Windows XP

Course length: 6 hours

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Personal Computer or equivalent experience

What’s in Windows XP – Level 1
This course provides a broad foundation for students so that they will have a greater awareness and confidence using personal computers.  You will gain practical information and skills, such as how to manage personal files and folders and how to use many of the programs that come with Windows XP.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use fundamental personal computing terminology.
  • Use fundamental Windows XP skills.
  • Use Windows Explorer to manage files and folders.
  • Use common Windows XP program techniques by working with several programs at the same time.


Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Personal Computers

  • Topic 1A: Uses of Personal Computers
  • Topic 1B: Types of Personal Computers
  • Topic 1C: Common Computer Components
  • Topic 1D: How Personal Computers Work
  • Topic 1E: Start the PC


Lesson 2: Using a Personal Computer

  • Topic 2A: Log On to a PC
  • Topic 2B: Explore the Desktop with the Mouse
  • Topic 2C: Manipulate Open Windows
  • Topic 2D: Use Help and Support
  • Topic 2E: Adjust the Mouse


Lesson 3: Managing Folders and Files

  • Topic 3A: Folder and File Organization
  • Topic 3B: Access the Windows Explorer
  • Topic 3C: Use the Search Companion
  • Topic 3D: Work with Folders
  • Topic 3E: Work with Files
  • Topic 3F: Create Shortcuts
  • Topic 3D: Use the Recycle Bin


Lesson 4: Using Programs at the Same Time

  • Topic 4A: Create a Document in WordPad
  • Topic 4B: Use the Address Book
  • Topic 4C: Format Text
  • Topic 4D: Use the Calculator
  • Topic 4E: Customize a Logo in Paint
  • Topic 4F: Turn Off the Computer