Windows 8: Transition from Windows 7

Mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular. As a result, many business professionals find themselves performing a greater number of work-related tasks, from a variety of devices. With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft has made strides in bridging the gap between your laptop or desktop PC, and a variety of mobile devices. This class is designed to help users already familiar with the Windows 7 operating system discover how to work and navigate in the new Windows 8 environment.

This course is designed for students who wish to switch from using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system to using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in a business or work-related environment.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Navigate the Windows 8 environment
• Use modern apps
• Use the Charms
• Use File Explorer
• Customize the Windows 8 environment
• Use Internet Explorer 10
• Use Windows 8 security features

To ensure success, students should have a prior working knowledge of the Windows 7 operating system, and be proficient in the general use of personal computers and related peripheral devices. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Navigating the Windows 8 Environment
• Topic A: Log In to Windows 8
• Topic B: Navigate the Start Screen
• Topic C: Navigate the Desktop

Lesson 2: Working with Common Features
• Topic A: Use Modern Apps
• Topic B: Use the Charms
• Topic C: Use Microsoft Office Applications
• Topic D: Use File Explorer
• Topic E: Use the Control Panel and the Task Manager

Lesson 3: Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
• Topic A: Work with Dual Monitors
• Topic B: Customize the Start Screen
• Topic C: Customize the Desktop
• Topic D: Configure PC Settings

Lesson 4: Using Internet Explorer 10
• Topic A: Navigate the IE 10 New User Interface
• Topic B: Browse the Web in the IE 10 New User Interface

Lesson 5: Using Windows 8 Security Features
• Topic A: Use Windows Defender
• Topic B: Set New Password Types

Lesson 6: Using Other Windows 8 Features
• Topic A: Use File History
• Topic B: Use the Improved Copy and Paste Functionality
• Topic C: Create and Use Storage Spaces
• Topic D: Create and Use a Microsoft Account
• Topic E: Refresh or Reset Your PC

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