Microsoft Windows 8

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Microsoft Windows 8

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Course contents: Foundation

  • Introduction
  • Prerequisites
  • The Basics of Windows 8 • What’s New in Windows 8? • Windows 8 Versions • Logging In • Understanding the Windows 8 Start Screen • Understanding the Windows 8 Desktop • Using Hotspots
  • Interacting with the Computer Using a Mouse and Keyboard • Pointing the Mouse • Using Click and Double-Click • Using Click and Drag • Using Right-Click • Using the Keyboard • Windows Key Shortcuts
  • Interacting with the Computer Using Touch Gestures, Part One • The Basics of Tapping and Swiping • Swiping to View Charms • Swiping to Show, Switch, or Snap Apps • Pinch Zooming
  • Interacting with the Computer Using Touch Gestures, Part Two • Selecting and Sliding Items • Opening Menus • Moving Back and Forward in Internet Explorer • Closing Apps
  • Exiting Windows 8 • Locking and Unlocking the Computer • Signing Out of Your Account • Switching Users • Putting the Computer to Sleep • Restarting the Computer • Turning off the Computer
  • Introducing the Windows 8 Start Screen • Anatomy of the Start Screen • Working with App Tiles • Viewing all Apps • Using Charms
  • Using the Windows 8 Start Screen • Changing Icon Display • Switching Between Apps • Working with Notifications • Customizing Notifications • Viewing System Information at a Glance
  • Working with Windows 8 Apps • Starting an App from the Start Screen • Pinning Apps to the Start Screen • Snapping and Resizing Apps • Returning to the Start Screen • Closing Apps
  • Using the Charms Bar • Searching for Apps • Sharing App Content • Viewing Connected Devices • Modifying Settings
  • Using the Windows Store • Launching the Store • Searching for Apps • Downloading Apps • Launching Installed Apps • Uninstalling Apps
  • Getting Started with Accounts • About Local Accounts and Microsoft Accounts • Converting Your Account • Adding a Password • Adding Users
  • Managing Accounts • Viewing Accounts • Editing Accounts • Removing an Account
  • Using Mail • Opening Mail • Configuring Mail Accounts • Viewing Mail Messages • Composing Mail Messages • Replying to Messages • Deleting Messages
  • Using Calendar • Opening and Configuring Calendar • Adding Events • Editing Events • Deleting Events
  • Using People and Messaging • Opening People and Messaging • Configuring the People App • Viewing Social Network Information • Viewing Contacts • Configuring Facebook Messaging • Chatting with Messenger and Facebook
  • Using Photos • Starting Photos • Choosing a Source • Viewing Photos • Importing Photos • Set As Options • Deleting Photos
  • Using Windows 8 Internet Explorer, Part One • Opening Internet Explorer (Windows 8) • Navigating in Internet Explorer • Refreshing the Page • Moving Back and Forward
  • Using Windows 8 Internet Explorer, Part Two • Opening Tabs • Closing Tabs • Pinning a Page to the Start Screen • Switching to Internet Explorer (Desktop)
  • Using News Apps • Viewing General News • Viewing Bing • Viewing Finance News • Viewing Travel News • Viewing Sports News
  • Using Maps • Starting Maps • Navigating in the Map • Showing Traffic • Choosing a Map Style • Viewing Your Location • Getting Directions
  • Using SkyDrive • Opening and Configuring SkyDrive • Viewing Documents • Uploading Documents • Deleting Documents • Creating Folders
  • Introducing the Windows 8 Desktop • Switching to the Desktop • Anatomy of the Desktop • Using the Desktop • Using the Taskbar • Using the System Tray
  • Managing Desktop Windows • Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore • Scrolling in a Window • Moving a Window • Switching Between Windows • Resizing Windows • Cascading and Arranging Windows
  • Using Desktop Features • Using Snap • Using Peek • Using Shake • Quickly Viewing the Desktop
  • Using Jump Lists • Viewing a Jump List • Pinning and Unpinning Applications • Using Recent Items in Jump Lists • Using Frequent Tasks in Jump Lists
  • Desktop Application Basics • Starting a Program • Parts of the Application Window • Moving Around in a Program • Launching Help from Within an Application • Ending a Frozen Program • Exiting a Program
  • Interface Basics • Using Menus and Toolbars • Using Ribbon Tabs • Using Shortcut Menus • Using Keyboard Shortcuts • About the Shortcut Key and Windows Keys
  • The Basic Components • Understanding Files, Folders, and Libraries • Opening File Explorer • Interface Overview • Understanding the Locations in the Navigation Pane • Customizing the Favorites Section of the Navigation Pane • Navigating Through Folders
  • The File Explorer Tabs • File Menu • Home Tab • Share Tab • View Tab
  • Customizing File Explorer • Customizing the Navigation Pane • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar • Moving the Quick Access Toolbar • Minimizing and Expanding the Ribbon
  • Using the Recycle Bin • Opening the Recycle Bin • Using the Recycle Bin Tools – Manage Tab • Searching for Items • Restoring Items • Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • Getting Help in Windows 8 • Opening Help and Support • Searching Help and Support • Navigating in Help and Support • Printing Help Topics • Customizing Help and Support
  • Review Questions
  • Index

Course contents: Intermediate

  • Introduction
  • Prerequisites
  • Customizing Tile Display • Moving Tiles • Resizing Tiles • Deleting Tiles • Creating Groups • Rearranging Groups • Renaming Groups
  • Working with Tiles • Showing and Hiding Administrative Tools • Clearing Personal Information from Tiles • Turning off Live Tiles • Pinning Apps and Folders as Tiles • Pinning Websites as Tiles • Uninstalling Apps
  • Modifying the Start Screen • Changing Your Account Picture • Changing the Color of the Start Screen • Adding a Background to the Start Screen • Changing the System Time • Changing the Time Zone
  • Customizing the Lock Screen • Choosing a New Background Image • Changing Lock Screen Apps • Changing the Detailed Status App • Testing the Lock Screen
  • Customizing Other Settings • Changing Search Settings • Changing Sharing Settings • Changing Privacy Settings • Creating a Picture Password • Creating a PIN • Syncing Your Settings to the Cloud
  • Using the Music App • Opening Music • Playing Your Music • Using the Now Playing List • Browsing Music from the Xbox Music Store • Searching for Music • Previewing and Purchasing Music from the Xbox Music Store
  • Using the Video App • Opening Video • Viewing Videos • Exploring Movies and TV Shows • Searching for Videos
  • Playing Games • Opening Games • Signing Into the Games App • Viewing Achievements • Adding Friends • Viewing Friend Details • Purchasing Games • Playing Games • Searching for Games
  • Using the Camera App • Opening Camera • Taking Photos • Taking Video • Setting Options • Using the Timer
  • Windows Media Player, Part One • Opening Windows Media Player • Setting Up Windows Media Player • Interface Overview • Closing Windows Media Player
  • Windows Media Player, Part Two • Playing a Media File • Using Media Controls • Playing a CD or DVD • Ripping a CD • Burning a CD or DVD
  • The Basics of Internet Explorer (Desktop) • Opening Internet Explorer • Interface Overview • Customizing Internet Explorer • Using the Address Bar • Closing Internet Explorer
  • Doing More with Internet Explorer (Desktop) • Accessing a Web Site via a Hyperlink • Opening a New Window • Opening a New Tab • Using Tabs • Using Web Accelerators
  • Using Calculator • Opening Calculator • Interface Overview • Using the Calculator • Changing Calculator Views • Using Advanced Calculator Tools • Closing Calculator
  • Using Paint • Opening Paint • Interface Overview • Drawing in Paint • Saving Files • Opening Files • Closing Paint
  • WordPad Basics • Opening WordPad • Interface Overview • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar • Entering Text • Editing Text • Closing WordPad
  • Doing More with WordPad • Formatting Text • Inserting Pictures • Saving Files • Opening Files
  • Using Notepad • Opening Notepad • Interface Overview • Entering Text • Formatting Text • Saving Files • Opening Files • Closing Notepad
  • Using Windows Journal • Opening Windows Journal • Interface Overview • Entering Text • Editing Text • Saving and Exporting Files • Closing Windows Journal
  • Using Windows Fax and Scan, Part One • Opening Windows Fax and Scan • Interface Overview • Setting up a Fax Account • Closing Windows Fax and Scan
  • Using Windows Fax and Scan, Part Two • Creating Fax Cover Pages • Creating New Faxes • Using Scan • Saving Files in Fax and Scan • Printing Files in Fax and Scan • E-mailing Files from Fax and Scan
  • Using the Snipping Tool • Opening the Snipping Tool • Interface Overview • Creating a New Snip • Using Markup Tools • Saving Your Snip • E-mailing Your Snip • Closing the Snipping Tool
  • Using Sticky Notes • Creating a New Note • Formatting Note Text • Moving Notes • Resizing Notes • Changing the Color of a Note • Deleting Notes
  • Using the XPS Viewer • Opening the XPS Viewer • Interface Overview • Opening Files • Searching a Document • Printing a Document • Closing the XPS Viewer
  • Using the Sound Recorder • Opening the Sound Recorder • Creating a Recording • Playing Clips • Closing Sound Recorder
  • Review Questions
  • Index

Course contents: Advanced

  • Introduction
  • Prerequisites
  • Making Windows 8 Work for You • Adding Administrative Icons to the Start Screen • Hiding and Showing Administrative Icons on the Start Screen • Running Tools as an Administrator • Pinning Tools to the Desktop Taskbar • Unpinning Tools from the Start Screen
  • Opening the Control Panel • Control Panel Overview • Navigation Basics • Changing the View
  • Personalizing Your Desktop • Changing Your Theme • Changing the Desktop Background • Customizing Screen Colors • Changing Sound Effects
  • Changing Display Options • Changing Item Size • Changing Your Screen Resolution • Working with Multiple Monitors • Projecting to a Second Screen
  • Changing Regional Options • Changing the Date and Time • Changing the Time Zone • Setting Your Language • Changing Location Settings • Changing Your Region • Changing Date, Time, and Number Formats
  • Advanced Customization Techniques • Customizing Mouse Behavior • Changing System Volume • Customizing the Taskbar • Customizing the System Tray
  • Review Questions
  • Windows 8 and Accessibility • Setting Accessibility Options • Opening the Ease of Access Center • Changing Mouse Options • Optimizing Your Display • Changing Input Methods
  • Using Ease of Access Tools • Using the Magnifier • Using the On-Screen Keyboard • Using the Narrator
  • Using Speech Recognition • Opening Speech Recognition • Setting up Speech Recognition • Training Your Computer • Using Speech Recognition
  • Review Questions
  • Maintaining and Optimizing Your Computer • Customizing User Accounts with the Control Panel • Viewing User Accounts • Adding a User Account • Changing the Account Type • Changing User Account Control Settings • Removing a User Account • Using PC Settings to Modify an Account
  • Monitoring System Performance • Viewing Performance Information • Viewing System Information • Opening the Event Viewer • Using the Performance Monitor • Using the Resource Monitor • Generating System Health Reports
  • Maintaining Your Computer • Cleaning Up Your Hard Drive • Understanding Defragmentation • Defragmenting and Optimizing Your Hard Drive • Repairing Hard Drive Errors • Setting Power Options • Changing Mobility Settings
  • Optimizing Your Computer • Using Windows Update in PC Settings • Using Windows Update in Control Panel • Clearing Temporary Internet Files and Cookies • Using the Task Scheduler • Creating Custom Tasks
  • Using Task Manager, Part One • Starting Task Manager • Interface Overview • Viewing Processes • Analyzing Performance • Viewing Resource History
  • Using Task Manager, Part Two • Changing Startup Items • Viewing Usage by User • Viewing Process Details • Viewing Service Details
  • Review Questions
  • Hardware and Software • The Basics of Managing Software • Opening Programs and Features • Installing Software Packages • Removing Software Packages • Setting Program Compatibility Options
  • Advanced Program Management Tools • Enabling or Disabling Windows Features • Changing Default Applications • Changing AutoPlay Options • Associating File Types • Setting Program Access
  • Managing Hardware • Opening Device Manager • Viewing Hardware and Devices • Viewing Device Properties • Updating Device Drivers
  • Advanced Hardware Management • Opening Disk Management • Viewing and Managing Drives • Creating a Partition • Formatting a Partition • Deleting a Partition
  • Improving System Performance • Disabling Visual Elements • Disabling Startup Items • Running Disk Cleanup • Defragmenting Your Hard Drive • About Hardware Upgrades
  • Review Questions
  • Networking with Windows 8 • Overview of Networking • Networking Terms • Hardware Requirements • Using the Networking and Sharing Center • Setting Up a Dial-Up Internet Connection • Setting Up a High-Speed Internet Connection • Connecting to a Wireless Network
  • Using the Homegroup • Setting up a Homegroup • Joining a Homegroup • Sharing Files, Libraries, and Devices • Viewing Shared Files • Viewing the Homegroup Password • Troubleshooting a Homegroup • Leaving a Homegroup
  • Other Networking Tasks • Changing Networking Sharing and Discovery • Sharing Drives, Folders, and Resources • Browsing the Network • Basic Network Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Networking Tasks • Mapping a Network Drive • Connecting to a Network Printer • Connecting to a Domain or Workgroup • Managing Network Connections and Protocols • Using a Static IP Address • Using Credential Manager
  • Wireless Networking • Types of Wireless Networks • Wireless Networking Hardware and Terms • Connecting to a Wireless Network • Wireless Networking Troubleshooting
  • Review Questions
  • Troubleshooting Your Computer • Using Remote Desktop • Preparing to Use Remote Desktop • Opening Remote Desktop • Configuring Remote Desktop • Accessing a Computer Using Remote Desktop
  • Troubleshooting Your Computer with the Action Center • Opening the Action Center • Action Center Overview • Troubleshooting Your Computer • Using the Windows Program Compatibility Troubleshooter • Using the Steps Recorder
  • Using System Configuration • Opening System Configuration • Using Preset Startup Options • Manually Modifying Services • Manually Modifying Startup Programs • Using System Configuration Tools
  • Refreshing and Resetting Your Computer • Refreshing Your Computer • Resetting Your Computer • Using Advanced Startup
  • Using System Restore • Creating a System Restore Point • Restoring Your Computer to an Earlier Time • Undoing a System Restore • Changing System Restore Settings
  • Review Questions

Course contents: Expert level

  • Introduction
  • Prerequisites
  • Using File Explorer • Opening File Explorer • Interface Overview • About Standard Tabs • About Contextual Tabs • About the File Menu • Using the Quick Access Toolbar • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customizing File Explorer • Customizing the Navigation Pane • Showing and Hiding the Preview Pane and Details Pane • Choosing a Layout • Sorting and Grouping Items • Showing and Hiding File Elements
  • Changing Folder and Search Options • Accessing Folder Options • Changing General Options • Changing View Options • Changing Search Options
  • Working with the Recycle Bin • Opening the Recycle Bin • Emptying the Recycle Bin • Restoring Items • Viewing Recycle Bin Properties • Permanently Deleting Items
  • Review Questions
  • Customizing Libraries • Understanding the Default Libraries • Using the Library Tools – Manage Tab • Adding Folders to a Library • Removing Folders from a Library • Pinning a Library to the Start Screen • Restoring Default Settings
  • Creating a New Library • Creating a New Library • Setting the Library Type • Customizing the Library Icon • Deleting a Library
  • Searching from the Charms Bar • Searching Apps • Searching Settings • Searching Files • Working with Search Results
  • Searching from the Desktop • Understanding Search Indexing • Using the Search Box • Using the Search Tools – Search Tab • Searching Tips and Tricks • Searching By Other Properties • Setting Search Options
  • Review Questions
  • Creating Files and Folders • Creating and Naming Folders • Renaming Folders • Deleting Folders • Creating and Naming Files • Renaming and Deleting Files
  • Managing Files and Folders • Selecting Files and Folders • Cutting and Pasting Files and Folders • Copying Files and Folders • Moving Files and Folders
  • Working with Files • Opening and Editing Files • Viewing File and Folder Properties • Enabling File History • Viewing File History • Copying File Paths • Pasting File and Folder Shortcuts
  • Making a File or Folder Easy to Access • Pinning Folders to the Start Screen • Including a Folder in a Library • Adding a Folder to Favorites • Mapping a Folder as a Drive • Setting Offline Options
  • Using Administrative File Tools • Using Command Prompt • Using Windows PowerShell • Accessing the Run Dialog
  • Review Questions
  • Sharing Files from the Charms Bar • Choosing What to Share • Sharing with People • Sharing with Mail • Sharing with SkyDrive
  • Sending Files from File Explorer • Burning Files and Folders • E-mailing Files • Printing Files • Faxing Files
  • Sharing Files from File Explorer • Choosing Who to Share With • Customizing File Sharing • Stopping Sharing • Setting Advanced Permission Options
  • Using Zipped Folders • Zipping Files and Folders • Using the Compressed Folder Tools – Extract Tab • Extracting a Folder
  • Review Questions
  • Using the Action Center • Opening the Action Center • Action Center Overview • Viewing Security Information • Viewing Maintenance Information • Resolving Problems • Changing Action Center Settings
  • Using Windows Defender • Opening Windows Defender • Interface Overview • Performing a Scan • Removing Malicious Objects • Using Quarantine • Setting Defender Options
  • Using Windows Firewall • Opening Windows Firewall • Interface Overview • Understanding Rule Types • Enabling or Disabling the Firewall
  • Keeping Your Family Safe, Part One • Opening Family Safety • Interface Overview • Choosing Accounts to Monitor • Turning Activity Reporting On or Off • Changing User Settings • Viewing Activity Reports
  • Keeping Your Family Safe, Part Two • Configuring Web Filtering • Managing the Allow and Block Lists • Setting Games Ratings • Restricting Windows Store and Games • Setting Time Limits • Restricting Applications
  • Review Questions