Microsoft® Windows 7: Comprehensive

  • AUTHORS: Gary B. Shelly; Steven M. Freund; Raymond E. Enger
  • ISBN-13: 9781439081037 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 832 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2011     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

Introduce your students to the new generation of Microsoft with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Microsoft Windows 7, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In Microsoft Windows 7: Comprehensive you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead. Brand new end of chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable users by requiring them to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


  • Engaging coverage of the latest Windows operating system allows students to master updated applications such as file, document and folder management as well as new Windows 7 features such as Libraries.
  • Explains new features of Windows 7 Editions and how they can be used in both the students personal and professional life.
  • Updated End of Chapter Exercises, including Make It Right, Extend Your Knowledge and Make It Personal allow students to become more proficient and capable users through extended engagement in the material.
  • Plan Ahead feature prepares students to create successful projects by encouraging them to think about what they are trying to accomplish before they begin.
  • Engages students with new Experimental steps, which encourage them to go beyond step-by-step instructions to take advantage of the new features in Microsoft Windows 7.

About the Contributor

  • Gary B. Shelly

    Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

  • Steven M. Freund

    Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, programming, and Internet technology courses throughout Central Florida. An integral author for the successful Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Mr. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows® Internet Explorer, Windows®, Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous successful instructor supplements.

  • Raymond E. Enger

    Raymond E. Enger is the IT Program Director for the Osceola Campus of Valencia Community College where he has taught classes in computer programming, database design, operating systems, networking, security, and other IT areas since 2001. His background in programming includes C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Perl, ASP, Visual Basic, and the other Visual Studio languages. Ray built the study tool for the last three editions of the Shelly Cashman Series' Systems Analysis and Design book and is also a co-author of the Microsoft Windows Vista series of books.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Using Microsoft Windows 7.
2. Working on the Windows 7 Desktop.
3. File and Folder Management.
4. Personal Information Management and Communicating.
5. Personalize Your Work Environment.
6. Customizing Your Computer Using the Control Panel.
7. Advanced File.
8. Mastering Digital Pictures and Music.
9. Mastering Digital Video.
A: Comparison of the New Features of Windows 7 Editions.
B: Windows 7 Security.
C: Windows Live Essentials.
D: Introduction to Networking.