Introduction to Microsoft Windows 10

Part of the Franktronics Training Series

Microsoft Windows 10 Windows 10 is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s widely used Windows operating system. This new version of Windows incorporates hundreds of new features as well as improvements to existing ones. This course is intended to help both novice and experienced users become familiar with the many changes that have been made to Windows with this release. By the end of this course, users should be comfortable logging into Windows 10, completing basic actions using its user interface, customizing the user interface, understanding its security features, and using both Microsoft Edge and File Explorer. Windows 10 start menuSubjects that will be discussed (if time allows):
  • Getting to Know PC’s and the Windows 10 User Interface The first lesson of this course will identify the components of a personal computer. Students will learn how to sign into Windows 10, navigate the desktop, and explore the Start menu.
  • Using Windows Store Apps and Navigation Features This lesson begins with how to multitask with apps, search your computer, and view notifications. Then, students will learn about Windows Store apps and Windows 10 navigation techniques.
  • Working with Desktop Applications Next, working with desktop windows, managing files and folders with File Explorer, and creating files with desktop applications will be covered.
  • Using Microsoft Edge In this lesson, students will learn how to navigate the user interface of Microsoft Edge, the new default web browser. It also covers browsing the web, managing tabs, and modifying Microsoft Edge options.
  • Customizing the Windows 10 Environment Students will learn how to change basic Windows settings, customize the Lock screen, and personalize the desktop.
  • Using Windows 10 Security Features The final lesson will teach students how to configure passwords, use Windows Defender, and store and share files with OneDrive.
  • Working with Windows 10 The first lesson of this course will teach students how to use the Settings window and the Control Panel, as well as how to work with virtual desktops and manage apps.
  • Configuring User Accounts This lesson begins with information on how to configure user accounts using the Control Panel and the Settings window. Then we will take a look at how to use family safety features.
  • Working with Apps in Windows 10 Next students will learn how to use key Windows 10 apps, including Mail, Calendar, Groove Music, Movies & TV, Camera, and Xbox.
  • Working with Devices Students will learn how to connect devices to a PC and modify device settings in this lesson. How to manage devices and printers in the Control Panel will also be covered.
  • Managing Networks In this lesson, students will learn about networks and how to manage them, as well as how to share files and folders with the Homegroup feature.
  • Securing System Data Working with file history and data backups, recovering your PC, and configuring security settings will be covered in this lesson.
  • Configuring System Settings In this final lesson, we will take a closer look at viewing system information, using the Task Manager, optimizing power consumption, and troubleshooting problems.

Scheduled Classes

Seafood Festival by the Abingdon Ruritan Club
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CLOSED: Memorial Day
May 27 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

CLOSED: July 4th
Jul 4 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday.

CLOSED: Labor Day
Sep 2 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.

Guinea Jubilee 40th Anniversay
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day
Columbus Day (federal holiday)
Oct 14 all-day
Seafood Festival by the Abingdon Ruritan Club
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 3 all-day

Don’t forget to set your clocks by 1 hour at 2:00am.  Also, don’t forget to check and change the batteries in your smoke detector!

Election Day – Go Vote!
Nov 5 all-day
Veterans Day (federal holiday)
Nov 11 all-day
For more class schedules, please see our Computer Training Page.