About this course

Course type Essentials
Course code DWVL1
Duration 1 Day

This course will provide you with the basic skills you need to get started with personal computers and work with the various features, tools, and options available in Windows Vista. In this course, you will familiarise yourself with the basics of personal computers, customise Windows Vista, and manage file and folders. You will also work with simple tools and browse the Internet.

This course is the first in a series of three Microsoft Windows Vista courses. You will use a personal computer loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista to help you acquire the latest skills in computers.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for any knowledge worker, business professional, or private individual who needs to use entry-level Windows Vista computer skills in a business or personal environment.

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic components and capabilities of personal computers.
  • Explore Windows Vista.
  • Customise the Windows Vista desktop.
  • Use common tools and programs available in Windows Vista.
  • Manage folders and files.
  • Browse the Internet using Internet Explorer 7.0.


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Personal Computers

  • Topic 1A: Personal Computer Basics
  • Topic 1B: Personal Computer Hardware
  • Topic 1C: Personal Computer Functionality

Lesson 2: Exploring Windows Vista

  • Topic 2A: Log On to Windows Vista
  • Topic 2B: Explore the Desktop
  • Topic 2C: Manipulate Open Windows
  • Topic 2D: Use Help And Support
  • Topic 2E: Turn Off the Personal Computer

Lesson 3: Customising the Windows Vista Desktop

  • Topic 3A: Customise the Start Menu
  • Topic 3B: Customise the Taskbar
  • Topic 3C: Personalise the Desktop
  • Topic 3D: Set a Screen Saver
  • Topic 3E: Configure the Sidebar

Lesson 4: Using Common Tools and Programs in Vista

  • Topic 4A: Create a Document in WordPad
  • Topic 4B: Format a Document in WordPad
  • Topic 4C: Work with the Calculator
  • Topic 4D: Customise a Graphic with the Paint Tool

Lesson 5: Managing Folders and Files

  • Topic 5A: Navigate Folders with Windows Explorer
  • Topic 5B: Work with Folders and Files
  • Topic 5C: Organise Files and Folders
  • Topic 5D: Search for Folders and Files
  • Topic 5E: Use the Advanced Search Options
  • Topic 5F: Burn Data on Storage Media

Lesson 6: Browsing the Internet

  • Topic 6A: Become Familiar with the Internet
  • Topic 6B: Browse Websites with Internet

1 Day

Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems
Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0345 074 7998 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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