Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows 8

Learn all the new features in Windows 8 on your own personal computer.
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  • Lectures 100
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

The Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows 8 course is designed to cover the basics of using Windows 8. Students will get an overview of PCs and the Windows 8 interface, using modern apps and navigation, and working with desktop applications. Learn about using Internet Explorer 10, customizing the Windows 8 environment, and using Windows 8 security features.

Total Video Time: 4h 8m

Review Quizzes included for each Section, test your knowledge!

Workbooks included for each Section, print out the course slides and take notes as you go!

Some Topics Include:

Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface

Navigating through the Start Screen

Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features

Working with Desktop Applications

Navigating in Internet Explorer 10

Customizing the Windows 8 Environment

Setting Privacy Levels and Password

Storing and Sharing Files with SkyDrive


Instructor: Ken Mayer

Ken has spent the last 30 years in the world of IT. He does both training and consulting for many of the world’s largest Telecoms, Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller enterprises around the world. He’s certified by Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, Microsoft, Ethical Hacking, VMTraining, and many other organizations. Ken’s impressive range of knowledge goes from all Microsoft operating system infrastructures, out to the design of scalable routing and switching networks for some of the world’s largest Service Providers.

What are the requirements?

  • A Computer
  • Basic Computer Knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to use the new features in Windows 8
  • Instructor Led Training by Leading Industry Expert
  • Review Quizzes for Each Section
  • Downloadable Workbooks
  • Learn at Your Own Pace, Entire Video Presentation Program!

What is the target audience?

  • Home Computer Users

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface
Instructor Introduction
Preview
01:00
Course Introduction
Preview
01:13
Section 01 Introduction
Preview
00:26
Topic A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
Preview
00:13
Desktop PC
Preview
06:15
Topic B: Sign In to Windows 8
Preview
00:10
The Lock Screen
Preview
02:14
The Sign In Screen
04:34
Demo - Signing In to Windows 8 and Managing Tiles
07:41
Topic C: Navigate the Start Screen
00:34
The Start Screen
01:09
Live Tiles
01:37
App Command Bars
02:47
The All Apps Screen
03:55
The Start Button
Preview
01:08
The Scroll Bar on Start
Preview
01:31
Account ID Menu
02:53
Demo - Using the Account ID Menu
Preview
02:04
Reflective Questions
01:56
Section 01 Review
00:14
Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface
5 questions
Workbook
15 pages
Section 2: Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features
Section 02 Introduction
00:21
Topic A: Access and Identify the Charms
00:08
Charms on the Start Screen
02:34
Demo - Viewing the Charms
02:00
Topic B: Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
00:18
Weather App Command Bars
01:26
The Weather Active Tile
01:38
Demo - Navigating a Modern App
07:21
Topic C: Multitasking with Apps
00:20
The Switcher
01:39
The Snap Feature
01:31
Demo - Working with Multiple Apps
05:10
Reflective Questions
01:16
Section 02 Review
00:15
Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features
5 questions
Workbook
10 pages
Section 3: Working with Desktop Applications
Section 03 Introduction
00:29
Topic A: Navigate the Desktop
00:11
The Desktop
02:53
Tooltips
02:11
Context Menus
01:39
Demo - Navigating the Desktop
06:54
Topic B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
00:23
File Explorer Window
06:53
The Recycle Bin
02:05
Demo - Managing Files and Folders
14:34
Topic C: Elements of a Desktop Window
00:14
Elements of a Desktop Application Window
06:08
The Quick Access Toolbar and Menu
01:00
The Print Dialog Box
02:36
Demo - Working with the Elements of a Desktop Window
10:04
Demo - Creating and Modifying Files with WordPad
14:22
Demo - Printing a Document
04:56
Reflective Questions
01:14
Section 03 Review
00:18
Working with Desktop Applications
5 questions
Workbook
13 pages
Section 4: Using Internet Explorer 10
Section 04 Introduction
00:25
Topic A: Navigate Internet Explorer 10
00:14
The Internet Explorer Default Page
01:35
The Bing Home Page
05:42
Demo - Navigating Internet Explorer 10
09:20
Topic B: Browse the Web
00:19
IE Search Suggestions
01:23
The IE Command Bar
02:56
The Quick Site Access Panel
00:42
The Tabs Menu
01:57
Preferences
02:37
The Share Charm
00:56
Demo - Using Internet Explorer and Share
07:40
Reflective Questions
00:52
Section 04 Review
00:28
Using Internet Explorer 10
5 questions
Workbook
12 pages
Section 5: Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
Section 05 Introduction
00:11
Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
00:11
Tile Groups
01:18
Demo - Creating Groups on the Start Screen
02:30
PC Settings
04:50
Demo - Changing PC Settings
06:33
Topic B: Customize the Desktop
00:18
The Desktop Personalization Window
04:36
Mouse Properties
02:16
Demo - Personalizing the Desktop
10:36
Reflective Questions
01:18
Section 05 Review
00:11
Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
5 questions
Workbook
8 pages
Section 6: Using Windows 8 Security Features
Section 06 Introduction
00:19
Topic A: Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
00:11
Sign-In Options
03:06
Picture Password
00:32

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