Using Windows 8
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Using Windows 8

Go from "Oh No" to Windows 8 "Pro"! Learn about Modern Apps, Navigation Features, Customization, Security and more!
4.8 (8 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently navigate Windows 8
  • Identify the components of a personal computer and used the mouse to move about the screen.
  • Examine Windows 8 apps and used the live tiles to open those apps.
  • Discover the difference between Modern apps and Desktop applications.
  • Use the Charms to search within apps and online, and examined how the Share Charm enables you to send information to your coworkers.
  • Find out how SkyDrive can give you more flexibility in storing and using your files.
  • Protect your PC using passwords and Windows Defender.
  • Organize your business and personal files.
  • Customize your virtual workspace.
  • Expand your productivity, and more!
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Requirements
  • Make sure to get yourself a copy of Microsoft Windows 8 or use a computer with Windows 8 already installed.
Description

Microsoft developed a great new operating system. It's just a little "different" than what you might be used to, but don't worry, we can teach you how to get the most out of Windows 8.

In this course we will show you how to familiarize yourself with Windows 8, how to use the new Modern Apps and Navigation Features, how to work with Desktop Applications, how to Customize your new Windows 8 Environment, how to use Windows 8 Security Features, the "Hidden" Charms and much more!

In this course you will learn:

  • How to familiarize yourself with Windows 8.
  • How to use the new Modern Apps and Navigation Features.
  • How to work with Desktop Applications.
  • How to Customize your new Windows 8 Environment.
  • How to use Windows 8 Security Features.
  • How to use the "Hidden" Charms.
  • About the power of personal computers and their usefulness to essentially everyone.
  • How to organize your files.
  • How to customize your virtual workspace.
  • How to expand your productivity, and more!

SONIC's Windows 8.1 training videos will explain all the new functions and capabilities and provides practical tips in the form of easy-to-follow instructions.

Go from "Oh No" to "Pro" with our New Windows 8 training!

Who is the target audience?
  • Want to learn the ins and outs of Windows 8 or have simply never used it before? Then this course is for you!
  • This course is designed for both beginner and intermediate Windows 8 users. If you have never used Windows 8 before we highly recommend this course!
  • If you know all about Microsoft Windows 8 and all is has to offer, then this course is probably not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
03:49:40
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Using Windows 8 - Course Overview
1 Lecture 00:57
A short overview of what will be presented in this course.
Preview 00:57
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Lesson One - Getting to know PCs and the Windows 8.1 User Interface
7 Lectures 26:12
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
Preview 00:28

In this video you will learn how to identify components of a personal computer.
Preview 00:32

In this video you will learn how to sign in to Windows 8.
Preview 06:25

In this video you will learn how to navigate the Start Screen.
Navigate the Start Screen
06:39

In this video you will learn about the App Command Bar.
The App Command Bar
06:38

In this video you will learn about the Account ID.
Account ID
04:54

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface - Summary
00:36
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Lesson Two - Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features
6 Lectures 27:08

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

Preview 00:38

In this video you will learn how to access and identify the charms.

Access and Identify the Charms
05:45

In this video you will learn about modern apps and common navigation features.

Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
05:49

In this video you will learn how to install an app.

Install an App
05:19

In this video you will learn how to multitask with apps.
Multitask with Apps
09:02

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features - Summary
00:35
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Lesson Two - Working with Desktop Applications
13 Lectures 01:23:56
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
Preview 00:34

In this video you will learn how to navigate the desktop.
Navigate the Desktop
09:18

In this video you will learn how to create files and folders.

Create Files and Folders
05:29

In this video you will learn how to navigate the File Explorer.

Navigate the File Explorer
07:02

In this video you will learn how to manage folders with the File Explorer.
Manage Folders with the File Explorer
07:32

In this video you will learn about the Recycle Bin.

The Recycle Bin
04:21

In this video you will learn about Libraries.

Libraries
05:15

In this video you will learn how to search for files with the File Explorer.
Search for Files with the File Explorer
09:22

In this video you will learn how to search for files with the Start Screen.

Search for Files with the Start Screen
07:18

In this video you will learn how to identify the elements of a desktop window.

Identify the Elements of a Desktop Window
08:18

In this video you will learn how to work with desktop windows.

Work with Desktop Windows
11:27

In this video you will learn how to create and modify files with keyboard commands.

Create and Modify Files with Keyboard Commands
07:19

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Working with Desktop Applications - Summary
00:41
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Lesson Three - Using Internet Explorer 10
4 Lectures 16:51

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

Preview 00:32

In this video you will learn how to search the internet with Internet Explorer 10.

A First Internet Search with Internet Explorer 10
06:22

In this video you will learn how to further navigate with Internet Explorer 10.

Further Navigation with Internet Explorer 10
09:16

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Using Internet Explorer 10 - Summary
00:41
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Lesson Four - Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
4 Lectures 17:29

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

Preview 00:31

In this video you will learn how to customize the PC settings.
Customize the PC Settings
08:07

In this video you will learn how to customize the desktop.

Customize the Desktop
08:10

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Customizing the Windows 8 Environment - Summary
00:41
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Lesson Five - Using Windows 8 Security Features
7 Lectures 38:56

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

Preview 00:33

In this video you will learn about passwords.

Passwords
09:32

In this video you will learn how to change your password.
Change Your Password
06:25

In this video you will learn how to change privacy settings.

Change Privacy Settings
07:12

In this video you will learn how to use Windows Defender.

Use Windows Defender
05:47

In this video you will learn how to store and share files with SkyDrive.

Store and Share Files with SkyDrive
08:29

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Using Windows 8 Security Features - Summary
00:58
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Lesson Six - Other Windows 8 Features
5 Lectures 17:09

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

Preview 00:38

In this video you will learn how to create a local user account.

Create a Local User Account
05:51

In this video you will learn how to create a Microsoft account.

Create a Microsoft Account
05:09

In this video you will learn about the File History.

File History
05:04

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Other Windows 8 Features - Summary
00:27
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Using Windows 8 - Course Closing
1 Lecture 01:02

A short summary of what has been presented in this course.

Preview 01:02
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