Windows XP Professional: Level 2

Course Specifications

Course number: 076571
Course length: 1 day
Certification: Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
Software: Windows Professional

Course Description

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:

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.

Hardware/Software Requirements

You will need:

Performance-Based Objectives

Course Content

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