9780131489042

Technology in Action-Complete

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131489042

  • ISBN10:

    0131489046

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For introductory courses in computer concepts or computer literacy often including instruction in Microsoft Office. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today's Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media.

Author Biography

Kendall E. Martin has been teaching since 1988 at a number of institutions, including Villanova University, DeSales University, Arcadia University, Ursinus College, County College of Morris, and Montgomery County Community College, at both the undergraduate and master's degree level.

Table of Contents

Why Computers Matter to You
Becoming Computer Fluent
Looking at Computers
Understanding the Parts
Technology in Focus
The History of the PC
Using the Internet
Making the Most of the Webrsquo;s Resources
Application Software
Programs That Let You Work and Play
Technology in Focus
Digital Entertainment
Using System Software
The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
Evaluating Your System
Understanding and Assessing Hardware
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
Behind the Scenes
Inside the System Unit
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
Technology in Focus
Careers in IT
Glossary
Index
Credits
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