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PC'S and Windows 8.1 Essentials - DLS Consulting


Various combination of unit standards available


Recognising and understanding the hardware and software components and operate a personal computer

Unit Standards

258883, Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment, Level 1, 4 Credits
117867, Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment, Level 1, 3 Credits


Prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent




Starting up and shutting down
Starting up
Touch screen, Mouse or Keyboard
Start screen
Charms Bar
Sign out
Switching users
Shutting down
Working with Windows
Working with Start
Working in a Desktop application window
Working with Apps
Downloading Apps
Working with Search
Using the Desktop
Dialogue boxes
Working with more than one Window on the Desktop
Rearranging Windows on the Desktop
Different types of windows
Devices and settings
Customising the Start screen
Working with the Charms Bar
Quick Access Menu
Working with the Control Panel
Changing the mouse properties
Personalising the Desktop
Changing display properties
Working with Printers and Faxes
Managing files and folders
Drives, folders and files
Opening folders
Opening files
Standard folders
Working with the File Explorer
Using the File Explorer Ribbon
Changing Window View options
Selecting files and folders
Creating folders
Moving and copying files between folders and disks
Deleting files or folders
Restoring deleted files
Emptying the Recycle Bin
Renaming files or folders
Compressing files
Creating shortcuts on the Desktop
Searching for files
Computer maintenance
System hangs
Starting in Safe Mode
Windows error messages
Formatting disks
Free space on a disk
Install/Uninstall software
Install hardware
Using Help

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