Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows® 7

Course Specifications

Course number: 084705
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will familiarize yourself with the basic components of personal computers, log on to Windows 7, explore the Windows 7 interface, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, customize the Windows 7 desktop, and browse the Internet.

Target Student: This course is targeted to individuals who do not have any background, knowledge, or experience in computers and who need to use personal computers at home or the office.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Hardware Requirements

This course requires one desktop computer for each student.

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Personal Computers

Topic 1A: Identify Personal Computer Basics
Topic 1B: Identify Input Devices
Topic 1C: Identify Output Devices
Topic 1D: Identify Storage Devices
Topic 1E: Set Up the Computer
Topic 1F: Examine Personal Computer Functionality
Lesson 2: Exploring Windows 7 Operating System

Topic 2A: Log On to Windows 7 Operating System
Topic 2B: Explore the Desktop
Topic 2C: Work with Windows
Topic 2D: Use Windows Help and Support
Topic 2E: Turn Off Personal Computers
Lesson 3: Managing Folders and Files

Topic 3A: Navigate to Folders with Windows Explorer
Topic 3B: Work with Folders and Files
Topic 3C: Copy Data on Storage Media
Lesson 4: Using Common Tools and Programs

Topic 4A: Examine Application Software
Topic 4B: Create a Document in WordPad
Topic 4C: Work with the Calculator
Topic 4D: Customize a Graphic with the Paint Tool
Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 7 Desktop

Topic 5A: Customize the Start Menu
Topic 5B: Customize the Taskbar
Topic 5C: Personalize the Desktop
Topic 5D: Set a Screen Saver
Topic 5E: Add Gadgets
Lesson 6: Browsing the Internet

Topic 6A: An Overview of Networks
Topic 6B: Browse Websites with Internet Explorer 8