In this course, students will familiarize themselves with advanced customization techniques and work with applications and programs in Windows Vista.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • customize the Windows Vista environment. 
  • work with Windows Vista applications. 
  • work with Internet Explorer 7.0. 
  • manage network communication and sharing. 
  • back up and restore files and folders. 
  • enhance system performance using technologies available in Windows Vista.


Windows Vista - Level 1


Lesson 1: Customizing the Windows Vista Environment

  • Apply a Theme or Color Scheme 
  • Implement Windows Aero™ 
  • Modify the Display Settings 
  • Modify Device Settings

Lesson 2: Working with Windows Vista Applications

  • Manage Contact Information Using Windows Contacts 
  • Manage Appointments and Tasks Using Windows Calendar 
  • Schedule Applications 
  • Use the Snipping Tool to Capture Screens 
  • Manage Pictures Using Windows Photo Gallery

Lesson 3: Working with Internet Explorer 7.0

  • Manage Web Pages Using Internet Explorer 7.0 
  • Manage RSS Feeds 
  • Search the Web 
  • Configure the Basic Internet Explorer Privacy Settings

Lesson 4: Managing Network Communications and Sharing

  • An Overview of Networks 
  • Access Network Resources 
  • Share Files and Folders 
  • Access Offline Files 
  • Synchronize Data Using Sync Center 
  • Collaborate Using Windows Meeting Space

Lesson 5: Backing Up and Restoring Data

  • Back Up your Data 
  • Restore Data

Lesson 6: Enhancing System Performance

  • View System Information 
  • Optimize Power Consumption 
  • Improve the System Performance with ReadyBoost

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