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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate Technology in Focus: The History of the PC Chapter 2 Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts Chapter 3 Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources Technology in Focus: Information Technology Ethics Chapter 4 Application Software: Programs that Let You Work and Play Chapter 5 Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management Technology in Focus: Computing Alternatives Chapter 6 Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System Chapter 7 Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe From Hackers and Viruses Technology in Focus: Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data Chapter 8 Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand Technology in Focus: Digital Entertainment Chapter 9 Behind the Scenes: A Closer Look at System Hardware Technology in Focus: Careers in IT Chapter 10 Behind the Scenes: Software Programming Chapter 11 Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems Chapter 12 Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security Chapter 13 Behind the Scenes: The Internet: How It Works