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Windows 8 Basic Computer Course Course Details

This course shows you how to get up to speed with this latest version of Windows and begins by detailing how to get to grips with the Windows 8.1 interface. It deals with the basics such as accessing items, personalizing your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen.


End users, Office Administrators, Receptionist, Window 7 users who have updated to Windows 8 operating system


Familiarity with Windows on the desktop.


2 Days


$367.50 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

PC Hire:

$50   *Bring a PC

Note: information may change without notice.

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About Windows 8 Basic Computer Course

Windows 8 is the latest user operating system. This course covers everything you need to know about the current technology.


If you have never used a computer before and you are new to using computers, we suggest that you attend our

COMPUTER ORIENTATION COURSE and then move onto Windows 8 training course.

Course Outline

  • Introducing Windows 8.1
    • What is Windows?
    • About Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8.1 Interface
    • Navigating Windows 8.1
    • Using a Microsoft Account
    • Sign-in Options
    • PC Requirements
    • 32-Bit versus 64-Bit
    • Installing Windows 8.1
  • Getting Started
    • The Start Screen
    • The Start Button is Back
    • The Desktop
    • Shutting Down
    • Around the Start Screen
    • Organizing the Start Screen
    • Resizing Tiles
    • Working with Groups
    • Side-by-Side Apps
    • Personalization
    • Working with Charms
    • Default Settings
    • Lock Screen Settings
    • PC Settings
    • Security Options
    • Help and Support Center
    • Adding Users
    • Working with Apps
  • Starting with Apps
    • Windows 8.1 Apps
    • Using Windows 8.1 Apps
    • Viewing All Apps
    • Closing Windows 8.1 Apps
    • Searching for Apps
    • Pin to Start Screen
    • Pin to Taskbar
    • Using the Windows Store
    • Buying Apps
    • Viewing Your Apps
    • Using Live Tiles
    • Apps on the Desktop
    • Install and Uninstall
    • Task Manager
    • Resource Monitor
    • Switching Users
  • Basic Controls
    • Menus
    • Dialog Boxes
    • Structure of a Window
    • Moving a Window
    • Restoring a Window
    • Resizing a Window
    • Arranging Windows
    • Aero Snaps
    • Switching Windows
    • Arranging Icons
    • Closing a Window
  • Customizing Windows
    • Personalize Your Desktop
    • Change Color and Sound
    • Screen Saver
    • Desktop Icons
    • Screen Resolution
    • Display Settings
    • Ease of Access Center
    • Date and Time Functions
  • File Explorer
    • Opening File Explorer
    • The Taskbar
    • Libraries
    • Scenic Ribbon
    • This PC Folder
    • Exploring Drives
    • Address Bar
    • Navigation Panes
    • Changing Views
    • Sorting
    • Filtering
    • Grouping
    • Folder Options
  • Managing Files and Folders
    • Select Files and Folders
    • Copy or Move Files or Folders
    • File Conflicts
    • Open Files
    • Delete Files and Folders
    • The Recycle Bin
    • Create a File or Folder
    • 7Rename a File or Folder
    • Backtrack File Operations
    • File Properties
    • Search for Files and Folders
    • Compressed Folders
    • Fonts Folder
    • Character Map
  • Digital Lifestyle
    • Using SkyDrive
    • Adding Files to SkyDrive
    • Importing Photos
    • Viewing Photos
    • Editing Photos
    • Playing Music
    • Copying Music
    • Viewing Videos
    • Playing Games
  • Internet Explorer 11
    • Internet Connection
    • IE 11 in Metro Mode
    • Navigating Pages
    • Pinning a Web Page
    • Tabs in Metro Mode
    • IE 11 Metro Settings
    • Sharing in IE 11
    • Printing in IE 11
    • Searching in IE 11
    • Flip Ahead in IE 11
    • IE 11 on the Desktop
    • Bookmark Favorites
    • RSS Feeds
    • History
    • Homepage
    • Tabbed Browsing
    • Zoom
    • Print
  • Keeping in Touch
    • Setting Up Mail
    • Working with Mail
    • Sharing with Mail
    • Searching within Mail
    • Finding People
    • Chatting with Skype
    • Using the Calendar
  • Networking
    • Network Components
    • Set Up Your Network
    • Internet Connection
    • Discover Networks
    • Network and Sharing Center
    • Join the HomeGroup
    • Sharing Files and Folders
    • Sharing Settings
    • Sharing a Printer
    • View Network Components
    • Network Troubleshooting
  • System and Security
    • System Properties
    • Clean Up Your Disk
    • Windows Update
    • Change Settings
    • Back Up and Recover Data
    • System Restore
    • Action Center
    • Windows Firewall
    • Malware Protection

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates

There are currently no up and coming Windows 8 Basic Computer Course courses scheduled.You may request that the course be scheduled. If you are interested please click here to fill out an enquiry form.


For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.


Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.