Technology In Action, 17th edition

  • Alan Evans, 
  • Kendall Martin, 
  • Mary Anne Poatsy

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Best-selling Technology in Action uses technology to teach you technology. With this hand-on approach you'll develop computing tasks and skills you can apply at work, in class, or at home. Designed for today's technically savvy students, the text introduces difficult concepts at a basic level early on, then expands upon these skills as you build toward mastery.

The 17th Edition offers all-new coverage of Ransomware as a Service, CPUs that fight back against malware, and bandwidth throttling. New Dig Deeper articles include "Building Your Own Gaming Computer," and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic is explored as it relates to technology challenges, successes, ethics, and social equity.

Published by Pearson (June 28th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780136971252

Subject: Computer Concepts

Category: Technology In Action

Table of contents

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER I: The Impact of Technology in a Changing World
    • Technology in Society
    • Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Computing
  • CHAPTER II: Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
    • Understanding Digital Components
    • Processing, Storage, and Connectivity
  • CHAPTER III: Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources
    • Collaborating and Working on the Web
    • Using the Web Effectively
  • CHAPTER IV: Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play
    • Accessing, Using, and Managing Software
    • Application Software
  • CHAPTER V: System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
    • Understanding System Software
    • Using System Software
  • CHAPTER VI: Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System
    • Evaluating Key Subsystems
    • Evaluating Other Subsystems and Making a Decision
  • CHAPTER VII: Networking: Connecting Computing Devices
    • How Networks Function
    • Your Home Network
  • CHAPTER VIII: Managing Your Digital Lifestyle: Challenges and Ethics
    • The Impact of Digital Information
    • Ethical Issues of Living in the Digital Age
  • CHAPTER IX: Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices Threats to Your Digital Assets
    • Protecting Your Digital Property
  • CHAPTER X: Behind the Scenes: Software Programming
    • Understanding Programming
    • Programming Languages
  • CHAPTER XI: Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems
    • Database Fundamentals
    • How Businesses Use Databases
  • CHAPTER XII: Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security in the Business World
    • Client/Server Networks and Topologies
    • Setting Up Business Networks
  • CHAPTER XIII: Behind the Scenes: How the Internet Works
    • Inner Workings of the Internet
    • Coding and Communicating on the Internet

Appendix A: The History of the Personal Computer

Appendix B: Careers in IT


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