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Getting Started With Microsoft Windows XP


PIN code provided for this course allows unlimited on-line access for 90 days. This course introduces students to the basic features in Microsoft Windows XP.

This course will teach the end-user necessary skills like using the mouse, working on the Desktop, using windows, and operating the Start menu and Taskbar. The course also includes lessons on customizing the Desktop using background colors, Web content, screen savers, and Desktop themes. Students will also gain an understanding of Windows` file system, including how to use Windows Explorer.

Finally, the course will walk the students through formatting disks, printing documents, using system tools, and shutting down the computer. All skills will be taught using true-to-life scenarios, examples, review exercises, and concept graphics to help reinforce material presented.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use the mouse
  • Customize the Desktop
  • Use Windows Explorer
  • Format disks
  • Use system tools


Student performance is assessed by cumulative training time, number of lessons completed and, where tests are available, the percent correct. Many courses also have a pre- and post-test where the pre-test will automatically assign only the lessons needed to achieve course mastery.

course quick facts
course code DED3239
cost $30.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials

Patrick Grady is an award-winning online course developer, and has a varied background, which includes technical writing, instructional design, education, and corporate training. Patrick implements his own diverse knowledge and unique set of skills to creating informative, engaging online courses with a strong focus on positive educational outcomes. He has taught online courses in a number of areas, including: Windows XP.