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Windows 8 Basic Computer Course


Windows 8 Basic Computer Course


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Lawrence Maoka


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.

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.

Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of six delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Classroom 2 Days ZAR 6,000.00 Get a Quote
Live Virtual Training 2 Days ZAR 4,500.00 Get a Quote

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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Information may change without notice.


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


Familiarity with Windows on the desktop.

Course Outline / Curriculum

  • 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

Schedule Dates and Booking

There are currently no scheduled dates.

Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below, and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

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Should you need this course urgently, the following options are available:

  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.
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