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Learning Windows Vista Course

Learning Windows Vista Course

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Learning Windows Vista Course

3 Sessions -
8 Hours of Interactive Training

Microsoft has introduced Windows Vista as its latest Graphical User Operating System. Vista is packed with new features such as file protection and restore, multimedia for improved communication, internet security and much more. LearnKey's expert, Erin Olsen, will help you understand these new features and how to make them work for you or your business. This course is a must for anyone who has Windows Vista as their operating system.

Benefits
  • Stop wasting your precious time - learn from the experts.
  • Gain advanced knowledge of this latest operating system.
  • Set your own pace and learn in your spare time, anywhere.

About The Author
Since founding PCKeys Technology Solutions in 1995, Erin Olsen has personally trained more than 10,000 people worldwide in a wide variety of applications and technologies. She has assisted numerous organizations to maximize efficiency using Microsoft, Adobe and Macromedia software tools. Erin holds a MOS Master Instructor certification and enjoys a reputation for providing solid foundations in skills applicable to real-world needs in an easy-to-understand and fun manner. She combines technical knowledge with real-world experience allowing her to provide a wealth of practical examples and inside tips to help her audience learn, retain and actually apply their skills.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Vista Editions
  • Upgrading
  • Checking Hardware
  • Vista Upgrade Advisor

Section B: Getting Started

  • Domain vs. Workgroup
  • The Power Button
  • Booting the Computer
  • The Welcome Center
  • Computer Details
  • Transfer Files and Settings
  • Registration and Activation
  • Logging Off and Switching Users
  • Sleep vs. Shutting Down

Section C: Vista Interface

  • Basic vs. Aero
  • The Taskbar
  • Thumbnails
  • ALT+TAB Switching
  • Flip3D
  • Windows in Vista

Section D: Vista Desktop

  • Notification Area
  • Clock
  • Quick Launch
  • Sidebar
  • Icons and Shortcuts
  • Customizing the Desktop
  • Screen Saver

Section E: Start Menu

  • Using the Start Menu
  • All Programs Menu
  • Quick Search
  • Customizing the Start Menu

Section F: Navigation

  • File Structure
  • File Navigation
  • Search Box
  • Modifying Index Locations
  • Advanced Search
  • Saving Searches

Section G: Organizing and Viewing Files

  • Creating a Folder Structure
  • Deleting Files
  • Command Bar
  • Removing Properties

Session 2

Section A: Internet Explorer 7

  • Window/Toolbar
  • Search Bar
  • Other Search Providers
  • Multi-Tab Browsing

Section B: Viewing and Printing Web Pages

  • Tab Groups
  • Quick Tabs
  • Setting a Home Page
  • Multiple Home Pages
  • RSS Feeds
  • History
  • Zoom
  • Print Preview
  • Print Options

Section C: IE7 Security

  • Security Settings
  • Protected Mode
  • Add-Ons
  • Security Reports
  • Other Security Tools
  • Deleting Browsing History
  • Downloading Files

Section D: Windows Mail

  • Configuration
  • Navigating the Window
  • Stationery
  • Creating Mail
  • Message Options
  • Folders

Section E: Microsoft Communities

  • Subscribing to Newsgroups
  • Unsubscribing from Newsgroups
  • Newsgroup Options

Section F: Windows Contacts

  • Opening Contacts
  • Creating New Contacts
  • Additional Information
  • Contact Groups
  • Importing Contacts
  • Exporting Contacts
  • Views

Section G: Windows Calendar

  • Overview
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Recurrence
  • Multiple Calendars
  • Publishing Calendars
  • Subscribing to a Calendar
  • Tasks
  • Printing

Section H: Windows Meeting Space

  • Creating New Meetings
  • Settings
  • Joining Meetings
  • Sending Notes
  • Control

Session 3

Section A: Multimedia

  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows Media Player
  • Playlists
  • Media File Options
  • Layout Options
  • Playing Music
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • AutoMovie
  • Publishing Movies
  • Windows Photo Gallery

Section B: Managing Software

  • Windows Defender
  • Software Explorer
  • Uninstalling Programs
  • Windows Features
  • Startup Programs
  • File Associations
  • Media Options
  • Windows Marketplace
  • Windows Update

Section C: Managing Hardware

  • Adding Printers
  • Printer Options
  • Printer Sharing
  • System Sounds
  • Mouse Settings
  • Power Options

Section D: Ease of Access

  • Ease of Access Center
  • Magnifier
  • On-Screen Keyboard
  • Narrator
  • High Contrast and Other Features
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Tutorial
  • Basic Speech Commands

Section E: Managing Users

  • User Accounts
  • Creating User Accounts
  • Parental Controls
  • Web Filtering
  • Time Limits
  • Game and Program Controls
  • Activity Reports

Section F: Networking

  • Network Communication
  • Wireless Connections
  • Network Panel
  • Network and Sharing Center
  • Managing Connections
  • Windows Firewall
  • Firewall Exceptions
  • Security Center