Discovering Computers 2009 provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text. This Shelly Cashman Series text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach students important computer concepts through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking, along with online reinforcement tools on the unparalleled Online Companion. Updated for currency, students will learn the latest trends in technology and computer concepts and how these topics are integrated into their daily lives.
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. In addition to 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 the Shelly Cashman Series, and has written and co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.
1. Introduction to Computers Special Feature: Timeline 2009 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: Digital Communications 6. Output Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology 7. Storage 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2009 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