Windows 10 End User Essentials - Beginner

4 Hours, 43 Minutes


Delivery Method

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Course Overview

This course is designed to familiarize users with the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Users will login and learn basic functionality and navigation, review new functionality to Windows 10, review file management and customization with File Explorer, customize and personalize various areas of the Windows 10 operating environment, and work with applications and programs including installing, updating, and troubleshooting.

Course Objectives

Getting Started in Windows 10, File Management, Customizing Windows 10, Installing, Updating, and Troubleshooting

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started in Windows 10

  • Logging In
  • The Startup Screen
  • Exploring the Desktop
  • General Navigation
  • The Action Center and Control Panel
  • Manipulating Notifications
  • Tablet Mode
  • Launching an Application
  • Interacting with Windows
  • Quitting Applications
  • Pinning Applications
  • Customizing the Start Menu
  • Customizing the Taskbar
  • Utilizing Search
  • Multitasking to Switch Between Multiple Applications
  • Managing Several Desktops Using Task View
  • Setting Up Cortana
  • Using Cortana
  • Powering Down Your PC

3 - File Management

  • Overview of the Drive and Folder Structure
  • Using the Navigation, Details and Preview Pane
  • Using Menus and Ribbons
  • Viewing and Editing File Properties
  • Selecting, Moving, and Copying Files
  • Renaming Files and Folders
  • Deleting and Restoring from the Recycle Bin
  • Creating and Using Shortcuts
  • Zipping and Unzipping
  • Changing the Sort By and Group By Options
  • Creating and Using a Library
  • Customizing File Explorer and Frequent Places
  • Configuring Files and Explorer Options
  • Using OneDrive in Windows 10

4 - Customizing Windows 10

  • Managing Accounts and Sign In Options
  • Changing the Background
  • Understanding the Lock Screen
  • Changing Themes
  • Personalizing Start
  • Enabling Dark Mode
  • Changing Screen Resolution
  • Adjusting Audio Settings
  • Managing Sleep and Screen Saver Modes
  • Changing Default Storage Location
  • Managing Devices
  • Adding Local and Network Printers
  • Changing Type Settings
  • Adjusting Mouse and Touchpad Settings
  • Adjusting AutoPlay Settings

5 - Installing, Updating, and Troubleshooting

  • Installing Applications from the Windows Store
  • Installing Applications from the Web
  • Setting Application Defaults
  • Setting App Privacy and Permissions
  • Uninstalling Applications
  • Windows Defender and Windows Updates
  • Accessing Task Manager
  • Backing Up and Restoring Files Using Recover

6 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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