Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows 8

Course Overview
This course provides students with an introduction to personal computers using the Microsoft
Windows 8 operating system.
Course Introduction 2m
Course Introduction
Lesson 01 – Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface 42m
Topic A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
Desktop PC
Topic B: Sign In to Windows 8
The Lock Screen
The Sign In Screen
Demo – Signing In to Windows 8 and Managing Tiles
Topic C: Navigate the Start Screen
The Start Screen
Live Tiles
App Command Bars
The All Apps Screen
The Start Button
The Scroll Bar on Start
Account ID Menu
Demo – Using the Account ID Menu
Reflective Questions
Lesson 01 Review
Lesson 02 – Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features 26m
Topic A: Access and Identify the Charms
Charms on the Start Screen
Demo – Viewing the Charms
Topic B: Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
Weather App Command Bars
The Weather Active Tile
Demo – Navigating a Modern App
Topic C: Multitasking with Apps
The Switcher
The Snap Feature
Demo – Working with Multiple Apps
Reflective Questions
Lesson 02 Review
Lesson 03 – Working with Desktop Applications 1h 19m
Topic A: Navigate the Desktop
The Desktop
Context Menus
Demo – Navigating the Desktop
Topic B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
File Explorer Window
The Recycle Bin
Demo – Managing Files and Folders
Topic C: Elements of a Desktop Window
Elements of a Desktop Application Window
The Quick Access Toolbar and Menu
The Print Dialog Box
Demo – Working with the Elements of a Desktop Window
Demo – Creating and Modifying Files with WordPad
Demo – Printing a Document
Reflective Questions
Lesson 03 Review
Lesson 04 – Using Internet Explorer 10 37m
Topic A: Navigate Internet Explorer 10
The Internet Explorer Default Page
The Bing Home Page
Demo – Navigating Internet Explorer 10
Topic B: Browse the Web
IE Search Suggestions
The IE Command Bar
The Quick Site Access Panel
The Tabs Menu
The Share Charm
Demo – Using Internet Explorer and Share
Reflective Questions
Lesson 04 Review
Lesson 05 – Customizing the Windows 8 Environment 35m
Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
Tile Groups
Demo – Creating Groups on the Start Screen
PC Settings
Demo – Changing PC Settings
Topic B: Customize the Desktop
The Desktop Personalization Window
Mouse Properties
Demo – Personalizing the Desktop
Reflective Questions
Lesson 05 Review
Lesson 06 – Using Windows 8 Security Features 25m
Topic A: Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
Options
Picture Password
Demo – Changing Your Password
The Privacy Menu
Topic B: Use Windows Defender
Windows Defender
Demo – Changing Windows Defender Settings
Topic C: Store and Share Files with SkyDrive
Reflective Questions
Lesson 06 Review
Course Closure
Total Duration: 4h 8m

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