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General Information about
Microsoft Windows training

With almost universal adoption by both home and business users, Microsoft Windows can be considered to be the world standard operating system.

Are you using Windows properly and effectively?

Yet it is more than a means of enabling the computer to work : with a proper understanding of its features, users can improve productivity and job satisfaction, with obvious benefits for both themselves and their employers.

Using a PC With Windows Vista: Introduction

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
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Content covered
General Concepts
• Basic Computer Terms  • Types of Computers  • Operating Systems and Applications 
Introduction to Windows Vista
• Using your Keyboard and Mouse  • Switching On and Logging In  • A Quick Look at Vista  • Exiting Vista  • Interacting with Vista 
Customizing Your Desktop
• Customizing the Taskbar  • Advanced Taskbar Options  • Customizing Quick Launch  • Customizing the Start Menu  • Customizing the Desktop 
Advanced File and Folder Tasks
• Using Search  • Using Windows Explorer  • The Default Folders  • Managing Files and Folders  • Advanced File Management  • Using the Recycle Bin 
Getting Help in Vista
• The Basics of Help  • Using the Preset Topics (Windows Basics)  • Using the Table of Contents  • Advanced Help and Support Tools 

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Using a PC With Windows Vista: Advanced

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
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Content covered
The Vista Features
• Using the Sidebar  • Using Gadgets  • Windows Photo Gallery  • Windows Calendar  • Windows Contacts 
The Vista Applications
• Windows Media Center  • Windows Media Player  • Windows DVD Maker  • Windows Fax and Scan 
Making Vista Work for You
• Meet the Control Panel  • Common Customization Tasks  • Advanced Customization Tasks  • Setting Accessibility Options  • Customizing User Accounts 
Maintaining and Optimizing your Computer
• Maintaining your Computer  • Optimizing your Computer  • Using Windows Defender  • Advanced Windows Defender Tasks  • Keeping your Family Safe 
Hardware and Software
• The Basics of Managing Software  • Advanced Software Management  • Managing Hardware  • Advanced Hardware Management 

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Using a PC With Windows XP: Introduction

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
 
Content covered
General Concepts
Basic Terms: • What is a Computer?  • What is Hardware?  • What is Software?  • What are Peripheral Devices?  • What is Meant by Information Technology? 
Types of Computers: • What is a Personal Computer?  • Mainframe Computers  • What is a Network Computer?  • What is a Laptop?  • What is a PDA? 
Operating Systems and Applications: • What Does an Operating System Do?  • What are Some Common Operating Systems?  • What Does a Software Application Do?  • What Are Some Common Applications? 
Introduction to Using Windows XP
Using your Peripherals: • How to Use Your Mouse  • How to Use Your Keyboard 
Switching On and Logging In: • Troubleshooting when Booting your PC 
Using your Desktop: • Right-Clicking with your Mouse  • Understanding your Desktop Layout  • Understanding your Start Menu  • Using the Taskbar  • Switching between Windows Using the Taskbar  • Advanced Taskbar Properties  • Moving the Taskbar  • Resizing the Taskbar 
Adjusting Features and Logging Off: • Changing the Date and Time  • Adjusting the Sound Level  • Restarting, Shutting Down, Logging Off, and Switching Users  • Creating and Deleting Shortcuts  • Show the Desktop 
Working with Windows XP
Understanding the Layout of a Window: • Opening and Closing a Window  • Minimise, Maximise, and Restore  • Tiling and Cascading Windows  • Moving, Sizing and Switching Between Windows 
Files and Folders: • Creating a New Folder  • Renaming a Folder  • Opening a Folder or File  • Moving Files using Drag and Drop  • Deleting a Folder or File  • Copying, Cutting, and Pasting a File or Folder  • Copying a File or Folder  • Cutting a File or Folder  • Pasting a File or Folder  • Copy to Folder or Move to Folder  • Selecting Multiple Files and Folders  • Dragging and Dropping a File or Folder  • Using My Computer to Browse Files and Folders 
The Recycle Bin: • Emptying the Recycle Bin  • Restoring a File or Folder from the Recycle Bin  • My Computer vs. Windows Explorer 
Menus, Toolbars and Getting Help
Customising Windows XP: • Customising the Taskbar and Start Menu  • Quick Launch Bar and Other Toolbars  • Using Windows Explorer Menus 
The Help and Support Feature: • Opening and Navigating Help and Support  • Understanding the Layout of Help and Support  • Setting Search Options 
The Search Companion: • Using the Search Companion  • Changing Search Companion Preferences  • Wildcard Searches 
The Accessories Menu: • Accessories Menu Programs  • Accessibilities Sub-Menu  • Communications Sub-Menu  • Entertainment Sub-Menu  • System Tools Sub-Menu 

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Using a PC With Windows XP: Advanced

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
 
Content covered
The Windows XP Control Panel
Overview of the Control Panel: • Understanding the Control Panel 
Appearances and Themes: • Display  • Taskbar and Start Menu  • Folder Options 
Networking and Internet Connections: • Internet Options  • Network Set up Wizard  • Wireless Network Set up Wizard  • Network Connections  • Windows Firewall 
Add or Remove Programs: • Add or Remove Programs Window 
Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices: • Portable Media Devices  • Sounds and Audio Devices  • Speech 
Performance and Maintenance: • Administrative Tools  • Scheduled Tasks  • Power Options  • System 
Printers and Other Hardware: • Game Controllers  • Mouse  • Printers and Faxes  • Keyboard  • Phone and Modem Options  • Scanners and Cameras 
User Accounts: • Mail  • User Accounts 
Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options: • Date and Time  • Regional and Language Options 
Accessibility: • Accessibility Options 
Security Centre: • Windows Security Center 
Windows XP Multimedia Features
Managing Pictures: • Importing Pictures from a Digital Device  • Viewing and Managing your Pictures  • Printing a Picture  • E-mailing a Picture 
Managing Video: • Importing Video from a Digital Device  • Viewing and Managing your Videos  • E-mailing a Video 
Managing Video: • Importing Music from a Digital Device  • Viewing and Managing Music  • Playing Music 
Making a CD: • Making a Photo CD  • Making a Multimedia CD  • Making a Music CD 
Maintaining and Optimising Windows XP
Maintaining your Computer: • Defragmenting your Hard Disk  • Repairing Hard Disk Errors  • Managing Hardware using Device Manager  • Windows Task Manager  • Activating Windows XP 
Optimising your Computer: • Adding and Removing Windows Components  • Installing New Hardware  • Using Windows Update  • Clearing Temporary Internet Files and Cookies  • Scheduled Tasks  • Fast User Switching 
Troubleshooting your Computer: • System Configuration Utility  • Program Compatibility Wizard  • Driver Rollback  • Last Known Good Configuration  • Using Backup 
Using System Restore: • Opening System Restore  • Creating a System Restore Point  • Restoring Your Computer to an Earlier Time  • Undoing a System Restore Point  • Changing System Restore Settings 

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Prices for Microsoft Windows training

Please note : all prices exclude VAT.
Scheduled public classes
[The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates]
•  20687: Configuring Windows 8.1
 
First delegate: £1,799
2nd delegate: £1,709
3rd delegate +: £1,619 each
•  6294A: Windows 7 Desktop Deployments
 
First delegate: £1,699
2nd delegate: £1,609
3rd delegate +: £1,519 each
•  6292A: Windows 7 Client: Install & Configure
 
First delegate: £1,549
2nd delegate: £1,459
3rd delegate +: £1,369 each
•  6293: Troubleshoot & Support Win 7 in Enterprise
 
First delegate: £1,199
2nd delegate: £1,129
3rd delegate +: £1,059 each
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Special Pricing *

* Special Prices are available at some centres. Check schedules for details.
•  6294A: Windows 7 Desktop Deployments
 
First delegate: £1,299
2nd delegate: £1,275
3rd delegate +: £1,249 each

Training at your offices
[A convenient and very cost-effective option for groups of delegates]
•  Using a PC With Windows Vista: Introduction
 
First delegate: £449
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Using a PC With Windows Vista: Advanced
 
First delegate: £449
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Using a PC With Windows XP: Introduction
 
First delegate: £449
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Using a PC With Windows XP: Advanced
 
First delegate: £449
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
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Scheduled dates for our public classes

Prices vary, and in general, the earlier you book, the lower the price.
Our small class sizes mean that classes are often full, so it's usually best to book as soon as you can.   So don't be disappointed by leaving it too late!

If you see classes at higher prices set to run over the next few days, these are empty classes and if you book, you may be the only delegate attending.

NOTE : prices are per delegate and exclude VAT.

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Windows Vista: no public classes currently scheduled.


Windows XP: no public classes currently scheduled.

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Using a PC With Windows Vista: Introduction

This in-depth, one-day course will teach delegates the basics of how to use a computer with the Microsoft Vista operating system.

Who should attend: Suitable for new or inexperienced users of Microsoft Vista who want to learn basic office workplace skills. No basic IT skills are required.

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Using a PC With Windows Vista: Advanced

This comprehensive, one-day course will enable delegates to use more of the advanced features of the Windows Vista operating system.

Who should attend: Current and highly proficient users of Microsoft Vista who would like to develop advanced skills for use in an office environment.

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Using a PC With Windows XP: Introduction

Delegates will learn the basics of how to use a computer with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system on this practical, one-day course.

Who should attend: New or inexperienced users of Microsoft Windows who want to develop basic workplace skills to use in an office environment. No previous IT skills are required.

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Using a PC With Windows XP: Advanced

In this comprehensive course, delegates will learn about the more advanced features of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

Who should attend: Existing and proficient users of Microsoft Windows who wish to acquire further skills to use in an office environment.

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We can provide training in Windows at any of our ten centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices – if you have groups of staff, this is a particularly convenient, flexible and cost effective option.

We have been training since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision of training in Windows.   This means you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with courses for Microsoft Windows.

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