Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Family
Introduction to Windows
9x, NT, 2000, XP

Course description

Overview: Students will learn the benefits of working with personal computers and of using Windows NT.

Prerequisites: None.

Delivery method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Benefits: Students will learn how to use the Windows NT environment to create and manage documents.

Target student: Students enrolling in this course should be new to computers and Windows NT.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


Course content


Lesson 1: Introduction to Windows NT

Orientation to personal computers

Orientation to the Windows NT screen

The mouse

The Start button


Lesson 2: Working with the Windows NT desktop

Window components and mouse settings

Using the taskbar

Working with multiple windows

My Computer



Lesson 3: Basic application techniques

Creating a document by using WordPad

Editing a document

Working with a long document

Paint basics


Lesson 4: Introduction to Windows NT Explorer

Orientation to the Windows NT Explorer

Creating folders

Copying and moving objects

Sorting and finding documents


Lesson 5: Additional document-management techniques

Formatting a disk

Copying and moving groups of documents

Using the Recycle Bin


Lesson 6: Cutting, copying, and pasting

Copying and moving data


Lesson 7: Using network resources

Orientation to the concept of networking

Accessing shared folders

Using network printers


Lesson 8: Customizing the display

Customizing the workstation

The Shut Down command


Appendix A: Using Help


Appendix B: Using Windows NT security features

Course specifications

Course number: 44-122