Windows XP Intermediate Courseware

Microsoft Windows XP Training Materials

Intermediate Level Windows Training Course | Courseware Training Manual

Training Course Outline

1. WORKING WITH THE WINDOWS XP CONTROL PANEL

UNDERSTANDING THE WINDOWS XP CONTROL PANEL

  •     About the Control Panel
  •     Displaying the Control Panel
  •     Using the Category View
  •     Switching Between Category and Classic Views
  •     Using the Classic View

MODIFYING APPEARANCE AND THEMES

  •     About Appearance and Themes
  •     Changing the Computer’s Theme
  •     Changing the Desktop Background
  •     Choosing a Screen Saver
  •     Changing the Screen Resolution
  •     Modifying Display Properties
  •     Modifying Folder Options
  •     Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu

CONFIGURING INTERNET AND NETWORK SETTINGS

  •     About Network and Internet Connections
  •     Setting or Changing Internet Connections
  •     Connecting to a Private Network
  •     Configuring Internet Options
  •     Displaying Network Connections

ADDING OR REMOVING PROGRAMS

  •     About Adding or Removing Programs
  •     Changing or Removing Programs
  •     Adding Programs
  •     Adding or Removing Windows Components

CHANGING SOUNDS

  •     About Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices
  •     Adjusting the System Volume
  •     Changing the Sound Scheme
  •     Changing Speaker Settings
  •     Changing Sound and Audio Device Properties
  •     Changing Speech Properties

SCHEDULING PERFORMANCE AND MAINTENANCE

  •     About Performance and Maintenance
  •     Viewing Computer Information
  •     Adjusting Visual Settings
  •     Freeing up Hard Disk Space
  •     Backing up Data
  •     Optimizing your Hard Disk
  •     Using Administrative Tools
  •     Scheduling Tasks
  •     Setting Power Options

MODIFYING HARDWARE SETTINGS

  •     About Printers and Other Hardware
  •     Viewing Installed Printers or Fax Printers
  •     Adding Printers
  •     Using Game Controllers
  •     Setting Mouse Properties
  •     Setting Keyboard Properties
  •     Using Phones and Modems
  •     Adding Scanners and Cameras

MODIFYING USER ACCOUNTS

  •     About User Accounts
  •     Changing an Account Name
  •     Changing an Account Password
  •     Removing an Account Password
  •     Changing an Account Picture
  •     Changing an Account Type
  •     Changing the Passport Account
  •     Deleting an Account
  •     Creating a New Account
  •     Changing the way Users Log On or Off

MODIFYING DATE, TIME, TIME ZONE, LANGUAGE, AND REGIONAL OPTIONS

  •     About Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options
  •     Changing the Date and Time
  •     Changing the Format of Numbers, Dates, and Times
  •     Adding Other Languages

APPLYING ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS

  •     About Accessibility Options
  •     Adjusting Text and Screen Color
  •     Configuring Windows for Accessibility Users
  •     Setting Accessibility Options

2. WORKING WITH PRINTERS AND OTHER HARDWARE

ADDING AND MANAGING PRINTERS

  •     Displaying Installed Printers
  •     Installing a Plug and Play Printer
  •    Installing a Printer without Plug and Play
  •     Connecting to a Network Printer
  •     Renaming a Printer
  •     Changing Default Printers
  •     Viewing Printer Properties
  •     Sharing a Printer
  •     Deleting a Printer

ADDING A SCANNER OR CAMERA

  •     Displaying Installed Scanners or Digital Cameras
  •     Installing a Plug and Play Scanner or Digital Camera
  •     Installing a Scanner or Digital Camera without Plug and Play
  •     Viewing Device Properties

ADDING A GAME CONTROLLER

  •     Installing a Game Port Game Controller
  •     Installing a USB Game Controller
  •     Testing a Game Controller
  •     Calibrating a Game Controller
  •     Removing a Game Controller

ADDING A MODEM

  •     Displaying Installed Modems
  •     Installing a Modem
  •     Viewing Modem Properties
  •     Removing a Modem

MODIFYING MOUSE SETTINGS

  •     Modifying Button Options
  •     Selecting a Pointer
  •     Modifying Pointer Options
  •     Viewing Mouse Hardware Properties

MODIFYING KEYBOARD SETTINGS

  •     Modifying Speed Options
  •     Viewing Keyboard Hardware Properties

MANAGING HARDWARE

  •     Using the Add Hardware Wizard
  •     Using the Device Manager
  •     Modifying Hardware Profiles

3. WORKING WITH MULTIMEDIA

PLAYING AND MANAGING MUSIC

  •     About Windows Media Player
  •     Using the My Music Folder
  •     Opening Windows Media Player
  •     Playing CDs
  •     Using the Media Guide
  •     Copying Music from a CD
  •     Using the Media Library
  •     Creating Playlists
  •     Listening to Internet Radio Stations
  •     Copying Music to a CD or Device

CUSTOMIZING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

  •     Switching between Player Modes
  •     Selecting Different Skins
  •     Viewing Visualizations
  •     Changing Visualizations
  •     Modifying Audio, Video, and Graphic Equalizer Effects
  •     Checking for Player Updates

TAKING AND MANAGING DIGITAL PHOTOS

  •     Using the Scanner and Camera Wizard
  •     Using the My Pictures Folder
  •     Viewing Pictures with the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
  •     Editing a Digital Photo
  •     Renaming a Digital Photo
  •     Copying a Digital Photo
  •     Moving a Digital Photo
  •     Deleting a Digital Photo

SHARING DIGITAL PHOTOS

  •     Viewing Photos as a Slide Show
  •     Setting a Slide Show as your Screen Saver
  •     E-mailing Digital Photos
  •     Using the Photo Printing Wizard
  •     Ordering Prints Online

USING WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER

  •     About Windows Movie Maker
  •     Opening Windows Movie Maker
  •     Getting to Know the Windows Movie Maker Environment
  •     Recording Audio and Video
  •     Importing Audio and Video
  •     Creating a New Collection
  •     Creating a Project
  •     Creating a New Project
  •     Previewing a Project
  •     Saving a Project

EDITING AND SAVING A MOVIE

  •     Switching Workspace Views
  •     Zooming the Timeline
  •     Recording a Narration
  •     Trimming a Clip
  •     Creating a Transition
  •     Deleting a Clip
  •     Saving a Movie
  •     Sending a Movie

PLAYING GAMES

  •     About Windows XP Games
  •     Playing FreeCell
  •     Playing Hearts
  •     Playing Minesweeper
  •     Playing Solitaire
  •     Playing Space Cadet Pinball
  •     Playing Spider Solitaire

PLAYING INTERNET ZONE GAMES

  •     About Windows XP Internet Games
  •     Playing Internet Backgammon
  •     Playing Internet Checkers
  •     Playing Internet Hearts
  •     Playing Internet Reversi
  •     Playing Internet Spades

4. NETWORKING WITH WINDOWS XP

SETTING UP A NETWORK

  •     About Workgroups
  •     Using the Network Setup Wizard

MAKING NEW CONNECTIONS

  •     About the New Connection Wizard
  •     Making a Local Area Connection
  •     Making a Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connection
  •     Making a Direct Connection
  •     Making an Incoming Connection
  •     Configuring Network Connections
  •     Monitoring a Network Connection

CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET

  •     Setting up an Internet Connection
  •     Sharing an Internet Connection
  •     Enabling or Disabling the Internet Connection Firewall

SHARING RESOURCES

  •     Accessing My Network Places
  •     Adding a Network Place Shortcut
  •     Mapping a Drive
  •     Viewing Workgroup Computers
  •     Sharing Drives and Folders
  •     Sharing Printers

WORKING WITH A REMOTE DESKTOP

  •     About Remote Desktop
  •     Installing the Remote Desktop Connection Client
  •     Receiving a Remote Desktop Connection
  •     Disabling a Remote Desktop
  •     Printing to a Local Printer
  •     Making a Local Serial Port Available
  •     Redirecting Audio
  •     Making Local Disk Drives Available
  •     Connecting to a Remote Desktop

MANAGING A REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION

  •     Using the Clipboard
  •     Accessing Local Files and Folders
  •     Disconnecting a Remote Session
  •     Logging Off a Remote Session

5. OPTIMIZING AND MAINTAINING YOUR WINDOWS XP COMPUTER

MAINTAINING A COMPUTER SYSTEM

  •     Using System Restore
  •     Changing System Restore Settings
  •     Creating a System Restore Point
  •     Running the System Restore Wizard
  •     Using Device Driver Roll Back
  •     Running Device Driver Roll Back
  •     Using Last Known Good Configuration
  •     Running the Program Compatibility Wizard
  •     Applying Power Options
  •     Using Windows Task Manager

USING SYSTEM TOOLS

  •     Viewing System Information
  •     Using Disk Cleanup
  •     Using the Backup or Restore Wizard
  •     Running the Disk Defragmenter
  •     Scheduling a Task
  •     Using the Character Map