Higher Education

Microsoft® Windows 8: Complete, 1st Edition

  • Steven M. Freund University of Central Florida
  • Raymond E. Enger Valencia Community College
  • Corinne Hoisington Central Virginia Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1285163125  |  ISBN-13: 9781285163123
  • 488 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.00
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Introduce your students to the latest that Microsoft Office has to offer with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series® books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series® has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Microsoft Windows 8: Complete, we’re continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today’s students. In this text you’ll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead.

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Features and Benefits

  • Gives students the information they need to know, when they need to know it through enhancements to the step-by-step instructions, a new Q&A feature, and improved call-outs on screenshots.
  • Offers a Plan Ahead feature which prepares students to create successful projects by encouraging them to think about what they are trying to accomplish before they begin.
  • Engages students with Experimental steps, which encourage them to go beyond step-by-step instructions to take advantage of the features in the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.
  • Increases students' retention with brand new end-of-chapter exercises that emphasize problem-solving and experimentation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Chapter 2: File and Folder Management.
Chapter 3: Personalizing Windows.
Chapter 4: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 5: Working with the Windows Desktop.
Appendix A: Creating a Microsoft Account.
Appendix B: Windows 8 Security.
Appendix C: Introduction to Networking.
Appendix D: Maintaining Your Computer.

What's New

  • New! Gives students an introduction to the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, including new features of the operating system, using the highly-successful Shelly Cashman Series pedagogy.
  • Now available online, Instructor Resources help you go beyond the book and make the most of your classroom and lessons with additional teaching and testing aids, including Figure Files, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Solutions to Exercises, Syllabus, and ExamView test banks.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steven M. Freund

Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, programming, and Internet technology courses throughout Central Florida. An integral author for the successful Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Mr. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows® Internet Explorer, Windows®, Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous successful instructor supplements.

Raymond E. Enger

Raymond E. Enger is the IT Program Director for the Osceola Campus of Valencia Community College where he has taught classes in computer programming, database design, operating systems, networking, security, and other IT areas since 2001. His background in programming includes C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Perl, ASP, Visual Basic, and the other Visual Studio languages. Ray built the study tool for the last three editions of the Shelly Cashman Series' Systems Analysis and Design book and is also a co-author of the Microsoft Windows Vista series of books.

Corinne Hoisington

Corinne Hoisington is a professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Hoisington has been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award. A dynamic speaker, she regularly presents on new technology and education trends to instructors across North America. She is the author of several best-selling Shelly Cashman Series texts on Windows, Visual Basic, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as Android app development.