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Windows Getting Started

Length: 0.5 Days    Cost: $285 + GST    Version: Windows

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About this Course

This course is designed for new users of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system who will be moving on to use software such as the Microsoft Office products. It is not essential that you know anything about Windows before you attend this course, but some basic familiarity with the computer and keyboard is helpful.

Our aim is to make you familiar with the Microsoft Windows 7 environment (referred to here as Windows) and conventions. We will introduce the main features of Windows, together with some tips and shortcuts to help you get the most benefit from your system.

Windows is the operating system at the core of your computer. Every other piece of software you use is influenced and controlled by the operating system. In this course we cover the basic features such as:

  • Using the mouse to move around the Windows environment.
  • Starting programs and switching between different programs.

It is important that you use your new skills as soon as possible on completion of this training course. We encourage you to take your own notes, and to review the Course Guide once you are back at your workplace.


The only pre-requisites for this course are a pulse and a smile.

At Course Completion

To take the mystery out of operating your computer. A confidence building, hands-on experience with Windows and general software.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Windows
  • The Windows Desktop
  • Using the Mouse
  • Controlling Windows
  • Starting Programs
  • The Taskbar
  • Switching Between Applications
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • Using Menus
  • File Management Using Applications
  • Customising the Desktop
  • Software
  • Locking your Computer and Logging Off
  • Changing Your Password
  • Shutting Down Windows

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