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Upgrading to Windows Vista

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Upgrading to Windows Vista from a legacy operating system could become frustrating if you go in blind. Because you are a brilliant trainer, you know that with our customizable courseware, you can make this transition simple.

You can train your employees to understand the new technology and the advantages of how it can make them more efficient and benefit the company. And you can do it with our customizable courseware training material. Equip your students with the skills and self-confidence to do their job properly.

With our Upgrading to Windows Vista customizable courseware, take back your time and relax! The course is written for you. Personalize it with your name and logo to fit your style then print-on-demand and appear in the classroom with confidence.

Everything you need to put on a training course we have covered for you such as:  instructor guides, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentation, quick reference guides and much more!

The curriculum covered in upgrading to Windows Vista includes:

  • Basics of Windows Vista
  • Sidebar and gadgets
  • Vista applications
  • Windows Defender
  • How to manage software and hardware
  • Mobility features and more!

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Course outline+

Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: The Basics of Windows Vista

What\'s new in Windows Vista?

Why Upgrade?

Our Favorite Features

Vista Versions

Logging On

The Vista Screen


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.2: A Quick Look at Vista

Using the Welcome Center

Viewing the Demos

The Vista File Structure

Using the Desktop

Using the Start Menu

Using the System Tray

Using the Taskbar and Quick Launch


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.3: Using Search

Using the Search Box

Launching the Search Tool

Search Tool Overview

Searching for Files

Tips and Tricks

Setting Search Options


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.4: The Default Folders

Using the Personal Folder

Using the Documents Folder

Using the Pictures Folder

Using the Music Folder


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.5: The Basics of Help

Launching Help from the Start Menu

Launching Help from within a Vista Application

Overview of the Help and Support Window

Find an Answer

Ask Someone

Information from Microsoft


Skill Sharpener

Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: The Vista Features

Lesson 2.1: Using the Sidebar

Launching the Sidebar

Sidebar Overview

Setting Sidebar Properties

Closing the Sidebar


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.2: Using Gadgets

What are Gadgets?

Modifying Gadgets

Adding Gadgets to the Sidebar

Removing Gadgets from the Sidebar

Downloading Extra Gadgets


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.3: Windows Photo Gallery

Opening the Gallery

Interface Overview

Adding Photos

Sorting Photos

Navigating Through Photos

Closing the Gallery


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.4: Windows Calendar

Opening the Calendar

Calendar Overview

Adding Appointments

Creating New Calendars

Working with Multiple Calendars

Closing the Calendar


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.5: Windows Contacts

Opening Contacts

Contacts Overview

Adding Contacts

Using Contact Views

Closing Contacts


Skill Sharpener

Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: The Vista Applications

Lesson 3.1: Windows Media Center

Setting up Windows Media Center

Navigating Through Windows Media Center

Using Tasks

Using TV and Movies

Using Pictures and Videos

Using Online Media


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.2: Windows Media Player

Opening Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player Overview

Playing a File

Ripping a CD

Burning a CD

Closing Windows Media Player


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.3: Windows DVD Maker

Opening Windows DVD Maker

Adding Content to your DVD

Adding and Customizing Menus

Burning the DVD

Closing Windows DVD Maker


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.4: Windows Fax and Scan

Opening Windows Fax and Scan

Fax and Scan Overview

Setting up a Fax Account

Using Fax

Using Scan

Closing Fax and Scan


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.5: Using Windows Defender

Opening Windows Defender

Interface Overview

Performing a Scan

Removing Malicious Objects


Skill Sharpener

Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Advanced Tasks

Lesson 4.1: Common Customization Tasks

Changing Your Color Scheme

Modifying Screen Resolution

Changing your Sound Scheme

Changing the Date and Time

Setting the Volume


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.2: Setting Accessibility Options

Opening Ease of Access Center

Changing Mouse Options

Optimizing Your Display

Changing Input Methods


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.3: Overview of Networking

Networking Terms

Using the Networking and Sharing Center

Hardware Requirements

Setting up an Internet Connection

Setting up a Simple Network


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.4: Basic Networking Tasks

Viewing your Network Map

Using Sharing and Discovery

Sharing Drives, Folders, & Resources

Browsing the Network

Basic Network Troubleshooting


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.5: Staying Safe

Opening the Security Center

Security Center Overview

The Security Essentials

Modifying Security Settings


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.6: Keeping your Family Safe

Opening the Parental Controls Center

Setting Games Ratings

Setting Time Limits

Restricting Applications

Viewing Activity Reports


Skill Sharpener

Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Hardware and Software

Lesson 5.1: The Basics of Managing Software

Installing Software Packages

Removing Software Packages

Changing Startup Programs

Setting Program Compatibility Options


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 5.2: Managing Hardware

Viewing System Information

Checking your System\'s Score

Using Device Manager

Viewing Hardware and Devices


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 5.3: People Near Me

What is People Near Me?

Opening People Near Me

Setting Your Sign-In Options

Using People Near Me


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 5.4: Windows Live Messenger

Downloading and Installing Windows Live Messenger

Signing into Windows Live Messenger

Interface Overview

Sending Messages

Signing Out


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 5.5: Windows Meeting Space

Opening Windows Meeting Space

Setting up a Windows Meeting Space

Starting a Meeting

In the Meeting Room


Skill Sharpener

Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions

Section 6: Troubleshooting your Computer

Lesson 6.1: Backing up your Computer

Launching the Backup and Restore Center

Backing Up Your Files

Backing Up Your Computer

Restoring Files

Using Easy Transfer


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 6.2: Troubleshooting your Computer

Opening the Problem Reports and Solutions Center

Viewing Problems

Checking for Solutions

Implementing Solutions

Changing Settings


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 6.3: Using System Restore

Opening System Restore

Creating a System Restore Point

Restoring your Computer to an Earlier Time

Undo a System Restore Point

Changing System Restore Settings


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 6.4: Vista\'s Hard Disk Management Utilities

Enabling ReadyBoost

Using BitLocker

Using the Encrypting File System

About Windows ReadyDisk


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 6.5: Advanced Computer Management

About Windows Services Hardening and Security

Using Data Execution Prevention

Setting up Access Control Lists

About Network Access Protection

About User Account Control


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 6.6: Vista Mobility Features

Introducing Windows Sideshow

Using the Mobility Center

Setting Power Options

Setting Tablet PC Options


Skill Sharpener

Section 6: Case Study

Section 6: Review Questions


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Quick Reference Guide

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