Microsoft Windows 8.1: Transition from Windows 7
With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has made strides in bridging the gap between your laptop or desktop PC, and a variety of mobile devices. While this may bring us one step closer to the ability to work anywhere, anytime, from any device, it can present some challenges. How can an operating system designed to work on mobile devices also function on a PC? How can you make a smooth transition from one type of device to another? And, how compatible can these vastly different environments really be?
Because considerations such as these went into the design and development of Windows 8.1, you may find the Windows 8.1 environment to be a rather dramatic change from what you’re used to. But, developing an understanding of how to accomplish your day-to-day work tasks in this new environment will push you one step closer to being able to comfortably work from a number of platforms, and a number of devices, nearly anywhere you go. Once you’ve gained a foundational understanding of how to operate within the Windows 8.1 environment from your PC, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the many sharing, storing, and multi-platform benefits inherent in the Windows 8.1 operating system.
This course is designed for students who wish to switch from using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system to using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system in a business or work-related environment.
Upon successful completion of this training course, students will be able to:
- Navigate the Windows 8.1 environment
- Work with common features
- Customize the Windows 8.1 environment
- Use Internet Explorer 11 in the new user interface
- Use Windows 8.1 security features
- Use other Windows 8.1 features
Required: Bring your own laptop with specified software
Meet the Instructor
Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office (2007-2013) family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various GIS and custom software courses.