CNIT 101

Operating System I - Windows Seven


Required Textbook:

Microsoft Windows 7

June Jamrich Parsons et al.

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN: 978-0-538-74600-7

Please Note:  You cannot take and complete this class without the required textbook


Exploring the Basics of Microsoft Windows 7
Session 1.1

Starting Windows 7
Touring the Windows 7 Desktop
Exploring the Start Menu
Running Multiple Programs
Using Windows and Dialog Boxes

Session 1.2
Exploring Your Computer
Getting Help
Turning Off Windows 7

Organizing Your Files
Session  2.1

Getting Prepared to Manage Your Files
Exploring Files and Folders
Using the Search Box to Find Files
Managing Files and Folders

Session  2.2

Naming and Renaming Files
Deleting Files and Folders
Working with New Files
Refining the Organization of Files
Customizing a Folder Window
Working with Compressed Files
Restoring Your Settings

Personalizing Your Windows Environment
Session  3.1

Accessing Common Tools on the Desktop
Using the Windows Sidebar
Using Shortcuts
Personalizing with the Control Panel
Changing Display Settings

Session  3.2
Managing the Desktop with Aero Tools
Modifying the Taskbar

Session 3.3
Modifying the Taskbar
Working with Taskbar Toolbars
Customizing the Start Menu
Restoring Your Settings

Working with the Internet and E-Mail
Session  4.1

Exploring the Internet and the World Wide Web
Getting Started with Microsoft Internet Explorer
Opening a Page on the Web
Using the Favorites List
Finding and Using Accelerators
Printing and Saving Web Pages

Session  4.2
Getting Started with Windows Live Mail
Setting Up Windows Live Mail
Sending and Receiving E-Mail Using Windows Mail
Attaching a File to a Message
Adding Information to Windows Live Contacts
Managing Your Schedule with Windows Live Calendar
Restoring Your Settings

Protecting Your Computer
Session  5.1

Using the Action Center
Defending Against Spyware
Defending Against E-mail Viruses

Session  5.2
Managing Microsoft Internet Explorer Security
Setting Up User Accounts
Controlling Access to Your Computer
Securing and Sharing Folders
Restoring Your Settings

Searching for Information and Collaborating with Others
Session  6.1

Developing Search Strategies
Searching in a Folder Window
Using Tags and Other Properties
Using Advanced Criteria in the Search Box

Session  6.2
Searching for Programs from the Start Menu
Searching the Internet
Collaborating with Other People
Restoring Your Settings

Managing Multimedia Files
Session  7.1

Exploring Computer Graphics
Creating Graphics in Paint
Modifying Graphics in Paint

Session  7.2
Working with Photos
Sharing Photos
Playing and Organizing Music Files
Creating a Multimedia Slide Show with Windows Media Center
restoring Your Settings

Connecting to Networks with Mobile Computing
Session  8.1

Managing Mobile Computing Devices
Using the Mobility Center
Presenting Information to an Audience
Exploring Network Concepts
Managing Network Connections

Session  8.2
Using a Windows Homegroup
Accessing Offline Files
Synchronizing Folders
Using Remote Desktop Connection
Restoring Your Settings

Maintaining Hardware and Software
Session  9.1

Backing Up and Restoring Files
Managing Software

Session  9.2
Maintaining Hard Disks
Working with Devices and Drivers
Maintaining Your Monitors
Setting up Multiple Monitors
Installing and Setting Up a Printer
Restoring Your Settings

Improving Your Computer’s Performance
Session  10.0

Improving System Performance
Using Advanced Performance Tools
Using ReadyBoost to Increase Memory Capacity

Session 10.2
Finding Troubleshooting Information
Recovering from Software Error


A. Describe the purpose and functions of a computer operating system including the

graphical user interface (GUI).

B. Customize and manage Windows components such as the user interface,

maintenance and disaster recovery tools, networks, hardware and software.

C. Manage files, folders, libraries and disks through the use of Computer, Windows

Explorer and Search.

D. Describe connectivity and networking as it relates to a workplace environment

with emphasis on setting up a small office network.

E. Use Windows applications such as Internet Explorer, Paint and Media Center.
F. Describe security threats and use Windows and other tools for protection.