Using Microsoft® Windows 8

Course Dates: TBA
Course Length:  1 Day
Course Fee:  $345

Prerequisites:  No particular prerequisite skills are required, but any previous exposure to personal computers and the Internet is helpful.

Course Overview:
Welcome to Using Microsoft® Windows® 8. Whether you’re new to computers or have used them in the past, this class will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifically, the Windows 8 interface. This course will help you to define what a PC is, and familiarize you with the Windows 8 user interface and its basic capabilities. In this course, you will explore Windows 8 and learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface
Identify Components of a Personal ComputerSign In to Windows 8
Navigate the Start Screen

Lesson 2: Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features
Access and Identify the Charms
Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
Multitasking with Apps

Lesson 3: Working with Desktop Applications
Navigate the Desktop
Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
Elements of a Desktop Window
Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications

Lesson 4: Using Internet Explorer 10
Navigate Internet Explorer 10
Browse the Web

Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
Customize the Start Screen
Customize the Desktop

Lesson 6: Using Windows 8 Security Features
Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
Use Windows Defender
Store and Share Files with SkyDrive