Enhanced Discovering Computers, Complete: Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, 2013 Edition

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Cengage Learning, Mar 2, 2012 - Computers - 904 pages
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The Student Success Guide is a brand new print supplement automatically packaged with all versions of Discovering Computers ©2012. This guide will help students succeed by establishing goals for what students are expected to achieve in the course and showing them how to best use the tools available in the textbook and in the Computer Concepts CourseMate. This guide promotes: 1. Engagement: Connects content with students' everyday life. 2. Retention: 3. Goal-driven approach helps students focus their study. 4. Results: Learning guides to improve students' performance. 4. Currency: Tools for students to learn about the latest advances in technology.
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Contents

Introduction to Computers
2
The Internet and the World Wide Web
8
Application Software
14
The Components of the System Unit
20
Input
26
Output
32
Storage
38
Operating Systems and Utility Programs
44
Introduction to Computers
2
The Internet and World Wide Web
72
Application Software
140
The Components of the System Unit
208
Input
256
Output
302
Storage
350
Operating Systems and Utility Programs
396

Communications and Networks
50
Database Management
56
Computer Security and Safety Ethics and Privacy
62
Information System Development
68
Programming Languages and Program Development
74
Enterprise Computing
80
Computer Careers and Certification
86
Quick Reference
92
Student Guide
95
Student Guide
107
Table of Contents at a Glance
123
Table of Contents
124
Table of Boxed Elements
132
Preface
134
Communications and Networks
458
Database Management
512
Computer Security and Safety Ethics and Privacy
554
Information System Development
618
Programming Languages and Program Development
662
Enterprise Computing
718
Computer Careers and Certification
782
Quiz Yourself Answers
831
Computer Acronyms
839
Coding Schemes and Number Systems
847
Index
1
Credits
44
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.

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