Microsoft Windows 7 Introduction to PCs

1 day

Course Overview

This course covers a basic introduction to personal computers (PCs) using the Windows 7 operating system.

Course Objective

You will familiarize yourself with the basic components of personal computers, log on to Windows 7, explore the Windows 7 interface, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, customize the Windows 7 desktop, and browse the Internet.

Target student

This course is targeted to individuals who do not have any background, knowledge, or experience in computers and who need to use personal computers at home or the office.


There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Course Outline

Getting Started with Personal Computers

  • Identify Personal Computer Basics
  • Identify Input Devices
  • Identify Output Devices
  • Identify Storage Devices
  • Set Up the Computer
  • Examine Personal Computer Functionality

Exploring Windows 7 Operating System

  • Log On to Windows 7 Operating System
  • Explore the Desktop
  • Work with Windows
  • Use Windows Help and Support
  • Turn Off Personal Computers

Managing Folders and Files

  • Navigate to Folders with Windows Explorer
  • Work with Folders and Files
  • Copy Data on Storage Media

Using Common Tools and Programs

  • Examine Application Software
  • Create a Document in WordPad
  • Work with the Calculator
  • Customize a Graphic with the Paint Tool

Customizing the Windows 7 Desktop

  • Customize the Start Menu
  • Customize the Taskbar
  • Personalize the Desktop
  • Set a Screen Saver
  • Add Gadgets

Browsing the Internet

  • An Overview of Networks
  • Browse Websites with Internet Explorer 8