DesktopCourseFeedback

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Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course Call For Feedback

With the explosive growth of Ubuntu, one of the services we are working towards is a selection of high quality training courses. These courses are designed to help get Ubuntu users trained and certified with a respected, notable training solution.

As we all know, Ubuntu is deeply rooted in community, and we are very keen to gather feedback from the community about the content, structure and organisation of the training courses. With this in mind, we are presented the proposed Table Of Contents (TOC) so the community can provide its opinion, insight and experience to help us craft the best possible training course. This wiki page outlines the TOC and how you can submit your feedback.

Contributing Your Feedback

Contributing your feedback is easy. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Look at the proposed Table Of Contents below and write down your thoughts into a text editor. We are specifically looking for opinions and experience about:
    • Is the content we are covering enough? Should any additional topics be added, or should any topics be removed?
    • Is the structure and chronological order of the content sensible? Should it be changed or re-ordered in any way?
  • Copy the feedback you have just lovingly written down into an email and send it to training AT ubuntu DOT com.

  • You may have someone from the training team get in touch with you for futher comments and opinion.

Finally, sit back and revel in the fact that you have just contributed to future of Ubuntu training. Good work. Smile :)

Proposed Table Of Contents

Below you can find the proposed TOC for Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course. We would love to hear your feedback about the items in the TOC, as well as the structure and order that the items will be taught.

Day 1: Morning

1. Getting Started - 5%

  • About Ubuntu
  • Choosing a language

2. Key differences between using Ubuntu and Microsoft - 10%

3. Adding, Removing and Updating Applications - 15%

  • Desktop, preferences and navigating the Filesystem – incl. nautilus / konqueror & where to find what and how to install diff desktop themes

  • What is a package manager
  • Add/Remove Applications
  • Synaptic Package Manager
  • Installing a Single Package File
  • Software Repositories
  • Updates

Day 1: Afternoon

4. Internet - 15%

  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Web browsing
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Peer To Peer
  • Softphones – ekiga, wengophone, skypr
  • News Readers
  • Networking

5. Graphics & Photos - 10%

  • Digital Cameras
  • 3D Graphic Cards
  • gThumb Image Viewer
  • The GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program)
  • Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor
  • f-spot

Day 2: Morning

Recap on day 1

6. Office - 25%

  • OpenOffice.org

  • GNOME Office
  • GnuCash Accounting Application

  • Scribus Desktop Publishing Application
  • xpdf/evince

Day 2: Afternoon

7. Music and Video - 15%

  • Playing and Organising Music Files
  • Playing and Extracting Audio CDs
  • Burning CDs
  • Video Playback
  • Multimedia Codecs
  • Using an iPod
  • Editing Audio Files
  • DVD Playback
  • Backing Up DVDs
  • RealPlayer

  • Video Editing

8. Games - 5%

  • Frozen-Bubble
  • PlanetPenguin Racer

  • Scorched3D
  • Windows Games
  • freciv

9. Partitions and Booting (optional – should be written but not compulsory part of course)

  • Graphical Partition Editor
  • Make Windows partitions available from Ubuntu
  • Make Windows partitions automatically available
  • Run a system command automatically at startup
  • Change default operating system at boot
  • Configure start-up services
  • Other Tips
  • Printing