Online Class: Windows 10

The purpose of this course is to teach all students how to navigate the Windows 10 interface, as well as use its features and apps, regardless of whether or not you are currently using the operating system.

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Course Description

Windows 10 Mastery: Unlocking the Power of Modern Computing

Step into the cutting-edge world of Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest marvel that stands as a testament to over three decades of innovation and user-centric evolution. Launched on June 29, 2015, Windows 10 stands tall as a harmonious fusion of the intuitiveness of Windows 7 and the futuristic orientation of Windows 8.1. With every iteration, Windows has transformed, and with Windows 10, Microsoft offers a fluid, adaptive, and dynamic experience, tailored for the modern user while paying homage to its legacy.

Our comprehensive course is designed to ensure that every student—whether a novice or a seasoned tech enthusiast—emerges with a robust understanding of the Windows 10 environment. We don’t just aim to impart theoretical knowledge; we strive for real-world application, ensuring you harness the full potential of the operating system.

Course Offerings:

  1. Introduction to Windows 10: Dive into the lineage of Microsoft's operating systems, understanding the journey and the innovations leading up to Windows 10.

  2. Mastering the Interface: Grasp the nuances of the sleek and user-friendly interface, tailored for optimal productivity and efficiency.

  3. Account Creation & Management: Learn the intricacies of setting up and managing multiple accounts, ensuring data security and personalization.

  4. Unveiling the World of Apps: Open, manage, and optimize apps for a seamless multitasking experience.

  5. Tile Management: Work with the dynamic tiles, customizing them to suit your preferences and accessing real-time information.

  6. Rediscover the Start Menu: Delve deep into the revamped Start button and menu, the heart of the Windows experience.

  7. The Action Center: Access notifications, manage system settings, and stay connected with your system’s health and updates.

  8. Taskbar Efficiency: Organize, pin, and swiftly navigate between apps and programs with an optimized taskbar.

  9. Tailoring Your Experience: Customize visual elements, themes, backgrounds, screensavers, and more to resonate with your personal aesthetic.

  10. The Control Hub: Master the Settings app and Control Panel, centralizing system and app configurations.

  11. Cortana - Your Digital Assistant: Dive into the smart world of Cortana, leveraging voice commands, reminders, and more.

  12. Essential Windows 10 Apps: Get proficient with native apps like Mail, People, Calendar, Photos, Maps, and Weather, enhancing daily productivity and organization.

  13. Surfing with Microsoft Edge: Navigate the web with Edge, understanding its features, security protocols, and integration with other Microsoft services.

  14. Accessibility: Understand and implement settings catering to vision and hearing impaired users, ensuring Windows 10 is inclusive for all.

  15. Hands-On Experience: While not mandatory, we highly recommend installing Windows 10 to complement theoretical learning with practical application.

Embarking on this course is more than just learning about an operating system. It’s about embracing the future of computing, understanding the ethos behind user-centric design, and being equipped with skills that are paramount in the modern digital age. Whether you’re aiming to enhance personal knowledge or upskill for professional growth, this course is your comprehensive guide to mastering Windows 10. Don't just learn; thrive in the world of Windows 10!

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Welcome to Windows 10

The purpose of this course is to teach all students how to navigate the Windows 10 interface, as well as use its features and apps, regardless of whether or not you are currently using the operating system. Additional lesson topics: Windows Several Introduction Quick Reference Guide Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips and Shortcuts; Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Several Teach Yourself VISUALLY Tech ; Several Things You Should Do After Upgrading to Windows 10; Windows Several Restores Sanity for Desktop Users 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7000.pdf
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: The Windows 10 Interface

In this lesson, we’re going to show you how to use Windows 10 by teaching you how to navigate the interface. Additional lesson topics: Windows Several Key Features; Microsoft Improves Windows 10's User Interface in Latest Preview Release 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Using the Start Menu

We’re going to dedicate this lesson to teaching you how to use and customize the Start menu, as well as work with the tiles found in it. Additional lesson topics: 8 Ways to Customize the Windows Several Start Menu; How to customize Windows 10's Start Menu 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: The Taskbar

In this lesson, we’re going to take a closer look at the taskbar and teach you the many ways you can use it to find what it is you are looking for on your computer. Additional lesson topics: How to Configure and Customize the Taskbar in Windows 10; Windows Several Tip: Customize and Configure the Taskbar 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Customizing Settings in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can use the Settings app to manage and customize your experience when you use Windows. This includes choosing what network you want to connect to, changing the date and time on your computer, selecting a desktop background, and many more things. Additional lesson topics: How to customize the Personalization settings in Windows 10 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Cortana and Search in Windows 10

Meet Cortana, the personal digital assistant that will help you find the files you need, but will also keep you up-to-date with information, such as weather, traffic, or the best restaurants. Additional lesson topics: What is Cortana?; Several Things You Can Do With Cortana on Windows 10 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Working with Apps, Documents and Virtual Desktops

The Windows 10 Start menu contains tiles for several apps, and all the apps listed under All Apps in the Start menu Additional lesson topics: How to Save a Document in Windows 10; How to manage file storage more efficiently in Windows 10 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: The Windows 10 Apps

We are going to list the free apps in this lesson, along with a brief overview of the app’s purpose.In addition, we will talk more about some of the most popular apps in this lesson, then throughout the course. Additional lesson topics: Windows 10's Built-In Mail App: Everything You Need to Know; How to Uninstall Windows 10's Built-in Apps and How to Reinstall Them 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the new browser that comes prepackaged with the Windows operating system, replacing Internet Explorer. In this lesson, we’re going to explore Microsoft Edge and all the new, modern features it contains. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Edge on Windows 10: The browser that will finally kill IE; Several Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10; Windows 10: Microsoft Edge gains a sexy ‘New Tab' interface 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 9
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Accessibility Settings

Your accessibility settings allow you to further tailor the way you interact with Windows. Additional lesson topics: How to Manage Accessibility Features in Windows 10 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Users, Security, and Privacy

Windows 10 has several programs and measures in place to help protect you and your computer. Additional lesson topics: How to Configure Windows Several to Protect Your Privacy; The Windows Several Security Settings You Need to Know; What Windows 10's Privacy Nightmare Settings Actually Do; Microsoft Windows 10: Three Security Features to Know About 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: File Management

File Explorer is where you can find all your files, and everything else on your computer, in Windows 10. Additional lesson topics: How to Configure Windows Several File Explorer to Open with This PC View 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 12
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Syncing Devices and Sharing Files with OneDrive

You can sync all of your Windows 10 based devices using OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service. Additional lesson topics: This is how OneDrive works in Windows 10 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 13
  • Assessment: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Managing People and Time

Windows 10 provides a lot more tools to make managing the things that are important to you when you use your computer. This includes improved contact management tools, a calendar app, and up-to-the-minute weather. Additional lesson topics: How to manage Microsoft and user accounts in Windows 10; Windows Several update makes managing emails easier 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 14
  • Assessment: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Music and Windows 10

We’re going to talk about both the Music app and Windows Media Player in this lesson. Additional lesson topics: Need help with Windows 10? Get answers to your questions here.; Several Hidden Features in Windows 10 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Rating; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 15
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what Windows 10 is.
  • Describe the Windows 10 interface.
  • Identify the Start Menu, The Taskbar, and customizing settings in Windows 10.
  • Summarize usages of Cortana and Search in Windows 10.
  • Describe working with apps, documents and virtual desktops.
  • Describe Windows 10 Apps and using Microsoft Edge.
  • Identify accessibility settings.
  • Recognize users, security, and privacy settings in Windows 10.
  • Summarize file management in Windows 10.
  • Summarize syncing devices and sharing files with onedrive.
  • Describe managing people and time in Windows 10.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Windows 10
Course Number: 8900359
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (5,176 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: March 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I thought it was a very good, comprehensive course." -- Hubert G.
  • "I thought it was great, and encompassed everything regarding Windows 10." -- Malycia A.
  • "All of it was helpful it because it explained from the beginning on how to update to setting up all what you need." -- Maria W.
  • "This course is concise, learned a lot more features on Windows 10 than expected. If one read the lesson very closely one would be able to get full marks on the exams." -- Andrew T.
  • "I found that File Management, Users/Security/Privacy, and learning more about Microsoft Edge gave me insight about Windows 10." -- Otis H.
  • "Good course for beginners to improve by self study in their own time without any stress. Course material and video presentation was very useful. Easy to understand and work it out practically on computer. " -- Masub B.
  • "There was a large amount of material presented with helpful links and videos." -- Laura F.
  • "As a newbie to IT, this course has given me the confidence to navigate the OS without the fear of "breaking" it. The components allowed me to use the www to further my learning. My grand kids are very proud of my achievement." -- Richard B.
  • "I am quite computer savvy. However after taking this course I can see this being a good course to recommend to others." -- Steven W.
  • "I found the self discovery lessons most helpful. That's how I learn best, by doing it myself so that was a nice surprise." -- Reanna H.
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