Microsoft Windows 7: First Look for End Users

Windows end users who are looking for first glance information about Windows 7.

A general knowledge of Windows operating systems and knowledge of how Windows Vista works

Expected Duration
120 minutes

Windows 7 is the latest evolution in the Windows workstation product line of operating systems. Windows 7 builds on the accomplishments of Windows Vista and adds enhancements to create an increasingly user friendly environment. This course looks at some of the new features of Windows 7 including changes to the taskbar, such as jump lists and quick preview; the new desktop features, such as new theme suites and gadgets; and the enhancements to the Aero framework, such as Aero Shake and Aero Peek. This course also discusses how Windows Live Essentials has been separated from the operating system, Windows Touch enhancements, Windows Media Center enhancements, the Libraries system, and HomeGroup setup and management features in Windows 7. This course, created using a pre-release version of Windows 7, will prepare end users for the new environment they will encounter when they log in to it for the first time.


The Taskbar, Aero, and the New Desktop

  • recognize the features of gadgets
  • customize your desktop
  • add a program shortcut to the taskbar
  • customize how taskbar buttons are organized
  • use the thumbnail preview feature
  • recognize the changes made to built-in Windows 7 programs
  • use the Aero Snaps feature
  • use the Aero Peek feature
  • customize your desktop
  • use the thumbnail preview feature to open a window
  • use Aero Snaps and Aero Peek

Sharing and Home Networking Made Easy

  • recognize the functionality of the Windows Live Essentials suite
  • change the permissions of library folders
  • join a homegroup
  • identify the enhancements made to Windows 7 for touch-enabled PCs
  • identify the enhancements made to Windows Media Center
  • change the permissions of Libraries folders
  • join a HomeGroup





Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.