Microsoft Windows 7 User Training Course Outline

Audience: This course is specially designed for those who are new Microsoft operating systems or upgrading to Windows 7.

We are happy to arrange for a trainer to contact you to help tailor you course.

Course Duration: 1 day.

Course Availability: Monday – Saturday

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses, 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and office migrations.

Course Location: This Microsoft Windows 7 User training course can be delivered either at our London training venue or at your offices. 

Tailored Course Content: Course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Upgrade from previous Windows versions
  • Understand device drivers
  • Master the Windows 7 User Interface
  • Windows Explorer
  • Multimedia
  • Use additional Windows features
  • Set System Settings
  • Work with Devices and Networking
  • Printing issues
  • Use Internet Explorer 8
  • Work with Windows Security
  • Back Up and Troubleshoot problems
  • Use Windows Live
  • Use Internet Explorer 10

Course Outline

Module 1: Upgrading and Migrating

  • Assessing your hardware and Windows 7 versions
  • Upgrading from previous Windows platforms
  • Transferring old files using Windows Easy Transfer

Module 2: Dealing with device drivers

  • Running Windows XP programs using Windows 7

Module 3: The Windows 7 User Interface

  • Getting to grips with the Windows 7 desktop
  • Creating a workspace
  • Customising the Windows taskbar
  • Working with your favourites, utilising jump lists
  • Finding files and programs with Windows Search
  • Desktop gadgets
  • Action Centre

Module 4: Windows Explorer

  • Understanding folders and contents
  • Organising folders
  • Sharing and protecting folders and files
  • Working with libraries
  • Backing up documents
  • Writing to CD, DVD or Blu-Ray
  • Organising and sharing photos in Windows Explorer

Module 5: Multimedia

  • What is Windows Media Centre?
  • Windows Media Player
  • Snipping tool
  • Organising and sharing photos in Windows Explorer

Module 6: Additional Windows features

  • Sticky notes, Notepad and WordPad
  • Using the calculator
  • Windows Paint
  • Entertainment

Module 7: System Settings

  • The Windows 7 Control Panel
  • Sound and volume settings
  • Setting default programs
  • Uninstalling programs
  • Accessibility options

Module 8: Devices and Networking

  • Connecting hardware using Device Stage
  • Creating and maintaining a home network with Home Group
  • Working with network shares
  • Enhancing your computer’s memory with ReadyBoost

Module 9: Printing

  • Troubleshooting printer problems
  • Printing files directly from Windows
  • XPS file format
  • Printing Hints and tips

Module 10: Internet Explorer 8

  • Exploring differences to the UI
  • Favourites and History
  • Using InPrivate Browsing and filtering
  • Displaying similar sites with Suggested Sites
  • Using accelerators
  • RSS feeds and web slices

Module 11: Windows Security

  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Update
  • Using parental controls
  • Creating and updating user accounts
  • Credential Manager
  • Using parental controls
  • Securing drives using BitLocker Drive Encryption

Module 12: Backing Up and Troubleshooting

  • Backing up folders and drives
  • Restoring files and drives
  • Finding issues using Troubleshooting control panel
  • Sharing issues using Problem Steps Recorder
  • System crashes

Module 13: Windows Live Essentials

  • Creating a Windows Live profile
  • Downloading Windows Live Essentials
  • Tracking dates and events using the Windows Live calendar
  • Live Messenger and Live Mail
  • Working with Photo Gallery
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Synchronising photos on two computers using Live Sync
  • Creating and maintaining a blog with Windows Live Writer
  • SkyDrive
  • Controlling content and communications with Family Safety
  • Creating a movie with Windows Live Movie Maker

Module 10: Troubleshooting and Backing Ups

  • Monitoring performance with Windows Experience Index
  • Working with issues in the Troubleshooting control panel
  • Problem Steps Recorder explained
  • File History and working with file backups
  • System Restore
  • Resetting Windows 8 installation

Module 11: Internet Explorer 10

  • Exploring the Internet Explorer 10 Metro-style user interface
  • Exploring the Internet Explorer 10 user interface
  • Using favourites and history
  • InPrivate browsing
  • Working with Internet Explorer 10 Metro app properties
  • Invoking the Internet Explorer 10 desktop from the Internet Explorer 10 Metro app
  • Setting Internet Explorer 10 as your default browser
  • Adding sites to the Start screen