Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform basic work-related tasks on a PC running the Windows 10 operating system.
• Access Windows 10.
• Use Windows apps and desktop applications to complete day-to-day tasks, including installing new apps and multitasking with multiple programs.
• Work with files and folders by using File Explorer and OneDrive.
• Use Cortana as your virtual personal assistant and use Edge for web browsing.
• Customize the Windows 10 environment.
• Install and remove printers and peripheral devices.
• Use Windows 10 security features to create more secure passwords and protect your device against common attacks.
Improve your productivity you want to come up to speed on Windows 10. In this lesson, you'll access the fundamental elements that make up the Windows 10 user experience.
Your first step in the world of using Windows 10 is to sign in to the operating system. There are several options and features that you can use to adjust how you sign in. (The Lock Screen, The Login Screen, Account ID, Password Sign-In)
The desktop is the hub for all activity in Windows 10. From here, you can access everything you need to make your PC work.
The desktop is the hub for all activity in Windows 10. From there, you can access everything needed to make your PC work. (The Desktop, Start Button, The Recycle Bin, The Taskbar, The Notification Area, Tooltips)
The Start menu is the access point for apps and desktop applications. Navigating your way around the Start menu will provide you with the tools you need to find and launch apps quickly and easily, saving you time and reducing frustration. (The Start Menu, The Start Menu List, Most Used, File Explorer, Settings, PC Power Options, The All Apps List, Tiles, Live Tiles)
Windows 10 can run both desktop applications and Universal Windows apps. Learn more about the differences between desktop applications and Universal Windows apps.
Windows 10 can run both desktop applications and Windows apps. Knowing how to launch and use these programs is essential to begin working in the PC environment. (Desktop Applications vs. Windows Apps, Desktop Applications, Traditional Windows, The Quick Access Toolbar, The Save and Save As Commands, The Undo and Redo Commands)
You have used a traditional Windows desktop application. Now you will use a Windows Universal app to see how it's similar to and different from a traditional Windows desktop application. (Windows Universal Apps, Common Universal App Navigation Features)
Windows provides various features to enable you to multitask with multiple programs.
In Windows 10, you've launched multiple programs because you intend to perform different kinds of tasks and perhaps share content from one program to another. Windows provides various features to enable you to multitask in this way. (Multiple-App Functionality, Clipboard, Context Menus, Task View, The Snap Feature.)
Windows 10 comes with a number of useful apps already installed, but you'll almost certainly want to add some of your own.
Windows 10 comes with a number of useful apps already installed, but you'll almost certainly want
to add some of your own. (Windows Store)
Windows 10 provides local and cloud-based options for you to save your work. As you might know how to manage files and folders with File Explorer make sure to understand how to store and share files with OneDrive.
You are now familiar with how to create files in apps and applications. In this topic, you will learn how to manage files on your local device. (Files and Folders, File Explorer, The File Explorer Ribbon, Ribbon Tabs, Quick Access, Pin and Unpin, File Share, File Explorer and the Clipboard)
Previously you learned to open files and create folders in File Explorer. Now you will learn how to use OneDrive to store files on a remote server.
Cortana is a digital assistant, who continually learns what is important to you and can help you organize and simplify your life.
Learn how Cortana can remind you of calendar events, transcribe an email message, search your device for files and many more. (Cortana, Natural Language Interaction with Cortana, Voice Activation, Cortana Home, Cortana Notebook, About Me, Cortana Settings, Reminders)
The Windows 10 search looks deceptively simple but it's quite powerful. Cortana can help you search for apps, files, and settings and make your life much easier rather than navigating through menus and find what you looking for.
In this topic, you will use commands and questions to direct her to help you with day-to-day tasks like searching for files, setting alarms, and transcribing emails. (Search, Verbal Search with Cortana, General Cortana Commands,Compose Email)
In this topic, you will learn about the new web browser that is included with Windows 10. Edge integrates with Cortana to make you even more effective at your day-to-day tasks.
Edge is Microsoft's new browser that runs only in Windows 10. It has a very clean and minimalist look and is built to run on PCs, tablets, and phones. (Edge, Tabs, The Address Bar, Search in the Address Bar, Edge Navigation Bar, Reading View, Favorites, Reading List, Hub, Web Note, Cortana in the Address Bar, Ask Cortana)
You have a lot of choices to consider when customizing the appearance and features of the Edge browser. (Settings, Advanced Settings, Security and Privacy in Edge)
Learn how to personalize your screen by changing the look and feel of the Start menu so that you can quickly access applications that you use most often.
Find out how you can customize Windws 10 to your needs. (Start Menu Resizing, Personalization, Start Menu List, Account ID Picture)
When you install a new program, an icon for it appears on the All apps list. You can easily pin an app or application to the Start menu as a tile. (Tile Management, Pin and Unpin, Resized Tiles, Tile Groups)
In this topic, you'll adjust the desktop and Lock screen so that they reflect your personal tastes. (Background, Colors Option, Lock Screen, Control Panel. Themes, Ease of Access, Pointers)
You've used the Settings app to configure various Windows settings to meet your needs. The Settings app also provides features for installing and managing peripheral devices, including printers.
The Settings app provides features for installing and managing peripheral devices, including printers. (Printers, Printer Installation, Printing Documents, Microsoft Print to PDF, The Print Queue.)
In addition to printers, you may want to connect and use other devices with your PC.
In this lesson, you will use the Settings app to install and remove peripheral devices. (Peripheral Devices, Peripheral Device Installation, Peripheral Device Options, Peripheral Device Removal)
You've used your Microsoft account to log in to Windows 10 and use some of its online features, but there's much more you can do to manage your account.
Being able to adjust what type of password your account uses on your computer will make logging in less of a hassle and (hopefully) make your device more secure. (Sign-in Options, PIN, Picture Passwords)
You will learn how to change your privacy settings to disable personalized advertising, the sharing of your name and account picture and more. (Privacy Settings)
Microsoft offers a built-in anti-malware solution that can keep your computer clean and running smoothly.
In this topic, you'll use Windows Defender to further enhance the security of your Windows 10 experience.(Windows Defender, Windows Defender Settings)
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