Maricopa Community Colleges  BPC121AE   19976-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval:  6-23-2009

CIS121AE  2012 Spring - 9999

L+L  1.0 Credit(s)  2.0 Period(s)  1.7 Load  Occ

Windows Operating System: Level I

Specific topics include Windows basics, navigating and customizing the desktop, maintaining hardware and software, improving performance, configurations, securing your computer, taskbar, organizing, searching and managing folders and files, installing and uninstalling applications, Internet Explorer fine tuning, security, and searching, including advanced search techniques, keyboard shortcuts, and current topics.

Prerequisites: None.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


CIS121AE  2012 Spring - 9999

Windows Operating System: Level I


1.         Perform start-up, shut down, standby, and hibernate procedures on the computer. (I)

2.         Customize the desktop, including gadgets. (II)

3.         Maintain the hardware and software. (III)

4.         Track the status of application programs currently being used through the Task Manager and task bar functions. (IV)

5.         Secure your computer. (V)

6.         Use the Help utility to obtain information. (VI)

7.         Manage folders and files. (VII)

8.         Install and uninstall application programs. (VIII)

9.         Use Internet Explore to navigate and efficiently search the web. (IX)

10.       Use Windows built in applications. (X)


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CIS121AE  2012 Spring - 9999

Windows Operating System: Level I


I.          Start Up and Shut Down Procedures and Options

            A.        Power on the computer

            B.        Shut down options

                        1.         Powering off

                        2.         Restarting (including standby and hibernate)

II.        Customizing the Desktop

            A.        Components of the desktop

                        1.         Desktop icons

                        2.         Control Panel

                        3.         Taskbar

III.       Maintaining the Hardware and Operating Software

            A.        Disk utilities

            B.        Restore points

            C.        Installation and removal of Windows Components

IV.       Taskbar Functions

            A.        Concept of taskbar buttons

            B.        Time/date indicator

            C.        Positioning of the taskbar

V.        Securing Your Computer

            A.        Virus protection

            B.        Firewall

            C.        Adware and spyware

            D.        Passwords and user accounts

VI.       Help utility

            A.        Help contents

                        1.         Text

                        2.         Online

            B.        Alphabetical topics list

            C.        Key word search

VII.     Managing Folders and Files

            A.        Understanding file types

            B.        Cut, copy, paste, send to

            C.        Short cut menus

            D.        Folder management

                        1.         Creating

                        2.         Moving

                        3.         Renaming

                        4.         Deleting

            E.         Sorting, stacking and grouping files

                        1.         Tags

                        2.         Properties


            F.         File management

                        1.         Copying

                        2.         Moving

                        3.         Renaming

                        4.         Deleting

VIII.    Install and Uninstall Applications

            A.        Programs submenu of the start menu

            B.        Control Panel

            C.        Uninstall or repair

IX.       Internet Explorer

            A.        Brief overview of IE

            B.        Effective searching

            C.        History

            D.        Favorites

            E.         Security levels

            F.         Configuring mail preferences

            G.        Working with options

                        1.         Security

                        2.         Privacy

                        3.         Connections

                        4.         Browsing history

X.        Using Windows Built-in Applications


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