Using Windows 8.1
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Using Windows 8.1

Learn about Modern Apps, Navigation Features, Customization, Windows 8.1 Security, "Hidden" Charms and more!
4.5 (1 rating)
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Last updated 5/2015
English
Price: $20
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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!
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Requirements
  • A copy of Microsoft Windows 8.1 or access to a computer with Windows 8.1 installed.
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.
Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Using Windows 8.1 - Overview
1 Lecture 00:59

A short overview of what will be presented in this course.

Preview 00:59
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Lesson One - Getting to know PCs and the Windows 8.1 User Interface
7 Lectures 19:57

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 04:26

In this video you will learn how to navigate the Start Screen.
Navigate the Start Screen
06:35

In this video you will learn about the App Command Bar.
The App Command Bar
04:41

In this video you will learn about the Account ID.
Account ID
02:39

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Getting to know PCs and the Windows 8.1 User Interface - Summary
00:36
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Lesson Two - Using Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features
7 Lectures 26:38

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
04:45

In this video you will learn about modern apps and common navigation features.
Using Windows Store Apps and Common Navigation Features
06:43

In this video you will learn how to install an app.
Install an App
03:34

In this video you will learn how to multitask with apps.
Multitask with Apps
05:57

In this video you will learn how to navigate the touch screen.
Navigate the Touch Screen
04:26

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

Using Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features - Summary
00:35
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Lesson Three - Working with Desktop Applications
14 Lectures 01:16:51
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
05:52

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

Create Files and Folders
05:45

In this video you will learn how to navigate the File Explorer.
Navigate the File Explorer
06:42

In this video you will learn how to manage folders with the File Explorer.
Manage Folders with the File Explorer
05:34

In this video you will learn about the Recycle Bin.

The Recycle Bin
05:12

In this video you will learn about Libraries.

Libraries
06:23

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

Search for Files with the File Explorers
05:51

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

Search for Files with the Start Screen
07:50

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

Identify the Elementals of a Desktop Window
07:36

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

Work with Desktop Windows
07:11

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

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

Create and Modify Files with Keys
06:36

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

Working with Desktop Applications - Summary
00:41
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Lesson Four - Using Internet Explorer 11
5 Lectures 21:50

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 11
06:43

In this video you will learn how to further navigate with Internet Explorer 10.
Further Navigation with Internet Explorer 11
08:12

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

Use Internet Explorer 11 on the Desktop
05:42

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Using Internet Explorer 11 - Summary
00:41
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Lesson Five - Customizing the Windows 8.1 Environment
5 Lectures 18:46

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
06:09

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

Customize the Desktop
07:21

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

Change the Screen Resolution
04:04

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

Customizing the Windows 8.1 Environment - Summary
00:41
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Lesson Six - Using the Windows 8.1 Security Features
7 Lectures 35:22
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
Preview 00:33

In this video you will learn about passwords.

Passwords
06:00

In this video you will learn how to change your password.
Change your Password
03:14

In this video you will learn how to change privacy settings.
Change Privacy Settings
08:36

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

Use Windows Defender
08:00

In this video you will learn how to store and share files with SkyDrive.
Store and Share Files with SkyDrive
08:01

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

Using the Windows 8.1 Security Features - Summary
00:58
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Lesson Seven - Other Windows 8.1 Features
4 Lectures 18:13

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

Create a Local User Account
05:44

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

Create a Microsoft Account
05:10

In this video you will learn about the File History.

File History
06:52

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

Other Windows 8.1 Features - Summary
00:27
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Using Windows 8.1 - Closing
2 Lectures 01:40

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

Preview 00:38

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

Preview 01:02
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