Windows 8.1 Foundation Courseware

Windows 8.1 Foundation Training Materials

WINDOWS 8.1 START SCREEN

  • The Start Screen
  • Start screen vs the Desktop
  • Starting an app
  • Viewing available apps
  • Pinning an app to the start screen
  • Changing the group names
  • Resizing tiles
  • Moving tiles
  • Unpinning (removing) an app
  • The Charms Bar
  • Charms Bar – search
  • Charms Bar – start
  • Charms Bar – viewing connected devices
  • Charms Bar – settings

 THE WINDOWS 8.1 DESKTOP

  • What is the Windows desktop?
  • Desktop icons
  • Moving desktop icons
  • Windows taskbar
  • Showing hidden icons
  • Taskbar clock
  • Customising your desktop
  • Customising the desktop background wallpaper picture
  • Customising the desktop background colour
  • Setting a screen saver
  • Modifying the computer date and time
  • Setting the computer keyboard language and other regional settings

 MANIPULATING WINDOWS ON THE DESKTOP

  • Drag and drop
  • Select, then manipulate
  • Single clicking vs. Double clicking
  • Moving a window on the desktop
  • Resizing a window, narrower or wider
  • Resizing a window, taller or shorter
  • Resizing a window in two directions at once
  • Maximising a window
  • Minimising a window
  • Closing a window
  • The Start button
  • The Start menu

 APPLICATIONS & THE DESKTOP

  • Multitasking
  • Starting applications
  • Finding applications
  • Using print screen within WordPad
  • Identifying the parts of an application window
  • Title bar
  • The ribbon
  • Ribbon tabs
  • Status bar
  • Scroll bars
  • Notepad
  • Control panel
  • Switching between program windows
  • Cascading windows
  • Displaying windows side by side
  • Installing programs
  • Removing programs
  • Shutting down the computer
  • Restarting the computer

 HELP IN WINDOWS 8.1

  • F1 help key
  • Searching the help system
  • Displaying basic information about your pc

 FILE EXPLORER

  • What are files?
  • What are folders?
  • Types of drive and drive letters
  • Opening the windows File Explorer program
  • Displaying or hiding the ribbon
  • The File Explorer window
  • File Explorer – folders
  • File Explorer – devices
  • File Explorer – network locations
  • File Explorer – downloads
  • File Explorer – desktop
  • File Explorer – sky drive
  • File Explorer – home group
  • File Explorer – this pc
  • Displaying the contents of a particular folder
  • Changing the view within the File Explorer
  • Charing the sort order in details view
  • Drives, folders and files
  • Data storage devices
  • File sizes and disk storage capacities

 MANIPULATING FOLDERS

  • Creating a folder
  • Creating a sub-folder
  • File naming issues
  • Renaming a folder
  • Deleting a folder
  • Displaying folder details

 MANIPULATING FILES

  • File types
  • Selecting multiple files
  • Counting files in a folder
  • File attributes
  • Renaming files
  • Deleting files
  • Restoring items from the recycle bin
  • Emptying the recycle bin
  • Permanently deleting a file (bypassing the recycle bin)
  • Sometimes deleted files are too large to be recycled
  • The Windows clipboard
  • Moving files between folders
  • Copying files between folders
  • Backups
  • Removable memory sticks – AutoPlay
  • Backing up data to a removable drive
  • Safely ejecting a memory stick
  • What is file compression?
  • Compressing files
  • Extracting compressed files

 SEARCHING

  • Searching for applications (programs)
  • Searching for files on your hard disk
  • Searching by file size
  • Searching by kind
  • Searching by file content

 PRINTING ISSUES

  • Viewing available printers
  • Setting the default printer
  • Installing a new printer
  • Removing a printer
  • Printing from an application

 VIRUSES, SPYWARE AND COOKIES

  • Computer viruses
  • Spyware
  • Cookies
  • Virus checking programs
  • Scanning for viruses
  • Updating anti-virus programs

 

Windows 8.1 Foundation Courseware
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