Windows 7 Essentials

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Welcome to the Windows 7 Essentials workshop. This workshop will help you unlock the power of the tools available in Windows 7. By the end of this workshop, your new desktop will have you rocketing through your tasks like a pro!

Windows 7 Essentials will show your participants the great new features of Windows 7 and provide them with a great base to further their Windows 7 experiences. With Windows 7 you are able to better manage your time by providing new and more efficient tools and applications.
Windows 7 Essentials


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Everything you need to teach a one-day workshop for Windows 7 Essentials:

  • Training Manuals
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Instructor's Guide
  • Quick Reference Job Aids
  • Icebreakers, Activities,
     & Exercise Files
  • Pre-Assignments,
  • Promotional Advertorials
  • Lesson Plans with Flip Chart Notes

Also available: training video clips, editable books, audiobook workshops, e-learning, and cloud-based LMS.

Windows 7 Essentials Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Welcome to Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
  • Upgrading from Windows Vista?
  • Upgrading from Windows XP?
  • User State Migration Tool
  • Windows Easy Transfer
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Start Menu
  • Log In and Out of Windows
  • All Programs
  • Search Box
  • Pin to Start Menu
  • Customizing the Start Menu
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: The Taskbar
  • Jump Lists
  • Live Taskbar Preview
  • Pin to Taskbar
  • Notification Area
  • Action Center
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Control Panel (I)
  • System and Security
  • Network and Internet
  • Hardware and Sound
  • Programs
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Control Panel (II)
  • User Accounts and Family Safety
  • Appearance and Personalization
  • Clock, Language, and Region
  • Ease of Access
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Gadgets and Tools
  • Desktop and SideShow Gadgets
  • Themes
  • Sticky Notes
  • Snipping Tool
  • Get More Gadgets Online
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Productivity Tools
  • Drag and Drop Files
  • Aero Shake and Snap
  • Libraries
  • Windows Key Shortcuts
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Networking and Sharing
  • HomeGroup
  • View Available Networks
  • Sharing Files
  • Remote Media Streaming
  • Location Aware Printing
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Built-in Applications
  • Windows Mail
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Firewall
  • Backup and Restore
  • Windows Media Center
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Troubleshooting Tools
  • Program Compatibility
  • Problem Steps Recorder
  • System Restore
  • XP Mode
  • Startup Repair
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review from the Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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