Security I: How the 2007 Office system helps you to stay safer

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Find out about security risks to your computer and ways to help to protect it, as well as how the 2007 Microsoft Office system new file formats help to keep your files safer..

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Be aware of some of the security risks to your computer and the importance of using antivirus software.

  • Define what a macro and a digital signature are and know when they're in a document.

  • Use options in the Message Bar to decide whether to enable macros and other potential security risks.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. First things first: Take care of your computer

  2. Security threats

  3. Sources of infection

  4. Microsoft Update: an essential security precaution

  5. Antivirus software

  6. Other security measures

  7. E-mail security

  1. Security in Office

  2. The Message Bar

  3. Macros and other good things

  4. No more choosing security levels

  5. More about the Message Bar

  6. Before you make a decision

  7. Make a choice about a file

  8. Practice

  9. Quick reference card

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