Windows XP Foundation Courseware

Microsoft Windows XP Training Materials

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Training Course Outline

1. GETTING TO KNOW WINDOWS XP

UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS XP

  •     What is Windows XP?
  •     The New Windows Engine
  •     Windows XP System Requirements
  •     Using the Microsoft Web Site

STARTING WINDOWS XP

  •     Using the Windows Welcome Tutorial
  •     Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
  •     Using the AutoRun Wizard
  •     Using Dynamic Update
  •     Taking the Windows XP Tour
  •     Activating Windows XP

GETTING TO KNOW THE WINDOWS XP ENVIRONMENT

  •     Working with the New Windows XP Interface
  •     Using the Start Menu
  •     Using Icons
  •     Using Windows
  •     Using the Desktop
  •     Using the Taskbar

2. WORKING WITH THE START MENU

GETTING TO KNOW THE START MENU

  •     Accessing the Most Frequently Used Programs
  •     Accessing Internet and E-mail Programs
  •     Accessing All Programs

GETTING TO KNOW DEFAULT FOLDERS IN THE START MENU

  •     Accessing Accessories
  •     Accessing Games
  •     Adding Applications to the Startup Menu

MANAGING THE START MENU

  •     Adding Programs to the Start Menu
  •     Removing Programs from the Start Menu
  •     Adding Programs to the Pinned Items List
  •     Renaming Programs on the Start Menu
  •     Opening a Start Menu Folder
  •     Exploring a Start Menu Folder
  •     Running Programs and opening Folders and Documents

CUSTOMIZING THE START MENU

  •     Selecting a Start Menu Style
  •     Selecting a Start Menu Icon Size
  •     Changing the Number of Programs Displayed in the Start Menu
  •     Displaying Internet and E-mail Programs
  •     Changing Start Menu Settings
  •     Modifying Menu Items
  •     Displaying Recent Documents
  •     Adding or Removing Programs from the Classic Start Menu
  •     Clearing Recent Documents from the Classic Start Menu
  •     Using Advanced Options from the Classic Start Menu

STARTING AND ENDING YOUR COMPUTER SESSION

  •     Logging On
  •     Logging Off
  •     Switching Between Users
  •     Restarting the Computer
  •     Sending the Computer into Hibernation
  •     Shutting Down the Computer

3. WORKING WITH FILES AND FOLDERS

GETTING TO KNOW WINDOWS XP FOLDERS

  •     About Folders
  •     Using My Documents
  •     Using My Pictures
  •     Using My Music
  •     Using My Computer
  •     Using My Network Places
  •     Using the Recycle Bin
  •     Displaying Folders on the Desktop

MANAGING FILES AND FOLDERS

  •     Opening a File or Folder
  •     Copying, Cutting, and Pasting Files and Folders
  •     Creating Shortcuts for Files and Folders
  •     Renaming Files and Folders
  •     Deleting Files and Folders
  •     Changing File and Folder Views
  •     Displaying the File and Folder Structure
  •     Navigating Folders
  •     Displaying File and Folder Properties
  •     Modifying Folder Options
  •     Modifying the Folder Window Toolbar
  •     Using Task Panels

USING THE SEARCH COMPANION

  •     About the Search Companion
  •     Displaying the Search Companion
  •     Searching for Pictures, Music, or Video
  •     Searching for Documents
  •     Searching for all Files and Folders
  •     Searching for Computers or People
  •     Searching for Information in the Help and Support Center
  •     Searching the Internet
  •     Changing Search Companion Preferences
  •     Managing the Animated Character
  •     Using Windows Explorer or My Computer

4. WORKING WITH WINDOWS

UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS

  •     About Windows
  •     Using the Title Bar
  •     Using the Program or Folder Icon
  •     Using the Scroll Bars

MANIPULATING WINDOWS

  •     Minimizing Windows
  •     Minimizing All Open Windows
  •     Maximizing Windows
  •     Restoring Windows
  •     Closing Windows

RESIZING AND MOVING WINDOWS

  •     Resizing the Window Border
  •     Cascading Windows
  •     Tiling Windows Horizontally
  •     Tiling Windows Vertically
  •     Moving a Window

UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS MENUS

  •     Getting to Know Windows Menus
  •     Using the File Menu
  •     Using the Edit Menu
  •     Using the View Menu
  •     Using the Favorites Menu
  •     Using the Tools Menu
  •     Using the Help Menu

5. CUSTOMIZING THE DESKTOP AND TASKBAR

CUSTOMIZING THE DESKTOP

  •     Applying a Desktop Theme
  •     Creating a Desktop Theme
  •     Applying a Desktop Background
  •     Applying your own Image to the Desktop Background
  •     Applying a Screen Saver
  •     Password Protecting a Screen Saver
  •     Changing Window Appearance
  •     Changing Screen Settings
  •     Changing Desktop Icons
  •     Using the Desktop Cleanup Wizard

CUSTOMIZING THE TASKBAR

  •     About the New Taskbar Grouping Feature
  •     Changing the Taskbar Appearance
  •     Locking the Taskbar
  •     Auto-hiding the Taskbar
  •     Showing the Quick Launch Toolbar
  •     Modifying Taskbar Notification Settings

WORKING WITH TASKBAR TOOLBARS

  •     Displaying the Quick Launch Toolbar
  •     Adding and Deleting Items from the Quick Launch Toolbar
  •     Displaying the Address Toolbar
  •     Displaying the Links Toolbar
  •     Displaying the Desktop Toolbar
  •     Creating a New Taskbar Toolbar

6. WORKING WITH WEB APPLICATIONS

USING INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0

  •     About Internet Explorer
  •     Opening Internet Explorer
  •     Entering a Web Site Address
  •     Searching the Internet
  •     Adding a Web Site to your Favorites
  •     Displaying the Media Bar
  •     Using Internet Options

USING OUTLOOK EXPRESS

  •     About Outlook Express
  •     Opening Outlook Express
  •     Using the Internet Connection Wizard
  •     Adding Extra E-mail Accounts
  •     Adding Newsgroups
  •     Creating E-mail
  •     Replying to E-mail
  •     Forwarding E-mail
  •     Deleting E-mail
  •     Working with the Address Book

USING MSN EXPLORER

  •     About MSN Explorer
  •     Setting up MSN Explorer

USING WINDOWS MESSENGER

  •     About Windows Messenger
  •     Opening Windows Messenger
  •     Adding Contacts
  •     Sending an Instant Message
  •     Transferring Files
  •     Starting a Voice Conversation
  •     Starting a Video Conversation

PUBLISHING TO THE WEB

  •     About Web Publishing
  •     Publishing Folders to the Web
  •     Publishing Files to the Web

7. WORKING WITH WINDOWS XP ACCESSORIES

USING NOTEPAD

  •     About Notepad
  •     Opening Notepad
  •     Entering Text in Notepad
  •     Finding Text in a Notepad Document
  •     Replacing Text in a Notepad Document
  •     Wrapping Text
  •     Saving a Notepad Document
  •     Printing a Notepad Document
  •     Exiting Notepad

USING PAINT

  •     About Paint
  •     Opening Paint
  •     Drawing a Line with a Pencil
  •     Drawing a Line with a Brush
  •     Drawing a Line with an Airbrush
  •     Adding Text
  •     Adding Shapes
  •     Filling Shapes with Color Erasing a Drawing
  •     Opening an Existing Image
  •     Saving an Image
  •     Setting an Image as the Desktop Background
  •     Printing an Image
  •     Exiting Paint

USING WORDPAD

  •     About WordPad
  •     Opening WordPad
  •     Entering Text in WordPad
  •     Formatting Text
  •     Inserting Objects
  •     Saving a WordPad Document
  •     Printing a WordPad Document
  •     Exiting WordPad

USING THE CLOCK

  •     About the Clock
  •     Displaying the Clock
  •     Setting the Date and Time
  •     Setting the Time Zone

USING THE CALCULATOR

  •     About the Calculator
  •     Displaying the Calculator
  •     Switching between the Standard and Scientific Calculator
  •     Using the Number Pad
  •     Exiting Calculator

USING THE ADDRESS BOOK

  •     About the Address Book
  •     Opening the Address Book
  •     Adding a New Contact
  •     Viewing Contact Properties
  •     Searching for a Contact
  •     Printing a Contact Deleting a Contact
  •     Exiting the Address Book

USING THE COMMAND PROMPT

  •     About the Command Prompt
  •     Opening the Command Prompt
  •     Exiting the Command Prompt

8. GETTING HELP AND SUPPORT

USING THE HELP AND SUPPORT CENTER

  •     About the Help and Support Center
  •     Displaying the Help and Support Center
  •     Searching for a Help Topic
  •     Displaying Search Results
  •     Using the Table of Contents
  •     Browsing for Help Topics in the Index
  •     Using Remote Assistance
  •     Using Microsoft Online Assisted Support
  •     Getting Help from a Windows Newsgroup

MANAGING THE HELP AND SUPPORT CENTER

  •     Returning to the Help and Support Center Home Page
  •     Navigating the Help and Support Center
  •     Adding and Browsing Favorite Help Topics
  •     Viewing Help and Support Center History
  •     Customizing Help and Support Options
  •     Changing the Help Topic View
  •     Locating a Help Topic in the Contents

USING WINDOWS UPDATE

  •     About Windows Update
  •     Using Automatic Update
  •     Running Windows Update
  •     Viewing the Installation Update History
  •     Personalizing Windows Update

USING ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAMS

  •     About Accessibility Options
  •     Running the Accessibility Wizard
  •     Using the Magnifier
  •     Using the Narrator
  •     Using the On-Screen Keyboard
  •     Using the Utility Manager
  •     Using Accessibility Tools

 

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