Synopses & Reviews
Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: COMPLETE provides the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.
"DISCOVERING COMPUTERS offers students a basic understanding of computers that they can take with them once this course is completed. The most important thing to me is being able to teach the most current information about computers because computers are used EVERYWHERE! DISCOVERING COMPUTERS offers up-to-date information and provides my students with the basic understanding of computers that they need to be successful in their future."
Discovering Computers 2011: Complete, provides learners with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text.
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.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. 2. The Internet and World Wide Web. Special Feature: Making Use of the Web. 3. Application Software. Special Feature: Digital Communications. 4. The Components of the System Unit. 5. Input. 6. Output. Special Feature: Digital Video Technology. 7. Storage. 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs. Special Feature: Buyer's Guide. 9. Communications and Networks. 10. Database Management. 11. Computer Security and Safety, Ethics, and Privacy. Special Feature: Digital Forensics. 12. Information System Development. 13. Programming Languages and Program Development. Special Feature: Web 2.0 Program Development. 14. Enterprise Computing. Special Feature: Enterprise Order Processing: A Case Study. 15. Computer Careers and Certification. Special Feature: Living Digitally. Appendices. A: Quiz Yourself Answers. B: Computer Acronyms. C: Coding Schemes and Number Systems.