Windows Vista Foundation Training Courseware

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Microsoft Windows Vista Courseware Materials

Foundation Level Training Course

Windows Vista Computer Training Resources for Schools & IT Trainers

A FIRST LOOK AT WINDOWS VISTA

  • Vista – Different versions
  • Viewing your ‘computer details’
  • Resizing a window
  • Maximising and Minimising
  • Closing a window
  • The Start button and Start menu
  • Running a program using the Start menu
  • Entering text into a program
  • Saving data
  • Opening a file within a program
  • Shutting down Windows

WINDOWS VISTA – THE WINDOWS DESKTOP

  • What is the Windows Desktop?
  • Desktop icons
  • Moving a Desktop icon
  • Windows Taskbar
  • Taskbar clock
  • Customising your Desktop
  • Setting a screen saver
  • The Sidebar and gadgets
  • Closing a gadget

WINDOWS VISTA – APPLICATIONS

  • Running more than one program at a time
  • WordPad, Notepad & Calculator
  • Welcome Center
  • Switching between programs
  • Using Windows Flip 3D
  • Cascading windows
  • Displaying windows side by side
  • Clock, Language and Region settings
  • Installing & removing programs
  • Creating and using a Desktop shortcut
  • Shutting down an application that has frozen
  • Restarting the computer

WINDOWS VISTA – HELP

  • How to get help
  • Printing a Help topic
  • Browsing for Help
  • Demos

WINDOWS VISTA – FILES, FOLDERS AND DISKS

  • Types of drive and drive letters
  • Windows Explorer
  • Views within Windows Explorer
  • Types of Windows Explorer icons
  • Drives, Folders and Files
  • Data storage devices

WINDOWS VISTA – MANIPULATING FOLDERS

  • Creating a folder
  • Creating a subfolder
  • Renaming a folder
  • Deleting a folder
  • Displaying folder details

WINDOWS VISTA – MANIPULATING FILES

  • Viewing file details
  • Sorting the file list within the Windows Explorer
  • Recognising common file types
  • Selecting multiple files
  • Changing file attribute status
  • Renaming files
  • Deleting files
  • Restoring files and folders from the Recycle Bin
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin

WINDOWS VISTA – COPYING AND MOVING FILES

  • The Windows Clipboard
  • Moving files between folders
  • Copying files between folders
  • Backups
  • Backing up data to a removable drive

WINDOWS VISTA – FILE COMPRESSION

  • What is file compression?
  • Extracting compressed files
  • Compressing files
  • Disk formatting

WINDOWS VISTA – SEARCHING FOR DATA

  • Viewing recently accessed files
  • Searching for files on your hard disk
  • Advanced searching

WINDOWS VISTA – VIRUSES, SPYWARE AND COOKIES

  • What are computer viruses?
  • What is spyware?
  • What are cookies?
  • Virus checking programs
  • Scanning for viruses
  • Updating anti-virus programs

WINDOWS VISTA – PRINTING ISSUES

  • Selecting a printer
  • Changing the default printer
  • Installing a new printer on the computer
  • Using the Print Manager

 

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