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Microsoft Windows 7: Foundation


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Microsoft Windows 7 Foundation explores Microsoft’s newest operating system. Most companies have adopted this new technology for their workplace, or are planning to soon. With a new operating system comes training requirements. This will help your employees or students take advantage of the new features and benefits of Windows 7, allowing them to work more effectively and efficiently.

The Windows 7 Foundations courseware training material is completely customizable. Need to add content? You can do that. Need to delete some content? You can do that. Want to put in your own logos, images, names? You can do that too. Personalize it to fit your needs. There are no annual renewal fees, the courseware has an unlimited number of users, and is print-on-demand.

With our courseware you receive everything you need for training your employees or students successfully, including:

  • Activities workbook
  • Instructor guide
  • Lesson plans
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Quick reference guide
  • Student manual

The curriculum for Windows 7 covers a wide variety of subjects, including working with files and folders, the basics of Internet Explorer 8, and the basics of Windows 7. All courseware training materials are completely customizable.

Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: The Basics of Windows 7

What's New in Windows 7?

Windows 7 Versions

Logging In

The Windows 7 Desktop


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Lesson 1.2: Interacting with the Computer

Pointing the Mouse

Using Click and Double-Click

Using Click and Drag

Using Right-Click

Using the Keyboard


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Lesson 1.3: A Quick Look at Windows 7

Using the Getting Started Center

Using the Desktop

Using the Start Menu

Using the Taskbar

Using the System Tray


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Lesson 1.4: Exiting Windows 7

Shutdown Options

Logging Off the Computer

Restarting the Computer

Turning off the Computer


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Working with Windows 7

Lesson 2.1: Application Basics

Starting a Program

Parts of the Application Window

Moving Around in a Program

Launching Help from Within an Application

Ending a Frozen Program

Exiting a Program


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Lesson 2.2: Working with a Window

Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore

Scrolling in a Window

Moving a Window

Switching Between Windows

Sizing Windows

Window Management

Windows Aero Desktop


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Lesson 2.3: Working with Files and Folders

Understanding Files

Understanding Folders

Understanding Libraries

Opening the Computer Folder

Overview of the Computer Folder

Navigating through Your Computer


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Lesson 2.4: Basics of Menus and the Ribbon

Basics of Menus

Basics of Ribbons

Using Shortcut Menus

Using Shortcut Keys

Using Shortcut Keys and Menus Together


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: The Basic Windows 7 Applications

Lesson 3.1: WordPad Basics

Launching WordPad

Interface Overview

Entering Text

Closing WordPad


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Lesson 3.2: Doing More with WordPad

Editing Text

Formatting Text

Saving your File

Opening a File


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Lesson 3.3: The Windows Calculator

Launching Calculator

Interface Overview

Using the Calculator

Advanced Calculator Tools

Closing Calculator


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Lesson 3.4: Paint

Launching Paint

Interface Overview

Drawing in Paint

Closing Paint


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Lesson 3.5: Other Windows 7 Ultimate Programs


Windows Media Player

Windows Media Center

Snipping Tool

Sticky Notes


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Doing More with Windows 7

Lesson 4.1: Staying Safe

Opening the Action Center

Action Center Overview

Security Essentials

Modifying Basic Security Settings


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Lesson 4.2: The Basics of Internet Explorer 8

Launching Internet Explorer 8

Initial Setup

Other Setup Options

Interface Overview

Closing Internet Explorer


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Lesson 4.3: Doing More with Internet Explorer 8

Using the Address Bar

Accessing a Web Site via a Hyperlink

Opening a New Window

Opening a New Tab

Using Tabs

Using Web Slices


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Lesson 4.4: Windows Live

What is Windows Live?

Downloading and Installing Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Messenger

Using Windows Live Hotmail


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Getting Help in Windows 7

Lesson 5.1: The Basics of Help

Launching Help from the Start Menu

Launching Help from within a Windows Application

Overview of the Help and Support Window

Searching for a Help Topic

Ask Someone


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Lesson 5.2: Using Windows Basics

Choosing a Preset Topic

Choosing Subtopics

Moving Back and Forward

Printing a Topic


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Lesson 5.3: Using the Table of Contents

Opening the Table of Contents

Choosing a Topic

Choosing a Subtopic

Moving Back and Forward

Printing a Topic


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Lesson 5.4: Advanced Help and Support Tools

Remote Assistance

Setting Help Options

Online vs. Offline Help


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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