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Computer Concepts

ISBN-10: 1423906101
ISBN-13: 9781423906100
Edition: 10th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $171.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 2/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

Engage, excite and enlighten your students with The New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Tenth Edition. This book has been completely updated to provide your students with the latest, most in-depth information on both computer concepts and the context in which they fit into today?s world. The Tenth Edition provides the most current information on computers, software, the Internet, and emerging issues and technologies. The New Perspectives unique approach transforms learning concepts into a more approachable, hands-on experience that appeals to anyone, from the computer novice to computer savvy learners.

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years and has a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992, contributing to the Windows for Business and Illustrated series, and developing the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via Internet connections with a team of highly-skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Computers and Digital Basics
All Things Digital
The Digital Revolution
Convergence
Digital Society
QuickCheck A
Digital Devices
Computer Basics
Personal Computers, Servers, Mainframes, and Supercomputers
PDAs, Portable Players, and Smart Phones
Microcontrollers
QuickCheck B
Digital Data Representation
Data Representation Basics
Representing Numbers, Text, and Pictures
Quantifying Bits and Bytes
Circuits and Chips
QuickCheck C
Digital Processing
Programs and Instruction Sets
Processor Logic
QuickCheck D
Password Security
Authentication Protocols
Password Hacks
Secure Passwords
QuickCheck E
Issue: Are You Being Tracked?
Computers in Context: Marketing
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Computer Hardware
Personal Computer Basics
Personal Computer Systems
Desktop and Portable Computers
Home, Media, Game, and Small Business Systems
Buying Computer System Components
QuickCheck A
Microprocessors and Memory
Microprocessor Basics
Today's Microprocessors
Random Access Memory
Read-Only Memory
EEPROM
QuickCheck B
Storage Devices
Storage Basics
Magnetic Disk and Tape Technology
CD and DVD Technology
Solid State Storage
Storage Wrapup
QuickCheck C
Input and Output Devices
Basic Input Devices
Display Devices
Printers
Installing Peripheral Devices
QuickCheck D
Hardware Security
Anti-Theft Devices
Surge Protection and Battery Backup
Basic Maintenance
Troubleshooting and Repair
QuickCheck E
Issue: Where Does All the e-Garbage Go?
Computers in Context: Military
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Software Key Terms
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Computer Software
Software Basics
Software Categories
Application Software
Utility Software
Device Drivers
QuickCheck A
Popular Applications
Document Production Software
Spreadsheet Software
"Number Crunching" Software
Database Software
Graphics Software
Music Software
Video Editing and DVD Authoring Software
Educational and Reference Software
Entertainment Software
Business Software
QuickCheck B
Buying Software
Consumer Basics
Software Copyrights and Licenses
QuickCheck C
Installing Software and Upgrades
Installation Basics
Installing Local Applications
Installing Portable Software and Web Apps
Software Updates
Uninstalling Software
QuickCheck D
Security Software
Security Software Basics
Security Suites
Antivirus Modules
QuickCheck E
Issue: How Serious Is Software Piracy?
Computers in Context: Journalism
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Software Key Terms
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Operating Systems and File Management
Operating System Basics
Operating System Activities
User Interfaces
The Boot Process
QuickCheck A
Today's Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows
Mac OS
UNIX and Linux
DOS
Handheld Operating Systems
QuickCheck B
File Basics
File Names and Extensions
File Directories and Folders
File Formats
QuickCheck C
File Management
Application-based File Management
File Management Utilities
File Management Metaphors
Windows Explorer
File Management Tips
Physical File Storage
QuickCheck D
Backup Security
Backup Basics
Data File Backup
System Backup
Boot and Recovery Disks
QuickCheck E
Issue: Cyberterrorists or Pranksters?
Computers in Context: Law Enforcement
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
LANS And WLANS
Network Building Blocks
Network Classifications
LAN Standards
Network Devices
Clients, Servers, and Peers
Physical Topology
Network Links
Communications Protocols
QuickCheck A
Wired Networks
Wired Network Basics
HomePNA and Powerline Networks
Ethernet
Ethernet Equipment
Ethernet Setup
QuickCheck B
Wireless Networks
Wireless Basics
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Equipment
Wi-Fi Setup
QuickCheck C
Using LANs
LAN Advantages and Challenges
Sharing Files
Sharing Printers
LAN Parties
QuickCheck D
Security Through Encryption
Wi-Fi Security
Encryption
QuickCheck E
Issue: Who's Stealing My Signals?
Computers in Context: Education
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
The Internet
Internet Technology
Background
Internet Infrastructure
Internet Protocols, Addresses, and Domains
Connection Speed
QuickCheck A
Fixed Internet Access
Dial-up Connections
DSL, ISDN, and Dedicated Lines
Cable Internet Service
Satellite Internet Service
Fixed Wireless Service
Fixed Internet Connection Roundup
QuickCheck B
Portable and Mobile Internet Access
Internet to Go
Wi-Fi Hotspots
Portable and Mobile WIMAX
Portable Satellite Service
Cellular Data Services
QuickCheck C
Internet Services
Real-Time Messaging
Voice Over IP
Grid Computing
FTP
File Sharing
QuickCheck D
Internet Security
Intrusion Attempts
Securing Ports
Routers and NAT
Virtual Private Networks
QuickCheck E
Issue: What's Happening to Free Speech?
Computers in Context: Banking
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
The Web and E-Mail
Web Technology
Web Basics
HTML
HTTP
Web Browsers
Cookies
Web Page Authoring
HTML Scripts
QuickCheck A
Search Engines
Search Engine Basics
Formulating Searches
Citing Web-based Source Material
QuickCheck B
E-commerce
E-commerce Basics
Online Shopping
Online Auctions
Online Payment
QuickCheck C
E-mail
E-mail Overview
Netiquette
E-mail Technology
QuickCheck D
Web and E-mail Security
Cookie Exploits
Fake Sites
Spam
Phishing
QuickCheck E
Issue: Who's Reading Your E-mail?
Computers in Context: Fashion Industry
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Digital Media
Digital Sound
Digital Audio Basics
Portable Audio Players
MIDI Music
Speech Recognition and Synthesis
Bitmap Graphics
Bitmap Basics
Scanners and Cameras
Image Resolution
Color Depth and Palettes
Image Compression
Bitmap Graphics Formats
Vector and 3-D Graphics
Vector Graphics Basics
Vector-to-Bitmap Conversion
Vector Graphics on the Web
3-D Graphics
Digital Video
Digital Video Basics
Producing Video Footage
Video Transfer
Video Editing
Video Output
Desktop, PDA, and Web Video
DVD-Video
Digital Rights Management
DRM Basics
Signal Scrambling and Digital Watermarks
CD Copy Protection
DVD DRM
DRM for Digital Downloads
Issue: What Happened to Fair Use?
Computers in Context: Film
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics
Computer History
Manual Calculators
Mechanical Calculators
Computer Prototypes
Generations of Computers
Personal Computers
The Computer and IT Industries
Industry Overview
Economic Factors
Product Development
Market Share
Marketing Channels
Industry Regulation
Careers for Computer Professionals
Jobs and Salaries
Education and Certification
Job Hunting Basics
Resumes and Web Portfolios
Job Listings
Professional Ethics
Ethics Basics
IT Ethics
Ethical Decision Making
Whistleblowing
Work Area Safety and Ergonomics
Radiation Risks
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Eye Strain
Back Pain
Sedentary Lifestyle
Issue: Are Tech Jobs Heading Offshore?
Computers in Context: Travel
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Information Systems Analysis and Design
Information Systems
Information Systems in Organizations
Transaction Processing Systems
Management Information Systems
Decision Support Systems
Expert Systems and Neural Networks
Systems Analysis
System Development Life Cycle
Planning Phase
Analysis Phase
Documentation Tools
System Design
Design Phase
Evaluation and Selection
Application Specifications
Implementation and Maintenance
Implementation Phase
Development and Testing
Documentation and Training
Conversion and Cutover
Maintenance Phase
Corporate Data Security
Information System Data Vulnerabilities
Information System Data Security
Corporate Identity Theft
Issue: What's Wrong with Online Voting?
Computers in Context: Architecture and Construction
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Databases
File and Database Concepts
Database Basics
Database Models
Data Management Tools
Data Management Software
Database Management Systems
Databases and the Web
XML
Database Design
Defining Fields
Normalization
Organizing Records
Designing the Interface
Designing Report Templates
Loading Data
SQL
SQL Basics
Adding Records
Searching for Information
Updating Fields
Joining Tables
Database Security
Database Vulnerabilities
Database Security Measures
Database Security Regulations
What Individuals Can Do
Issue: Do You Want a National ID Card?
Computers in Context: Medicine
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Computer Programming
Programming Basics
Computer Programming and Software Engineering
Programming Languages and Paradigms
Program Planning
Program Coding
Program Testing and Documentation
Procedural Programming
Algorithms
Expressing an Algorithm
Sequence, Selection, and Repetition Controls
Procedural Languages and Applications
Object-Oriented Programming
Objects and Classes
Inheritance
Methods and Messages
Object-Oriented Program Structure
Object-Oriented Languages and Applications
Declarative Programming
The Declarative Paradigm
Prolog Facts
Prolog Rules
Input Capabilities
Declarative Languages and Applications
Secure Programming
Black Hat Exploits
Secure Software Development
Mitigation
Issue: Who's Minding the Asylum?
Computers in Context: Agriculture
New Perspectives Labs
Review Activities
Key Terms
Interactive Summary
Interactive Situation Questions
Interactive Practice Tests
Study Tips and Concept Map
Projects
On the Web
Quickcheck Answers
Credits
Glossary
Index

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