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Certificate In Windows 8 Essentials Online Course

Learn to use Windows 8


Learn to use Windows 8

This course will give you an introduction into the new world of Windows 8. With Windows 8 Microsoft has introduced a different environment with its new user interface and ways of navigating through your apps.

Windows 8 Essentials will show you the great new features of Windows 8 and provide you with a great base to further their Windows 8 experiences. With Windows 8 you are able to better manage your time by providing new and more efficient tools and applications.

By the end of this Windows 8 Essentials Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Install Windows 8
  • Navigate the Start Screen and Apps
  • Use the Desktop, Taskbar and related features
  • Work with the Charms Bar
  • Manage your files and folders
  • Work with Settings 
  • Personalize Windows 8
  • Understand Security and Maintenance

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Install Windows 8
  • Navigate the Start Screen and Apps
  • Use the Desktop, Taskbar and related features
  • Work with the Charms Bar
  • Manage your files and folders
  • Work with Settings 
  • Personalize Windows 8
  • Understand Security and Maintenance

Module Two: Welcome to Windows 8

  • About Windows 8
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Setting Up Windows 8
  • Logging In
  • Exploring the Start Screen
  • Using Windows 8 with a Touch Screen

Module Three: Using Apps

  • Opening and Closing an App
  • Navigating Apps
  • About the Built-In Apps
  • Using All Apps
  • Updating and Downloading Apps from the Windows Store

Module Four: Working with the Desktop

  • Opening the Desktop
  • About the Desktop Interface
  • Opening Desktop Programs
  • Using Desktop Effects
  • Opening Files with Different Programs

Module Five: Using the Taskbar

  • Working with the Taskbar
  • Pinning Apps to the Taskbar
  • Using Jump Lists
  • Minimizing All Open Windows
  • Customizing the Notification Area

Module Six: Working with the Charms Bar

  • Using the Search Charm
  • Using the Share Charm
  • Using the Start Charm
  • Using the Devices Charm
  • Using the Settings Charm

Module Seven: Managing Your Files and Folders

  • Working with File Explorer
  • Changing the File Explorer View
  • Sorting Files
  • Searching for Files
  • Working with Libraries
  • About SkyDrive

Module Eight: Networking and Devices

  • Viewing Available Networks
  • Using a Home Group
  • Sharing a Printer
  • Adding and Removing Devices

Module Nine: Working with Settings and the Control Panel

  • Changing the Volume and Screen Brightness
  • Opening the Control Panel
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Parental Controls
  • Removing Unwanted Programs

Module Ten: Personalizing Windows 8

  • Customizing the Lock Screen
  • Customizing the Start Screen
  • Customizing Tiles on the Start Screen
  • Customizing the Desktop

Module Eleven: Understanding Security and Maintenance

  • Understanding Security Features
  • Using Windows Update
  • Using the Action Center
  • Troubleshooting Problems
  • Using System Restore

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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I found the course substantial and interesting as it held my attention. It was easy to read and the examples in the video clips appropriate.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020WIN8EOSC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate