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Windows 10 Essentials Course

(4.89 out of 5) 41 Student Reviews

About the Course

This 1-day course is designed to teach participants how to use Microsoft Windows 10. Hands-on guidance will help you develop the skills you need to confidently navigate the Windows operating system, use the get started app and Cortana, create and manage files & folders, personalising Windows 10 and perform other tasks.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for participants who wish to learn how to work with Windows 10 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.


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

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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

    08 Jan 19 Tue
    22 Feb 19 Fri
    01 Apr 19 Mon
    15 May 19 Wed
    28 Jun 19 Fri
    07 Aug 19 Wed
    20 Sep 19 Fri
    28 Oct 19 Mon
    12 Dec 19 Thu
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    10 Jan 19 Thu
    18 Feb 19 Mon
    05 Apr 19 Fri
    13 May 19 Mon
    25 Jun 19 Tue
    05 Aug 19 Mon
    17 Sep 19 Tue
    01 Nov 19 Fri
    11 Dec 19 Wed
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    07 Jan 19 Mon
    22 Feb 19 Fri
    05 Apr 19 Fri
    13 May 19 Mon
    28 Jun 19 Fri
    07 Aug 19 Wed
    16 Sep 19 Mon
    01 Nov 19 Fri
    12 Dec 19 Thu
  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

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  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Starting With Windows 10

  • What Is Windows
  • Turning on the Computer
  • Signing in to Windows
  • The Desktop
  • The Start Menu
  • The Taskbar
  • The Search the Web and Windows Bar
  • Using Windows Search
  • Changing the Windows Search Settings
  • Windows Store Apps
  • Putting Your Computer to Sleep
  • Shutting Down Your Computer

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Unit 2: Personalising the User Interface

  • Customising the Start Menu
  • Moving Tiles on the Start Menu
  • Changing Tile Size
  • Working With Tile Groups
  • Turning Live Tiles on and Off
  • Removing Tiles From the Start Menu
  • Pinning Apps to the Taskbar
  • Creating Desktop Shortcut Icons
  • Changing the Lock Screen
  • Changing the Desktop Background
  • Changing Your Account Picture

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Unit 3: Help and Support

  • The Get Started App
  • Setting Up Cortana
  • Using Cortana
  • Customising Cortana

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Unit 4: Working With Desktop Windows

  • Starting Desktop Programs and Apps
  • The File Explorer Window
  • Working With the File Explorer Ribbon
  • Using the File Explorer Ribbon
  • Using the File Tab
  • Minimising and Maximising a Window
  • Resizing a Window Using a Mouse
  • Moving a Window on the Desktop
  • Switching Between Open Programs
  • Snapping Windows
  • Shaking Down Windows
  • Working With Task View
  • Understanding Virtual Desktops
  • Creating a New Virtual Desktop
  • Scrolling in a Window
  • Closing Desktop Programs
  • Other Ways to Open Desktop Programs

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Unit 5: Working With Programs

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

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Unit 6: Data Storage on Your Computer

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

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Unit 7: Using Common Windows Apps

  • Starting the Mail App
  • Adding Accounts to Mail
  • Working With Mail Messages
  • Starting and Navigating the Calendar App
  • Scheduling Meetings
  • Opening PDFs and XPS Files in the Reader App
  • Using Reader
  • Using the Maps App

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Unit 8: Working With Folders

  • Understanding Folder Hierarchy
  • Navigating the Folder Hierarchy
  • Understanding 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

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Unit 9: Working With Files

  • 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

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Unit 10: Working With Libraries

  • Understanding Libraries
  • Displaying 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

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Unit 11: The Recycle Bin

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

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Unit 12: Quick Access Locations

  • Understanding Quick Access Locations
  • Adding a Location to Quick Access
  • Removing a Location From Favourites

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Unit 13: Searching and Sorting Files

  • Understanding File Searches in Windows
  • Creating a Searchable File
  • Searching Using File Explorer
  • Searching File Contents Using File Explorer
  • Indexing a Folder
  • Unindexing a Folder
  • Tagging Files for Easier Searches
  • Sorting Files in a Folder
  • Modifying View Settings

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Unit 14: Microsoft Edge

  • The Microsoft Edge Interface
  • Launching Microsoft Edge
  • Browsing the Web With Microsoft Edge
  • The Hub
  • Microsoft Reading View and Reading List
  • Annotating in Microsoft Edge

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Unit 15: User Accounts

  • Understanding User Accounts in Windows
  • Creating a Microsoft Account
  • Creating a Local Account
  • Switching Users
  • Changing Your Password
  • Changing Your Account Name
  • Controlling User Accounts

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Unit 16: Security and Protection

  • Understanding Computer Security
  • Checking Security and Maintenance
  • Checking Windows Firewall Settings
  • Checking Malware Protection Settings
  • Checking Windows Update Settings

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Unit 17: Optimising Windows

  • Viewing System Properties
  • Checking Hardware Devices
  • Tidying Up the Desktop
  • Performing a Disk Cleanup
  • Understanding Power Options
  • Choosing a Power Plan
  • Creating a Custom Power Plan

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Ellen C [ 19 November, 2018 ]
It was a very helpful course . Jay is a excellent teacher , i would thoughly recommend it to anyone.
(4.80 out of 5) Ann T [ 04 June, 2018 ]
This course was helpful and i did pick up a few valuable pointers. Jay explained all steps competently and patiently.
(5.00 out of 5) Rebecca T [ 04 June, 2018 ]
Found this course really interesting and informative. Jay was absolutely fantastic and very cool and calm and she has definatly helped explain a number of things that i will continue to put into use. Thank you.
(4.70 out of 5) Steve R [ 18 December, 2017 ]
Excellent teacher. It would be good to make the course more interactive, ie more examples but that is to do with the subject matter and not the teacher who was extremely interesting and informative.

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