Using Windows 8.1

Learn about Modern Apps, Navigation Features, Customization, Windows 8.1 Security, "Hidden" Charms and more!
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  • Lectures 52
  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 brings hundreds of updates, fixes, and tweaks for both home and business users, as well as for form factors from small tablets to large-screen workstations.

There are plenty of new capabilities like built-in support for 3D printing, Miracast display sharing, and a new Web radio feature in the included Xbox Music app. And yes, the desktop does now have a Start button! Another vehement request of the long-time Windows users was that you should be able to bypass the modern-style Start screen entirely, and with Windows 8.1 this becomes possible.

In this course you will learn:

  • 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.

What are the requirements?

  • A copy of Microsoft Windows 8.1 or access to a computer with Windows 8.1 installed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Navigate the Windows 8.1 interface and perhaps have fun doing it!
  • Organize your business and personal files.
  • Customize your virtual workspace.
  • Expand your productivity, and more!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for both beginner and intermediate Windows 8.1 users. If you have never used Windows 8.1 before we highly recommend this course!
  • If you have become a Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 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 8.1 - Overview
00:59

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.
04:26

In this video you will learn how to sign in to Windows 8.

06:35
In this video you will learn how to navigate the Start Screen.
04:41
In this video you will learn about the App Command Bar.
02:39
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 Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features
00:38

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

04:45
In this video you will learn how to access and identify the charms.
06:43
In this video you will learn about modern apps and common navigation features.
03:34
In this video you will learn how to install an app.
05:57
In this video you will learn how to multitask with apps.
04:26
In this video you will learn how to navigate the touch screen.
00:35

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

Section 4: Lesson Three - Working with Desktop Applications
00:34
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
05:52

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

05:45

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

06:42
In this video you will learn how to navigate the File Explorer.
05:34
In this video you will learn how to manage folders with the File Explorer.
05:12

In this video you will learn about the Recycle Bin.

06:23

In this video you will learn about Libraries.

05:51

In this video you will learn how to search for files with the File Explorer.

07:50

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

07:36

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

07:11

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

05:04
In this video you will learn about the Task Manager.
06:36

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 Four - Using Internet Explorer 11
00:32

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

06:43

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

08:12
In this video you will learn how to further navigate with Internet Explorer 10.
05:42

In this video you will learn how to use Internet Explorer 11 on the desktop.

00:41
An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Section 6: Lesson Five - Customizing the Windows 8.1 Environment
00:31

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

06:09

In this video you will learn how to customize the PC settings.

07:21

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

04:04

In this video you will learn how to change the screen resolution.

00:41

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

Section 7: Lesson Six - Using the Windows 8.1 Security Features
00:33
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
06:00

In this video you will learn about passwords.

03:14
In this video you will learn how to change your password.
08:36
In this video you will learn how to change privacy settings.
08:00

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

08:01
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 Seven - Other Windows 8.1 Features
05:44

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

05:10

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

06:52

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 8.1 - Closing
00:38

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

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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