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Home > Training > Windows 7 > Learn Windows 7 Step by Step, Level 2 Training

Learn Windows 7 Step by Step, Level 2 Training

Course#: 50368

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.

What you will Learn

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.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for intermediate level information workers who want to learn more advanced Windows 7 skills.

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.

Duration

1 Day

Outline of 50368 Learn Windows 7 Step by Step, Level 2 Training

Module 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 Theme

  • Switch to a different theme page

Lab : Modifying a Theme

  • Experiment with desktop backgrounds and window colors

Lab : Implementing a Screen Saver

  • Preview and select screen savers

Lab : Displaying More or Less Information

  • Change the screen resolution

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 Menu

  • Modify the Start menu

Lab : Modifying the Taskbar

  • Hide, move, and customize the taskbar

Lab : Managing the Date and Time Display

  • Modify the system time, and add a time zone

Lab : Configuring Power Options

  • Explore power settings, and create a custom power plan

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 Programs

  • Work with the Calculator, Sticky Notes, and the Snipping Tool

Lab : Using and Modifying Desktop Gadgets

  • Add and customize desktop gadgets

Lab : Starting Programs Automatically

  • Configure a program to start automatically

Lab : Specifying Default Programs

  • Change the default program for a file type

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 Devices

  • Install a printer connected to your computer

Lab : Sharing a Local Printer

  • Share a printer connected to your computer

Lab : Connecting to a Remote Printer

  • Connect to a remote printer

Lab : Setting Up Sound Devices

  • Connect speakers and a microphone

Lab : Changing the Way Your Keyboard Works

  • Change the keyboard input language

Lab : Rating Your Computer's Hardware

  • Establish a Windows Experience Index, and view detailed information

Lab : Locating Device Information

  • View 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.
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