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Getting Started With Windows 8  

Overview

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. 

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

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)

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

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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