Microsoft Windows 8 User Training Course Outline

Audience: This course is specially designed for those who are new to Microsoft operating systems or upgrading to Windows 8.

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 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:

  • Upgrade from previous Windows versions
  • Master the new Windows Interface
  • Use File Explorer
  • Use Windows 8 Applications
  • Customise Window 8 System Settings
  • Deal with Printing issues
  •  Use Devices and Networking
  • Work with Windows 8 Security
  • Troubleshoot and make Backups
  • Internet Explorer 10

Use Internet Explorer 10

Course Outline

Module 1: Upgrading from previous Windows versions

  • Assessing your hardware and Windows 8 versions
  • Upgrading from previous Windows versions
  • Transferring files to Windows 8

Module 2: Windows Interface

  • Exploring the Windows 8 desktop
  • Touch screens explained
  • Working with gestures
  • Switching between open applications using Switcher
  • Customising Windows

Module 3: File Explorer

  • What is the Ribbon?
  • Using the Ribbon in the File Explorer
  • Working with folders and files
  • Choosing how folders behave
  • Searching for files and file contents
  • Libraries explained
  • Copying files with pause and resume

Module 4: Windows 8 Applications

  • Using the Calendar application
  • Reading text with the Reader application
  • Mail application first look
  • Managing mail
  • Working with contacts using the People application
  • Sending instant messages with Messaging
  • Locating places with Maps
  • Photos application explained
  • Managing music with the Music application
  • Managing video with the Video application

Module 5: Additional Applications

  • Creating graphics with Paint
  • Calculations with the Calculator
  • Snipping and screenshots tool
  • Typing text with Notepad and WordPad

Module 6: Window 8 System Settings

  • Viewing your current system specifications
  • Adding and removing programs
  • Setting default programs
  • Sound device volume settings
  • Accessibility options

Module 7: Printing

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

Module 8: Devices and Networking

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

Module 9: Windows 8 Security

  • Windows Update
  • Working with Action Center
  • Windows 8 Defender
  • User accounts explained
  • Applying account passwords and PINs
  • Parental controls
  • Encrypting a drive with BitLocker
  • Encrypting selected folders using Encrypting File System (EFS)

Module 10: 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 11: Internet Explorer 10

  • Exploring the Internet Explorer 10 Metro-style user interface
  • Exploring the Internet Explorer 10 user interface
  • Using favourites and history
  • InPrivate 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