Exploring Getting Started with Windows 7



1. Investigating in a systematic way: examining. 2. Searching

into or ranging over for the purpose of discovery.

The Exploring System:

Moving Students Beyond the Point and Click!

The goal of the Exploring Series is to teach ...

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1. Investigating in a systematic way: examining. 2. Searching

into or ranging over for the purpose of discovery.

The Exploring System:

Moving Students Beyond the Point and Click!

The goal of the Exploring Series is to teach more than just the steps you need to follow to

accomplish a task. Exploring also teaches you the theoretical foundation you need to

understand when and why to apply the skills you learn in this class. This way, you achieve a

deeper understanding of each application and can apply this critical thinking beyond Office

and the classroom.

Student Textbook

Exploring is a book you can use as a tool to easily identify what you need to know, and then

learn it efficiently.

Objective Mapping enables you to see where in each chapter objective is covered, so you

can quickly jump to that section.

Key Terms are pulled out and defined in the margins, helping to ensure you learn terminology.

Hands-On Exercises throughout each chapter allow you to apply what you learned for

immediate reinforcement.

Companion Website: www.pearsonhighered.com/exploring

An interactive website featuring self-study tools to help you succeed in this course.

Online Study Guide enables you to practice what you’ve learned by answering auto-graded


Glossary of key terms reinforces terminology as you learn the language of computing.

Chapter Objectives Review for a quick overview.

Web Resources include links to Microsoft® Office Online Help and How-To documents.

Student Data Files needed to complete the projects in the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780558463434
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Windows 7 Fundamentals

Understanding the Desktop

Identify Desktop Components

Explore the Taskbar

Customize the Desktop

Managing Windows

Identify Window Components

Work with Windows

Hands-On Exercise 1 Windows 7 Fundamentals

Windows Programs and Security Features

Identifying Windows Accessories

Use Notepad and WordPad

Use Paint

Use the Calculator

Use Snipping Tool

Working with Security Settings and Software

Understand the Action Center

Use Windows Defender

Customize User Account Control

Access Windows Update

Use Windows Firewall

Hands-On Exercise 2 Windows Programs and Security Features

Windows Search and Help

Performing a Search

Conduct a Search

Expand or Narrow a Search

Save a Search

Getting Help

Search and Browse Help

Get Remote Assistance

Get Online Help

Hands-On Exercise 3 Windows Search and Help

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