Synopses & Reviews
Learn how to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of the latest online tools for collaboration and communications, and fully utilize today's Internet capabilities with DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ESSENTIALS ©2016. This book clearly shows you how technology skills can assist you in gaining employment or advancing your career. Discover and practice using the most recent developments in computer tools and technology with this book's wide variety of practice and reinforcement opportunities. Each chapter begins with a self-assessment that enables you to target your study to learn more in less time! DISCOVERING COMPUTERS offers the content you need to succeed in a way that ensures your understanding and success.
About the Author
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
Introductory Chapter: Succeeding In This Course: Tips and Pointers. 1. Introducing Today's Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web. 2. Connecting And Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media. 3. Computers And Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work. 4. Programs And Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools. 5. Digital Security, Ethics, And Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses. Feature: Technology Timeline. 6. Computing Components: Processors, Memory, the Cloud, and More. 7. Input And Output: Extending Capabilities of Computers and Mobile Devices. 8. Digital Storage: Preserving Content Locally and in the Cloud. 9. Operating Systems: Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources. 10. Communicating Digital Content: Wired and Wireless Networks and Devices. 11. Building Solutions: Database, System, and Application Development Tools. 12. Working In The Enterprise: Systems, Certifications, and Careers. Appendix A: Acronym Reference. Appendix B: Troubleshooting Computer and Mobile Device Problems.