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Computer Literacy A Comprehensive Guide to IC3

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ISBN-10: 0619243821

ISBN-13: 9780619243821

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Marly Bergerud, Donald Busche, Connie Morrison, Ann Ambrose, Staff CEP Inc.

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Computer Literacy BASICS provides an introduction to computer technology and concepts. This text maps to the IC3 standards and is organized into three key components: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. It provides thorough instruction on the various uses of the computer, important accessories, networking principles and covers key applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation applications. In addition, Computer Literacy BASICS covers e-mail and Internet principles such as managing e-mail and contacts, searching for a topic online, and how computers affect every day life. Strong end-of-chapter exercises and review material reinforce important…    
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 2/24/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.718

With over forty years in education at both the high school and university level, Dr. Donald Bushe, Ed.D, brings a wealth of experience to his writing. Currently, he is a part-time instructor at Saddleback Community College and J. Serra College Preparatory High School in Southern California. A life member of the California Business Education Association. He is also acting Chair for the Foundation for the Advancement of Business Education, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to students hoping to attain a career in business.

Connie Morrison has over 30 years of combined experience in education and educational publishing. She has taught students at all grade levels from elementary through college, and she has trained employees in industry. Connie currently works as an education consultant for Encore Training, Inc., providing staff development and training for educators.

Ann Ambrose is Dean of Business, Public Services & Technologies at Tide Water Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her previous positions at the school include: Professor of Business, Director of Continuing Education, and Academic Division Chair of Business, Mathematics, Natural Science and Nursing. In addition, she has authored various publications on computer applications, including IC3 BASICS: Internet and Computing Core Certification. Ann holds a Master of Science degree in Vocational Education/Administration from Virginia Tech.

How to Use This Book
Preface
Start-Up Checklist
Computing Fundamentals
Introducing Computers
What Makes a Computer a Computer
How Computers Are Used Today
Types of Computers
Computer Systems
Computer Networks
Summary
Computer Hardware
System Components
Types of Computer Memory
Input Devices
Output Devices
Storage Devices
Summary
Maintaining and Protecting Hardware
Evaluating Hardware Components and Upgrades
Connecting Devices to the Computer
Routine Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Protecting Computer Systems from Theft and Damage
Summary
Computer Software
Hardware vs. Software
Types of Software
Microcomputer Operating Systems
User Interfaces
Summary
Essential Computer Skills
Starting and Shutting Down the Computer
Working with Storage Media
Opening and Closing a Window
Working with Files and Folders
Starting and Exiting a Program
Installing New Software
Summary
Using Technology to Solve Problems
Problem Solving
Steps in the Problem-Solving Process
Technological Tools Can Help Solve Problems
Summary
The Windows Operating System
The Windows World
Windows Updates
Starting Windows
Moving Around the Desktop
Identifying the Parts of a Window
Navigating Through Windows
The Windows Help Feature
Shutting Down Windows
Summary
Changing Settings and Customizing the Desktop
The Control Panel
Changing Control Panel Settings
The Desktop
Customizing the Desktop
Using Shortcuts
Summary
Using Windows Explorer
The Explorer Window
Setting Explorer Options
Viewing the Contents of a Drive or Folder
Displaying File Properties
Finding Files and Folders
Summary
File Management with Windows Explorer
Creating Folders
Naming Folders and Files
Selecting Files
Copying, Moving, and Deleting Files
Managing a Hard Drive
Summary
Module Review
Key Applications
Using Microsoft Office 2003
Starting an Office 2003 Application
Navigating the Windows Application Screens
Understanding the Information in the Application Window
Customizing the Document Window
Opening, Saving, and Printing Documents
Closing Documents and Applications
Getting Help
Summary
Word Essentials
Creating a New Document
Entering Text in a Document
Selecting Text
Displaying Nonprinting Characters
Changing Views
Using the Track Changes and Comments Features
Summary
Editing and Formatting Documents
Deleting and Inserting Characters
Undo, Redo, and Repeat
Copying and Moving Text
Inserting Special Text: Date, Time, and Special Characters
Using Find and Replace
Formatting Text
Using Format Painter
Using the Document Statistics Tools
Checking Spelling and Grammar
Formatting a Document for Printing
Summary
Working with Tables
Creating a Table
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
Formatting Tables
Inserting and Editing Text in a Table
Modifying the Table Structure
Sorting Data in a Table
Converting Text to a Table and a Table to Text
Summary
Enhancing Documents
Using Columns, Borders, and Shading
Page Numbers, Headers, and Footers
Footnotes and Endnotes
Inserting Graphics
Using Drawing Tools
Templates and Styles
Enhancing Your Document with Text Tools
Summary
Excel Essentials
Identifying the Parts of the Excel Screen
Navigating Through a Worksheet
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
Changing Column Width and Row Height
Working with Data in Worksheet Cells
Formatting the Contents of a Cell
The Undo and Redo Features
Summary
Organizing Worksheets
Merging Cells
Entering Data with the AutoFill Command
Applying AutoFormats
Creating Multiple Worksheets
Sorting Data
Printing a Worksheet
Summary
Creating Formulas and Charting Data
Formulas
Relative and Absolute Cell References
Using AutoSum
Function Formulas
Create a Chart
Edit Chart Data
Editing Chart Formats and Options
Interpreting Worksheet and Chart Data
Summary
PowerPoint Essentials
Opening and Saving an Existing Presentation
Identifying the Parts of the PowerPoint Screen
Navigating Through a Presentation
Changing the Slide View
Creating a New Presentation
Applying a Design Template
Adding, Deleting, and Duplicating Slides
Previewing a Presentation
Summary
Enhancing Presentations with Multimedia Effects
Adding Information to a Slide
Formatting Text
Inserting Graphics
Changing Slide Layout
Transitions
Changing the Order of Slides in a Presentation
Printing Handouts and Speaker Notes
Summary
Access Essentials
Identifying the Parts of the Access Screen
Creating a Database Table
Modifying a Database Table
Editing Database Records
Adding and Deleting Records
Summary
Managing and Reporting Database Information
Changing the Datasheet Layout
Creating a Form
Sorting Data in Datasheet View
Finding and Replacing Data
Creating Queries and Reports
Mailing Labels
Summary
Module Review
Living Online
Networks and Telecommunication
Networks
Communications Media
Network Hardware
Types of Networks
Network Operating Systems Software
Summary
E-Mail and Effective Electronic Communication
Electronic Mail
Sending and Receiving E-Mail
Organizing and Managing E-Mail
Professional and Effective Electronic Communication
Special E-Mail Features
Managing an Address Book
Other Forms of Electronic Communication
Summary
Internet Essentials
How the Internet Works
Accessing the Internet
Browser Basics
Customizing Browser Settings
Communicating on the Internet
Working with Web Pages
Summary
Researching on the Internet
Searching Online
Search Engines
Techniques for Searching
Saving, Copying, and Printing Information from Web Sites
Bookmarking and Downloading Web Sites
Summary
Evaluating Online Information
Types of Internet Resources
Criteria for Evaluating Electronic Resources
Assessing Information on Web Sites
Web Sites and Copyright Rules
Summary
Technology and Society
E-Commerce
Technology and Education
Science and Technological Innovation
The Wired Workplace
Summary
Security, Privacy, and Ethics Online
Safeguarding Software and Data
Computer Crime
Security Issues
Preserving Privacy
Other Legal and Ethical Issues
Responsibilities of Technology Users
Maintaining a Safe Working Environment
Summary
Module Review
Appendix
Glossary
Index