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.
Table of Contents
Part I: Computer Basics and Hardware
Chapter 1: Computer Basics
Chapter 2: The System Unit
Chapter 3: Input, Output, and Storage
Part II: Software
Chapter 4: Operating System Basics
Chapter 5: Introduction to Windows 7
Chapter 6: Windows 7 Administration and Maintenance
Chapter 7: Understanding Application Software
Part III: Microsoft Office
Chapter 8: Understanding Microsoft Office 2010
Chapter 9: Word Processing with Microsoft Word
Chapter 10: Creating Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel
Chapter 11: Managing Databases with Access
Chapter 12: Creating Presentation Graphics with PowerPoint
Part IV: Connectivity and Communication
Chapter 13: Networking and Internet Basics
Chapter 14: Online Communication
Chapter 15: Web Basics
Chapter 16: Network and Internet Privacy and Security
Chapter 17: Legal, Ethical, Health, and Environmental Issues in Computing
Appendix A: What’s New in Windows 8.1?
Appendix B: Customizing Windows 7