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.


After completing this course, students will gain the skills 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.

Onsite training?

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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