Microsoft Windows 8.1 User Training Course Outline

Audience: This course is designed for those who are new to Microsoft operating systems or upgrading to Windows 8.1.

We are happy to arrange for a trainer to contact you to help tailor you course.

Course Duration: 1 day.

Course Availability: Monday – Saturday

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses, 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and office migrations.

Course Location: This Microsoft Windows 8.1 User training course can be delivered either at our London training venue or at your offices. 

Tailored Course Content: Course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Get Started with Windows 8.1
  • Use File Explorer
  • Use Windows 8.1 Apps
  • Use Windows Accessories
  • Make System Settings
  • Work with Devices and Networking
  • Deal with Windows Security
  • Printing files
  • Using Internet Explorer 10

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Assessing your hardware and Windows 8.1 versions
  • Getting familiar with the user interface
  • Exploring the Windows 8.1 desktop
  • Using touch screens and gestures
  • Switching between apps with Switcher
  • Personalising Windows 8.1
  • Creating tile groups

Module 2: File Explorer

  • Using the ribbon in File Explorer
  • Organising folders and files
  • Customising folder behaviour
  • Searching for files and file contents
  • Creating easy access to files and folders
  • Using OneDrive
  • Copying files in a single window

Module 3: Windows 8.1 Apps

  • Managing mail with the Mail app
  • Keeping dates with the Calendar app
  • Managing contacts in the People app
  • Communicating with contacts using Skype
  • Working with photos
  • Reading text with the Reader app
  • Managing music with the Music app
  • Locating places with Maps
  • Timing things with Alarms

Module 4: Other Windows Accessories

  • Typing text with Sticky Notes, Notepad and WordPad
  • Creating graphics with Paint
  • Performing calculations with the Calculator
  • Taking screenshots with the Snipping tool

Module 5: System Settings

  • Viewing your current system specs
  • Controlling sound device volume settings
  • Removing unwanted applications
  • Setting default programs
  • Setting accessibility options
  • Navigation settings for desktop lovers

Module 6: Devices and Networking

  • Getting connected
  • Connecting PCs with Home Group
  • Connecting to another computer with Remote Desktop
  • Selecting sharing options for networks
  • Adding and removing devices

Module 7: Windows Security

  • Keeping your PC secure with Windows Update
  • Viewing and resolving security issues with Action Centre
  • Battling malicious software with Windows Defender
  • Controlling user account access
  • Secure your account with passwords and PINs
  • Using Parental Controls
  • Encrypting a drive with BitLocker
  • Using Encrypting File System (EFS)

Module 8: Printing

  • Printing files directly from Windows
  • Printing files to the XPS format
  • Accessing and changing printer options

Module 9: Troubleshooting and Backing Ups

  • Monitoring performance with Windows Experience Index
  • Working with issues in the Troubleshooting control panel
  • Problem Steps Recorder explained
  • File History and working with file backups
  • System Restore
  • Resetting Windows 8 installation

Module 10: Internet Explorer 10

  • Exploring the Internet Explorer 10 Metro-style user interface
  • Exploring the Internet Explorer 10 user interface
  • Using favourites and history
  • In Private browsing
  • Working with Internet Explorer 10 Metro app properties
  •  Invoking the Internet Explorer 10 desktop from the Internet Explorer 10 Metro app
  • Setting Internet Explorer 10 as your default browser
  • Adding sites to the Start screen
, Microsoft Windows 8.1 User Training Course Outline
, Microsoft Windows 8.1 User Training Course Outline