Microsoft Windows 7 Level 1

1 day

Course Overview

This course is the first in a series of two Microsoft Windows 7 courses. This course will provide you with the basic skills needed to get started with personal computers and work with the various features, tools, and options available in the Windows 7 operating system. In this course, you will familiarize yourself with the Windows 7 environment, customize Windows 7, and manage folders and files. You will also work with simple tools and browse the Internet using Internet Explorer 8.

Course Objective

You will log on to Windows 7, explore its interface, identify the different components in the interface, customize the Windows 7 desktop, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, and browse the Internet.

Target student

This course is designed for any worker, business professional, or private individual who needs knowledge in operating systems and file management skills.


To ensure your success in this course, it is recommended that you first take the following course or have equivalent knowledge: Web Design with XHTML, HTML, and CSS : Level 1.

Course Outline

Exploring Windows 7

  • Identify Personal Computer Functionality
  • Log On to Windows 7
  • Explore the Desktop
  • Work with Windows
  • Access the Help and Support Feature
  • Turn Off the Personal Computer

Customizing the Windows 7 Desktop

  • Customize the Start Menu
  • Customize the Taskbar
  • Personalize the Desktop
  • Add Gadgets to the Desktop

Managing Folders and Files

  • Navigate to Folders Using Windows Explorer
  • Work with Folders and Files
  • Secure Folders and Files
  • Organize Folders and Files
  • Search for Folders and Files

Using Common Tools and Programs in Windows 7

  • Create a Document in WordPad
  • Work with the Calculator
  • Capture Screens Using the Snipping Tool
  • Customize a Graphic with the Paint Tool

Browsing the Internet

  • Get Familiar with the Internet
  • Browse Websites Using Internet Explorer 8
  • Download and Install a Gadget