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A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media.
History of the personal computer, virtual computer tour, blogging, file compression and management, installing RAM, installing a computer network and firewall, PDA’s, computer architecture, creating and improving an Access database, and constructing a simple Web page.
For professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of computer concepts and literacy.
About the Author
Three professors from Montgomery County Community College traveled with the Prentice Hall Information Technology team for over two years to uncover what students and professors today wanted and needed in an Intro to Computer Concepts text. After meeting with more than 1,000 students and instructors and developed Technology in Action. Due to overwhelming success, they recently published Technology in Action 5/e!
Table of Contents
Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate
Technology in Focus: The History of the PC
Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources
Technology in Focus: Information Technology Ethics
Application Software: Programs that Let You Work and Play
Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
Technology in Focus: Computing Alternatives
Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System
Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe From Hackers and Viruses
Technology in Focus: Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data
Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand
Technology in Focus: Digital Entertainment
Behind the Scenes: A Closer Look at System Hardware
Technology in Focus: Careers in IT
Behind the Scenes: Software Programming
Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems
Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security
Behind the Scenes: The Internet: How It Works