Microsoft Windows 7 Level 1


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, we recommend that you take up the Introduction to Personal Computers course or possess equivalent experience.


Students should have a basic understanding of Windows, including how to use files and folders.

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Course objectives upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring Windows 7

  • Topic 1A: Identify Personal Computer Functionality
  • Topic 1B: Log On to Windows 7
  • Topic 1C: Explore the Desktop
  • Topic 1D: Work with Windows
  • Topic 1E: Access the Help and Support Feature
  • Topic 1F: Turn Off the Personal Computer

Lesson 2: Customizing the Windows 7 Desktop

  • Topic 2A: Customize the Start Menu
  • Topic 2B: Customize the Taskbar
  • Topic 2C: Personalize the Desktop
  • Topic 2D: Add Gadgets to the Desktop

Lesson 3: Managing Folders and Files

  • Topic 3A: Navigate to Folders Using Windows Explorer
  • Topic 3B: Work with Folders and Files
  • Topic 3C: Secure Folders and Files
  • Topic 3D: Organize Folders and Files
  • Topic 3E: Search for Folders and Files

Lesson 4: Using Common Tools and Programs in Windows 7

  • Topic 4A: Create a Document in WordPad
  • Topic 4B: Work with the Calculator
  • Topic 4C: Capture Screens Using the Snipping Tool
  • Topic 4D: Customize a Graphic with the Paint Tool

Lesson 5: Browsing the Internet

  • Topic 5A: Get Familiar with the Internet
  • Topic 5B: Browse Websites Using Internet Explorer 8
  • Topic 5C: Download and Install a Gadget
  • Appendix A: Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Appendix B: Personal Computer Basics


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