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Computers: Tools for an Information Age (8th Edition ISBN: 0131227238) & Exploring IT Labs 2002 (CD and Student Access Code (ISBN: 0130676365)

by: H. L. Capron, J. A. Johnson

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Publisher: PRENTICE HALL,23.6.2004

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ISBN: 0131081144
ISBN13: 9780131081147

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For all introductory Computer and Concepts courses, including those in Business and Information Technology.

This text continues to be a tool instructors and students can rely on. Its direct, complete presentation and easy-to-use style teaches the latest in computers and allows students to quickly grasp the concepts presented. It has even coverage of concepts including hardware, software, Internet, and IS, plus separate software applications chapter available. It is also great for committees.

New To This Edition

New chapter on ethics and social issues. New chapter on Security and Privacy: Computers and the Internet.
Gives students more emphasis on these emerging trends.

"Day in the Life" segments-Cover the professional working area of Information Technology related to the concepts in each chapter.
Provides students considering careers in Information Technology with useful information.

Features and Benefits

NEW - New chapter on ethics and social issues. New chapter on Security and Privacy: Computers and the Internet.
Gives students more emphasis on these emerging trends.

NEW - "Day in the Life" segments-Cover the professional working area of Information Technology related to the concepts in each chapter.
Provides students considering careers in Information Technology with useful information.

Planet Internet-Includes challenging Internet exercises.
Provides students with the opportunity to learn more about using the Internet, exploring pertinent computing material.

Operating Systems-Includes coverage of Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, and XP, Windows CE, Mac OS, Unix, and Linux.
Gives students broad information about the building blocks of computers.

Database Management Systems-Includes such topics as the hierarchy of data, data integrity, the functions of database management systems, and data warehouses.
Gives students the tools they need to successfully steer through the courses they will encounter.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Brief version contains Chapters 1-8.)

1. Computers: Tools for an Information Age.

2. Applications Software: Getting the Work Done.

3. Operating Systems: Software in the Background.

4. The Central Processing Unit: What Goes On Inside the Computer.

5. Input and Output: The User Connection.

6. Storage and Multimedia: The Facts and More.

7. Networking: Computer Connections.

8. The Internet.

9. Ethics and Social Issues.

10. Security and Privacy: Computers and the Internet.

11. Word Processing and Desktop Publishing: Printing It.

12. Spreadsheets and Business Graphics: Facts and Figures.

13. Database Management: Getting Data Together.

14. Systems Analysis and Design: The Big Picture.

15. Programming and Languages: Telling the Computer What to Do.

16. Management Information Systems: Classical Models and New Approaches.

Appendix: The Continuing Story of the Computer Age: Past, Present, and Future.

Buyer's Guide: How to Buy a Personal Computer.

Description

*For the CD*

For courses in Office Applications, Introduction to Information Systems, Introduction to Computers, and Brief Computer Concepts.

These sixteen labs are designed specifically to engage students in topics within the computer concepts curriculum that are difficult to understand. They demand interactivity on the part of the student to promote learning the material. They include an "Introduction" section, an "Explore" section, and a ten-question "Quiz" section for each Lab.

Features and Benefits

Pop up Quiz Questions-Appear throughout the course of the lab.
Keeps students on track and tests their understanding of the concept in the lab.

"FYIs" appear during the lab.
Reminds the student of different approaches or alternate uses for specific material within the lab to broaden their understanding of the topic.

Career Areas-At the end of every lab.
Give students a list of careers that relate to the lab so that students can easily see where the individual lab material is used in everyday life.

Each Lab runs approximately 20 minutes.
Allows for students to get in-depth with the material, while not overly bogged down with details that might discourage their interest.

Table of Contents

Mouse and Keyboard.

Files and Folders.

Troubleshooting.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS.

Hardware.

Operating Systems.

Buying a Computer.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Application Software.

Multimedia.

Databases.

INTERNET & NETWORKING.

Internet & WWW.

Building a Web Page.

E-Commerce.

Building a Network.

PROGRAMMING.

Intro to Programming.

Binary Numbers.

Logic.