Windows XP Professional: Level 2
Course SpecificationsCourse number: 076571
Course length: 1 day
Certification: Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
Software: Windows Professional
This course provides a broad foundation for students so that they will
have a greater awareness and confidence using personal computers. Students
will share files and resources with co-workers over a network. They will explore
how Windows XP takes advantage of the Internet. Lastly, students will learn
how to customize and maintain their computers to create the most efficient
workspace possible. In general, this course may enable students to participate
in conversations, make appropriate requests, and troubleshoot problems related
to personal computers.
Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following Element
K course or have equivalent knowledge:
- Windows XP Professional: Level
Delivery Method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model
with structured, hands-on activities.
Windows XP: Level 2 is one of two Element K courseware titles that address the Module 1 (Computing Fundamentals) objectives of the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) program. Modules 2 (Key Applications) and 3 (Living Online) objectives are addressed in other Element K courseware titles. Certification candidates must pass three exams--one associated with each module--in order to earn IC3 certification.
You will need:
- 300 MHz Pentium processor or higher.
- 128 MB of RAM or more.
- 2 GB of available hard-disk space.
- Super VGA (800 x 600) video adapter and monitor.
- CD-ROM or DVD drive.
- 3.5"-disk drive.
- A formatted 3.5" disk for the instructor and each student for
backing up files.
- Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
- Sound card with speakers or headphones plugged in.
- A network interface card and network cable.
- An Internet connection with access to the World Wide Web to complete
some tasks throughout the book.
- Windows XP Professional for each student and instructor computer.
- A .NET Passport for each student and the instructor to complete
the “Using Windows XP and the Internet” lesson.
- Customize the Windows XP environment.
- Share files, folders, and resources over a network.
- Access the Internet using Windows XP programs.
- Use Windows XP tools to maintain the computer.
- Lesson 1: Customizing Windows XP
- Topic 1A: Apply a Theme
- Topic 1B: Customize the Desktop
- Topic 1C: Select a Screen Saver
- Topic 1D: Modify Appearance and Effects
- Topic 1E: Control the Start Menu
- Topic 1F: Customize the Taskbar
- Lesson 2: Making Connections
- Topic 2A: An Overview of Networks
- Topic 2B: Add a Printer
- Topic 2C: Manage Print Jobs
- Topic 2D: Share Files
- Topic 2E: Work Remotely
- Lesson 3: Using Windows XP and the Internet
- Topic 3A: An Overview of the Internet
- Topic 3B: Search the Internet
- Topic 3C: Keep Windows XP Up-to-date
- Topic 3D: Communicate with Windows Messenger
- Topic 3E: Use Remote Assistance
- Lesson 4: Maintaining the Computer
- Topic 4A: Diagnose System Problems
- Topic 4B: Clean Up the Hard Disk
- Topic 4C: Defragment the Hard Disk
- Topic 4D: Back Up and Restore Personal Files
- Topic 4E: Restore System Files
- Appendix A: Using the Windows Movie Maker
- Windows Movie Maker
- Appendix B: Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) Program
- Module 1 (Computing Fundamentals) Objectives