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COMP 100-Windows 10- Part 1, Course Bundle Package

COMP 100-Windows 10- Part 1, Course Bundle Package


Course Length: 5 Weeks

Course Hours: 10

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1 x Windows 10 - Part 1: Getting to Know PC's and the Windows 10 User Interface


1 x Windows 10 - Part 1: Using Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features


1 x Windows 10 - Part 1: Working with Desktop Applications


1 x Windows 10 - Part 1: Using Microsoft Edge


1 x Windows 10 - Part 1: Customizing the Windows 10 Environment

A comprehensive overview of Microsoft Office Windows 10-Part 1 Course Bundle Package



Course Outline
About This Course
Course Prerequisites
Course Overview
Course Objectives
How To Use This Book
Windows as a Service
Lesson 1: Getting to Know PC’s and the Windows 10 User Interface
TOPIC A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer
Personal Computers
Operating System
Application Software
TOPIC B: Sign Into Windows 10
The Boot Process
The Lock Screen
The Sign In Screen
Ease of Access Menu
Shut Down Options Menu
Password Sign In
Activity 1-2
TOPIC C: Navigate the Desktop
The Desktop
The Taskbar
The Notification Area
Context Menus
Jump Lists
Dialog Boxes
Desktop Icons
Enabling Tablet Mode
Activity 1-3
TOPIC D: Explore the Start Menu
Using the Start Button
Anatomy of the Start Menu
Live Tiles
Resizing the Start Menu
Viewing All Apps
Activity 1-4
Review Questions
Lesson 2: Using Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features
TOPIC A: Multitask with Apps
Switching Between Apps
The Snap Feature
Using Snap Assist
Closing an App
Activity 2-1
TOPIC B: Search Your Computer
Getting to Know Cortana
Setting Up Cortana
Using Cortana Voice Commands
Using the Search Field
Using the Cortana Menu
Using the Cortana Notebook
Activity 2-2
TOPIC C: View Notifications
About Windows 10 Notifications
About the Action Center
Opening and Closing the Action Center
Clearing Notifications
Customizing Notification Settings
Activity 2-3
TOPIC D: Windows Store Apps
About the Windows Store
Opening the Windows Store
Common Windows Store App Navigation Features
Downloading and Installing Windows Store Apps
Uninstalling Apps
Activity 2-4
TOPIC E: Windows 10 Navigation Summary
Moving Between Apps
Basic Actions
Modifying Window Layout
Activity 2-5
Review Questions
Lesson 3: Working with Desktop Applications
TOPIC A: Work with Desktop Windows
About Desktop Windows
Resizing Windows
Using Minimize, Maximize/Restore, and Close
Using Cascade, Stack, and Side by Side Functions
Using Shake and Peek Functions
Activity 3-1
TOPIC B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer
Files and Folders
Getting to Know File Explorer
Tabs and the Ribbon Interface
The Quick Access Toolbar
Pinning Locations for Quick Access
The Recycle Bin
Activity 3-2
TOPIC C: Create and Modify Files with Desktop Applications
Creating New Documents
Opening Existing Documents
Saving Documents
The Clipboard
Undo and Redo
Printing Documents
Activity 3-3
Review Questions
Lesson 4: Using Microsoft Edge
TOPIC A: Navigate Microsoft Edge
Web Browsers and Search Engines
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
Elements of the Microsoft Edge Window
Activity 4-1
TOPIC B: Use Microsoft Edge
The Address Bar
Viewing Frequently Visited Websites
Viewing Your Favorites
Viewing Your Reading List
Viewing Your History
Using Reading View
Creating Web Notes
Sharing With Microsoft Edge
Using Cortana in Microsoft Edge
Activity 4-2
TOPIC C: Manage Tabs
About Tabs
Creating New Tabs
Switching Between Tabs
Managing Tabs
Closing a Tab
Activity 4-3
TOPIC D: Modify Microsoft Edge Options
About the More Actions Menu
Customizing Browser Settings
Customizing Advanced Settings
Activity 4-4
Review Questions
Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 10 Environment
TOPIC A: Change Basic Windows Settings
Accessing the Settings Window
Overview of the Settings Window
Accessing the Control Panel
Overview of the Control Panel
Changing the Control Panel View
Activity 5-1
TOPIC B: Customize the Lock Screen
Using the Lock Screen
Changing the Background
Changing Apps
Changing the Screen Saver
Activity 5-2
TOPIC C: Customize the Desktop
Changing the Desktop Background
Changing the Accent Color
Applying a Theme
Activity 5-3
Review Questions
Lesson 6: Using Windows 10 Security Features
TOPIC A: Configure Passwords
Managing Passwords
Adding a PIN Password
Adding a Picture Password
Activity 6-1
TOPIC B: Use Windows Defender
What is Windows Defender?
Opening Windows Defender
Overview of Windows Defender
Changing Windows Defender Settings
Activity 6-2
TOPIC C: Store and Share Files with OneDrive
What is OneDrive?
Using the OneDrive Notification Icon
Viewing Your Local OneDrive Folder
Viewing Your Online OneDrive Folder
Uploading Files and Folders
Changing OneDrive Settings
Activity 6-3
Review Questions
Lesson Labs
Lesson 1
Lesson Lab 1-1
Lesson Lab 1-2
Lesson 2
Lesson Lab 2-1
Lesson Lab 2-2
Lesson 3
Lesson Lab 3-1
Lesson 4
Lesson Lab 4-1
Lesson Lab 4-2
Lesson 5
Lesson Lab 5-1
Lesson 6
Lesson Lab 6-1
Course Wrap-Up
Post-Course Assessment
Course Summary
Next Steps
Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed – DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


Hardware Requirements

  • Processor – 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory – 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems – Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers – Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems – Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.

How long does it take to complete a course?

When you register for a course(s), you will receive a start date and the time frame it takes to complete the program.  Once the course begins, each course is self-paced, so you can start and stop each learning module at your own pace. However, you must complete the course within the time frame to receive a certification.

What happens if I do not have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?

If you don’t finish the course in the time frame, you will not receive a certification. The time frame allotted to complete each course has been based on each learner giving a concerted effort to complete the course, plus the number of hours it takes to learn the information and obtain the certification.  Therefore, the time frame for each course has been calculated to ensure successful completion of the course. However, if for some reason a learner is unable to complete the course, you will have to re-enroll in the course and you will be required to pay the course price in effect at the time of re-enrollment.

Once enrolled in the course, and I realize that I can’t complete the course can I get a refund?

There are NO REFUNDS once you enroll in a course. However, if you are suddenly deployed while pursuing a certification course, we will work with you to ensure you complete your studies.  Learners who need to delay their course for medical reasons, may be eligible to transfer their course(s) to a future term.  A medical withdrawal will be considered only if accompanied by:

A written verification and phone verification from a medical doctor stating the student cannot complete the course due to illness or disability.  Please not the doctor’s note must be in English to be considered.

You can contact our office at: info@aperionglobalinstitute.com

Are there any additional materials and/or books I am required to buy for a course?

No, everything you need is included in the course.  Some courses will suggest additional materials/books that can help you grasp the information better, or expand your knowledge about a topic. However, you are not required to purchase the additional information.

 Are there exams I will have to take in a course?

Yes, there are exams in each course to access your knowledge of the material. You will be required to pass those exams to successful complete the course. The type of exams you will take vary. They can range from multiple choice questions, essays, short answers, and/or video/audio submissions. If you diligently study and complete the assignments for each course, you will be prepared to pass the exams in the course(s).

Can I get financial assistance?

Aperion Global Institute (AGI) courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal assistance in the United States, and AGI does not provide financial assistance.  In some states, a vocational program, military program, or workforce development program will pay for qualified learners to take courses. You will be responsible for qualifying for financial assistance through those agencies and/or programs.  For international students, you will also have to follow the guidelines and requirements regarding financial assistance at your institution or program.

What happens when I complete a course?

Upon successful completion of a course, within three (3) days you will receive a certification by email. You are free to save and print the certification for your educational and career needs. If for some reason you do not receive the certification, or can’t save or print the certification please contact our office at:  info@aperionglobalinstitute.com

Once I provide an employer with the certification, am I guaranteed a job?

AGI does not provide direct job placement services after successfully completing a course. However, the certification you receive informs a potential employer that you have acquired the skills and knowledge to obtain employment, in most cases.  We recommend that learners conduct research on the job market to make sure you have the required job skills and expertise.

What software or hardware do I need, and what are the system requirements to take courses?

To take our courses, you must have access to a computer and the internet.  You can use a Mac and/or PC., tablet, phone.  You don’t have to use the same device to log-in for the course(s).  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best), Abode Player, and the latest version of a free web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc.

When can I start the courses?

You can start the courses on the start date only. Once the course starts, you are free to access the course anytime, anywhere, and as many times as you want with an internet connection. Please note: There are no refunds once you enroll in a course(s).

Can I receive CEU credit for courses that I successfully complete?

Please do not assume that all courses that you take and successfully complete are eligible for CEU certification. If you are seeking CEU certification for a course, we strongly recommend that you contact your institution and establish eligibility for the courses you plan to take BEFORE you enroll in a course.  Although we provide you with a certificate for successfully completing a course, it is solely your responsibility to ensure that the course you enroll in and the certificate meets CEU requirements for your profession.