9780132327930

Go! with Basic Computer Concepts : Getting Started

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132327930

  • ISBN10:

    0132327937

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/11/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

The primary goal ofGO! with Computer Concepts Getting Started, 1/e, is to introduce students to basic computer concepts.Definition and discussion of computer types, hardware, software, network types and safe computing practices.Ideal for students and others seeking a conclusive introduction to computer concepts.

Author Biography

Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois   University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.

Table of Contents

Basic Computer Concepts
Define Computer and Identify the Four Basic Computing Functions
Identify the Different Types of Computers
Microcomputers
Servers
Mainframe Computers
Supercomputers
Embedded Computers
Describe Hardware Devices and Their Uses
System Unit
Storage Devices
Evaluating Your System
Ports
Input Devices
Output Devices
Identify Types of Software and Their Uses
System Software
Application Software
Describe Networks and Define Network Terms
Identify Safe Computing Practices
Computer Maintenance
Viruses
Spyware
Protecting Yourself and Your Computer
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