TECH 101-Windows Basics

About the Class:

The focus of this course is the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.  The purpose of this course is to present the basic features of the OS, and help you get comfortable using it.  This is a hands-on class.

What You’ll Learn:

Upon completion of this class, participants will:

  • Start Up and Login – Logout and Restart or Shut Down.
  • Navigate the Operating System (OS) .
  • Open, close and move between multiple applications .
  • Manage files, folders and shortcuts (create, save, copy, move, delete, name, rename, modify folder display options).
  • Apply good file management techniques (organizing files, backing up).
  • Use the Search feature to locate files.
  • Open and view the Task List.
  • Identify local and network drives using My Computer.
  • Identify different file formats and extensions with related applications.
  • Utilize the Windows Help System.
  • Change  / customize the look of the desktop or taskbar.
  • Use the control panel to check or change settings.
  • Install or Uninstall software.
  • Add or remove items from the Startup Folder.
  • Add, choose, or change default printer (local or network).
  • Use maintenance tools (defrag, scan disk, virus scan, updates).
  • Access  support resources (web pages, help desk).

What You Need to Know:

  • Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended.

If you don’t have those skills, consider first taking the workshop: