Windows XP: Introduction
Course number: 084-121
Software Version Number: XP
Course length: 1 day
Overview: Students will create a document, organize files, work with Windows Messenger, create an efficient work environment, work with media, clean up their system, and find information on the Internet.
· Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows 98:
Delivery Method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Benefits: Students will gain the skills needed to create a document, organize files, work with Windows Messenger, create an efficient work environment, work with media, clean up their system, and find information on the Internet.
Target student: The target student for this course is a user who has worked with basic computer concepts and gained skills related to IBM and compatible computers.
Hardware/Software Requirements: You will need:
· A 233 MHz or higher processor is required. A 300 MHz or higher processor is recommended.
· 128 MB of RAM is recommended as the minimum for Windows XP Professional.
· A minimum of 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space.
· Either a local CD-ROM drive, DVD drive, or access to a networked CD-ROM drive.
· A 3.5"-disk drive.
· A Microsoft mouse, or compatible pointing device.
· A Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor is recommended.
· A 14.4 Kbps or higher modem. An Internet connection with access to the World Wide Web is necessary to complete some tasks throughout the book. (Note: Internet access may require payment of a separate fee to a service provider; local charges may also apply.)
· An email address is required if you plan to complete the “Working with Windows Messenger” lesson.
· A Typical installation of Windows XP Professional.
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
· You will create a document by using WordPad.
· You will organize the contents of your hard drive by using Windows Explorer.
· You will communicate instantly with others by using Windows Messenger.
· You will create an efficient work environment by using the Control Panel and Accessibility programs.
· You will perform a variety of media tasks by using the Help and Support Center and Media Player.
· You will clean up your system by using My Computer and the Recycle Bin.
· You will find information on the Internet by using Internet Explorer.
Lesson 1: Creating a Document in Windows
Topic 1A: Launch a Program
Topic 1B: Create a Document
Topic 1C: Save a Document
Topic 1D: Preview and Print a Document
Topic 1E: Cut, Copy, and Paste Information
Lesson 2: Organizing Files
Topic 2A: Find Files
Topic 2B: Create Folders
Topic 2C: Move Files
Topic 2D: Create Shortcuts
Lesson 3: Working with Windows Messenger
Topic 3A: Create a Microsoft Passport Account
Topic 3B: Add Contacts
Topic 3C: Send and Receive Instant Messages
Topic 3D: Change Windows Messenger Options
Lesson 4: Creating an Efficient Work Environment
Topic 4A: Change Mouse Properties
Topic 4B: Change a Volume Property
Topic 4C: Change the Display Properties
Topic 4D: Switch Users
Topic 4E: Work with Accessibility Programs
Lesson 5: Researching and Using Windows Media Player
Topic 5A: Use Help and Support
Topic 5B: Create Your Favorites
Topic 5C: Play a Video
Topic 5D: Apply a Skin
Lesson 6: Cleaning Up Your System
Topic 6A: Check System Capacity
Topic 6B: Analyze Your Hard Drive
Topic 6C: Delete Your Files and Folders
Topic 6D: Empty the Recycle Bin
Lesson 7: Finding Information on the Internet
Topic 7A: Browse the Internet
Topic 7B: Move to Specific Internet Sites
Topic 7C: Use Favorites to Return to Internet Sites
Topic 7D: Shut Down Windows