Making good use of a personal computer requires knowing how to manage the operating system. We have partnered with world-famous brand ‘For Dummies®’ to develop a user-friendly online learning course to help anyone get to grips with the world’s most up-to-date operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.
Bringing enhanced functionality and an improved interface, Windows 8 is set to become the world’s most widely-used operating system. But with so many new features and layout options, many computer users can feel a little confused at first, including those familiar with earlier versions of Windows. That’s why we have developed the Windows 8 for Dummies course with no assumption of prior knowledge. Whether a total beginner or a confident user, learners will be able to greatly improve their computing experience with this professionally crafted, self-paced study course.
Take your time learning the basics of starting up, logging in and finding your way around Windows 8. Or, if you’ve been using Windows 8 for a while, speed through the early lessons to get to grips with the advanced concepts. See how features like the Charm Bar and apps-based interface can make life faster and easier. Students with touch-screen monitors or tablet computers can also benefit from specific lessons on making the most of these tools.
Many people find that computers can make them feel challenged or stressed. Enrolling in the Windows 8 for Dummies course will give you everything you need to know to find your way around your PC quickly, easily and stress-free. Learn the tricks and shortcuts used by IT professionals to get things done the fast way, and see just how much time and energy you will save. Be the computer genius in your home or office and get the most out of Microsoft’s most up-to-date Windows platform. This course can show you how to get your computer to do what you want, when you want it.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
Presented in the trusted ‘For Dummies®’ style, this course assumes no prior knowledge, and structures lessons progressively to build a complete understanding of Windows 8. First timers won’t be left behind, and students with some experience of the system can fast-forward their learning, using the interactive assessment tasks to check their understanding.
Lessons range from the basics of logging on and navigating the new Windows interface all the way up to sophisticated networking principles and diagnostic checks. Along the way, the course also covers help on:
Navigating the Start screen and Charm Bar.
Installing, running and managing apps and programs.
Playing music and games.
Connecting to email and the internet, including detailed help on the latest changes to Internet Explorer.
Customising the Start screen and desktop.
Sharing files, photos and music between devices or users.
Setting up user accounts and passwords.
Establishing a secure home network.
Keeping your system protected with Windows Defender and other inbuilt tools.