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 2. Getting Started with Windows XP

In this lesson, you

  • Learn what an account is
  • Set up an account for yourself
  • Assign a password to your account
  • Manage your desktop's windows to maneuver better throughout Windows XP

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) First Things First
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Shut Down Before Leaving
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) I Do Windows!
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Manually Changing Window Sizes
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Moving Windows
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Closing a Window
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) A Window's Menu
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) A Window's Toolbar
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) One Last Note About Windows

Learning Activities

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

Custom Search
  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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