Course Outline
Windows - Basics
Versions 98/2000/XP/Vista/7

P.O. Box 225                 
East Petersburg, PA 17520-0225

Phone:717-560-3552
E-Mail:
Registrar@pceasy.com


Program Objectives: Students will learn the basic skills needed to navigate within Windows and understand its features and its interface to programs.

  • Purpose of Windows
  • Log-On Screen
  • Windows Desktop
  • Using the Mouse
  • Recycle Bin
  • Desktop Icons
  • Taskbar
  • Start Menu
  • My Computer Window - How to Open and Use It
  • Window Elements
  • Menu Bar
  • Dialog Boxes
  • Setting the Date and Time
  • Adjusting Speaker Volume
  • Organizing Icons in a Window
  • Opening a Group Folder
  • Applications Windows
    • Minimizing
    • Maximizing
    • Restoring
    • Minimizing All Windows
    • Show All Opened Windows
    • Moving a Window
    • Resizing a Window
    • Closing a Window
  • Activating the Quick Launch Bar
  • Using Scroll Bars
  • Help Feature
  • Command Prompt
  • Control Panel
    • How to Start
    • Switching to Classic View
    • Mouse Properties
    • Display Properties
    • Changing the Screen Saver
  • Calculator Program
  • Word Pad Program
  • Changing Fonts
  • Copy and Paste Feature
  • Clipboard
  • Saving a File
  • Creating a Folder on the Desktop
  • Rules for File Names
  • The File Menu Contents
  • Paint Package
  • Undo Feature
  • Cut and Paste Feature
  • Keyboard Shortcuts that Work in All Windows Programs
  • Save vs. Save As
  • What to Do if Windows Locks Up
  • Games
    • Free Cell
    • Minesweeper
    • Solitaire
  • Exiting/Logging Off
  • Alternate Way to Exit

Course Prerequisite
Mouse experience helpful
(4 CPE Credits)

Copyright PC Easy December, 2009