Windows Vista Level 1

1 Day Course
Hands On

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Welcome to Windows (2 topics)

  • De-mystifying terminology
  • Exploring the new interface

Windows essentials (10 topics)

  • Starting up and closing down your computer
  • User accounts
  • Finding documents and files
  • Advanced search options
  • Organising your work
  • Using shortcuts
  • Input panels and tablets
  • Using Windows Sidebar
  • Organising your Gadgets
  • Using the Windows calendar

Windows functionality (8 topics)

  • Installing and uninstalling software
  • Installing and using printers
  • Setting a default printer
  • Understanding how fonts work
  • Networking basics
  • Talking to other computers
  • Internet Explorer
  • Setting Home Page tabs

Customising your system (3 topics)

  • Choosing your desktop look and feel
  • Customising your keyboard and mouse
  • Setting the date, time and location

Working with pictures, sound and music (4 topics)

  • Windows Photo Gallery
  • Creating slideshows
  • Music and sound facilities
  • Using voice commands

Defending your computer (4 topics)

  • How to protect yourself from viruses
  • The internet connection firewall
  • Backing up your data
  • Best practices to stay safe

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