Intermediate (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
· A 1 GHz (or faster) processor
· At least 1GB of RAM
· At least 1.5GB 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 Activities A-1 or B-1 in the unit titled "Printing labels and envelopes" 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
– Completing Activity A-1 in the unit titled “Templates and building blocks”
– Downloading the Student Data files from www.axzopress.com
– Downloading the PowerPoint 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.
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.
4 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.
Downloading the PowerPoint
To download the PowerPoint presentations for this course:
1 Connect to www.axzopress.com.
2 Under Downloads, click Instructor-Led Training.
3 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.)
4 Click the link(s) for downloading the PowerPoint presentations, and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
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.
Topic B: Frequently asked questions
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Topic D: Additional information
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