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Discovering Computers: Fundamentals, Fifth Edition
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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. 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 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.
Learners 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 learners with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.
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 Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years. Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Computers Special Feature: Timeline 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 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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