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Windows 8 eLearning Kit For Dummies

Windows 8 eLearning Kit For Dummies

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By (author) Faithe Wempen

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 23mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118202872
  • ISBN 13: 9781118202876
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,160,077

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Use Windows 8 without worry with this complete learning kit If you want to master Windows 8, this value-packed eLearning kit is essential to your learning process. A complete Microsoft Windows 8 course, it includes a full-color printed book and an interactive eLearning course on CD. Each lesson opens with an introduction to the content and explains the importance and potential uses for every task described. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of For Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier. Follow the material in sequence, or jump in and out as you wish; you learn at your own pace, in your own way. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions. Helps self-motivated learners master Windows 8 inside and out Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD Hightlights material with integrated audio and video instruction on CD that helps you learn via animations, screencasts, and more Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and other learning aids Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Windows 8 eLearning Kit For Dummies is the ultimate guide to a productive and flexible learning experience. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Faithe Wempen is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she teaches computer hardware and software architecture. Faithe is also the author of Office 2010 eLearning Kit For Dummies .

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Includes: Book, CD, or both -- pick the way you learn bestFour hours of Windows 8 instructionEasy-to-follow format that lets you learn at your own paceThis self-paced course gets you up to speed on all the new Windows 8 featuresWindows 8 is full of new interfaces that will make even experienced Windows users look for some guidance. These 11 interactive lessons walk you through the new features, from navigating the Start screen and using charms to working with the desktop, using SkyDrive, managing user accounts, navigating a touchscreen, troubleshooting, and more.Start out right -- tour the new Start screen, work with charms, and run and manage appsThe magic touch -- learn to navigate Windows on touchscreen devicesCruise the Internet -- get online with Internet Explorer, guard your privacy, and stay secureShare safely -- set up a home network, share files and printers, manage user accounts, and configure your PCExplore apps and media -- use built-in apps for messaging, photos, and weather; set up Windows Media Player; and play music and videos"Open and find: Advice on using the Start screen appsWhere to find the traditional desktop environmentTips for customizing the taskbarHow to upload files to SkyDriveSteps for setting up a wireless routerHelp deciphering media file formatsWays to protect your kids onlineTroubleshooting adviceThe "For Dummies" eLearning Kit lets you choose your ideal way to learn--from the book, the CD, or both!Learn from a full-color, richly illustrated bookIf you prefer to learn from a book, this one is perfect. From signing in to performing a system recovery, specific steps show you the way. Clear definitions and hands-on tutorials make learning Windows 8 a snap.The book includes: Clear tutorials covering the Start screen, built-in apps, and getting onlineLessons on managing user accounts and networkingDefined objectives, concept descriptions, and practice exercisesLearn interactively and see how it's done with the CD-ROMIf you like to see and hear instructions, the CD offers narrated steps, illustrations, animations, exercises, resources, and more. You'll gain a full working knowledge of Windows 8 from these 11 interactive lessons.The CD-ROM includes: Four hours of digital Windows 8 training Integrated audio and video instructionEasy navigation controls and progress-tracking featuresEnrich your learning experience with "For Dummies "eLearning!Your purchase of this "For Dummies" eLearning Kit includes access to the course online at the "For Dummies "eLearning Center. From the enclosed CD-ROM, you will have access to this course for six (6) months. You may also access additional "For Dummies "eLearning courses, participate in our online eLearning community, and share through eLearning blogs. Register now and start your online eLearning experience!Each course includes: Integrated audio and video instruction, including screencasts, illustrations, animations, and videoInteractivity to immediately reinforce what you've learnedProgress tracking for all lessons to show your status and what you've completed

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Lesson 1: Getting Started with Windows 8 7 Lesson 2: Running and Managing Applications 35 Lesson 3: Customizing the Start Screen and the Desktop 69 Lesson 4: Storing and Managing Files and Folders 101 Lesson 5: Using Internet Explorer 10 155 Lesson 6: Networking Your PCs 189 Lesson 7: Managing Accounts and User Settings 225 Lesson 8: Keeping Your System Healthy and Secure 251 Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Common Problems 289 Lesson 10: Using Windows 8 Apps 319 About the CD 359 Index 365 Bonus Lesson 1: Using Windows Media Player On the Web