Free Course: Windows 10 Creators Update Essential Training

This year marks my 30th anniversary as a Mac user. In the summer of ’87, I got my first Mac, along with a drawing program called FullPaint, and the seeds were planted for a career merging art and technology. And despite first learning programs like Illustrator and Photoshop on Windows, I’ve spent the bulk of my career making stuff with Macs.

But nowadays like many¬†folks, I spend time in both the Mac and Windows worlds. And with Apple catering more to iPhone users and less to creative pros (and Microsoft offering devices the Surface machines), I enjoy my time using Windows more and more. However, since I didn’t grow up with it, it’s still sometimes like a second language to me. That’s why I love using resources like Nick Brazzi’s course, Windows 10 Creators Update Essential Training, to fill in the gaps in my knowledge and make using Windows feel as natural as macOS.


Here’s the official course description:

Learn the essentials of the Windows 10 operating system, including the features included with the Creators Update. In this comprehensive course, Nick Brazzi shows how to install Windows 10, work with bundled applications, manage files and folders, use Cortana to search, browse the web with Edge, and work with mail, calendar, and your contacts. Want to extend Windows? Learn how to find and install new apps from the Windows Store and customize your display preferences and account settings so your PC suits your unique needs. Finally, find out how to back up and restore Windows in case of computer failure, recover missing files, and protect yourself against malware such as viruses and spyware.

Topics include:

  • Running Windows 10 for the first time
  • Launching applications
  • Interacting with windows, menus, and ribbons
  • Multitasking to switch between multiple applications
  • Switching to Tablet mode
  • Browsing and managing files and folders with the File Explorer
  • Browsing the web with Edge
  • Working with email, contacts, and calendars
  • Using and installing apps
  • Managing display and account settings
  • Searching with Cortana
  • Sharing with home networks
  • Backing up Windows 10
  • Troubleshooting Windows 10

In the free video below, Nick covers the basics of browsing through folders. Check it out!

Windows 10 Creators Update Essential Training

Browsing through folders

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Understanding essential folder structure, including the user folder

Using the File Explorer ribbon and customizing the File Explorer

Creating, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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