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Softek Services, Inc.
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 747-5000

Computer Training Software Consulting Database Programming

Instructor-led Training

Introduction to Windows 8

3 or 6 Hours

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about and using the features and functionality of the Windows 8 operating system for personal and/or professional use. This course is intended for new computer users who want to use the basic tools and features of Windows 8. Students should have a prior working knowledge of the Windows operating system and be proficient in the general use of personal computers.

Course objectives:

  • Define what a PC is
  • Get familiar with the Windows 8 user interface and its basic capabilities
  • Create documents
  • Send email
  • Browse the Internet
  • Share information between applications

Note: This course can be offered as either a 3 or 6-hour course depending on the background of the students and the size of the class.

Getting to Know PCs and the Windows 8 User Interface

  • Identifying Components of a Personal Computer
  • Signing In to Windows 8 
  • Navigating the Start Screen

Using Modern Apps and Navigation Features

  • Accessing and Identifying the Charms: Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings
  • Modern Apps and Common Navigation Features
  • Multitasking with Apps

Working with Desktop Applications

  • Navigating the Desktop: Taskbar, Notification Area, Tooltips, Context Menus, and Application Icons
  • Managing Files and Folders with File Explorer
  • Elements of a Desktop Window
  • Examining the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Using Snap, Cascade, Stack, and Switch Functions
  • Creating and Modifying Files with Desktop Applications


Using Internet Explorer 10

  • Navigating Internet Explorer 10
  • Browsing the Web

Customizing the Windows 8 Environment

  • Customizing the Start Screen
  • Customizing the Desktop

Using Windows 8 Security Features

  • Setting Privacy Levels and Passwords
  • Using Windows Defender
  • Storing and Sharing Files with SkyDrive



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Is this the right course for you? Please contact our office at (202) 747-5000 if you have any questions.

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Public Class

This class is only offered for private groups.

Private Group Classes

Conducted at Your Office

$850 flat fee for up to 8 students
$950 for up to 12 students
$50 per additional student

Conducted at Softek’s Facility

$1000 flat fee for up to 8 students
$1100 for up to 12 students
$50 per additional student

Have more or fewer students? Or, need to schedule more than one training day? Fill out our quote request form for a price quote based on your training needs. 

Softek also offers a 3-hour series for this application. Visit our agendas page  to view our 3-hour classes. 

Why choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee