Part 1 of 4 in the Windows 8 Managing and Maintaining (70-688) series. This course covers all the essential information needed to understand and operate Microsoft Windows 8. In addition to covering all objectives of the 70-688 exam, this course covers basics such as installing Windows 8, the new Search Charm, and Live Tiles, to advanced features such as Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, BitLocker, and Storage Spaces. Aside from a strong background in IT, no pre-requisite knowledge or experience is required. Whether it's passing the 70-688 exam or implementing Windows 8 into your organization, this is the course for you.