box appears.
b Select “Don’t make changes.”
c Close Word.
5 Download the Student Data files for the course:
a Connect to www.axzopress.com.
b Under Downloads, click Instructor-Led Training.
c Browse the subject categories to locate your course. Then click the course title to display a list of available downloads. (You can also access these downloads through our Catalog listings.)
d Click the link(s) for downloading the Student Data files. You can download the files directly to student machines or to a central location on your own network.
e Create a folder named Student Data on the desktop of each student computer.
f Double-click the downloaded zip file(s) and drag the contents into the Student Data folder.
CertBlaster pre- and post-assessment software is available for this course. To download and install this free software, students should complete the following steps:
1 Go to www.axzopress.com.
2 Under Downloads, click CertBlaster.
3 Click the link for Word 2010.
4 Save the .EXE file to a folder on your hard drive. (Note: If you skip this step, the CertBlaster software will not install correctly.)
5 Click Start and choose Run.
6 Click Browse and then navigate to the folder that contains the .EXE file.
7 Select the .EXE file and click Open.
8 Click OK and follow the on-screen instructions. When prompted for the password, enter c_wd2010.
Topic B: Frequently asked questions
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Topic D: Additional information
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