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This program is provided at Basic/Intermediate* [*Time&Cost-Saving Option]
[Basic Level for groups only; and on request]
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Also note the Prerequisites [Course Readiness Requirements – What Learners need to already know without struggle]

MS-Windows is the dominant Operating System (OS) Program; and the backbone of many PCs. It constantly runs in the background of desktop PCs and serves as a graphical, friendly, intermediary platform; between PC-Users, Application Programs they work on, and all relevant Devices they need to utilize. Learning Windows professionally – even at Basic Level, is essential. PC-Users will improve general handling of work they have produced; and develop confidence to handle fundamental tasks; such as how to control many screen features they constantly come across, how to facilitate needed resources and tasks, how to manage files and folders, and more…

Who would benefit taking MS-Windows Course?

Everyone who uses Microsoft Windows-Based Computer Programs would benefit. As MS-Windows is an essential Course of Computer Literacy Program, it is important not to be left out.

Course Outline: Windows 7 [& 8/10 Overview]: Basic/Intermediate (i/ii)

SAQA Unit Standard – N/A [& MOS / ICDL]


The Windows 7 [& 8/10] desktop
– Logging on to a Windows 7 [&8 / 8.1] computer
– Identifying desktop components [and Touch Screen] – Using the mouse

The taskbar
– Using the Start menu
– Switching between applications

Window management
– Moving and resizing windows
– Using the Control menu buttons
– Working with commands
– Using scrollbars
– Using the Save As dialog box

Windows Help and Support
– Picking a Help topic
– Searching for Help topics
– Locking and logging off of Windows 7[& 8 /10]

Folders and libraries
– Browsing the folder hierarchy in Windows Explorer
– Using libraries
– Creating a folder
– Renaming a folder

Working with files
– Opening files in their associated programs
– Displaying file extensions and changing associations
– Creating and saving a text file
– Printing a file
– Moving and copying files
– Deleting a file

Working with Windows Explorer
– Customizing Windows Explorer
– Editing metadata

Searching for content
– Searching for file names and contents

Icons and shortcuts
– Adding shortcuts to the Start menu and taskbar
– Adding shortcuts to the desktop
– Customizing the Start menu and taskbar [& overview of the Charms] – Removing Start menu shortcuts and taskbar icons
– Adding a folder to the Favorites list

– Inspecting gadgets

System settings
– Setting mouse properties
– Setting keyboard properties
– Choosing a new desktop background
– Choosing a screen saver
– Configuring sound settings

Web browsing
– Exploring the Internet Explorer interface
– Using hyperlinks and the Address bar
– Working with the History list

Tabbed browsing
– Opening and switching between tabs

Web searching
– Running a basic search
– Using Google

– Working with the Favorites list
– Clearing your browser history
– Adding an RSS news feed

Multimedia content
– Playing audio content
– Playing video content

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