Introduction to Personal Computers:

Windows 7 Edition

Topic-Level Outline

                         Days:  1

          Prerequisites:  None

                         Unit 1 :  Computer basics

                               Topic A: 0  Computer components

                               A-1:                               Identifying basic components

                               A-2:                               Defining computer components

                               Topic B: 0  What makes computers work

                         B-1:                         Starting the computer

                         B-2:                          Using the mouse

                         B-3:                          Opening applications

                         B-4:                         Closing applications

                         Unit 2 :  Managing computer contents

                               Topic A: 0  Storing items on your computer

                               A-1:                               Checking the capacity of a hard disk

                               A-2:                               Examining data storage devices

                               Topic B: 0  Working with folders

                               B-1:                               Identifying window components

                               B-2:                               Browsing the folder hierarchy in Windows Explorer

                               B-3:                               Creating and naming a folder

                               Topic C: 0  Working with files

                         C-1:                         Opening files in their associated programs

                         C-2:                         Creating and saving a text file

                         C-3:                         Printing a file

                         C-4:                         Moving and copying files

                         C-5:                         Deleting and restoring files

                         Unit 3 :  Searching for content and using Help

                               Topic A: 0  Searching for data on your computer

                               A-1:                               Searching for file names and contents

                               Topic B: 0  Windows Help and Support

                         B-1:                         Picking a Help topic

                         B-2:                         Searching Help and Support

                         Unit 4 :  Customizing Windows

                               Topic A: 0  Shortcuts

                               A-1:                               Adding shortcuts to the Start menu and taskbar

                               A-2:                               Adding shortcuts to the desktop

                               A-3:                               Removing Start menu shortcuts and taskbar icons

                               A-4:                               Adding a folder to the Favorites list

                               Topic B: 0  Gadgets

                               B-1:                               Working with gadgets

                               Topic C: 0  System settings

                         C-1:                         Setting mouse properties

                         C-2:                         Setting keyboard properties

                         C-3:                         Choosing a new desktop background

                         C-4:                         Configuring sound settings

                         Unit 5 :  Using the Internet

                               Topic A: 0  Browsing the Web

                               A-1:                               Examining the Internet Explorer interface

                               A-2:                               Using hyperlinks and the Address bar

                               A-3:                               Working with the History list

                               A-4:                               Opening and switching between tabs

                               A-5:                               Performing a basic Web search

                               A-6:                               Using Google

                               Topic B: 0  Customizing Internet Explorer

                               B-1:                               Managing Favorites

                               B-2:                               Clearing your browsing history

                               B-3:                               Adding an RSS feed

                               Topic C: 0  Social networking

                         C-1:                         Exploring social networking sites

                         Unit 6 :  Security and maintenance

                               Topic A: 0  Basic security

                               A-1:                               Checking your malware protection status

                               A-2:                               Scanning your computer for malware

                               A-3:                               Configuring Windows Defender

                               A-4:                               Checking the status of Windows Firewall

                               A-5:                               Configuring firewall exceptions

                               Topic B: 0  Routine maintenance

  B-1:  Freeing up disk space

  B-2:  Defragmenting a drive and changing the schedule

  B-3:  Locking and logging off of your computer

  B-4:  Shutting down your computer