GO! with Computer Concepts Getting Started

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2013-07-05
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For use in the Computer Concepts course. This book is also suitable for students and individuals seeking an introduction to computer concepts.

The primary goal of the GO! Series, aside from teaching computer applications, is ease of implementation, with an approach that is based on clearly defined projects.


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  • Engage Students with a Project-Based Approach: GO!’s project-based approach teaches students to solve real problems as they practice and learn the features.
  • Motivate Students with Clear Instruction: Based on professor and student feedback, this text has been designed to offer clear instruction for full student comprehension.
  • Teach the Course You Want in Less Time: The GO! series’ one-of-a kind instructional system provides you with everything you need to prepare for class, teach the material, and assess your students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Computer Concepts 1
Objective 1 Define Computer and Identify the Four Basic Computing Functions 2
Objective 2 Identify the Different Types of Computers 4
Microcomputers 5
Servers 6
Supercomputers 8
Embedded Computers 9
Objective 3 Describe Hardware Devices and Their Uses 9
System Unit 10
Different Types of CPUs 14
Output Devices 16
Storage Devices 19
Ports 23
Evaluating Your System 26
Objective 4 Identify Types of Software and Their Uses 28
System Software 29
Application Software 33
Social Communication and Personal Networking Software 37
Web Browser Software 38
Objective 5 Identify Ethically Responsible and Safe Computing Practices 38
Computer Maintenance 38
Malware (Malicious Software) 45
Spyware 46
Protecting Yourself and Your Computer 48
Objective 6 Describe Networks and Define Network Terms 49
The Cloud Topologies 54
Summary, Key Terms, Matching, Multiple Choice 55
Glossary 58

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