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The School of Part-Time Studies

Introduction to Windows XP - Non-Credit

Windows XP is one of the most stable and popular versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Whether you're new to Windows or an experienced PC aficionado, there's a lot to learn if you're just starting to work with Windows XP. For the Windows newbie, there's never been a better time to learn. The XP interface is designed to make the learning curve easier than ever. Experienced Windows users will also appreciate the frictionless interface that makes a computer quicker, easier, and more productive. This course covers all the basic skills and concepts needed to use a computer to do anything - be it surf the Internet, write a book, day trade stocks, manage your finances, play music, edit photos, or just do e-mail. You need only know enough to get connected to the online course. Basic buzzwords and concepts of drives, directories, files, and so forth are explained in depth, as well as all the skills you need to get help when you need it, back out of awkward situations gracefully, and take advantage of the Internet like never before. You'll also learn to use and customize the interface; work with texts, pictures, photos, sound, music and DVD, Interactive TV and video; create shortcuts to favorites; get the most from the Internet; and even build your own local area network (LAN).

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