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WFTR535 - Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft® Windows Vista teaches how to work effectively with Windows Vista. The student will use a variety of skills and techniques to complete the exercises both using keyboard and mouse options. This course is designed for those people who require the skills necessary to use an operating system on a daily basis.


Hours: 18 (Seminars/Tutorials: 18)


Total Weeks: 3





Non-Course Prerequisites:
Prior to taking this course, students must possess the following basic computer literacy and Windows skills:
- Turn the computer and monitor on
- Recognize input devices (keyboard, printer, mouse)

- Perform a warm and cold boot





Course Content:
Unit 1: Getting Familiar with Windows Vista
- What is Windows Vista
- Recognizing Windows and Dialog Boxes
- What’s New in Windows Vista?
- Understanding Networks
- Logging On
- Using the Welcome Center
- Looking at the Desktop
- Navigating using the Mouse and Keyboard
- Using the Start Button
- Looking at a Typical Window
- Working with Program Windows
- Working with Scroll Bars
- Working with Help
Unit 2: Customizing Windows Vista
- Customizing the Start Menu
- Starting Programs Automatically
- Working with the Taskbar
- Using the Windows Sidebar
- Working with Desktop Icons
- Modifying the Aero Interface
Unit 3: Using the Control Panel
- About Control Panel
- Changing the Screen Appearance
- Working with Mouse Settings
- Working with Sound Settings
- Working with Themes
- Understanding the Power Plans
- Working with Multiple Monitors
- Managing User Accounts
Unit 4: Working with Windows Explorer and Folders
- About Folders and Files
- File Paths
- Understanding Windows Explorer
- Navigating Windows Explorer
- Applying Windows Explorer Layouts
- Working with Folder Views
- Organizing Folder Contents
- Working with Folder Options
- Creating and Modifying Folders
Unit 5: Working with Files
- About Vista Programs
- Working with WordPad
- Renaming, Moving and Copying Files
- Deleting Files
- Working with File Properties
Unit 6: Powerful Searching
- About Searching
- Searching within Windows Vista
- Searching using the Start Menu
- Customizing Start Menu Searches
- Searching Folders and Views
- Using Advanced Search Tools
- Saving Searches
- Working with the Search Index
Unit 7: Managing Printers
- About Printers
- Installing a New Local Printer
- Installing a Network Printer
- Deleting a Printer
- Setting the Default Printer
- Working with Print Jobs
Unit 8: Handling Devices and Drivers
- About Devices
- Installing a Device
- Disconnecting Devices
- Using the Device Manager
- Managing Installed Drivers
- Enabling and Disabling Devices
Unit 9: Backing Up and Restoring Files
- About Backups
- Looking at the Backup and Restore Center
- Backing up Files
- Restoring Files from a Backup
- Backing up the Entire Computer
- Working with System Protection
Unit 10: Working with Software
- Installing Software
- Running versus Saving Programs
- Updating Software
- Upgrading Software
- Repairing Software Programs
- Working with Incompatible Programs
- Uninstalling Programs
Unit 11: Recovering from Problems
- Using Task Manager
- Working with Unresponsive Programs
- Repairing Windows Vista
- Using Advanced Startup Options
Unit 12: Updating Windows Vista
- About Windows Updates
- Performing Automatic Updates
- Manually Installing Windows Updates
- Viewing Installed Updates
Unit 13: System Performance
- Understanding Your Computer
- Using the Windows Experience Index
- Working with Virtual Memory
- Viewing the CPU Usage
- Using Windows ReadyBoost
- Working with the Hard Disk
- Partitioning a Hard Disk
Unit 14: Working Securely
- About Firewalls
- Looking at the Windows Security Center
- Blocking and Unblocking Ports
- About Malicious Software
- Introducing Windows Defender
- Using Software Explorer
- Using Antivirus Software
Unit 15: Configuring Internet Explorer
- Introduction to the Internet
- About Phishing
- Understanding Cookies
- Working with Browser History
- Working with Temporary Internet Files
- Working with Pop-Up Windows
- Understanding Internet Security Zones
Unit 16: Working Remotely
- About Remote Assistance
- About Remote Desktop
Lesson 17: Connecting to other Computers
- About Networks
- The Network and Sharing Center
- Creating a Wireless LAN
- Working with Networks
- Sharing Resources
- Mapping a Drive
- About Offline Files
Unit 18: Synchronizing and Sharing
- Making Web Pages Available Offline
- About Folder Synchronization
- Advanced Sharing Properties
- Modifying Folder Properties
- Sharing Printers
- Resolving Connection Problems
Unit 19: Collaborating with Others
- About Windows Meeting Space
- Windows Mobility Center

- Working with Network Projectors


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Navigate Windows Vista using a variety of methods
- Customize Windows Vista according to your own requirements
- Work effectively with the Control Panel to access key settings
- Work efficiently with Folders and navigate within Windows Explorer
- Create, rename, delete and copy files between folders
- Search for files and folders quick
- Install and manage printers
- Install various device drivers and manage driver settings
- Backup files on your computer and restore files when required
- Install, repair and uninstall software and resolve installation problem
- Identify and resolve issues such as unresponsive applications
- Repair the Windows Vista installation and create restore points
- Install and work with automatic updates
- Locate data about the computer
- Use Windows Security Center
- Configure Internet Explorer settings to enhance security when using the Internet
- Use Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop
- Create and disable network connections
- work with offline folders
- Collaborate with others

- Use Windows Meeting Space


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:

Students who complete this course will have reviewed all of the exam objectives and be on their way to preparing for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Exam #77-600.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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