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

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Cengage Learning, Jan 25, 2011 - Computers - 904 pages
DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: COMPLETE provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers. This Shelly Cashman Series text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach students the relevancy of computer concepts in their personal, professional and academic lives through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking.
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Contents

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
458
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

Database Management
512
Computer Security and Safety Ethics and Privacy
554
Credits
44
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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. In addition to 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, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS and Microsoft Word books.

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