Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 8

This module covers how to manage Windows 8.1 in a domain environment and provide secure access to users. You will learn how to install, integrate, and control access to domains and clouds. You will also learn how to implement mobile security, customise configurations, and configure user settings, profiles and network connections. Lastly, you will learn how to optimize security and provide controlled access from Windows 8.1 PC’s to specified resources. After completing this course, students will acquire basic knowledge in: Install and Upgrade to Windows 8, Monitor and Maintain Windows Clients, Configure Hardware and Applications, Configure Network Connectivity, Configure Access to Resources, Configure Remote Access and Mobility,  Configure Backup and Recovery Options.

 

Course Information:

CourseIntroduction to Personal Computers Using  Microsoft Windows 8
 Programme TypeProfessional Industry Partner Programme
 Award TypeMicrosoft Certificate: Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
 Award Issued ByMicrosoft
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 Course Duration5 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Learners must be 16 years or older
  • The ability to read and write in English
  • Access to a computer
  • Computer Literacy
  • Exam fees are not included in your course fees

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All your study material, textbooks and study notes

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The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.

 

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We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.

 

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Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!

 

What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!

 

How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Introduction to Personal Computers Using  Microsoft Windows 8 course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.

Subjects

 

1. Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface

2. Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features

3. Working with Desktop Applications

4. Using Internet Explorer 10

5. Customizing the Windows 8 Environment

6. Using Windows 8 Security Features

 

1. Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface

  • Topic A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
  • Topic B: Sign In to Windows 8
  • Topic C: Navigate the Start Screen

2. Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features

  • Topic A: Access and Identify the Charms
  • Topic B: Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
  • Topic C: Multitasking with Apps

3. Working with Desktop Applications

  • Topic A: Navigate the Desktop
  • Topic B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
  • Topic C: Elements of a Desktop Window
  • Topic D: Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications

4. Using Internet Explorer 10

  • Topic A: Navigate Internet Explorer 10
  • Topic B: Browse the Web

5. Customizing the Windows 8 Environment

  • Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
  • Topic B: Customize the Desktop

6. Using Windows 8 Security Features

  • Topic A: Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
  • Topic B: Use Windows Defender
  • Topic C: Store and Share Files with SkyDrive

 

Assessments & Awards

You will need to write your  Computer-Based Assessment at a Prometric Testing Centre.

Once you have successfully completed the exams, your Prometric Testing Centre will provide you with a report.  You will then receive the  Microsoft Certificate: Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.

Once you have passed your exam, you will be given access to the Microsoft Certification member site.  You will be able to download your certificate on the member site.  You will also be able to order a printed copy of your certificate.

Accreditation

This course is a Accredited by Microsoft Official.

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Last Updated: September 17, 2018

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