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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014: Comprehensive / Edition 16

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Overview

Go beyond computing basics with the award-winning NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Designed to get you up-to-speed on essential computer literacy skills, this market leading text goes deeper, providing technical and practical information relevant to everyday life. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014 incorporates significant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life; such as concerns for data security, personal privacy, online safety, controversy over digital rights management, interest in open source software and portable applications, and more. In addition, coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013 will introduce you to the exciting new features of Microsoft's next generation of software.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285096926
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/30/2013
  • Series: New Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 880
  • Sales rank: 156,110
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, she opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Orientation. 1. Computers and Digital Basics. 2. Computer Hardware. 3. Software. 4. Operating Systems and File Management. 5. Local Area Networks. 6. The Internet. 7. The Web and E-mail. 8. Digital Media. 9. The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics. 10. Information Systems Analysis and Design. 11. Databases. 12. Computer Programming. Glossary. Index.

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