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Getting Started With Windows 8  

This one-day, instructor-led course is designed for all end users who are interested in learning how to use the new features and functionality that are available in the Windows 8 Operating System. It will teach students the new features and capabilities of the Windows 8 Operating System, enable them to both leverage these new features and successfully navigate the new user interface, and provide them with the knowledge and experience necessary to personalize their computer to best suit their needs. This course will be valuable for people at all levels of technical expertise, from casual users to administrators of previous Windows versions. 

Price:

R1,400.00 excl vat (Per Person, Includes Manual, Dataset CD)

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.

Duration:

1 Day (08:30 - 16:00)

Prerequisites:

Previous experience using a Windows desktop operating system.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  
• Describe the new features available in Windows 8
• Describe the platforms that support Windows 8
• Describe the difference between Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro
• Sign in and out of Windows
• Shutdown and restart Windows
• Lock Windows  
• Activate Windows
• Describe the Metro interface
• Describe Hot Corners
• Describe Gestures
• Navigate the basic features of Windows
• Describe the feature and functionality of the Start screen
• Use Tiles
• Use App Switcher
• Search for files, applications, and settings
• Customize the taskbar
• Describe the Charms bar
• Manage devices
• Describe the Windows App Store
• Describe the built-in apps in Windows 8
 • Describe Internet Explorer 10
• Describe SkyDrive
• Describe the ribbon
• Browse files and folders using file explorer
 • Describe Device Manager
• Join wireless networks  
• Install and use printers  
• Share folders

Delivery Method:

In Class
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1. Module 1: Getting Started with Windows 8
• New Features of Windows 8  
• Consistent User Experience 
• Exploring the Windows 8 User Interface 
• Microsoft Accounts 
Outcomes:

  • Describe the new features available in Windows 8 
  • Describe the platforms that support Windows 8 
  • Describe the difference between Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro 
  • Sign in and out of Windows 
  • Sign up for a Microsoft Account 
  • Describe how to convert a Local Account to a Microsoft Account  
  • Shutdown and restart Windows 
  • Lock Windows 
  • Navigate using Shortcut Keys 
  • Describe the Modern UI 
  • Describe Hot Corners 
  • Describe Gestures 
  • Navigate the basic features of Windows 

Module 2: Navigating and Personalizing Windows 8 

• Presenting the Modern UI 
• Using Tiles 
• Working with the Task Bar  
• Working with Charms
Outcomes: 

  • Describe the feature and functionality of the Start screen 
  • Use Tiles 
  • Use App Switcher 
  • Use Snap 
  • Use Keyboard Shortcuts 
  • Search for files, applications, and settings 
  • Customize the taskbar 
  • Describe the Charms bar 
  • Describe Aero Peek 
  • Create a Toolbar 
  • Describe Taskbar on dual monitors 
  • Describe the Action Center 

Module 3: Applications in Windows 8 
• Windows 8 Apps Overview 
• Basic Windows 8 Apps 
• Internet Explorer 10  
Outcomes:

  • Describe the Windows Store 
  • Describe the Mail App 
  • Describe the Photos App 
  • Describe the Messaging App 
  • Describe the People App 
  • Describe the Calendar App 
  • Describe the Bing App 
  • Describe the Weather App 
  • Describe the Video App 
  • Describe the Maps App 
  • Describe the Travel App 
  • Describe Internet Explorer 10 
  • Describe SkyDrive  

Module 4: Managing Files and Folders 
• Browsing and Organizing Files 
• HomeGroup 
• Connecting Windows 8 Devices  
Outcomes:

  • Describe the ribbon 
  • Browse files and folders 
  • Describe Device Manager 
  • Install and use printers 
  • Share folders 
  • Share a Printer 
  • Setup a HomeGroup 
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