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Introduction to PC Using Windows 8 Online Course

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Introduction to PC Using Windows 8 Online Course


Become a power user of Windows 8 in no time. The Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8 course will take your from the beginner stage to an expert user. For individuals working in an office environment or those that want to use it at home, this course is perfect for you.  is a must have skill for students and employees to polish your communication skills, improve etiquette and finally get that dream job you’ve wanted for a long time. Learn to develop effective relationships online, dress professionally and dine in a business environment. Do you want to present the best version of yourself? This course is perfect to help broaden your understanding in a complex business environment.

The Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8 course will introduce learners to personalisation, navigation, security features, Windows Store, advanced options, Control Panel items and networking and administration tools.

Learn how to navigate Windows 8 through Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8 course and personalise it to suit your style. The course will offer learners tips and tricks on making the most out of Windows 8 and being productive while achieving optimal performance. The course is internationally recognised and accredited to a training organisation and you will be issued an internationally recognised qualification following full completion of Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8 course.

Why consider 1Training?

As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to navigate Windows 8.
  • Learn the difference between desktop applications and modern apps.
  • Learn how to use passwords and protect your PC.
  • Discover Windows 8 apps.
  • Expand your productivity with Windows 8.

Course Titles

  • Module 01: Get to Know PCs and the Win 8 Interface
  • Module 02: Using Modern Apps and Navigation
  • Module 03: Working with Desktop Applications
  • Module 04: Using Internet Explorer 10
  • Module 05: Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
  • Module 06: Using Windows 8 Security Features

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • The course is aimed at beginners who’ve never used Windows 8.
  • Learners who have basic knowledge in Windows 8.
  • Students in High School and University.
  • The course is ideal for Administrative personnel.
  • Anyone who wants to gain skills in a newer Windows version.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English and basic IT knowledge
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8 course you will be required to take a multiple choice question assessment test. The multiple choice question assessment will be automatically marked with learners receiving an instant grade.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded the certificate in Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8.

Awarding Body

The certificate will be awarded by CPD and iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8 you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The Introduction to PC’s Using Windows 8 qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

  • Office Administrator – £17,158 per annum
  • Office Manager – £24,073 per annum
  • Receptionist – £15,961 per annum
  • Personal Assistant – £25,003 per annum
  • Project Assistant – £20,785 per annum
  • Business Executive – £23,667 per annum
  • Secretary – 19,460 per annum

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Excellent Tutor Support Service (Monday to Friday)
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 70
➤ Module 01 - Get to Know PCs and the Win 8 Interface
Course Introduction
1.0 Topic A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
1.1 Desktop PC
2.0 Topic B: Sign In to Windows 8
2.1 The Lock Screen
2.2 The Sign In Screen
2.3 Demo – Signing In to Windows 8 and Managing Tiles
3.0 Topic C: Navigate the Start Screen
3.1 The Start Screen
3.2 Live Tiles
3.3 App Command Bars
3.4 The All Apps Screen
3.5 The Start Button
3.6 The Scroll Bar on Start
3.7 Account ID Menu
3.8 Demo – Using the Account ID Menu
3.9 Reflective Questions
3.10 Lesson 01 Review
➤ Module 02 - Using Modern Apps and Navigation
1.0 Topic A: Access and Identify the Charms
1.1 Charms on the Start Screen
1.2 Demo – Viewing the Charms
2.0 Topic B: Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
2.1 Weather App Command Bars
2.2 The Weather Active Tile
2.3 Demo – Navigating a Modern App
3.0 Topic C: Multitasking with Apps
3.1 The Switcher
3.2 The Snap Feature
3.3 Demo – Working with Multiple Apps
3.4 Reflective Questions
3.5 Lesson 02 Review
➤ Module 03 - Working with Desktop Applications
1.0 Topic A: Navigate the Desktop
1.1 The Desktop
1.2 Tooltips
1.3 Context Menus
1.4 Demo – Navigating the Desktop
2.0 Topic B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
2.1 File Explorer Window
2.2 The Recycle Bin
2.3 Demo – Managing Files and Folders
3.0 Topic C: Elements of a Desktop Window
3.1 Elements of a Desktop Application Window
3.2 The Quick Access Toolbar and Menu
3.3 The Print Dialog Box
3.4 Demo – Working with the Elements of a Desktop Window
3.5 Demo – Creating and Modifying Files with WordPad
3.6 Demo – Printing a Document
3.7 Reflective Questions
3.8 Lesson 03 Review
➤ Module 04 - Using Internet Explorer 10
1.0 Topic A: Navigate Internet Explorer 10
1.1 The Internet Explorer Default Page
1.2 The Bing Home Page
1.3 Demo – Navigating Internet Explorer 10
2.0 Topic B: Browse the Web
2.1 IE Search Suggestions
2.2 The IE Command Bar
2.3 The Quick Site Access Panel
2.4 The Tabs Menu
2.5 Preferences
2.6 The Share Charm
2.7 Demo – Using Internet Explorer and Share
2.8 Reflective Questions
2.9 Lesson 04 Review
➤ Module 05 - Customizing the Windows 8 Environment
1.0 Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
1.1 Tile Groups
1.2 Demo – Creating Groups on the Start Screen
1.3 PC Settings
1.4 Demo – Changing PC Settings
2.0 Topic B: Customize the Desktop
2.1 The Desktop Personalization Window
2.2 Mouse Properties
2.3 Demo – Personalizing the Desktop
2.4 Reflective Questions
2.5 Lesson 05 Review
➤ Module 06 - Using Windows 8 Security Features
1.0 Topic A: Set Privacy Levels and Passwords
1.1 Sign-In Options
1.2 Picture Password
1.3 Demo – Changing Your Password
1.4 The Privacy Menu
2.0 Topic B: Use Windows Defender
2.1 Windows Defender
2.2 Demo – Changing Windows Defender Settings
3.0 Topic C: Store and Share Files with SkyDrive
3.1 SkyDrive
3.2 Reflective Questions
3.3 Lesson 06 Review
3.4 Course Closure
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