Technology In Action, Complete / Edition 8

Technology In Action, Complete / Edition 8

by Alan Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131391577

ISBN-13: 9780131391574

Pub. Date: 03/01/2011

Publisher: Prentice Hall

In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest

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Overview

In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in computer technology. New interactive learning tools have also been added to enhance student engagement.

Student CD is included with every text, containing:

· Sound Bytes: Multimedia lessons that demystify computer concepts with audio and video presentations.

· Sound Byte Podcasts: The Sound Bytes are now also available as podcasts.

· Active Helpdesk Calls: Highly interactive, engaging, almost game-like media that places the student in the role of a helpdesk staffer answering computer technology questions from callers.

Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate; The History of the PC; Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts; Using the Internet; Ethics; Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play; Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management; Understanding and Assessing Hardware; Networking and Security: Hackers and Viruses; Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data; Mobile Computing; Digital Entertainment; System Hardware

With an array of fun and engaging learning tools, Technology in Action teaches students computer fundamentals, from learning Microsoft Office to setting up their own home network.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131391574
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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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