Using Windows 8

Go from "Oh No" to Windows 8 "Pro"! Learn about Modern Apps, Navigation Features, Customization, Security and more!
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  • Contents Video: 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course 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!

What are the requirements?

  • Make sure to get yourself a copy of Microsoft Windows 8 or use a computer with Windows 8 already installed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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!

What 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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Using Windows 8 - Course Overview
00:57
A short overview of what will be presented in this course.
Section 2: Lesson One - Getting to know PCs and the Windows 8.1 User Interface
00:28
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
00:32
In this video you will learn how to identify components of a personal computer.
06:25
In this video you will learn how to sign in to Windows 8.
06:39
In this video you will learn how to navigate the Start Screen.
06:38
In this video you will learn about the App Command Bar.
04:54
In this video you will learn about the Account ID.
00:36
An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Section 3: Lesson Two - Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features
00:38

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

05:45

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

05:49

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

05:19

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

09:02
In this video you will learn how to multitask with apps.
00:35

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

Section 4: Lesson Two - Working with Desktop Applications
00:34
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
09:18
In this video you will learn how to navigate the desktop.
05:29

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

07:02

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

07:32
In this video you will learn how to manage folders with the File Explorer.
04:21

In this video you will learn about the Recycle Bin.

05:15

In this video you will learn about Libraries.

09:22
In this video you will learn how to search for files with the File Explorer.
07:18

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

08:18

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

11:27

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

07:19

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

00:41

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

Section 5: Lesson Three - Using Internet Explorer 10
00:32

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

06:22

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

09:16

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

00:41

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

Section 6: Lesson Four - Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
00:31

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

08:07
In this video you will learn how to customize the PC settings.
08:10

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

00:41

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

Section 7: Lesson Five - Using Windows 8 Security Features
00:33

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

09:32

In this video you will learn about passwords.

06:25
In this video you will learn how to change your password.
07:12

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

05:47

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

08:29

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

00:58

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

Section 8: Lesson Six - Other Windows 8 Features
00:38

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

05:51

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

05:09

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

05:04

In this video you will learn about the File History.

00:27

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

Section 9: Using Windows 8 - Course Closing
01:02

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

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SONIC Performance Support is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. We proudly serve individuals, government agencies, schools and businesses of all sizes. SONIC Performance Support provides high-quality video training, that is used by well-known domestic and foreign companies. With video based training, you have a personal coach explaining and demonstrating the task at hand. You can stop the video, perform the task in the application, and rewind if you want to review.

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