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Overview

This 2 Hour Course will introduce you to the fundamental skills required to use Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10, efficiently and effectively, you will be upgrading from either Windows 7 or Windows 8. (Please contact QA directly if upgrading from earlier versions of Windows).

From the basics of logging on and off, the course will take you through the new and improved features of Windows 10 including the new Start menu, Taskbar and Notification Area. You will see how to work efficiently with multiple apps running at once, how to switch between them, and how to run multiple apps side-by-side, as well as the brand new Virtual Desktops features of Windows 10.

The course also introduces the new browser, Microsoft Edge. You will cover its most useful features such as tabbed browsing, Reading View, its Hub and Reading List, and the unique 'Web Notes' tool.

Prerequisites

  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through windows, files and folders
  • Work with windows - minimise, maximise, open and close

Learning Outcomes

  • Log on to Windows 10
  • Use the new Start menu, including customising it to their needs
  • Access apps and work with multiple apps at once
  • File management with File Explorer
  • Surf the internet with Microsoft Edge
  • Manage your workspace with Virtual Desktops

Course Outline

Introducing Windows 10

  • The new welcome screen
  • Logging on, power options, locking the PC and signing out

New features of Windows 10

  • The new Start menu
  • Accessing apps and working with Windows Snap
  • Pinning applications and Jump Lists to customise the interface
  • Searching for applications, files and the internet using Cortana

Working with files and folders

  • The improved File Explorer

Microsoft Edge

  • Introduction to the new Browser
  • Reading View, the Reading List and Hub
  • Adding Web Notes to pages

Virtual Desktops

  • Using the new Virtual Desktops feature to manage multiple apps
  • Creating Virtual Desktops
  • Moving apps between desktops

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