Windows NT Workstation 4.0: Orientation

Group 3 - The Beginners


Software version number: 4.0

Course length: 2 day(s)


Hardware/software required to run this course

You will need 12 megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM) if you are using Windows NT Workstation. See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup.

In addition, you will need printers if you want to print the documents created in the course.

Course description

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

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 Workstation environment to create and manage documents.

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


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:

* Identify some fundamental personal computing concepts and terminology, such as hardware components and software; examine and identify components of the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 screen; select items with the mouse; and access Windows NT Workstation features by using the Start button

* Work with windows by using buttons and dragging techniques; work with multiple programs by using the taskbar to switch between and tile windows; observe the contents of a hard disk by using the My Computer icon; and access a disk quickly by creating a desktop shortcut.

* Become accustomed to common Windows NT Workstation program techniques by experimenting with WordPad.

* Display the contents of disks by using the Windows NT Explorer; create a folder by using the shortcut menu; copy and move documents and folders by dragging them; and sort and locate documents by using the Windows NT Explorer.

* Prepare a disk for use by using the Format command; copy and move groups of documents; delete and restore documents by using the Recycle Bin.

* Share data between programs by using the Edit, Copy and Edit, Paste commands.

* Identify some fundamental concepts and terminology of computer networks; observe shared resources by using the Network Neighborhood icon; access shared data; and connect to a remote printer.

* Customize the appearance of your Windows NT Workstation desktop; exit Windows NT Workstation by using the Shut Down command.

Course content

Lesson 1: Introduction to Windows NT Workstation

Orientation to personal computers

Orientation to the Windows NT Workstation screen

The mouse

The Start button

Lesson 2: Working with the Windows NT Workstation 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 workstation display

Customizing the workstation

The Shut Down command

Appendix A: Using Help

Appendix B: Using Windows NT Workstation security features

Course specifications

Course number: 44-122