Using Microsoft Windows 8

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This Microsoft® Windows® 8 training shows you how to use Microsoft Windows 8. Whether you're new to computers or have used them in the past, this class will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifically, the Windows 8 interface. This course will help you to define what a PC is, and familiarize you with the Windows 8 user interface and its basic capabilities. In this course, you will explore Windows 8 and learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users.

This course is designed for any end user who is interested in learning about and using the features and functionality of the Windows 8 operating system for personal and/or professional use.

  1. Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface
    1. Identify Components of a Personal Computer
    2. Sign In to Windows 8
    3. Navigate the Start Screen
  2. Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features
    1. Access and Identify the Charms
    2. Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
    3. Multitasking with Apps
  3. Working with Desktop Applications
    1. Navigate the Desktop
    2. Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
    3. Elements of a Desktop Window
    4. Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications
  4. Using Internet Explorer 10
    1. Navigate Internet Explorer 10
    2. Browse the Web
  5. Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
    1. Customize the Start Screen
    2. Customize the Desktop
  6. Using Windows 8 Security Features
    1. Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
    2. Use Windows Defender
    3. Store and Share Files with SkyDrive

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