Exploring Getting Started With Computing Concepts by Mary Anne PoatsyExploring Getting Started With Computing Concepts by Mary Anne Poatsy

Exploring Getting Started With Computing Concepts

byMary Anne Poatsy, Robert T. Grauer

Paperback | November 4, 2016

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This is a one-chapter book that gives a brief overview of fundamental computer concepts like hardware, software, security, and networking.


Beyond point-and-click

The goal of the Exploring series is to move students beyond the point-and-click, to understanding the why and how behind each skill. And because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, anytime. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know.


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MyITLab ® is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed for Information Technology (IT) courses, which engages students and improves results. HTML5 Simulation exercises and Live-in-Application Grader projects come with the convenience of auto-grading and instant feedback, helping students learn more quickly and effectively. Digital badges lets students showcase their Microsoft Office or Computer Concepts competencies, keeping them motivated and focused on their future careers. MyITLab builds the critical skills needed for college and career success.


Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyITLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyITLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
Mary Anne Poatsy, Series Editor Mary Anne is a senior faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various computer application and concepts courses in face-to-face and online environments. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Northwestern University...
Title:Exploring Getting Started With Computing ConceptsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.4 inPublished:November 4, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134497090

ISBN - 13:9780134497099


Table of Contents

Getting Started with Computer Concepts


Case Study: Global Volunteer Computer Literary Program

Computer Hardware and Software

Identifying Types of Computer Hardware

Working with Software

Electronic Communication and Collaboration

                                Communicating and Collaborating over the Internet

                                Getting information from the Web

Computer Networking

                                Identifying network components

                                Connect to the Internet

Computer Security, Privacy, and Ethics

                                Understanding Computer Threats

                                Protecting Yourself and Your Digital Property

                                Using Technology Ethically

                Chapter Objectives Review

                Key Terms Matching

                Multiple Choice

Practice Exercise

Mid-Level Exercises

Beyond the Classroom

Capstone Exercise