Product Cover Image

Computer Literacy for IC3, Unit 1, CourseSmart eTextbook

By John Preston, Sally Preston, Robert Ferrett

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 19, 2009

More Product Info


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:  Key Applications
•    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

Chapter 1: Identifying Types of Computers (1.1.0)
Lesson 1: Identifying Categories of Computers (1.1.1)
Lesson 2: Identifying Basic Components of a Computer (1.1.2)
Lesson 3: Measuring Memory and Identifying Flow of Information (1.1.3)
Lesson 4: Identifying Relationships between Computers (1.1.4)
Chapter 2: Identifying Computer Components and Their Functions (1.1.0)
Lesson 1: Identifying Basic Input and Output Components (1.1.5)
Lesson 2: Identifying Specialized Input Devices (1.1.6)
Lesson 3: Identifying Specialized Output Devices (1.1.6)
Lesson 4: Connecting Devices to a Computer (1.1.8)
Chapter 3: Maintain Computer Equipment (1.2.0)
Lesson 1: Identifying Criteria for Selecting a Personal Computer ()
Lesson 2: Identifying Factors that Affect Computer Performance (1.1.9)
Lesson 3: Identifying Other Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Computer ()
Lesson 4: Protecting Your Computer from Theft or Physical Damage (1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3)
Lesson 5: Identifying Maintenance Issues (1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.2.9)
Lesson 6: Identifying and Solving Hardware Problems (1.2.8)
Lesson 7: Identifying Consumer Rights and Responsibilities (1.2.9)
Chapter 4: Identifying Software and Hardware Interaction and Types of Software
Lesson 1: Identifying How Hardware and Software Interact (2.1.1)
Lesson 2: Identifying Steps of the Software Development Process (2.1.2)
Lesson 3: Identifying Issues Related to Software Distribution, Updates, and Upgrades (2.1.3)
Lesson 4: Identifying Fundamental Word Processing Concepts and Uses (2.2.1)
Lesson 5: Identifying Fundamental Spreadsheet Concepts, Processes, and Uses (2.2.2)
Lesson 6: Identifying Fundamental Presentation Software Concepts and Uses (2.2.3)
Lesson 7: Identifying Fundamental Database Concepts and Uses (2.2.4)
Lesson 8: Identifying Fundamental Graphic and Multimedia Concepts and Uses (2.2.5)
Lesson 9: Identifying Other Types of Software and Their Uses (2.2.6 and 2.2.7)
Lesson 10: Identifying How to Select Software (2.2.8)
Chapter 5: Using an Operating System
Lesson 1: Identifying the Purpose and Functions of an Operating System (3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3)
Lesson 2: Identifying Capabilities Limitations, and Common Problems (3.1.4 and 3.1.5)
Lesson 3: Identifying Functions of the Control Panel (3.3.1, 3.3.2, and 3.3.5)
Lesson 4: Using the Control Panel (3.3.3 and 3.3.4)
Lesson 5: Installing Software (3.3.6)
Lesson 6: Identifying Common Installation Problems (3.3.7)
Chapter 6: Using Windows
Lesson 1: Identifying Elements of the Desktop and Windows (3.2.1)
Lesson 2: Changing the Size and Position of Windows (3.2.2)
Lesson 3: Shutting Down and Restarting the Computer (3.2.3)
Lesson 4: Using the Windows Start Menu and Taskbar (3.2.4)
Lesson 5: Using Desktop Folders and Icons (3.2.5)
Lesson 6: Managing Files (3.2.6)
Lesson 7: Finding Files and Using the Recycle Bin (3.2.6)
Lesson 8: Managing Removable Storage Media (3.2.6)
Lesson 9: Identifying Precautions and Problems When Working with Files (3.2.7 and 3.2.8)

Purchase Info ?

With CourseSmart eTextbooks and eResources, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.

Once you have purchased your eTextbooks and added them to your CourseSmart bookshelf, you can access them anytime, anywhere.

Buy Access

Computer Literacy for IC3, Unit 1, CourseSmart eTextbook
Format: Safari Book

$31.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504464-3