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Computer Literacy for IC3 Unit 1: Computing Fundamentals, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By John Preston, Sally Preston, Robert Ferrett

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Nov 27, 2012

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For introductory courses in computer literacy.

Written to provide all students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate computer and Internet literacy.

Computer Literary for IC3 was written to align with a certification called “Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)”.  This certification is for users who want to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments.  The Computer Literacy for IC3 text is written to meet the certification standards and provide students with a broad understanding of the key components of computer literacy in order to prepare for the exam.

This certification has 3 units:
•    Unit 1:  Computing Fundamentals (computer concepts)
•    Unit 2:  Using Productivity Software
•    Unit 3:  Living Online (the Internet)

Each of these units is available as a separate Computer Literacy for IC3 text. This text contains: Unit 1: Computing Fundamentals and covers basic computer concepts including computer hardware, computer software, and using an operating system.

The second edition of Computer Literacy for IC3 has been revised to keep up with the IC3 program’s evolution, which reflects the recent changes in computers and technology. Instead of publishing one large, comprehensive text, the three units are now available as separate, smaller texts.

Table of Contents

CH 1    Identifying Types of Computers     

List of Student Files 

Lesson 1         Identifying Categories of Computers         

Lesson 2         Identifying Basic Components of a Computer      

Lesson 3         Measuring Memory and Identifying Flow of Information           

Lesson 4         Identifying Relationships Between Computers    

Summary       

Key Terms    

Checking Concepts and Terms       

Skill Drill        

Explore and Share   

In Your Life   

Related Skills

Discover        

 

CH 2     Identifying Computer Components and Their Functions

List of Student Files 

Lesson 1         Identifying Basic Input and Output Components 

Lesson 2         Identifying Specialized Input Devices        

Lesson 3         Identifying Specialized Output Devices      

Lesson 4         Connecting Devices to a Computer

Summary       

Key Terms    

Checking Concepts and Terms       

Skill Drill        

Explore and Share   

In Your Life   

Related Skills

Discover        

 

CH 3    Evaluating, Purchasing, and Maintaining Computer Equipment 

List of Student Files 

Lesson 1         Identifying Criteria for Selecting a Personal Computer   

Lesson 2         Identifying Factors That Affect Computer Performance

Lesson 3         Identifying Other Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Computer  

Lesson 4         Protecting Your Computer from Theft or Physical Damage       

Lesson 5         Identifying Maintenance Issues      

Lesson 6         Troubleshooting Hardware Problems      

Lesson 7         Identifying Consumer Rights and Responsibilities           

Summary       

Key Terms    

Checking Concepts and Terms       

Skill Drill        

Explore and Share   

In Your Life   

Related Skills

Discover        

 

CH 4    Identifying Software and Hardware Interaction and Types of Software          

List of Student Files 

Lesson 1         Identifying Hardware and Software Interaction  

Lesson 2         Identifying Steps in the Development Process     

Lesson 3         Identifying Issues Related to Software Distribution, Installation, Updates, Upgrades, and Removal        

Lesson 4         Identifying Fundamental Word Processing Concepts and Uses 

Lesson 5         Identifying Fundamental Spreadsheet Concepts, Processes, and Uses 

Lesson 6         Identifying Fundamental Presentation Software Concepts and Uses    

Lesson 7         Identifying Fundamental Database Concepts and Uses   

Lesson 8         Identifying Fundamental Graphic and Multimedia Concepts and Uses 

Lesson 9         Identifying Other Types of Software and Their Uses      

Lesson 10      Identifying How to Select Software

Summary       

Key Terms    

Checking Concepts and Terms       

Skill Drill        

Explore and Share   

In Your Life   

Related Skills

Discover        

 

CH 5    Identifying Operating System Functions   

List of Student Files 

Lesson 1         Identifying the Purpose and Functions of an Operating System

Lesson 2         Identifying Capabilities, Limitations, and Common Problems         

Lesson 3         Identifying Functions of the Control Panel           

Lesson 4         Using the Control Panel       

Lesson 5         Installing Software   

Lesson 6         Troubleshooting Common Installation and Operating System Problems         

Summary       

Key Terms    

Checking Concepts and Terms       

Skill Drill        

Explore and Share   

In Your Life   

Related Skills

Discover        

 

CH 6    Using Windows 7     

List of Student Files 

Lesson 1         Identifying Elements of the Desktop and Windows         

Lesson 2         Changing the Size and Position of Windows         

Lesson 3         Shutting Down and Restarting the Computer       

Lesson 4         Using the Start Menu, Taskbar, and Help  

Lesson 5         Managing Desktop Folders and Icons       

Lesson 6         Managing Files with Windows Explorer   

Lesson 7         Finding Files and Using the Recycle Bin    

Lesson 8         Identifying Precautions and Problems When ­Working with Files         

Summary       

Key Terms    

Checking Concepts and Terms       

Skill Drill        

Explore and Share   

In Your Life   

Related Skills

Discover        

 

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