Computer Concepts Illustrated: Introductory, Enhanced Edition, 7th

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Cengage Learning, Jan 30, 2009 - Computers - 368 pages
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Ensure today's most timely computer concepts are engaging and applicable with the integrated technology and proven visual approach found within Parsons/Oja's COMPUTER CONCEPTS, ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY, 7E, ENHANCED. This new Enhanced Edition uses signatu
  

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Contents

Computer and Internet Basics
1
Computer Hardware
25
Computer Software
51
Digital Electronics and File Management
81
Networks and the Internet
113
Data Security
145
The Web and Ecommerce
171
Digital Media
197
The Computer Industry and Careers
229
Buyers Guide Worksheets
257
Visual Tour of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007
261
Trends in Technology
271
Glossary
295
Index
327
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Esteemed professionals and respected authors 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 offered software instruction to children and adults. With Ms. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today's their team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

June Parsons purchased her 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 she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

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