Microsoft Windows 10: Navigating the new Windows Environment Course Outline

Microsoft Windows 10: Navigating the new Windows Environment

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Lesson 1: Getting to Know PC’s and the Windows 10 User Interface

TOPIC A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer

Personal Computers


Operating Systems


Input Devices

Storage Devices

TOPIC B: Start and Sign into Windows 10

The Boot Process

The Lock Screen

The Sign In Screen

Password Sign In

Ease of Access Menu

Shut Down Options Menu

Activity 1-2

TOPIC C: Navigate the Start Menu

Using the Start Button

Anatomy of the Start Menu


Live Tiles


Resizing the Start Menu

Activity 1-3


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Working with Windows Desktop

TOPIC A: Using the Desktop

The Desktop

The Taskbar

The Notification Area

Windows 10 Notifications

The Action Center

Context Menus

Jump Lists


Dialog Boxes

Desktop Icons

Activity 2-1

TOPIC B: Elements of a Desktop Window

About Desktop Windows

Resizing Windows

Using Minimize, Maximize/Restore, and Close

Using Cascade, Stack, and Side by Side Functions

Activity 2-2

TOPIC C: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer

File Explorer

Files and Folders


Tabs and the Ribbon Interface

The Quick Access Toolbar

Pinning Locations for Quick Access

The Recycle Bin

Activity 2-3

TOPIC D: Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications

Creating New Documents

Opening Existing Documents

Saving Documents

The Clipboard

Undo and Redo

Printing Documents

Activity 2-4


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Using Microsoft Edge

TOPIC A: Components of the Internet

What is the Internet?


Search Engines

Web Browsers

The Microsoft Edge Interface

Activity 3-1

TOPIC B: Use Microsoft Edge

The Address Bar

Viewing Frequently Visited websites

Viewing Your Favorites

Viewing Your Reading List

Viewing Your History

Using Reading View

Creating Web Notes

Sharing With Microsoft Edge

Using Cortana in Microsoft Edge

Activity 3-2

TOPIC C: Manage Tabs in Microsoft Edge

About Tabs

Creating New Tabs

Switching Between Tabs

Managing Tabs

Closing a Tab

Activity 3-3


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Using Windows Store and Working with Universal Apps

TOPIC A: Using Windows Store

About the Windows Store

Opening the Windows Store

Common Windows Store App Navigation Features

Searching the App Store

Downloading and Installing Windows Store Apps

Uninstall Apps

Activity 4-1

TOPIC B: Universal Apps in Windows 10

Switching Between Apps

The Snap Feature

Using Snap Assist

Closing an App

Activity 4-2


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Other Windows 10 Features

TOPIC A: Interact with Microsoft Cortana

Getting to Know Cortana

Using the Cortana Menu

Setting Up Cortana

Using the Cortana Notebook

Using Cortana

Using the Search

About Smartphone Syncing

Activity 5-1

TOPIC B: Store and Share Files with OneDrive

What is OneDrive?

Setting Up OneDrive

Using the OneDrive Notification Icon

Viewing Your Local OneDrive Folder

Uploading Files and Folders

Activity 5-2


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Customizing the Windows 10 Environment

TOPIC A: Configure User Accounts Using the Settings Window

What is a Username?

Creating an Account

Syncing Your Account Settings

Removing an Account

Activity 6-1

TOPIC B: Personalize Windows 10

Changing the Desktop Background

Changing Colors

Changing the Lock Screen

Applying a Theme

Activity 6-2


Review Questions

Lesson 7: Using Windows 10 Security Features

TOPIC A: Account Passwords

About Passwords

Choosing a Password

Managing Passwords

Adding a PIN Password

Adding a Picture Password

Activity 7-1

TOPIC B: Use Windows Defender

Understanding Malware

What is Windows Defender?

Opening Windows Defender

Overview of Windows Defender

Changing Windows Defender Settings

Activity 7-2


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Lesson 7

Lesson Lab 7-1

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary


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