Discovering Computers 2009: Complete

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Cengage Learning, Feb 20, 2008 - Computers - 904 pages
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Discovering Computers 2009 provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text.
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Contents

Introduction to Computers
2
The Internet and World Wide Web
66
Application Software
132
The Components of the System Unit
182
Input
232
Output
298
Storage
352
Operating Systems and Utility Programs
396
Information System Development
618
Programming Languages and Program Development
662
Enterprise Computing
712
Computer Careers and Certification
774
Coding Schemes and Number Systems
825
Quiz Yourself Answers
829
Computer Acronyms
837
INDEX
843

Communications and Networks
458
Database Management
512
Computer Security Ethics and Privacy
554
PHOTO CREDITS
878
Copyright

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Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.

Jeffrey J. Quasney has worked with the Shelly Cashman Series for more than 9 years in various capacities, including as a developer of teaching tools associated with the Series' textbooks. He has authored several textbooks, including Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, several editions of Microsoft Office Excel, and is a contributing author for Discovering Computers and Discovering Computers: Fundamentals Edition.

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