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Discovering Computers Fundamentals (Shelly Cashman)by Gary B Shelly
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Discovering Computers:Fundamentals, Fifth Edition, covers the same breadth, but with less depth than Discovering Computers 2009: Complete. The text is ideal for use in a short course on computer concepts or in application software courses because of its thorough and concise coverage. Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format using the proven Shelly Cashman Series pedagogy, full-color screen shots, and extensive end-of-chapter exercises. Updated for currency, this book and the robust Online Companion provide students with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.
This fourth edition from the Shelly Cashman Series covers the same breadth, but with less depth, as Discovering Computers 2008: Complete. This title is ideal for a short course on computer concepts or in application software courses. The text offers an engaging solution to successfully teach students basic computer concepts with new exercises and tools on the Online Companion. Updated for currency, students will learn the latest trends in technology and computer concepts.
This fourth edition, from the Shelly Cashman Series, covers the same breadth, but with less depth as Discovering Computers 2008: Complete. This title is ideal for beginning coverage of computer concepts. With the Shelly Cashman Series' project-oriented, step-by-step pedagogy, and full-color screenshots, this book includes new exercises, and tools on the Online Companion. Updated for currency, the latest trends in technology and computer concepts are covered.
About the Author
Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series? textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Series? Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.Misty E. Vermaat has more than 20 years of experience in the field of computer information systems. She has co-authored many textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Discovering Computers, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Word books.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Computers Special Feature: Timeline: Milestones in Computer History 2. The Internet and World Wide Web Special Feature: Making Use of the Web 3. Application Software 4. The Components of the System Unit 5. Input and Output Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology 6. Storage 7. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Special Feature: Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase a Personal Computer 8. Communications and Networks 9. Database Management 10. Computer Security, Ethics, and Privacy Special Feature: Digital Entertainment 11. Information System Development and Programming Languages 12. Enterprise Computing Appendix A: Quiz Yourself Answers
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