Microsoft® Windows® 8.1: Transition from Windows® 7

Course Dates:  By Request
Course Length:  1 day
Course Fee:  $345
Course Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students with a prior knowledge of Windows 7 will be able to perform common tasks within the Windows 8.1 environment.

You will:

  • Navigate the Windows 8.1 environment.
  • Work with common features.
  • Customize the Windows 8.1 environment.
  • Use Internet Explorer 11 in the new user interface.
  • Use Windows 8.1 security features.
  • Use other Windows 8.1 features.


Target Student:

This course is designed for students who wish to switch from using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system to using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system in a business or work-related environment.


Lesson 1: Navigating the Windows 8.1 Environment

 Log In to Windows 8.1

 Navigate the Start Screen

 Navigate the Desktop

Lesson 2: Working with Common Features

 Use Apps

 Use the Charms

 Use Microsoft Office Applications

 Use File Explorer

 Use the Control Panel and the Task Manager

Lesson 3: Customizing the Windows 8.1 Environment

 Work with Dual Monitors

 Customize the Start Screen

 Customize the Desktop

 Configure PC Settings

Lesson 4: Using Internet Explorer 11

 Navigate the Internet Explorer 11 New User Interface

 Browse the Web in the Internet Explorer 11 New User Interface

Lesson 5: Using Windows 8.1 Security Features

 Use Windows Defender

 Set New Password Types

Lesson 6: Using Other Windows 8.1 Features

 Use File History

 Use the Improved Copy and Paste Functionality

 Create and Use Storage Spaces

 Create and Use a Microsoft Account

 Refresh or Reset Your PC