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Overview

This book takes a unique approach and teaches technology the way students actually experience it in real life. The topic sequence covers concepts using a spiraling approach between chapters in order to mirror the typical student learning experience. The question and answer presentation of the material throughout the text is designed to keep the students' attention with a constant dialogue. And the unique companion media engage students that enjoy solving problems with a computer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131391574
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,341,182
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan D. Evans, M.S., CPA

Alan Evans is currently a faculty member at Moore College of Art and Design and Montgomery County Community College teaching a variety of computer science and business courses. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rider University and an M.S. in Information Systems from Drexel University, and he is a certified public accountant. After a successful career in business, Alan finally realized his true calling was education. He has been teaching at the college level since 2000. Alan enjoys giving presentations at technical conferences and meets regularly with computer science faculty and administrators from other colleges to discuss curriculum development and new methods of engaging students.

Kendall E. Martin, Ph.D.
Kendall has been teaching since 1988 at a number of institutions, including Villanova University, DeSales University, Arcadia University, Ursinus College, County College of Morris, and Montgomery County Community College, at both the undergraduate and master’s degree level. Kendall’s education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She has industrial experience in research and development environments (AT&T Bell Laboratories) as well as experience from several start-up technology firms. At Ursinus College, Kendall developed a successful faculty training program for distance education instructors, and she makes conference presentations during the year.

Mary Anne Poatsy, MBA, CFP
Mary Anne is an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various computer application and concepts courses in face-to-face and online environments. Mary Anne holds a B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mary Anne has more than nine years of educational experience, ranging from elementary and secondary education to Montgomery County Community College, Muhlenberg College, and Bucks County Community College, as well as training in the professional environment. Prior to teaching, Mary Anne was a vice president at Shearson Lehman Hutton in the Municipal Bond Investment Banking department.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate 2

Technology in Focus: The History of the PC 36

Ch. 2 Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts 48

Ch. 3 Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources 94

Technology in Focus: Information Technology Ethics 144

Ch. 4 Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play 164

Ch. 5 Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management 210

Technology in Focus: Computing Alternatives 258

Ch. 6 Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System 272

Ch. 7 Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe from Hackers and Viruses 316

Technology in Focus: Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data 364

Ch. 8 Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand 378

Technology in Focus: Digital Entertainment 420

Ch. 9 Behind the Scenes: A Closer Look at System Hardware 436

Technology in Focus: Careers in IT 472

Ch. 10 Behind the Scenes: Building Applications 486

Ch. 11 Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems 530

Ch. 12 Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security 576

Ch. 13 Behind the Scenes: The Internet: How It Works 622

Glossary 661

Index 683

Credits 697

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