Windows 7: New Features

Course Length: 1 Day
Course Overview
This course is intended for students with some experience with Windows, but who may not have
been exposed to Windows 7. This course detail the ways that the Windows 7 environment has
changed from previous versions of Windows. Topics covered include file organization and
management, printers and devices, file protection and troubleshooting, and new features of
Internet Explorer 8.
This course is intended for students with some experience with Windows, but who may not have
been exposed to Windows 7.
Course Outline
Course Introduction 2m
Course Introduction
Unit 01 – The Windows 7 Environment 26m
Topic: The Windows 7 Desktop
Windows 7 Desktop
Desktop Components
Demo – Desktop Tour
Topic: The Start Menu and Taskbar
Start Menu
The Windows 7 Taskbar
Demo – Start Menu
Topic: Window Management
Live Thumbnails
Aero Peek
Flip 3-D
Aero Snap
Demo – Switching Applications
Aero Shake
Unit 01 Review
Unit 02 – Customizing the Environment 21m
Topic: Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu
Pin Frequently Used Programs
Removing Shortcuts
Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu
Customizing the Notification Area
Demo – Custom Taskbar and Start Menu
Jump Lists
Topic: Working with Gadgets
The Gadget Gallery
Demo – Gadgets
Unit 02 Review
Unit 03 – Libraries, Folders, and Content 23m
Topic: Folders and Libraries
Windows Explorer
Demo – Customizing Explorer
A Library’s Storage Locations
Creating Libraries
Delete a Library
Adding Folders to a Library
Removing Folders from a Library
Default Save Locations
Topic: Working with Windows Explorer
Customize Windows Explorer Settings
Change View Options
Change the Layout
Customize Column Headings
Resize and Rearrange Columns
Sorting Files
Image Files Stacked by Month
File Metadata
Demo – Library
Topic: Searching for Content
Searching Your Computer
The Folder Options Dialog Box
Unit 03 Review
Unit 04 – Device Stage 18m
Topic: Devices and Printers
Devices Have Taskbar Icons
Device Stage Window
Devices and Printers Window
Troubleshooting Devices
Demo – Devices
Adding a Printer
Changing the Default Printer
Demo – Printers
Unit 04 Review
Unit 05 – File Protection and Troubleshooting 22m
Topic: File Protection
Backup and Restore
Configure Automatic Backups
Demo – Backup
Restoring Files and Folders
Demo – Restore
BitLocker To Go
Topic: Troubleshooting
The Troubleshooting Window
Demo – Troubleshooting Problems
The Program Compatibility Wizard
The Problem Steps Recorder (PSR)
Demo – PSR
Unit 05 Review
Unit 06 – Internet Explorer 8 19m
Topic: Internet Explorer Security and Privacy
SmartScreen Filter
Security Zones
Configuring the SmartScreen Filter
Clearing Your Browsing History
Delete Browsing History Options
Change Settings for Temporary Files
Options for Managing Your Browsing Data
InPrivate Browsing
InPrivate Filtering
Demo – Internet Explorer
Unit 06 Review
Course Closure
Total Duration: 2h 11m

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