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Computer Basics - Windows 8.1

(4.82 out of 5) 37 Student Reviews

About the Course

This 1 day course is designed to teach participants how to use Microsoft Windows 8. This hands-on training course will help you get familiar with your computer and learn how to navigate the Windows 8 operating system, installing programs, working with files and folders, managing user accounts, personalising Windows 8 and perform other key tasks.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for people who wish to learn how to work with Windows 8 to perform standard operating system functions. It is an ideal companion course to undertake with application software, teaching participants the practical skills of managing their computer.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for participants with little or no knowledge of computing and/or Windows 8. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge required to attend this course.

Quick Facts

$ 385 incl GST

Duration: 1 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Beginner

Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx

Course Dates

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This course is currently upon demand in Sydney

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Level 11,
32 Walker Street,
North Sydney , NSW 2060

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Level 12
379 Collins Street,
Melbourne , VIC 3000

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C/O Support Technology
Level 6, 371 Queen Street,
Brisbane , QLD 4000

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C/O Atlas Business Services
Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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This course is currently upon demand in Adelaide

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C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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C/O Saxons Training Facilities
Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Starting off with Windows 8

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  • Turning on the Computer
  • Signing in to Windows
  • The Start Screen
  • The App Switcher
  • The App Bar
  • The Charms Bar
  • Windows Apps
  • Displaying Key User Interface Elements
  • Putting your Computer to Sleep
  • Shutting Down your Computer

Unit 2: Working with Windows Apps

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  • Starting Windows Apps from the Start Screen
  • Starting Windows Apps from the Apps Screen
  • Getting Back to the Start Screen
  • Getting to the Desktop
  • Switching Between Open Apps
  • Snapping Two Apps Side by Side
  • Closing Windows Apps
  • Installing a Windows App
  • Uninstalling a Windows App
  • Using Gestures

Unit 3: Personalising the User Interface

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  • Adding Tiles to the Start Screen
  • Moving Tiles on the Start Screen
  • Changing the Size of the Tiles
  • Working with Tile Groups
  • Turning Live Tiles On and Off
  • Removing Tiles from the Start Screen
  • Changing the Lock Screen
  • Changing the Start Screen Background
  • Changing your Account Picture

Unit 4: Looking at Desktop Windows

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  • The Desktop
  • Starting Desktop Apps from the Apps Screen
  • Anatomy of a Desktop Window
  • Expanding and Minimising the Ribbon
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Minimising and Maximising a Window
  • Resizing a Window using a Mouse
  • Moving a Window on the Desktop
  • Snapping Two Desktop Programs Side by Side
  • Shaking Down Windows
  • Scrolling in a Window
  • Closing a Desktop Window

Unit 5: Using Programs

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  • Starting Programs from the Start Screen
  • Adding Programs to the Start Screen
  • Starting Programs from the Desktop
  • Understanding the Taskbar
  • Managing Programs from the Taskbar
  • Working with Multiple Programs
  • Closing Programs
  • Other Ways to Open Desktop Programs

Unit 6: Working with Programs

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  • Viewing Installed Programs
  • Dealing with Non-Responding Programs
  • Installing a Program
  • What Happens During Installation
  • Uninstalling a Program
  • Keeping Programs Updated

Unit 7: Data Storage on your Computer

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  • Understanding Data Storage in Windows
  • Understanding File Explorer
  • Opening File Explorer
  • Viewing Storage Devices Using File Explorer
  • Viewing Network Connections
  • Understanding USB Flash Drives

Unit 8: Working with Folders

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  • Understanding Folder Hierarchy
  • Navigating the Folder Hierarchy
  • Understanding your Personal Folders
  • Accessing your Personal Folders
  • Creating a New Folder
  • Copying a Folder
  • Moving a Folder
  • Renaming a Folder
  • Deleting a Folder
  • Viewing the Hierarchy Path
  • Changing Folder Views

Unit 9: Working with Files

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  • Understanding Files
  • Creating a Simple File
  • Exploring Files in Windows
  • Copying a File
  • Renaming a File
  • Selecting Files
  • Copying Multiple Files
  • Replacing Files
  • Moving Files
  • Copying Files to a USB Flash Drive
  • Setting Files as Read-Only
  • Deleting Files
  • Deleting Folders with Files
  • Common File Types

Unit 10: Working with Libraries

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  • Understanding Libraries
  • Exploring your Libraries
  • Creating Folders in a Library
  • Creating a Library
  • Adding Folders to a Library
  • Changing Library Views
  • Deleting Folders from a Library
  • Deleting a Library

Unit 11: The Recycle Bin

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  • Understanding the Recycle Bin
  • Creating Some Sample Files
  • Sending Files to the Recycle Bin
  • Restoring Files from the Recycle Bin
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin

Unit 12: Favourite Locations in Windows

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  • Understanding Favourite Locations
  • Adding a Location to Favourites
  • Removing a Location from Favourites
  • Restoring Default Favourites
  • Hiding Favourites

Unit 13: Searching in Windows

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  • Introducing Windows Search
  • Understanding File Searches in Windows
  • Creating a Searchable File
  • Initiating the Windows Search Feature
  • Using Windows Search
  • Changing the Windows Search Settings
  • Searching Unindexed Folders using File Explorer
  • Searching File Contents using File Explorer
  • Indexing a Folder
  • Unindexing a Folder
  • Tagging Files for Easier Searches
  • Saving a Search
  • Sorting Files in a Folder
  • Modifying View Settings

Unit 14: User Accounts

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  • Understanding User Accounts in Windows
  • Creating a Microsoft Account
  • Creating a Local Account
  • Switching Users
  • Changing your Password
  • Changing your Account Name
  • Enabling the Guest Account
  • Controlling User Accounts
  • Deleting a Microsoft Account
  • Deleting a Local Account

Unit 15: Help and Support

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  • The Windows Help and Support Window
  • Searching Help
  • Browsing Help
  • Printing a Help Topic

Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Pooja M [ 03 November, 2016 ]
Mandy is a wonderful trainer and very well informed in her field. She is also very patient and proactive with her training methods.
(5.00 out of 5) Suzanne P [ 10 August, 2016 ]
Great course. As a Mac user, I found this extremely helpful and am now able to comfortably navigate the Windows environment. Fantastic location, facilities and great trainers. Highly recommend.

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(4.40 out of 5) Brant C [ 19 February, 2016 ]
The course was very beneficial and the instructor very friendly , proficient and helpful. Content great and learnt alot
(4.90 out of 5) sonja v [ 16 November, 2015 ]
I enjoyed the course very much, learnt heaps, and would be very interested in doing further courses especially with this instructor

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