Practical Computing

ISBN-10: 0132839962
ISBN-13: 9780132839969
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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Description: For all beginning-level courses in computing.Practical Computing addresses the unique challenges novices face in mastering PCs. It combines user-friendly design, creative multimedia tools, and a focus on useful skills students can apply immediately,  More...

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Book details

List price: $114.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

For all beginning-level courses in computing.Practical Computing addresses the unique challenges novices face in mastering PCs. It combines user-friendly design, creative multimedia tools, and a focus on useful skills students can apply immediately, either at home or in the workplace.

Practical Computing 3rd Edition
Understanding Computer Applications
Computer Fundamentals
Computer Applications
IN-DEPTH - Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics
Computer Careers
A LOOK BACK - General History of the Digital Computer
Computer Types
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Supercomputer Applications
Software (general terminology and discussion of basics)
Application Software
Productivity Software
Word Processing
Presentation
Spreadsheet
Database
IN-DEPTH - Microsoft Office 2010 (Computing on the Go)
Entertainment and Multimedia Software
Image Editing Software
Educational and Reference Software
Gaming Software
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Input, Processing, Output, and Storage (a computer system defined)
Using and Acquiring Software
Web-based Software
Shareware and Freeware
IN-DEPTH - Download Software or Purchase CD?
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Computer Memory (RAM) and Computer Storage (CD, Hard disk, Flash memory)
Installing and Uninstalling Software
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Identifying Available Memory and Storage Space
IN-DEPTH - Uninstalling vs. Deleting
System Software
Operating System
Microsoft Windows
Linux
Mac OS
A LOOK BACK - The Evolution of Microsoft Windows
Utility Software
File Compression Utiliites
System Maintenance Utilities
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Performing and Scheduling System Maintenance (Defragmenting, Error Checking, Task Scheduler)
System Diagnostics
System Backup
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Using the Windows Action Center
Understanding the Operating System and File Management
Operating System Basics
GUI
Hardware Management
Software Coordination
Memory Management
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - The Boot Process and ROM
Windows 7 Desktop
Icons and Gadgets
A LOOK BACK - The Development of MS-DOS and the First Microcomputers
Taskbar
Start Menu
Customizing the Taskbar
Notification Area
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Working with the Desktop and Taskbar
Windows Management
Opening, Closing, Maximizing, and Restoring Windows
Resizing and Moving Windows
Working with Multiple Windows
Aero Peek
Windows Snap
Arranging Windows
IN-DEPTH - Windows Upgrade and Windows Update
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Managing Windows
Customizing a Computer System
Changing the Background and Screen Saver
Understanding Screen Resolution
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Selecting a Microcomputer
Managing Peripherals
Working with User Accounts
IN-DEPTH - The Contributions of Apple, Inc.
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Customizing the Desktop
Managing Files and Folders
System Folders and Windows Explorer
Creating Folders
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Flash Memory
IN-DEPTH - Tips for Creating a Workable Folder Structure
Saving Files to Folders
Selecting Multiple Files and Folders
IN-DEPTH - Moving Folders From One Location to Another
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Creating Folders and Files
Windows Search
Search From the Start Menu
Search From Windows Explorer
IN-DEPTH - Using Wildcards When Searching
Windows Help
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Searching and Using Windows Help
A LOOK BACK - The History of Digital Computers
Navigating the Internet
Understanding the Internet
Internet Applications
URLs
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Chrome
Hyperlinks
Favorites
History
Browser Security
A LOOK BACK - The Evolution of the World Wide Web
Connecting to the Internet
Broadband
IN-DEPTH - Free Internet Connection
Home Computer Wireless Connection
Connecting with a SmartPhone
IN-DEPTH - Tips for Using Public WIFI
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Surfing the Web
Searching the Internet
Search Engines
IN-DEPTH - BING and Google
Search Techniques
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Creating a Web Page
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Searching the Web
Downloading From the Internet
Why and How to Download
Safeguards When Downloading
IN-DEPTH - Downloading vs. Uploading
Societal Issues of the Internet
Consumer Security
Inappropriate Web Sites
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Exploring Sites Promoting Internet Security and Appropriate Web Protocol
Working with PowerPoint
Understanding PowerPoint
Identifying an Audience
Beginning and Opening a PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Views
Navigating a Presentation in Slide Show
Saving a Presentation
Modifying a Presentation
Editing Slides
Managing Slides
Working with Themes
Changing Slide Layout
Previewing and Printing a Presentation
Including Headers and Footers
Modifying Print Properties
Inserting Objects
Adding ClipArt and Pictures
Creating Charts
Working with Tables
Exploring SmartArt
Including Shapes and Text Boxes
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Creating a PowerPoint Presentation and Adding Objects
Adding Multimedia
Working with Music
Including Videos
Editing Multimedia
Broadcasting a Slide Show
Adding Transitions and Animation
Creating a Photo Album
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Including Multimedia in a PowerPoint Presentation
Working with Word
Understanding Word
Beginning and Opening a Word Document
Word Views
Navigating a Document
Saving a Document
Modifying a Document
Selecting Text
Character Formatting
Paragraph Formatting
Document Formatting
Setting Tabs
Checking Spelling and Grammar
Finding and Replacing Text
Cutting, Copying and Pasting
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Creating and Editing a Word Document
Working with Word Options
Previewing and Printing a Document
Including Headers and Footers
Modifying Print Properties
Inserting Objects
Adding ClipArt and Pictures
Including WordArt
Adding Tables
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Working with Word Objects
Working with Excel
Understanding Excel
Beginning and Opening an Excel Workbook
Excel Views
Navigating a Worksheet
Saving a Workbook
Modifying a Worksheet
Editing Cell Contents
Including Formulas
Adjusting Alignment
Changing Row Height and Column Width
Copying and Moving Cell Contents
Absolute and Relative Referencing
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Creating and Editing a Workbook
Working with Multiple Worksheets
Renaming, Moving, and Delete Worksheets
Creating Linking Formulas
Working with Functions
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Working with Functions and Multiple Worksheets
Understanding Networking and Computer Security
Networking Basics
Peer-to-Peer Networks
Client/server Networks
Creating a Home Computer Network
Wired and Wireless Networks
Home Networking Equipment
Securing a Home Computer Network
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - War Driving
Home Computer Security
Viruses
IN-DEPTH - Virus symptoms
Hackers
Spyware and Malware
IN-DEPTH - Cookies
Phishing
IN-DEPTH - Prevention of Identity Theft
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Testing a Computer's Vulnerability
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Denial of Service (DoS) Attack
Windows 7 and Internet Explorer Security Features
Windows Firewall
Windows Defender
User Account Control
Action Center
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Exploring Windows 7 Security
Windows Update
IE Security and Privacy Settings
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Backing up Computer Data
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Adjusting Internet Explorer Security Settings
Exploring Online Communication and Cloud Computing
Online Communication
E-Mail
IN-DEPTH - Online Etiquette
Blog
Social Networking
IN-DEPTH - Staying Safe Online
Twitter
IN-DEPTH - Using Twitter to Market a Business
Text Message
Instant Message
IN-DEPTH - Wikipedia
Wiki
RSS Feed
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - XML and HTML
A LOOK BACK - The History of E-Mail
Podcast
IN-DEPTH - News Feeds
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY - Communicating Online
Cloud Computing
IN-DEPTH - Companies Involved in Cloud Computing
Document Sharing and Online Productivity Software
Web Apps and Skydrive
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Windows Live
Google Apps
Zoho
Social Bookmarking

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