ISBN-10:
1337285102
ISBN-13:
9781337285100
Pub. Date:
03/10/2017
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Discovering Computers A2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices / Edition 1

Discovering Computers A2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781337285100
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Sales rank: 540,528
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS, and Microsoft Word books.


Susan L. Sebok is a retired professor at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. She is also a licensed attorney. Ms. Sebok has co-authored several successful textbooks for the leading Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Microsoft PowerPoint and DISCOVERING COMPUTERS.


Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft Office, computer concepts, programming, and Internet technology courses throughout Central Florida. An integral author for the successful Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Mr. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous successful instructor supplements.


In addition to co-authoring DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Jennifer T. Campbell has written several other leading technology texts, including DISCOVERING THE INTERNET, WEB DESIGN: INTRODUCTORY, MICROSOFT EXPRESSION WEB INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES, COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 COMPANION, and MICROSOFT OFFICE QUICK REFERENCE POCKET GUIDE. Ms. Campbell has served integral roles in computer textbook publishing as an editor, author, and marketing manager. She holds a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary.


Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of the university's CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, a social learning space where students interact with technology and each other. Professor Frydenberg teaches courses in IT concepts, web development, and technology trends. His research focuses on flipped and collaborative learning and pedagogies for engaging students with technology. Professor Frydenberg frequently presents on teaching and learning with new technologies at conferences and training events throughout the US and Europe. He has also authored WEB 2.0 CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, one of the many successful texts in the popular Shelly Cashman Series.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Today's Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web. 2. Connecting and Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media. 3. Computers and Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work. 4. Programs and Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools. 5. Digital Security, Ethics, and Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses. Focus On: Technology Timeline. 6. Computing Components: Processors, Memory, the Cloud, and More. 7. Input and Output: Extending Capabilities of Computers and Mobile Devices. 8. Digital Storage: Preserving Content Locally and on the Cloud. 9. Operating Systems: Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources. 10. Communicating Digital Content: Wired and Wireless Networks and Devices. 11. Building Solutions: Database, System, and Application Development Tools. 12. Working in the Enterprise: Systems, Certifications, and Careers. Focus On: Web Development. Appendix A: Technology Acronyms. Appendix B: Troubleshooting Computer and Mobile Device Problems.

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