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Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1

Book Description

This book will help you to define what a PC is, and familiarize you with the Windows 8.1 user interface and its basic capabilities.

In this course, you will explore Windows 8.1 and learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users. You will also get to know PCs and the Windows 8.1 user interface; use Windows Store apps and navigation features; work with Desktop applications; use Internet Explorer 11; customize the Windows 8.1 environment; and use Windows 8.1 security features. After completing this book, you will be able to perform basic work-related tasks on a PC running the Windows 8.1 operating system. 

Table of Contents

  1. Notices
  2. About This Course
  3. Lesson 1: Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8.1 User Interface
    1. Topic A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
    2. Topic B: Sign In to Windows 8.1
    3. Topic C: Navigate the Start Screen
  4. Lesson 2: Using Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features
    1. Topic A: Access and Identify the Charms
    2. Topic B: Windows Store Apps and Common Navigation Features
    3. Topic C: Multitask with Apps
  5. Lesson 3: Working with Desktop Applications
    1. Topic A: Navigate the Desktop
    2. Topic B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
    3. Topic C: Elements of a Desktop Window
    4. Topic D: Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications
  6. Lesson 4: Using Internet Explorer 11
    1. Topic A: Navigate Internet Explorer 11
    2. Topic B: Browse the Web
    3. Topic C: Use Internet Explorer 11 on the Desktop
  7. Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 8.1 Environment
    1. Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
    2. Topic B: Customize the Desktop
  8. Lesson 6: Using Windows 8.1 Security Features
    1. Topic A: Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
    2. Topic B: Use Windows Defender
    3. Topic C: Store and Share Files with OneDrive
  9. Course Summary
  10. Appendix A: Other Windows 8.1 Features
    1. Topic A: Create a New User Account
    2. Topic B: File History
  11. Appendix B: Help+Tips App
  12. Appendix C: Windows 8.1 Navigation Summary
  13. Lesson Labs
    1. Lesson Lab 1-1: Managing Tiles and the Start Screen
    2. Lesson Lab 2-1: Navigating Multiple Windows Store Apps
    3. Lesson Lab 3-1: Managing Files and Libraries
    4. Lesson Lab 4-1: Using Internet Explorer 11
    5. Lesson Lab 6-1: Using Windows 8.1 Security Features
  14. Glossary