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Catherine LaBerta is a Full Professor in the Computer Science/Mathematics Department at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY. She is also an adjunct professor at SUNY-Buffalo. Catherine teaches courses that range from Intro to Computers to Programming in C++ to Web Development. Originally a math major, Catherine took additional courses in computers and programming and found a field that clicked for her. She enjoys the constant changes in the computer and related fields as it forces one to keep up and constantly learn. Not a total book worm, she loves skiing in Purgatory, CO, one of her favorite spots. She also enjoys boating–especially schooner trips off the coast of Maine– and will always be working on that golf game.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Computers and You|
|Chapter 2||Inside the System Unit|
|Chapter 3||Input/Output and Storage|
|Spotlight 2||File Management|
|Chapter 4||System Software|
|Spotlight 3||Buying and Upgrading Your Home Computer System|
|Chapter 5||Application Software: Tools for Productivity|
|Spotlight 4||Microsoft Office|
|Chapter 6||The Internet & the World Wide Web|
|Spotlight 5||Web 2.0|
|Chapter 7||Networks: Communicating and Sharking Resources|
|Chapter 8||Wired and Wireless Communications|
|Spotlight 6||Digital Life|
|Chapter 9||Privacy, Crime, and Security|
|Spotlight 7||Emerging Technologies|
|Chapter 10||Careers and Certification|
|Chapter 11||Programming Languages and Program Development|
|Chapter 12||Databases and Information Systems|
|Chapter 13||Systems Analysis and Design|
|Chapter 14||Enterprise Computing|