Windows® XP Professional: Level 2

Course Specifications

Course number: WXP-L2-076571
Course length: 1 day
Certification: Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
Software: Windows Professional

Course Description

This course provides a broad foundation for students so that they will have a greater awareness and confidence using personal computers. Students will share files and resources with co-workers over a network. They will explore how Windows XP takes advantage of the Internet. Lastly, students will learn how to customize and maintain their computers to create the most efficient workspace possible. In general, this course may enable students to participate in conversations, make appropriate requests, and troubleshoot problems related to personal computers.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following course or have equivalent knowledge:

Delivery Method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured, hands-on activities.


Windows XP: Level 2 is one of two courseware titles that address the Module 1 (Computing Fundamentals) objectives of the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) program. Modules 2 (Key Applications) and 3 (Living Online) objectives are addressed in other courseware titles. Certification candidates must pass three exams--one associated with each module--in order to earn IC3 certification.

Performance-Based Objectives

Course Content

Lesson 1: Customizing Windows XP

Topic 1A: Apply a Theme

Topic 1B: Customize the Desktop

Topic 1C: Select a Screen Saver

Topic 1D: Modify Appearance and Effects

Topic 1E: Control the Start Menu

Topic 1F: Customize the Taskbar


Lesson 2: Making Connections

Topic 2A: An Overview of Networks

Topic 2B: Add a Printer

Topic 2C: Manage Print Jobs

Topic 2D: Share Files

Topic 2E: Work Remotely


Lesson 3: Using Windows XP and the Internet

Topic 3A: An Overview of the Internet

Topic 3B: Search the Internet

Topic 3C: Keep Windows XP Up-to-date

Topic 3D: Communicate with Windows Messenger

Topic 3E: Use Remote Assistance


Lesson 4: Maintaining the Computer

Topic 4A: Diagnose System Problems

Topic 4B: Clean Up the Hard Disk

Topic 4C: Defragment the Hard Disk

Topic 4D: Back Up and Restore Personal Files

Topic 4E: Restore System Files


Appendix A: Using the Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker


Appendix B: Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) Program

Module 1 (Computing Fundamentals) Objectives