Microsoft Windows 8 - Level 1

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This course is designed for end users who are interested in learning about and using the new features and functionality of the Windows 8 operating system for personal and/or professional use.

Intended Audience


At Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Windows 8 interface and navigate the screen
  • Use modern apps and navigation features
  • Manage files and folders with File Explorer
  • Create and modify files using desktop applications
  • Navigate and use Internet Explorer 10
  • Customize the Windows 8 environment
  • Use Windows 8 security features


This course is intended for new computer users who want to use the basic tools and features of Windows 8. No prerequisite skills are required, but any previous exposure to personal computers and the Internet is helpful.

Exams & Certifications




Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface

• Topic A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
• Topic B: Sign In to Windows 8
• Topic C: Navigate the Start Screen

Lesson 2: Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features

• Topic A: Access and Identify the Charms
• Topic B: Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
• Topic C: Multitasking with Apps

Lesson 3: Working with Desktop Applications

• Topic A: Navigate the Desktop
• Topic B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
• Topic C: Elements of a Desktop Window
• Topic D: Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications

Lesson 4: Using Internet Explorer 10

• Topic A: Navigate Internet Explorer 10
• Topic B: Browse the Web

Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 8 Environment

• Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
• Topic B: Customize the Desktop

Lesson 6: Using Windows 8 Security Features

• Topic A: Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
• Topic B: Use Windows Defender
• Topic C: Store and Share Files with SkyDrive



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