Master Your PC & Microsoft Windows Online Training Bundle

Master Your PC & Microsoft Windows Online Training Bundle

Course Outline

In this course, we take away the fear and mystery of the PC. We introduce the parts, terminology and basic skills everyone needs to know to be comfortable using a computer in a visual, easy-to-understand way.

This training library contains easy-to-follow courses that will get you up to speed using the latest Microsoft Windows 8 and 7 operating systems. You will also learn how to set up email using Microsoft Outlook and discover new features included in Microsoft Office 2013 and take your new-found skills to the next level.

OUR Price

£120.00

£100.00+ VAT

R.R.P.

£180.00

£150.00+ VAT

 

Key Features

  • Unlimited 12 months online access
  • View your training via Windows or MAC OS
  • Stream your training via the internet or download to your computer & supported mobile device, including iPad™, iPhone™, iPod™ Touch and most Android devices.
  • Log in anytime 24x7
Master Your PC & Microsoft Windows Online Training Bundle

Course Description

Select courses in this library have available work-along project files. These are the same files the instructor uses on screen, so you can follow along and reinforce the techniques presented in the lessons.

[ Computer Basics and PC Fundamentals Training ]

Computers are part of our everyday world. Those who have never used one can be intimidated. Those who use one every day have often not been provided basic instructions. In this course, we take away the fear and mystery of the PC. We introduce the parts, terminology and basic skills everyone needs to know to be comfortable using a computer in a visual, easy-to-understand way. Want to know what the Windows operating system actually does or why you should care about RAM? How about what actually happens when you log on? With this online training course, you'll master the fundamentals of the PC so you can enjoy and benefit from it without frustration or fear.

Chapter 1: PC COMPONENTS (48 min)
What This Course Covers & PC Overview
The Basic PC System Parts
Computer Memory
Buttons & Lights & Ports, Oh My!
The Boot Process

Chapter 2: THE MOUSE (32 min)
Mouse Basics
Moving the Cursor
Mouse Techniques
Adjusting Mouse Settings

Chapter 3: THE KEYBOARD (32 min)
Keyboard Basics
Keyboard Parts
Applying Keyboard Techniques
Adjusting Keyboard Settings

Chapter 4: OPERATING SYSTEMS (36 min)
What Operating Systems Do
The Windows® Desktop
The Start Menu & Task Bar
Configuring Basic Desktop Settings

Chapter 5: WINDOW BASICS (51 min)
Minimizing, Maximizing & Menus
Resizing Windows & Using Scroll Bars
Toolbars, Tabs, Flyouts & Dialog Boxes
Understanding Multitasking
How to Multitask

Chapter 6: SOFTWARE BASICS (36 min)
Software Categories
Saving & Naming Files
Storage & Media
Save & Save As

Chapter 7: PRINTING BASICS (41 min)
Printing Concepts & Devices
Setting Up a Default Printer
Adding & Sharing a Printer
Printing a Document
Printing Pictures & Canceling Print Jobs

Chapter 8: UNDERSTANDING FILE STRUCTURE (90 min)
File System Concepts
Folder Hierarchy & Breadcrumbs
Navigation Options
View Options, Properties & Creating a New Folder
Understanding Cut, Copy & Paste
Selecting Text
Cutting, Copying & Pasting Text
Cutting, Copying & Pasting Files
Creating Shortcuts & Deleting
The Recycle Bin

Chapter 9: NETWORK BASICS (55 min)
Network Fundamentals
Network Terminology
Networking Devices
Going Global
Reviewing Your Network
Setting Up a User Account
Setting Up Parental Controls & Switching Users

Chapter 10: BASIC PC MAINTENANCE (30 min)
Using Windows Defender
Optimizing the System
Backing Up Your Data
Credits

[ Windows 8 Training Course ]

Windows 8 is the biggest change to Microsoft's operating system in almost twenty years, and in this Windows 8 training course we will get you up to speed and productive as quickly as possible. You will learn how to use the new Start screen and how it works with the desktop, how to customize your settings and preferences and how to use the built-in apps and accessories. You will also learn tips for managing your files and folders, and throughout the course, you'll learn lots of shortcuts.

After finishing this course, you will know how to make Windows adapt to your needs, rather than the other way around. You will learn how to pin important programs and web sites to the Start screen and remove those you don't need. You'll learn tips and shortcuts to manage files and folders, so they will always be at your fingertips and how to search for them if you don't know where they are. You will also learn how Windows can keep you safe from viruses and other malware.

HIT THE GROUND RUNNING (44 min)
The Start Screen & the Desktop
Modifying the Start Screen
Personalizing the Way Your Computer Looks
Snapping Apps to the Screen
Setting Taskbar Options

CUSTOMIZATION WITH THE SETTINGS APP (38 min)
Managing Users
Controlling Notifications
Configuring Searches
Choosing which Apps Can Share
General Settings
Privacy
Devices
Wireless & Ease of Access
Syncing Your Settings
Creating a HomeGroup
Windows Update

SETTING OPTIONS WITH THE CONTROL PANEL (89 min)
Opening the Control Panel
Choosing Default Programs
Changing the Screen Resolution & Other Display Items
Managing Fonts
Changing the Way Your Mouse Behaves
Choosing Wallpaper, Background Colors, & Sounds
Managing Power on a Laptop
Uninstalling a Program
Controlling Audio Hardware & the Sounds Windows Makes
Getting Info on System Settings & Making Changes
Managing Users
Staying Safe from Viruses
Letting the Firewall Add to Your Safety
Mobility Settings for Your Laptop

MANAGING FILES & FOLDERS (57 min)
Navigating the File Explorer
Viewing Folder Contents
Copying & Moving Files & Folders
Multiple Explorers, & Sharing & Renaming Files
Using & Managing Libraries
Searching for Files
Backing Up Files with File History
Zipping & Unzipping Files

WORKING WITH BUILT-IN APPS (48 min)
Calendar
Photos
Mail
People
Messaging
Music
Windows Store

WORKING WITH BUILT-IN ACCESSORIES (33 min)
Calculator
Character Map
Paint
Snipping Tool
Magnifier

INTERNET EXPLORER 10 (32 min)
The New Windows 8-Style IE 10
The traditional IE 10 on the desktop
IE 10 - Organizing Bookmarks
Security & Performance Features

BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING (14 min)
The New Task Manager
Deleting Temp Files
Credits

[ Windows 7 Training Course ]

Using a computer these days is a requirement. In order to use a PC without it becoming cumbersome and frustrating. You need to know it's operating system and how to navigate, find, open, use and manage the system including its hardware, software and files. This course will review some of the old standby features and hone in on the numerous enhancements in this version. You'll learn the tools to increase reliability, efficiency and security that will optimize the user experience as never before. You'll also find out what jumping, shaking, snapping, streaming and BitLocking are.

Chapter 1: GETTING STARTED USING WINDOWS 7 (48 min)
Introducing Windows 7
A First Look at the Windows Desktop
Working with User Accounts
Users, Passwords & Permissions
Exploring Log Out & Power Options

Chapter 2: CUSTOMIZING THE WINDOWS DESKTOP (47 min)
Using Icons & Shortcuts
Adding Gadgets
Customizing Backgrounds & Window Appearance
Customizing Sounds, Screensavers & Icons
Changing Screen Resolution

Chapter 3: ACCESSING THE START MENU (38 min)
Using Start Menu Options
Customizing the Start Menu
Finding Programs, Files & Settings

Chapter 4: EXPLORING THE REVISED TASK BAR (39 min)
Customizing the Notification Area
Exploring Buttons on the Taskbar
Taking Advantage of Jump Lists
Setting Taskbar Properties

Chapter 5: OPTIMIZING THE WINDOWS USER EXPERIENCE (78 min)
Moving & Sizing Windows
Window Navigation Using Breadcrumbs
Window Navigation & Customization
Accessing & Configuring Libraries
Organizing, Rating & Tagging Files
Indexing & Search Options
Searching for Files
Sharing Files & Folders

Chapter 6: EXAMINING HARDWARE & SOFTWARE (70 min)
Viewing Devices & Printers
The Device Manager, Drivers & Power Management
Setting Default Actions & Programs
Installing & Uninstalling Software
Alternate Hardware & Software Tools: Touch
Speech Recognition
Live Essentials & Services

Chapter 7: ENJOYING MEDIA (45 min)
Playing Audio & Video Using the Media Player
Ripping CDs & Creating Playlists
Experiencing the Next Level with the Windows Media Center
Tapping into the Windows 7 Gaming Experience

Chapter 8: CONNECTING TO A NETWORK (45 min)
Networking Overview
Getting Started with Windows 7 Networking
Working with the Network Adaptor
Viewing the Network Map & Changing the Workgroup
Mapping a Network Drive

Chapter 9: MAINTAINING YOUR SYSTEM (29 min)
Optimizing Performance
Using Troubleshooters & the Action Center
Using the Problem Steps Recorder
Keeping Current with Windows Update

Chapter 10: SECURING YOUR SYSTEM & DATA (34 min)
Working with System Restore & Shadow Copies
Executing Backup & Restore
Implementing BitLocker & BitLocker To Go
Credits

[ Microsoft Office 2013 : Getting Started ]

There are many new features in Office 2013: mostly streamlined interfaces, improved collaboration and cloud connectivity. Bob Flisser will show you step-by-step how to use the features that aren't always intuitive. In the first chapter of the course, you'll learn new features that are the same in all the Office 2013 programs. Each of the remaining five chapters will focus specifically on one of the programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Chapter 1: NEW COMMON FEATURES (46 min)
Opening & Saving
Creating a New File & Using Save As Options
Managing Your Microsoft Account
Activating Touch Mode
Exploring New Window Controls
Exporting Documents
Sharing Documents
Inserting Pictures from Online Sources
Support for Third-Party Apps

Chapter 2: MICROSOFT WORD NEW FEATURES (36 min)
New Word Templates
Read Mode with Zooming
Read Mode with Comments
Automatically Pick Up Where You Left Off
Enhanced Review Features
Importing Adobe® PDF Files
Using Alignment Guides
Table Enhancements
Setting Word Options

Chapter 3: MICROSOFT EXCEL® NEW FEATURES (51 min)
New Excel Templates
Sharing Excel Workbooks
Flash Fill
Recommended Pivot Tables
Recommended Charts
Chart Formatting Tools
Power View Reports
Quick Analysis
Social Sharing
Share Workbooks on the Web with the Excel Button

Chapter 4: MICROSOFT POWERPOINT® NEW FEATURES (55 min)
New PowerPoint Templates
Sharing PowerPoint Presentations
Improved Presenter View & Zoom Tool
Alignment Guides
Better Control Over Motion Paths
Grouping, Merging & Coloring Shapes
Commenting
Online Collaboration
Automatically Picking Up Where You Left Off

Chapter 5: MICROSOFT OUTLOOK® NEW FEATURES (27 min)
Exchange ActiveSync
New Searching & Navigation
Improved Calendar & Lync Meetings
People Cards & Social Integration
Using the Weather Bar

Chapter 6: MICROSOFT ONENOTE® NEW FEATURES (43 min)
Navigation & Adding Subpages
Exporting Notebook Content
Integrating with Mobile Devices
Inserting File Attachments & Printouts
Using the Clipping Tool to Insert Text & Graphics
Creating a Table
Converting a Table to an Excel Spreadsheet
Sharing Notes
Improved Searching
Credits

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