About this lesson
An Introduction to the course and Windows 11.
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An Introduction to Windows 11 and what to expect from this course.
When to use
Prior to commencing this course, we need to establish a basic knowledge of the usefulness of Windows 11 and why we might upgrade to Microsoft's newest operating system.
Windows 11 is the latest operating system release from Microsoft. The operating system on any PC or Mac is the foundation that supports the user interface, applications, and file storage system. It also allows you to easily interact with your PC and applications using the keyboard and mouse.
Launching in October 2021, Windows 11 is available as a free upgrade to current Windows 10 users with compatible systems (we'll talk about this more in the next lesson).
How do I download Windows 11?
There are a couple of ways to download Windows 11.
- Wait for your scheduled free update to be deployed by Microsoft (Windows 10 users only).
- Manually download the software from Microsoft.
What to Expect from this Course
In this course, you will find over 40 video-led lessons split across 10 sections. Each section focus on a specific topic. These are what we call micro-training sessions, with each video running from 4 to 8 minutes in total. This means we can easily fit training into our day by completing a lesson when we have a few spare minutes.
Unlike a training session on Excel, there are no physical, downloadable practice files for this Windows 11 course because we are all working on our own systems. So, we recommend working along with the trainer on your own system, pausing the video where necessary. We also highly encourage you to take notes along the way!
There are exercise files included in this course so we can practice the skills we have learned in each lesson.
Hints & tips
- Download the exercise files and store them somewhere safe.
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