Course 50368A: Learn Windows 7 Step by Step, Level 2

Type: Course
Audience(s):information workers
Technology:Windows
Level:100
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:1 day
Language(s):English

First published:

03 June 2011
Overview
About this course
This one-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge to customize the Windows 7 interface and system settings, as well as how to work with the programs and set up hardware devices.
Audience profile
This course is intended for intermediate level information workers who want to learn more advanced Windows 7 skills.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Apply a standard theme.
  • Modify a theme.
  • Implement a screen saver.
  • Display more or less information.
  • Modify the Start menu and the taskbar.
  • Manage the date and time display.
  • Change the computer name.
  • Configure power options.
  • Explore Windows 7 programs.
  • Use and modify desktop gadgets.
  • Explore Windows Live programs and services.
  • Install and remove programs.
  • Start programs automatically.
  • Specify default programs.
  • Install peripheral devices.
  • Share a local printer.
  • Connect to a remote printer.
  • Display your desktop on multiple screens.
  • Set up sound devices.
  • Change the way your mouse and keyboard work.
  • Rate your computer’s hardware.
  • Locate device information.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Change Visual Elements
This module explains how to apply and change a desktop theme, apply a screen saver, and change screen resolution.
Lessons
  • Applying a Standard Theme
  • Modifying a Theme
  • Implementing a Screen Saver
  • Displaying More or Less Information
Lab : Applying a Standard ThemeLab : Modifying a ThemeLab : Implementing a Screen SaverLab : Displaying More or Less Information
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Change the desktop theme.
  • Preview and select screen savers, and determine how they display.
  • Adjust the screen resolution to display more or less information.
Module 2: Change System Settings
This module explains how to modify the Start menu and taskbar, manage the date and time display, change a computer name, and customize power settings.
Lessons
  • Modifying the Start Menu
  • Modifying the Taskbar
  • Managing the Date and Time Display
  • Changing the Computer Name
  • Configuring Power Options
Lab : Modifying the Start MenuLab : Modifying the TaskbarLab : Managing the Date and Time DisplayLab : Configuring Power Options
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine what and how much information appears on the Start menu.
  • Change the size, position, and display options of the taskbar.
  • Manage the computer date and time display.
  • Change the computer name.
  • Optimize the computer's power usage.
Module 3: Work with Programs
This module explores Windows 7 programs and Windows Live programs and services. It explains how to use and modify the gadgets available from the Desktop Gadgets Gallery; how to install, remove, and automatically start programs; and how to specify the default program for a specific file type.
Lessons
  • Exploring Windows 7 Programs
  • Using and Modifying Desktop gadgets
  • Exploring Windows Live Programs and Services
  • Installing and Removing Programs
  • Starting Programs Automatically
  • Specifying Default Programs
Lab : Exploring Windows 7 ProgramsLab : Using and Modifying Desktop GadgetsLab : Starting Programs AutomaticallyLab : Specifying Default Programs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with Windows utilities.
  • Use and modify the desktop gadgets.
  • Download and install free Windows 7 and Windows Live programs and services.
  • Install programs from various sources.
  • Use the Control Panel to remove programs.
  • Setup a program to start automatically.
  • Specify a default program for specific file types.
Module 4: Set Up Hardware Devices
This module explains how to install peripheral devices, manage printers, connect to a remote printer, set up multiple monitors, and change the way the mouse and keyboard behave, as well as how to rate computer hardware and locate device information.
Lessons
  • Installing Peripheral Devices
  • Sharing a Local Printer
  • Connecting to a Remote Printer
  • Displaying Your Desktop on Multiple Screens
  • Setting Up Sound Devices
  • Changing the Way Your Mouse Works
  • Changing the Way Your Keyboard Works
  • Rating Your Computer's Hardware
  • Locating Device Information
Lab : Install a Peripheral DevicesLab : Sharing a Local PrinterLab : Connecting to a Remote PrinterLab : Setting Up Sound DevicesLab : Changing the Way Your Keyboard WorksLab : Rating Your Computer's HardwareLab : Locating Device Information
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Customize a computer system by installing peripheral devices.
  • Use and manage local and remote printers.
  • Change the way the mouse and keyboard behave.
  • Determine which programs will run well on a computer.
  • Use the System Information window to view information about installed hardware devices.
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic knowledge of how to navigate in the Windows 7 user interface.
  • Understanding of user accounts and networking concepts.
  • Knowledge of how to move around the Windows 7 folder hierarchy and manage folders and files.
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