Discovering Computers 2008: Complete / Edition 1

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Let Discovering Computers 2008 deliver an unparalleled learning experience. This leading text captures the most current and comprehensive information on computers and technology that you need to know to be successful in today's world. Its complete integration with the most robust, interactive Online Companion available makes learning with Discovering Computers 2008 a truly engaging and enriched experience.

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Meet 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.

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 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.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computers. Special Feature: Timeline 2008. 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. Special Feature: Personal Mobile Devices. 6. Output. Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology. 7. Storage. 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs. Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2008. 9. Communications and Networks. 10. Database Management. 11. Computer Security, Ethics, and Privacy. Special Feature: Computer Forensics. 12. Information System Development. 13. Programming Languages and Program Development. 14. Enterprise Computing. Special Feature: Enterprise Order Processing: A Case Study. 15. Computer Careers and Certification. Special Feature: Digital Entertainment. Appendices. A: Coding Schemes and Number Systems. B: Quiz Yourself Answers. C: Computer Acronyms.

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

    A good overview textbook

    I found the book to be a good overview for anyone having only a limited, or no IT background. Even though I've completed the course where it was the designated textbook, I'll hang on to it for at least 2 years, because it now works well as a one-volume dictionary-encyclopedia of computers and computer concepts. (After 2 years, if not sooner, it will start to become increasingly obsolete.)

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