Introduction To Windows Xp Class 2

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Introduction To Windows Xp Class 2

  1. 1. Introduction to Windows XP Level 2 IST and Peace Academy are proud to present….
  2. 2. Introduction to Windows XP Welcome Logistics Course Topics
  3. 3. Welcome <ul><li>E-mail address: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>If you didn’t receive your copy of Monday night’s class, please let me or one of the assistants know and we’ll make certain you receive your copy. </li></ul>Instructor: Sister Linda Jenkins
  4. 4. Logistics <ul><li>Prayer Times – We will break approximately 5 min prior – Need Volunteer Timekeeper </li></ul><ul><li>Maghrib Prayer 7:57 p.m. - Library </li></ul><ul><li>Isha Prayer 9:06 p.m. – Library </li></ul><ul><li>For copies of documents, please provide e-mail address to me and I will send to you after course is completed </li></ul><ul><li>Because of time restraints, there will be limited time for questions. At the end of class each evening there will be a question and answer session where individual questions can also be addressed. If you still have questions, please feel free to e-mail me or speak directly with me after class. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Windows XP? <ul><li>Windows XP is computer software. Specifically, it is an operating system </li></ul><ul><li>An operating system is required on every computer in the world. It is software that allows you (the user) to install and run the programs that you actually wish to use. </li></ul><ul><li>The XP stands for eXPerience </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001, which took the place of Windows 98/ME and Windows 2000. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Topics <ul><li>What is Hardware and Software </li></ul><ul><li>Desktops through the Ages </li></ul><ul><li>The XP Desktop – Icons, Shortcuts, Folders, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Service – Dialup, DSL, Cable </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer – Web Searches </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail – How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer – E-mail: Yahoo, G-Mail, MSN, AOL </li></ul><ul><li>Review – Questions & Answers </li></ul>Before working with Windows XP it’s important for you to know the Fundamentals of working with the program…. In the level 2 portion of this Course we will be discussing the following topics….
  7. 7. What is Hardware and Software? <ul><li>Examples of Hardware: </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Software </li></ul>
  8. 8. Desktops Through the Ages Windows 95 Windows 98 / ME Windows XP Windows Vista GUI = Graphical User Interface – The graphics have improved as users improved and demanded more and better graphics from Microsoft
  9. 9. The XP Desktop – Icons, Shortcuts, Folders, etc. To make it easier for you to identify each type of item, I have removed the graphics from the background.
  10. 10. Internet Service – Dialup , DSL, Cable Very Slow but very inexpensive
  11. 11. Internet Service – Dialup, DSL , Cable Faster than Dialup but Slower than Cable. However, speed is consistent if only 1 pc used per modem on a single line
  12. 12. Internet Service – Dialup, DSL, Cable Fastest speed available for normal home users Slower than satellite (military) However, speed is consistent if only 1 pc used per cable line – cable lines are like old telephone party lines.
  13. 13. Internet Explorer – Web Searches Google is one of the most common search engines available to users. It and other search engines enable users to search the Web, images, Maps, News, Shopping, Groups, and many other topics. Today, we’ll use it to complete different types of web searches. We’ll be looking at different tabs and then search on a favorite topic of your own.
  14. 14. E-Mail – How does it work? <ul><li>Okay. You write a letter and take it to the mailbox. It sits in the mailbox until the mail carrier picks it up. The address on the front of the envelope directs the letter to a specific person at a specific location. It's taken to the addressee's mailbox and put inside. It sits there until the addressee walks out to the mailbox and gets the letter. </li></ul><ul><li>This is basically how e-mail works. You address the email - [email_address] - the part before the &quot;@&quot; signifies the person; the part after the &quot;@&quot; the server. </li></ul><ul><li>Your e-mail sits in a queue on a computer - called a server - at your I nternet S ervice P rovider (AOL, Yahoo, etc.). Your ISP sends out all the queued up e-mails. </li></ul><ul><li>Those e-mails go to the specified servers and then are routed to the specified users (your friend). The e-mail sits there until the user (your friend) goes online to pick up their e-mail. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Internet Explorer – e-mail <ul><li>E-Mail stands for electronic mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Normally e-mail is a free service of your internet service provider, or you can use other sites such as Google (G-Mail), Yahoo (Yahoo mail), AOL (AOL Mail), MSN (Hotmail or Livemail) </li></ul><ul><li>Names can be made unique by your own creation or you can have the company create a name for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Space is limited as set by the provider you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Old e-mails can and will be deleted after a certain time frame. </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient because you don’t take up space on your pc </li></ul><ul><li>Inconvenient because you can’t get to your e-mail if you loose internet connection unless you have alternate methods of accessing your internet – such as a mobile device </li></ul><ul><li>Junk Mail – Don’t open it if you don’t know the person who sent it to you. Also, don’t click on the remove me from the mail list, because then they know they have a good address and sell your address to other Junk mail companies. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Review – Questions & Answers <ul><li>Hardware vs. Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware = equipment, Software = programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desktops through the Ages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A retrospective look at the way desktops have changed throughout the years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Services – Dialup, DSL, Cable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A quick look at how each method works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of each type of service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Searches Expanded – Web, Maps, News, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Mail – How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail Providers, Setting up e-mail – where to go </li></ul></ul>In the level 2 portion of this Course we discussed the following topics….
  17. 17. Review – 1 st Session <ul><li>The Desktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Overview – Quick Menu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Mouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ergonomics – Mouse Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Taskbar and System Tray </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taskbar, System Tray, Quick Launch Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing the Desktop Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Image Search, Saving as Background, Windows Standard Images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Start Menu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Views – What’s there by default, customizing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Control Panel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Category vs. Classic View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating System Changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adding Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deleting Software </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Hardware – Camera </li></ul>
  18. 18. CONGRATULATIONS and Thank you for attending! <ul><li>I want to thank each of you for your time and attendance throughout this course. If you have any questions that haven’t been answered or if any of my explanations have confused you, please let me know so that I can address them with you. </li></ul><ul><li>I am very proud of each of you and the progress you’ve made. I hope to see you in the future for more fun and learning! </li></ul><ul><li>Please be sure to invite others you feel would enjoy this class or others we plan on offering in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to get your copy of your Certificate of Completion for this course. </li></ul><ul><li>Again, if you need to contact me my e-mail address is … [email_address] </li></ul>- Sister Linda Jenkins

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