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Computing Fundamentals: IC3 Edition

Computing Fundamentals: IC3 Edition

Faithe Wempen

ISBN: 978-1-118-91016-0

Jul 2014

752 pages



Kick start your journey into computing and prepare for your IC3 certification

With this essential course book you'll be sending e-mails, surfing the web and understanding the basics of computing in no time. Written by Faithe Wempen, a Microsoft Office Master Instructor and author of more than 120 books, this complete guide to the basics has been tailored to provide comprehensive instruction on the full range of entry-level computing skills. It is a must for students looking to move into almost any profession, as entry-level computing courses have become a compulsory requirement in the modern world.

This great resource brings readers up to speed on computing basics, and helps them achieve competency on a computer quickly and easily. The book covers everything from computer hardware and software to the underlying functionality of a computer, and helps readers gain the skills and knowledge they need to move forward in their careers, or to successfully prepare for the IC3 Exam.

  • Learn about computer hardware, software and other basic functions
  • Get a full introduction to Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Create polished documents and presentations in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word 2010
  • Gain an understanding of web basics, connectivity, security and privacy

Written especially for students and those interested in learning more about computing, the book includes bonus questions, PowerPoint slides and bonus tasks to help put new skills into practice immediately.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Computer Basics and Hardware 9

Chapter 1: Computer Basics 11

Chapter 2: The System Unit 33

Chapter 3: Input, Output, and Storage 65

Part II: Software 107

Chapter 4: Operating System Basics 109

Chapter 5: Introduction to Windows 7 139

Chapter 6: Windows 7 Administration and Maintenance 173

Chapter 7: Understanding Application Software 211

Part III: Microsoft Office 243

Chapter 8: Understanding Microsoft Office 2010 245

Chapter 9: Word Processing with Microsoft Word 277

Chapter 10: Creating Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 327

Chapter 11: Managing Databases with Access 371

Chapter 12: Creating Presentation Graphics with PowerPoint 403

Part IV: Connectivity and Communication 437

Chapter 13: Networking and Internet Basics 439

Chapter 14: Online Communication 471

Chapter 15: Web Basics 507

Chapter 16: Network and Internet Privacy and Security 541

Chapter 17: Legal, Ethical, Health, and Environmental Issues in Computing 577

Appendix A: What’s New in Windows 81? 601

Appendix B: Customizing Windows 7 625

Answers to Chapter Questions 661

Glossary 669

Index 697

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