Fundamentals of Microsoft

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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® XP in 24 Hours. Read the Introduction to the book.

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Part I: Introduction to Windows XP

1. Taking a Bird's-Eye Look at Windows XP
2. Getting Started with Windows XP
3. Managing the Windows XP Interface

Part II: Exploring the Desktop

4. Working with the My Computer Window
5. Navigating Files with Windows Explorer
6. Calling for Help
7. Improving Your Windows Desktop Experience

Part III: Exploring Windows XP

  8. Installing Programs with Windows XP
  9. Finding Files, Folders, and Friends
10. Using the Desktop Accessories

Part IV: Internet Integration

11. Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer
12. Tying Windows into the Web
13. Networking with Windows XP
14. Managing E-mail and Newsgroups with Outlook Express

Part V: Extended Windows

15. Exploring Your Hardware Interface
16. Understanding Printing and Fonts
17. Using Windows on the Road
18. Giving Windows XP a Tune-Up
19. Managing Your Hard Drives
20. Tinkering with the Advanced System Tools

Part VI: Controlling Graphics, Audio, and Video Presentations

21. Using Media Player
22. Windows XP Graphics
23. Making Movies with Windows XP
24. Advanced Windows XP Tips

User Accountability

If you are part of a class that is using this free online course, your instructor might suggest that you submit the user accountability form when you have completed your work.


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