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Computer and Network Administration

Using Microsoft Windows 10

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  • Overview

    Welcome to Using Microsoft® Windows® 10. Whether you’re new to computers or have used them in the past, this class will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifically, the Windows 10 interface. This course will help you to define what a PC is, and familiarize you with the Windows 10 user interface and its basic capabilities. In this course, you will explore Windows 10 and learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    AUDIENCE

    This course is designed for end users who are familiar with computers and who need to use the features and functionality of the Windows 10 operating system for personal and/or professional reasons.

    PREREQUISITES

    This course is intended for computer users who want to use the basic tools and features of Windows 10. Previous exposure to personal computers, desktop applications, and the Internet is needed.

    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware
    For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:
    • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 2 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 25 GB available hard disk space
    • CD-ROM drive (if installing any software from a CD-ROM)
    • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
    • 1,024 × 768 resolution monitor recommended
    • Graphics card with DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
    • Headset with high-fidelity microphone array
    • Network cards and cabling for local network access
    • Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
    • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
    • Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen
    • A selection of peripheral devices (e.g. cameras, tablets, or printers) for the “Managing Peripheral Devices (Optional)” activity in the “Installing and Removing Devices” lesson.
    Software
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise or Professional edition
    • Web conferencing application for class sessions with remote students or a blend of live and remote students
  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform basic work-related tasks on a PC running the Windows 10 operating system, such as:

    • Access Windows 10.
    • Use Windows apps and desktop applications to complete day-to-day tasks, including installing new apps and multitasking with multiple programs.
    • Work with files and folders by using File Explorer and OneDrive.
    • Use Cortana as your virtual personal assistant and use Edge for web browsing.
    • Customize the Windows 10 environment.
    • Install and remove printers and peripheral devices.
    • Use Windows 10 security features to create more secure passwords and protect your device against common attacks.
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Lesson 1: Accessing Windows 10

    Topic A: Get Started with Windows 10

    Topic B: Navigate the Windows 10 Desktop

    Topic C: Use the Start Menu

    Lesson 2: Using Windows Universal Apps and Desktop Applications

    Topic A: Use Desktop Applications

    Topic B: Use Windows Universal Apps

    Topic C: Multitask with Open Apps

    Topic D: Install Apps from Windows Store

    Lesson 3: Working with Files and Folders

    Topic A: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer

    Topic B: Store and Share Files with OneDrive

    Lesson 4: Using Cortana and Edge

    Topic A: Get to Know Cortana

    Topic B: Use Cortana as a Personal Assistant

    Topic C: Browse the Web with Edge

    Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 10 Environment

    Topic A: Customize the Start Menu

    Topic B: Customize the Desktop and Lock Screen

    Lesson 6: Installing and Removing Devices

    Topic A: Manage Printers

    Topic B: Manage Peripheral Devices

    Lesson 7: Using Windows 10 Security Features

    Topic A: Manage Passwords and Privacy Levels

    Topic B: Use Windows Defender

    Appendix A: Getting to Know Personal Computers

    Appendix B: Other Windows 10 Features

    Appendix C: Continuum Navigation

    Appendix D: Get Started App

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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