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Computer Literacy for IC3 Unit 3 Living Online

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ISBN-10: 0135064996

ISBN-13: 9780135064993

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Robert Ferrett, John Preston, Sally Preston

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Written to provide all students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate computer and Internet literacy.Computer Literary for IC3was written to align with a certification called ldquo;Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)rdquo;. This certification is for users who want to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in todayrsquo;s academic and professional environments. The Computer Literacy for IC3 text is written to meet the certification standards and provide students with a broad understanding of the key components of computer literacy in order to prepare for the exam. This certification has 3 units: bull; Unit 1: Computing Fundamentals (computer concepts)…    
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List price: $70.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/27/2009
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 320
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Robert L. Ferrett recently retired as Director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provided computer training and support to faculty. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Windows Vista, WordPerfect, and Word. He has been designing, developing, and delivering computer workshops for nearly two decades. Bob has written for the GO! Series, and was a series editor for the Learn 97, Learn 2000, and Learn XP books. He has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Geography, and an MS in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University. His doctoral studies are in Instructional Technology at Wayne…    

Understanding the Internet
Survivable Communications
How traditional phone systems work [network of connected networks] (1.1.4)
Need for a system that could survive a nuclear war
How packet switching works (TCP/IP)
Birth of the Internet to connect military and university research centers (1.1.2)
Networks of Computers
Relationships between Computers (LAN, peer-to-peer, servers and clients) (1.1.3) (1.1.1, 1.1.2)
Connecting computers [node, Ethernet, fiber optic, wireless] (1.1.1
Wide Area Networks (WAN) (1.1.2)
Connecting networks to networks [gateways, "super network?] (1.1.1, 1.1.4)
World-wide naming system, Universal Resource Locator (URL) (3.1.1, 3.1.2
Role of domain names, domain name servers (2.1.2)
Nodes-gateways (routers, through put) and hosts (end points)
Main connections between nodes [backbone, telephone companies, microwave, satellite, undersea fiber optic]
Benefits and risks (1.1.6, 1.1.7)
Birth of the World Wide Web
Researcher writes code that works on all computers-Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) [HyperText Transfer Protocol, HTTP] (3.1.1)
Web browsers - Mozilla, Netscape, and Internet Explorer make it popular [Web site, Web page, Home Page] (3.1.1)
Relationship between WWW and the Internet
Types of Web sites [commercial, academic, organizations, government, military] and country extensions (3.1.3)
Joining the World Wide Web
Gateway computers - onramp to the Internet [domains] (1.1.4)
Internet Service Providers (ISP) provide onramp service for individuals [host domains]
Connection speeds [bits, bytes, bits per second, bytes per second, prefixes kilo, mega, giga, tera, broadband] (1.1.1)
Connecting to an ISP via the telephone company [dial-up, DSL, modem, T1, Fiber Optic, cell phone cellular broadband, G3] (1.1.5)
Connecting to an ISP via the cable television company [co-axial cable, cable modem] (1.1.5)
Connecting to an ISP via Wireless radio [antenna, dead zones] (1.1.5)
Connecting to an ISP via satellite link (dish antenna)
Control and Financing of the Internet
Government turns over management to private industry
Role of telephone companies
How companies charge for service
Control of domain names
Security, Privacy, and Ethics
Network admin code of ethics
Firewalls (1.1.1)
Encryption and Virtual Private Networks (VPN) [HTTPS] (3.1.1)
Network security [Login, authentication (1.1.1, 1.1.8)
Intranets (1.1.2)
Gathering Information Online
Using a Web Browser
Functions of a Web Browser, navigating the Web [URL or IP address, Forward and Back, Home page, (3.1.4)
Elements of a Web site [text, graphics, text links, graphic links, buttons/menus/check boxes] (3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.2.2)
Domain names by country and function (3.1.4)
Storing Web pages for quick ac