Upon Request Courses

Windows 8 New Features (Other Versions Upon Request)

This course introduces participants to the new features of Windows 8. Learn the tips and tricks of the operating system, including how to use Modern Apps, navigate using the Charms bar, customize the Start screen, and work in the Desktop.

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Call (518) 786-1181 or contact us for customized, individual or group training.

Course Outline

Corporate and NYS discounts do not apply for this course.

This course is recommended for individuals familiar with computers, who want to learn how to be the most productive in this version of Windows. The course focuses on using a standard keyboard and mouse to interact with Windows, instead of a touchscreen device.

Comprehensive reference manual with participant guide and exercises
Follow-up support by email or phone for an unlimited period

Lesson 1: Getting started

  • Getting around Windows 8
  • Charms

Lesson 2: Apps and tiles

  • Apps and applications
  • The app store
  • Tiles

Lesson 3: Windows 8 desktop

  • The desktop
  • Files and folders
  • The Power User menu

Lesson 4: Windows 8 connected

  • Mail and Calendar
  • Multimedia
  • SkyDrive
  • Internet Explorer 10

Lesson 5: Personalizing Windows 8

  • The Lock screen
  • The Start screen
  • Other PC settings

Lesson 6: Versions and installation

  • Windows 8 versions
  • Installation
  • Live ID and User accounts