Microsoft Windows 10: Part One Course Outline

Microsoft Windows 10: Part One

About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How To Use This Book

Windows as a Service

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

TOPIC A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer

Personal Computers


Operating System

Application Software

TOPIC B: Sign Into Windows 10

The Boot Process

The Lock Screen

The Sign In Screen

Ease of Access Menu

Shut Down Options Menu

Password Sign In

Activity 1-2

TOPIC C: Navigate the Desktop

The Desktop

The Taskbar

The Notification Area


Context Menus

Jump Lists

Dialog Boxes

Desktop Icons

Enabling Tablet Mode

Activity 1-3

TOPIC D: Explore the Start Menu

Using the Start Button

Anatomy of the Start Menu


Live Tiles

Resizing the Start Menu

Viewing All Apps

Activity 1-4


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Using Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features

TOPIC A: Multitask with Apps

Switching Between Apps

The Snap Feature

Using Snap Assist

Closing an App

Activity 2-1

TOPIC B: Search Your Computer

Getting to Know Cortana

Setting Up Cortana

Using Cortana Voice Commands

Using the Search Field

Using the Cortana Menu

Using the Cortana Notebook

Activity 2-2

TOPIC C: View Notifications

About Windows 10 Notifications

About the Action Center

Opening and Closing the Action Center

Clearing Notifications

Customizing Notification Settings

Activity 2-3

TOPIC D: Windows Store Apps

About the Windows Store

Opening the Windows Store

Common Windows Store App Navigation Features

Downloading and Installing Windows Store Apps

Uninstalling Apps

Activity 2-4

TOPIC E: Windows 10 Navigation Summary

Moving Between Apps

Basic Actions

Modifying Window Layout

Activity 2-5


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Working with Desktop Applications

TOPIC A: Work with Desktop Windows

About Desktop Windows

Resizing Windows

Using Minimize, Maximize/Restore, and Close

Using Cascade, Stack, and Side by Side Functions

Using Shake and Peek Functions

Activity 3-1

TOPIC B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer

Files and Folders


Getting to Know File Explorer

Tabs and the Ribbon Interface

The Quick Access Toolbar

Pinning Locations for Quick Access

The Recycle Bin

Activity 3-2

TOPIC C: Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications

Creating New Documents

Opening Existing Documents

Saving Documents

The Clipboard

Undo and Redo

Printing Documents

Activity 3-3


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Using Microsoft Edge

TOPIC A: Navigate Microsoft Edge

Web Browsers and Search Engines

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Elements of the Microsoft Edge Window



Activity 4-1

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 4-2

TOPIC C: Manage Tabs

About Tabs

Creating New Tabs

Switching Between Tabs

Managing Tabs

Closing a Tab

Activity 4-3

TOPIC D: Modify Microsoft Edge Options

About the More Actions Menu

Customizing Browser Settings

Customizing Advanced Settings

Activity 4-4


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 10 Environment

TOPIC A: Change Basic Windows Settings

Accessing the Settings Window

Overview of the Settings Window

Accessing the Control Panel

Overview of the Control Panel

Changing the Control Panel View

Activity 5-1

TOPIC B: Customize the Lock Screen

Using the Lock Screen

Changing the Background

Changing Apps

Changing the Screen Saver

Activity 5-2

TOPIC C: Customize the Desktop

Changing the Desktop Background

Changing the Accent Color

Applying a Theme

Activity 5-3


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Using Windows 10 Security Features

TOPIC A: Configure Passwords

Managing Passwords

Adding a PIN Password

Adding a Picture Password

Activity 6-1

TOPIC B: Use Windows Defender

What is Windows Defender?

Opening Windows Defender

Overview of Windows Defender

Changing Windows Defender Settings

Activity 6-2

TOPIC C: Store and Share Files with OneDrive

What is OneDrive?

Using the OneDrive Notification Icon

Viewing Your Local OneDrive Folder

Viewing Your Online OneDrive Folder

Uploading Files and Folders

Changing OneDrive Settings

Activity 6-3


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 4-2

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary

Next Steps


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