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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Study Aids

Glossary of Terms

Differences Between the Windows Home and Professional Edition

Lesson 12. Tying Windows into the Web

In this lesson, you will

  • Customize Internet Explorer's Personal bar
  • Listen to Internet audio
  • Set up a Microsoft Passport
  • Communicate with others using the instant messaging feature of MSN Messenger
  • Set up a firewall to protect your Internet connection

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) To Do: Listening to Internet Audio
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Customizing the Explorer Bar
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Instant Messaging with MSN Messenger
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Messenger
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) MSN Messenger Is Flexible
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introducing the Internet Connection Firewall

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your understanding with the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the online Workshop.
    Return here after completing your Workshop session.
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User Accountability

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