Pitman Training

Learning Windows 7

Course Outline

Microsoft operating systems are the most widely used programmes in business today. So if you’d like to work within a company’s IT department as a support function looking after servers which have a Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, this is the perfect course for you.

The course covers a range of topics including starting Windows 7, gaining an understanding of its parameters and how you can personalise the system so that if fits in with the way a business works.

There’s a whole host of great features to get excited about with Windows 7. The course aims to break down the information to teach you how to simplify everyday tasks through the use of jump lists, aero peek, pinned items, homegroups and the how the innovative networking system allows users to share video, music, and personal data in the quickest and most secure manner.

Upon the completion of our Learning Windows 7 course, you’ll feel confident that you have the understanding you need to work within an IT support role and you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate*.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.


The Learning Windows 7 training course has been developed to give you a basic level of knowledge and understanding about the latest Microsoft operating system Windows 7.

The course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in IT/Network support, with networks running the Windows 7 Server environment.

Prior to starting the course a knowledge of basic computer networking and the Windows Server environment would be an advantage.

There are two sessions in this course: -

Session 1

Section A: Introduction to Windows 7 – Editions, Home Premium, Gadgets, Professional, Ultimate, System Requirements, Installing.

Section B: Exploring Windows 7 – Startup, Logging On, The Desktop, The Start Menu, Search Field, Shut Down, The Taskbar, Notification Area, Help and Support.

Section C: Navigating Windows and Folders – Organisation and Navigation, Hot Keys, Hiding/Displaying Windows, Jump List, Files and Folders, File Structure, Explorer Features, Accessing Network Drives.

Section D: Managing Files and Folders – Viewing Files and Folders, Folder Content, Folder Options, File Properties, Properties Dialog Box, Folder Properties, Renaming, Creating a Folder, Copying Files, Compressing, Deleting.

Section E: Personalising Windows – Desktop Themes, Desktop Background, Sounds, Screen Saver, Screen Resolution, Advanced Settings.

Session 2

Section A: System Settings – Start Menu Settings, Taskbar Customisation, Taskbar Toolbars, Taskbar Properties, Notification Area, Date and Time Settings, Computer Name, Power Options.

Section B: The Control Panel – Control Panel Categories, Accessing the Control Panel, User Account Control, System Information.

Section C: Network Connections – Connecting to a Network, Adding a Network Connection, Set a Network Location, Creating a Homegroup, Homegroup Settings, Leaving a Homegroup, Sharing Files and Folders, Sharing Settings, Adaptor/Connector Settings.

Section D: Connecting to the Web – Internet Connection, Internet Explorer 8, Addresses, Web Sites, Internet Explorer Toolbars, Tabbed Browsing, Tab Settings, Tab Lists, Browsing History.

Section E: Personalising Internet Explorer 8 – Your Home Page, Font Settings, Color 
Settings, Changing Your Home Page, Removing a Homepage, Setting Default Programs.

Section F: Updating the System – Updates, Update Settings, Installing an Update.

Section G: Set Up Hardware Devices – Peripheral Devices, Ports, USB/FireWire, Installing Devices, Device Properties, Adding Network Printers, Printer Sharing, Sound Settings, Speech Recognition, Mouse Keyboard Properties, System Information.

This course will take around 5 hours to complete.

This course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study our Learning Windows 7 course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the Learning Windows 7 course at a time and place convenient to yourself. 

To get in touch with your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Learning Windows 7 course click here.




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