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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..

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and one practice session for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • 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.

Worried about computer security? Does the mere mention of viruses or spyware scare you? Find out about some of the basic steps you can take to protect yourself.

Then see how working with the default settings in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access 2007 makes it easier for you to deal with security.

To learn more about this course, read this page fully and then click Next.

This course explains the new security features in Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007, Publisher 2007, Visio 2007, and InfoPath 2007. Also included are some tips for Outlook 2007 and more general information about computer security.

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