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    Microsoft Windows 10 is designed for users who are keen to learn how to operate the software to perform tasks that include: starting applications, creating folders, copying and moving files, creating and using libraries, performing searches, and personalising Windows.

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    At the completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Work with the basic components of the Windows 10 interface
    • Personalise the user interface
    • Learn how to use the Get Started app and Cortana
    • Work with desktop program and app windows
    • Use Windows to install, update and uninstall programs
    • Understand data storage and navigate your computer’s drives, folders and files
    • Work with several of the default Windows apps
    • Navigate the folder hierarchy and work with folders
    • Manage files on your computer
    • Understand the purpose and function of libraries, and how to manage libraries
    • Work with the Recycle Bin to manage deleted items
    • Work with Quick Access and shortcuts in File Explorer
    • Use the Windows search function
    • Manage your printer and printing tasks in Windows
    • Understand and work with Microsoft Edge
    • Manage user accounts
    • Work with Windows security features
    • Back up and restore data
    • Access the command line interface in Windows
    • Use several features to optimise the Windows operating system
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    Starting with Windows 10

    • What Is Windows
    • Turning on the Computer
    • Signing in to Windows
    • The Desktop
    • The Start Menu
    • The Taskbar
    • The Search the Web and Windows Bar
    • Using Windows Search
    • Changing the Windows Search Settings
    • Windows Store Apps
    • Putting Your Computer to Sleep
    • Shutting Down Your Computer

    Personalizing the user interface

    • Customising the Start Menu
    • Moving Tiles on the Start Menu
    • Changing Tile Size
    • Working With Tile Groups
    • Turning Live Tiles on and Off
    • Removing Tiles From the Start Menu
    • Pinning Apps to the Taskbar
    • Creating Desktop Shortcut Icons
    • Changing the Lock Screen
    • Changing the Desktop Background
    • Changing Your Account Picture

    Help and support

    • The Get Started App
    • Setting Up Cortana
    • Using Cortana
    • Customising Cortana

    Working with Desktop Windows

    • Starting Desktop Programs and Apps
    • The File Explorer Window
    • Working With the File Explorer Ribbon
    • Using the File Explorer Ribbon
    • Using the File Tab
    • Minimising and Maximising a Window
    • Resizing a Window Using a Mouse
    • Moving a Window on the Desktop
    • Switching Between Open Programs
    • Snapping Windows
    • Shaking Down Windows
    • Working With Task View
    • Understanding Virtual Desktops
    • Creating a New Virtual Desktop
    • Scrolling in a Window
    • Closing Desktop Programs
    • Other Ways to Open Desktop Programs

    Working With Programs

    • Viewing Installed Programs
    • Dealing With Non Responding Programs
    • Installing a Program
    • What Happens During Installation
    • Uninstalling a Program
    • Keeping Programs Updated

    Data storage on your computer

    • Understanding Data Storage in Windows
    • Understanding File Explorer
    • Opening File Explorer
    • Viewing Storage Devices Using File Explorer
    • Viewing Network Connections

    Using common Windows Apps

    • Starting the Mail App
    • Adding Accounts to Mail
    • Working With Mail Messages
    • Starting and Navigating the Calendar App
    • Scheduling Meetings
    • Opening PDFs and XPS Files in the Reader App
    • Using Reader
    • Using the Maps App

    Working With Folders

    • Understanding Folder Hierarchy
    • Navigating the Folder Hierarchy
    • Understanding Personal Folders
    • Accessing Your Personal Folders
    • Creating a New Folder
    • Copying a Folder
    • Moving a Folder
    • Renaming a Folder
    • Deleting a Folder
    • Viewing the Hierarchy Path
    • Changing Folder Views

    Working With Files

    • Understanding Files
    • Creating a Simple File
    • Exploring Files in Windows
    • Copying a File
    • Renaming a File
    • Selecting Files
    • Copying Multiple Files
    • Replacing Files
    • Moving Files
    • Copying Files to a USB Flash Drive
    • Setting Files as Read Only
    • Deleting Files
    • Deleting Folders With Files
    • Common File Types

    Working With Libraries

    • Understanding Libraries
    • Displaying Libraries
    • Exploring Your Libraries
    • Creating Folders in a Library
    • Creating a Library
    • Adding Folders to a Library
    • Changing Library Views
    • Deleting Folders From a Library
    • Deleting a Library

    The Recycle Bin

    • Understanding the Recycle Bin
    • Creating Some Sample Files
    • Sending Files to the Recycle Bin
    • Restoring Files From the Recycle Bin
    • Emptying the Recycle Bin

    Quick Access Locations

    • Understanding Quick Access Locations
    • Adding a Location to Quick Access
    • Removing a Location From Favourites

    Searching and sorting files

    • Understanding File Searches in Windows
    • Creating a Searchable File
    • Searching Using File Explorer
    • Searching File Contents Using File Explorer
    • Indexing a Folder
    • Unindexing a Folder
    • Tagging Files for Easier Searches
    • Sorting Files in a Folder
    • Modifying View Settings


    • Understanding Printing in Windows
    • Viewing Available Printers
    • Installing a USB Printer
    • Setting the Default Printer
    • Pausing a Printer
    • Printing Files From File Explorer
    • Managing the Print Queue
    • Sharing Your Printer With Others
    • Connecting to a Network Printer
    • Printing From Windows Apps

    Microsoft Edge

    • The Microsoft Edge Interface
    • Launching Microsoft Edge
    • Browsing the Web With Microsoft Edge
    • The Hub
    • Microsoft Reading View and Reading List
    • Annotating in Microsoft Edge

    User Accounts

    • Understanding User Accounts in Windows
    • Creating a Microsoft Account
    • Creating a Local Account
    • Switching Users
    • Changing Your Password
    • Changing Your Account Name
    • Controlling User Accounts

    Security and Protection

    • Understanding Computer Security
    • Checking Security and Maintenance
    • Checking Windows Firewall Settings
    • Checking Malware Protection Settings
    • Checking Windows Update Settings

    Backing up and restoring data

    • Understanding Backup and Restore Options
    • Preparing Files for Backup
    • Setting Up File History
    • Performing a Manual Backup
    • Restoring Files From a Backup

    The command line interface

    • Understanding the Command Line Interface
    • The DIR Command
    • The CD Command
    • Redirecting Output
    • The CHKDSK Command

    Optimising Windows

    • Viewing System Properties
    • Checking Hardware Devices
    • Tidying Up the Desktop
    • Performing a Disk Cleanup
    • Understanding Power Options
    • Choosing a Power Plan
    • Creating a Custom Power Plan
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