Windows 8 Fundamentals

Learn how get the most from the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, including managing apps, programs, photos, files, and folders.
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NZD$285.14 RRP $528.94

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 8 Weeks Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Mobile and Tablet Friendly
  • 1511 Students

What's it all about?

Welcome to the world of Microsoft Windows 8! It's a robust, powerful operating system that gives you an efficient way to manage all the apps, programs, files, and folders you use regularly. In this course, you'll learn the basics so you can make the most of this operating system for both work and fun.

You'll start by exploring how to move around within Windows 8 with the new Start screen, Charms bar, and desktop. You'll find out how to manage apps and programs on the Start screen and how to customise the Start screen and desktop areas.

Finding files and folders on your Windows 8 system is easy, and you'll learn how, whether you're looking for files stored on your hard drive or on an external drive. You'll also see how to create basic text documents using WordPad and discover how to organise, manage, and edit photos in Windows 8. Finally, you'll gain an understanding of how to protect your files, update Windows 8, and access the Internet with Windows 8's new Internet Explorer browser.

By the time you finish this course, you'll be ready to have more fun with Windows 8 and be more productive in your work.

Course Revised January 2014

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

New sessions of each course start monthly and last for six weeks. You’ll gain access to two lessons a week (for a total of 12 lessons) helping you pace your learning. There are no set times for you to study, you can log in and out at any time and complete the course at your own pace. Your expert tutor will guide and facilitate your course, answering any questions you have and providing guidance and feedback. You’ll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate.

Session start dates are listed below. Has the start date already passed? Don’t worry, you can join a class up to 2 weeks after the start date!

Start Dates:

  • 18 October
  • 08 November
  • 13 December
  • 17 January

Who's the instructor?

Curt Simmons

Curt Simmons, M.Ed, MCSE, MCSA, CTT, is a best-selling author, technical trainer, and multi-media expert. Curt has written more than 50 computing and technology books on a variety of topics, including How To Do Everything with Windows VistaRead more Read Curt Simmons's Profile

What's involved?

  • Lesson 1- Getting Started
  • Lesson 2- Using the Windows 8 Start Screen
  • Lesson 3- Personalizing Your Windows Desktop
  • Lesson 4- Working With Text and Files
  • Lesson 5- Exploring Your System
  • Lesson 6- Fun With Photos
  • Lesson 7- More Fun With Photos
  • Lesson 8- Using Internet Explorer
  • Lesson 9- Managing Files and Folders
  • Lesson 10- More Fun With File Management
  • Lesson 11- Protect Your Valuable Files!
  • Lesson 12- Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts

What do others think?

‘Thank you for teaching this course. Excellent job! It was very well organized and detailed. I have learned a lot, enough to know how to get around Windows 8.’

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The Learning Environment

From the moment that you enrol in Windows 8 Fundamentals you will become an integral part of our learning community. You will experience the perks of classroom studies such as chatting by the water cooler or sharing your opinion on a specific task, all in your own home.

Tutor support during your learning is flawless, friendly and encouraging. You will learn from your professional tutor who is not only knowledgeable and highly skilled but is a passionate industry expert. Our ethos is that if you succeed, we succeed. As with any studies, learning can be intense, yet you will soon realise that your hard work and commitment will be both personally and professionally rewarding.

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