Programs: Microsoft Windows 2000


This chapter will prepare you to work with all Microsoft Windows 2000  based applications.  Learning how to use Windows is as essential as learning to read a book.  Think about when you were a small child.  Learning to read was a daunting task, but once you mastered one book, you were ready to try reading another.  Then you felt even braver, and ready to try to read many different books.  Soon you had no difficulty reading any unfamiliar book.  Microsoft Windows is the same way.  At first this might seems like a lot to learn all at once, but as you gain more experience, and practice, Windows will become second nature to you.  Once you have mastered Windows, all other Windows-based programs will be easier to learn at a rapid pace.  All the other Microsoft programs you will be learning. share many basic elements covered in this section.


By the end of this tutorial, you will:

  • Understand Microsoft Windows 2000imgBoxPro.gif (7703 bytes)
  • Be able to use the mouse and keyboard
  • Understand the Desktop and Start Menu
  • Understand how to use the window
  • Be able to navigate through dialog boxes
  • Learn how to use the Help system
  • Manage disks and files
  • Create and utilize folders
  • Modify files
  • Explore the Internet
  • Learn how to properly shut-down Windows

Here is a list of lessons and what will be covered in each.





This section provides a brief overview of the history of Windows.  You will see why Windows 2000 is the best version to date.

Microsoft Windows 2000

Lesson 1: 

A look at the two most common input devices: the mouse and the keyboard.  You will learn how and when to use each.

The Mouse and Keyboard

Lesson 2: 

This section will focus on the features and essential functions of the Windows 2000 desktop, as well as the Start Menu.

The Desktop and Start Menu

Lesson 3:

The window itself is what makes the Windows operating system so unique and user-friendly.  You will learn how to manipulate the window in this section.

The Window

Lesson 4:

This section will teach you how to use dialog boxes, a feature found throughout the Windows operating system and related applications.

Dialog Boxes

Lesson 5:

It is impossible to learn all the commands associated with Windows.  This section will provide you with the tools to receive help.

The Help System

Lesson 6:

This section will teach you how properly work with disks and files, essential components for complete Windows productivity.

Disk and File Management

Lesson 7:

You will learn how to effectively use folders to organize the many files on your computer.  This section helps to maximize your efficiency.


Lesson 8:

Now that you understand files, you will learn how to make changes to the files on your computer.  Many features also apply to folders.

Modifying Files

Lesson 9:

This section focuses on the principle that Windows allows you to access files that are found on your computer, as well as on other computers.  

The Internet

Lesson 10:

Once you are ready to stop using Windows there is a proper method for shutting down the computer.

Shutting Down

PowerPoint Lesson

You can view all of the PowerPoint lesson slides for this chapter by accessing this section.

PowerPoint Presentation

Hands-On Activities:

You will review all sections covered by completing a final project. In this section you will be provided with a set of directions. You will have to use what you learned from the ten lessons to complete the project.  If you get stuck feel free to refer back to the lessons in which the for help.  You will submit this assignment to your teacher.

Hands-On Activity

20 Extra Hands-On Activities:

These extra projects will help reinforce the lessons learned from this section.

20 Extra Projects


If you wish to learn more about Windows here are some places you may wish to look towards to supplemental resources.
Please note: These sites are independent of this course and are maintained by their respective owners.

External Links


Once you have completed all the lessons, attended the lecture, completed the Hand-On Activity, and reviewed, you are ready for this Final Master Exam.  You will be submitting this exam to you teacher for your final grade.  Good luck!

Final Mastery Exam

100 Extra Exam Questions

These extra exam questions allow for more diversity on tests.

100 Extra Exam Questions

Instructor Resources:

View the solutions to the final exam.

Answer Key for Final Mastery Exam

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Programs: Microsoft Windows 2000