Business Skills Training Catalog – Intro to PCs Using Windows 8 Online Training Series!

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Overview: This course will cover the basics of using personal computers with Windows 8. Students will get an overview of PCs and the Windows 8 interface, using modern apps and navigation, and working with desktop applications. They will also learn about using Internet Explorer 10, customizing their Windows 8 environment, and using Windows 8 security features.

Series Taught By: Ken Mayer

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 6
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Course Modules:

Module 01 – Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface

(Duration: 42m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
  3. Desktop PC
  4. Topic B: Sign In to Windows 8
  5. The Lock Screen
  6. The Sign In Screen
  7. Demo – Signing In to Windows 8 and Managing Tiles
  8. Topic C: Navigate the Start Screen
  9. The Start Screen
  10. Live Tiles
  11. App Command Bars
  12. The All Apps Screen
  13. The Start Button
  14. The Scroll Bar on Start
  15. Account ID Menu
  16. Demo – Using the Account ID Menu
  17. Reflective Questions
  18. Lesson 01 Review
  19. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 – Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features

(Duration: 26m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Access and Identify the Charms
  3. Charms on the Start Screen
  4. Demo – Viewing the Charms
  5. Topic B: Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
  6. Weather App Command Bars
  7. The Weather Active Tile
  8. Demo – Navigating a Modern App
  9. Topic C: Multitasking with Apps
  10. The Switcher
  11. The Snap Feature
  12. Demo – Working with Multiple Apps
  13. Reflective Questions
  14. Lesson 02 Review
  15. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 – Working with Desktop Applications

(Duration: 1h 19m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Navigate the Desktop
  3. The Desktop
  4. Tooltips
  5. Context Menus
  6. Demo- Navigating the Desktop
  7. Topic B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
  8. File Explorer Window
  9. The Recycle Bin
  10. Demo- Managing Files and Folders
  11. Topic C: Elements of a Desktop Window
  12. Elements of a Desktop Application Window
  13. The Quick Access Toolbar and Menu
  14. The Print Dialog Box
  15. Demo- Working with the Elements of a Desktop Window
  16. Demo- Creating and Modifying Files with WordPad
  17. Demo- Printing a Document
  18. Reflective Questions
  19. Lesson 03 Review
  20. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 – Using Internet Explorer 10

(Duration: 37m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Navigate Internet Explorer 10
  3. The Internet Explorer Default Page
  4. The Bing Home Page
  5. Demo- Navigating Internet Explorer 10
  6. Topic B: Browse the Web
  7. IE Search Suggestions
  8. The IE Command Bar
  9. The Quick Site Access Panel
  10. The Tabs Menu
  11. Preferences
  12. The Share Charm
  13. Demo- Using Internet Explorer and Share
  14. Reflective Questions
  15. Lesson 04 Review
  16. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 – Customizing the Windows 8 Environment

(Duration: 35m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
  3. Tile Groups
  4. Demo- Creating Groups on the Start Screen
  5. PC Settings
  6. Demo- Changing PC Settings
  7. Topic B: Customize the Desktop
  8. The Desktop Personalization Window
  9. Mouse Properties
  10. Demo- Personalizing the Desktop
  11. Reflective Questions
  12. Lesson 05 Review
  13. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 – Using Windows 8 Security Features

(Duration: 25m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
  3. Sign-In Options
  4. Picture Password
  5. Demo – Changing Your Password
  6. The Privacy Menu
  7. Topic B: Use Windows Defender
  8. Windows Defender
  9. Demo – Changing Windows Defender Settings
  10. Topic C: Store and Share Files with SkyDrive
  11. SkyDrive
  12. Reflective Questions
  13. Lesson 06 Review
  14. Course Closure
  15. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

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This course includes
  • about 4.6 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable Pdf Workbooks
  • Unlimited time access (During Membership)
  • Access on mobile and Desktop
  • Certificate of Completion

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