Master Microsoft Windows XP with this affordable distance learning course. Our easy step-by-step learning labs cover the basics all the way through the advanced topics of Windows XP.
We'll be right there for you every step of the way! This course includes tutorial support, detailed textbooks, study guide and access to our e-grade web site where you can take your exams online whenever you want.
Study in your own home when it's convenient for you and graduate with a professional Certificate of Completion from CIE Bookstore that's suitable for framing!
No previous computer experience is required. This program is set up for the introductory student so there are no time limits to complete this program.
10 Lessons for Certificate
Exploring the Basics:
Use the Windows start button to run software Learn Windows controls
Working with Files:
Format a disk, Enter, select, insert and delete text, Create and save a file, Open and edit a file, Print a file, Move, copy, delete and rename a file, Organizing Files with Windows
Select, create and rename folders and files in Windows Explorer, Arrange files by name, date modified, size and type using both ascending and descending order, Move, Copy, Delete files and folders
Customizing Windows for Increased Productivity:
Create and delete shortcuts to a drive, a document, and a printer, Change desktop properties, including background and wall paper, Select monitor color and resolution, Use the Control Panel to access system settings
Finding Files and Data:
Find specific files using search strings, Experiment with different search strings, View or hide file extensions, View file contents using Quick View
Working with Graphics:
Start Paint and explore the Paint window, Open a graphic in Paint, Crop and edit a graphic in Paint, Draw with the Pencil, Airbrush, Line and Ellipse tools, Add color to an existing graphic
Object Linking and Embedding:
Use Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to insert a graphic and a video clip into a WordPad document, Different uses for OLE, Media Player
Printers and Fonts:
Work with a printer's print queue to pause, remove and reorder print jobs, Print Troubleshooter, Explore Plug and Play, Examine the fonts installed on your computer
Network terminology, View your network properties and identify your computer network, Log on to a workstation and server, Change your password, Access network resources, including folders and printers, Map a drive and troubleshoot network problems
Scan a disk for error using the ScanDisk accessory, Defragment a disk using the Disk Defragmenter accessory, Learn how to compress a disk using the DriveSpace accessory.
This course includes a Certificate of Completion from CIE Bookstore upon completion, Instructor Tutorial Assistance, and Superior Student Privileges so you never have to study alone!
1. Instructor Assistance:
Use our toll-free Instructor Hot-line to access our faculty and staff if you ever need assistance with your course work. CIE's dedicated staff of instructors do more than just grade your exams; they help guide you, step-by-step, through your studies.
They'll encourage you when you're doing well and give you support when you need it. Most importantly they'll see that every question you have receives careful consideration by one or more members of the staff. You can be sure the response, whether it's a simple explanation or an in-depth theoretical discussion, will be prompt, courteous and thorough.
2. Priority Grading - No waiting
Your submitted exams will be graded and sent back to you within 24 hours. You can be sure that you will get back almost instantaneous feedback from your exams. You can take your exams on-line on our e-grade site or send them in.
3. Professional Certificate of Completion from CIE Bookstore
After finishing this course you'll receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing!
4. Free access to CIE's school paper The Electron.
5. Student Resources:
Your exam scores will be stored in CIE's data base will be ready for you when you need them!
How do I enroll?
1. You can order online (click the 'Add to Cart' button).
2. Call us at (800) 321-2155 and ask for course 01-M211.
3. You can mail a check or money order for $89.95.
(includes $14.95 for shipping/handling) to:
1776 E. 17th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
4. Western Union or Bank transfer.
5. You can fax your order to us at 216-781-0331.
Foreign shipping expense will be higher.