Windows Vista Foundation Courseware

Microsoft Windows Vista Training Materials

Foundation Level Training Course

Training Course Outline

A FIRST LOOK AT WINDOWS VISTA

  •     Vista – Different versions
  •     Viewing your ‘computer details’
  •     Resizing a window
  •     Maximizing and Minimizing
  •     Closing a window
  •     The Start button and Start menu
  •     Running a program using the Start menu
  •     Entering text into a program
  •     Saving data
  •     Opening a file within a program
  •     Shutting down Windows

THE WINDOWS DESKTOP

  •     What is the Windows Desktop?
  •     Desktop icons
  •     Moving a Desktop icon
  •     Windows Taskbar
  •     Taskbar clock
  •     Customizing your Desktop
  •     Setting a screen saver
  •     The Sidebar and gadgets
  •     Closing a gadget

APPLICATIONS

  •     Running more than one program at a time
  •     WordPad, Notepad & Calculator
  •     Welcome Center
  •     Switching between programs
  •     Using Windows Flip 3D
  •     Cascading windows
  •     Displaying windows side by side
  •     Clock, Language and Region settings
  •     Installing & removing programs
  •     Creating and using a Desktop shortcut
  •     Shutting down an application that has frozen
  •     Restarting the computer

HELP

  •     How to get help
  •     Printing a Help topic
  •     Browsing for Help
  •     Demos

FILES, FOLDERS AND DISKS

  •     Types of drive and drive letters
  •     Windows Explorer
  •     Views within Windows Explorer
  •     Types of Windows Explorer icons
  •     Drives, Folders and Files
  •     Data storage devices

MANIPULATING FOLDERS

  •     Creating a folder
  •     Creating a subfolder
  •     Renaming a folder
  •     Deleting a folder
  •     Displaying folder details

MANIPULATING FILES

  •     Viewing file details
  •     Sorting the file list within the Windows Explorer
  •     Recognizing common file types
  •     Selecting multiple files
  •     Changing file attribute status
  •     Renaming files
  •     Deleting files
  •     Restoring files and folders from the Recycle Bin
  •     Emptying the Recycle Bin

COPYING AND MOVING FILES

  •     The Windows Clipboard
  •     Moving files between folders
  •     Copying files between folders
  •     Backups
  •     Backing up data to a removable drive

FILE COMPRESSION

  •     What is file compression?
  •     Extracting compressed files
  •     Compressing files
  •     Disk formatting

SEARCHING FOR DATA

  •     Viewing recently accessed files
  •     Searching for files on your hard disk
  •     Advanced searching

VIRUSES, SPYWARE AND COOKIES

  •     What are computer viruses?
  •     What is spyware?
  •     What are cookies?
  •     Virus checking programs
  •     Scanning for viruses
  •     Updating anti-virus programs

PRINTING ISSUES

  •     Selecting a printer
  •     Changing the default printer
  •     Installing a new printer on the computer
  •     Using the Print Manager