Introduction to Networks and the Internet
Course number: 084127
Software: Windows XP
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Computers are everywhere. We use them in almost every aspect of our
lives whether we realize it or not. But it's not just the computers themselves
that make all the technology so useful and interesting—it's the way they interconnect
and work together that creates a truly amazing tool. That's what a network
does—connects computers together. In this course, you will be introduced to
the Internet and networks.
You will be introduced to networks and the
The target student for this course is any
person who has basic end-user skills on Windows-based computers and who wishes
to use network and Internet services (such as file sharing, printing, email
and other communications, and searching for information), begin training for
a career in the information technology field, or prepare for Module 3 (Living
Online) of the Certiport Internet and Core Computing (IC3) certification.Prerequisites:
Before beginning this course, students should
have basic end-user skills on a Windows-based personal computer, including
the ability to start up and shut down the computer, log on to the computer, run programs, and move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer.
Students should also possess basic knowledge
of computing concepts, including the difference between hardware and software,
and the functions of software components such as the operating system, applications,
and the file system.
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
- A Pentium
processor, 300 MHz or greater.
- At least 128
megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM).
- At least 5
gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space.
- A display adapter and monitor capable of at least an 800 x
600 viewing area.
- A 3.5" 1.44
MB floppy-disk drive.
- A bootable
- A mouse or
compatible tracking device.
- A network
adapter and cabling connecting each classroom computer.
- A live connection
to the Internet for the instructor and each student computer.
- The instructor computer will need a display system to project
the instructor's computer screen.
- This computer should meet the recommended system specifications
for the server operating system you choose (see the Software requirements
list in the next section).
- At least 6
GB of available hard disk space.
- Windows XP
- For the classroom domain controller, use either Windows 2000
Server or Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Make sure you have enough per-server
licenses for the classroom. Be sure that you have met the licensing or activation
requirements for your situation.
Outlook Express 6.0 (or later version).
Internet Explorer 5.5 (or later version).
- Adobe Acrobat
Reader 5.1 (or later version).
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Work on networks.
- Use email.
- Manage the mailbox.
- Browse the Web.
- Do research on the Internet.
- Lesson 1: Working on Networks
- Topic 1A: Log on to a Network
- Topic 1B: Change a Network Password
- Topic 1C: Locate Network Files and Folders
- Topic 1D: Map a Network Drive
- Topic 1E: Use a Network Printer
- Lesson 2: Using Email
- Topic 2A: Read New Email
- Topic 2B: Send Email
- Topic 2C: Respond to Email Messages
- Topic 2D: Create a Contact
- Lesson 3: Managing the Mailbox
- Topic 3A: Delete Email Messages
- Topic 3B: Create Mailbox Folders
- Topic 3C: Save Email Messages
- Topic 3D: Search for Email
- Topic 3E: Manage Email Attachments
- Topic 3F: Create a Distribution List
- Lesson 4: Browse the Web
- Topic 4A: Locate a Web Site
- Topic 4B: Manage Favorites
- Topic 4C: Save Web Site Content
- Topic 4D: Configure General Browser Options
- Lesson 5: Researching on the Internet
- Topic 5A: Search for Information on the Internet
- Topic 5B: Evaluate Information on the Internet
- Topic 5C: Access Newsgroups
- Topic 5D: Access an Online Database
- Topic 5E: Shop on the Internet
- Appendix A: Creating a Safe Work Environment
- Appendix B: The Role of Computers in Society
- Appendix C: Exam Objective Mapping