Windows 7 Foundation Training Materials

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Foundation / Intermediate level computer training materials for delivering training to your students, staff or clients. A courseware site licence allows you to train an unlimited number of people, at your training center using these teaching resources

Windows 7 Training Materials for IT TrainersTraining Course Outlines


  • Computer viruses
  • Spyware
  • Cookies
  • Virus checking programs
  • Scanning for viruses
  • Updating anti-virus programs


  • Windows 7 – Different versions
  • Windows Aero
  • Starting Windows 7
  • Moving a window
  • Drag and drop
  • Select, then manipulate
  • Single clicking vs. double clicking
  • Resizing a window, narrower or wider
  • Resizing a window, taller or shorter
  • Resizing a window in two directions at once
  • Maximizing a window
  • Minimizing a window
  • Closing a window
  • The Start button
  • The 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
  • Closing an application that is not responding


  • What is the Windows Desktop?
  • Desktop icons
  • Moving Desktop icons
  • Windows Taskbar
  • Showing Hidden Icons
  • Taskbar clock
  • Customizing your Desktop
  • Customizing the Desktop background wallpaper picture
  • Customizing the Desktop background color
  • Enabling or disabling the Windows Aero Desktop
  • Setting a screen saver
  • Setting your screen resolution
  • Modifying the computer date and time
  • Setting the computer keyboard language and other regional settings
  • Setting the computer sound volume


  • Multitasking
  • Starting WordPad
  • Using Print Screen within WordPad
  • Identifying the parts of an application window
  • Notepad
  • Calculator
  • Getting Started Window
  • Switching between programs
  • Using Windows Flip 3D – Requires Aero
  • Cascading windows
  • Displaying windows side by side
  • Show Desktop Shortcut
  • Peek – Requires Aero to be enabled
  • Shake – Requires Aero to be enabled
  • Snap – Requires Aero to be enabled
  • Jump Lists
  • Installing programs
  • Removing programs
  • Creating and using a Desktop shortcut
  • Deleting a Desktop shortcut
  • Viewing Recent Items
  • Shutting down an application that has frozen
  • Restarting the computer
  • Opening gadgets
  • To customize a gadget
  • To close a gadget


  • Using the ‘Getting Started’ Window
  • Finding out what’s new in Windows 7
  • Displaying the Help and Support window.
  • Searching for help
  • Printing Help pages
  • Browsing for Help
  • Displaying basic information about your PC


  • What are files?
  • What are folders?
  • Types of drive and drive letters
  • Running the Windows Explorer program
  • Views within the Windows Explorer
  • Expanding and contracting drives and folders
  • Drives, Folders and Files
  • Data storage devices
  • File sizes and disk storage capacities
  • Online Storage


  • Navigating to the samples folder
  • Creating a folder
  • Creating a subfolder
  • File naming issues
  • Renaming a folder
  • Deleting a folder
  • Displaying folder details


  • Viewing file details
  • Sorting the file listing
  • File types
  • Selecting multiple files
  • Counting files in a folder
  • File attributes
  • Renaming files
  • Deleting files
  • Restoring items from the Recycle Bin
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • The Windows Clipboard
  • Moving files between folders
  • Copying files between folders
  • Backups
  • Online Backups
  • Removable Memory Sticks – AutoPlay
  • Backing up data to a removable drive
  • Disk formatting
  • Safely ejecting a memory stick
  • What is file compression?
  • Compressing files
  • Extracting compressed files


  • Searching for files on your hard disk
  • Opening the Search Window
  • Searching by file size
  • Searching by Kind
  • Searching by Type
  • Searching by Date Modified
  • Searching by file content
  • Searching using partial file names


  • Viewing the printers that are available to your PC
  • Installing a new printer
  • Changing the default printer
  • Removing a printer
  • Printing from an application
  • Controlling print jobs


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