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Working with Windows, CMP-073

Working with Windows CMP-073

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.

Prerequisites: Computer Basics or equivalent experience, and Introduction to Keyboarding or keyboarding skills.

Classroom Hours: 8

Textbook: Please bring your textbook to the first class session. See MC Bookstores for more information on your textbook.


This ILT Series course teaches the core features and functions of Windows 10. Students will learn how to use the Start menu and taskbar; move and resize windows; create and manage files, folders, and libraries; edit file metadata; and search for content on their computers. Students will also create shortcuts, use gadgets, and change system settings. Finally, students will browse the Web with Internet Explorer , add sites to their Favorites lists,

Course Content

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


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