- Series: Available Titles Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) - Office 2007
- Paperback: 804 pages
- Publisher: Course Technology; 13 edition (January 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0538744812
- ISBN-13: 978-0538744812
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.2 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 128 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,503,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2011: Comprehensive (Available Titles Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) - Office 2007) 13th Edition
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About the Author
June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.
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The "Introductory" version will only go up to Chapter 7; the full textbook will have 12 chapters.
I bought this year-old edition, to save a few bucks over the 2012 version we were supposed to buy, because the instructor said it would be 95% as useful as the most recent edition. I've been doing quite well on the chapter tests taken from the 2012 version, so apparently he was truthful. The 2011 edition wouldn't be sufficient if you're trying to learn cutting edge technology, but then, what bound paper book about technology is ever truly cutting edge? The edge gets pushed outward every week or so; however, there are website articles for that. This volume is well-suited to provide a novice or non-techie a good/broad understanding of that mystical realm of "what are computers actually good for, and what the heck goes on inside one"?
(warning: the *brief* version of this book has only the first 4 chapters, and is not as worthwhile as the *comprehensive* version ~ but it would be adequate for someone who just wants to get familiar with home applications and understanding the meaning of the jargon used for home computer specifications, with no need for studying the internet, digital media, or more advanced application uses such as databases)
The writing style is down-to-earth, considering the difficulty of technical topics (for us laypeople anyway) - and that's a crucial lack in many technology books. The graphics are clear & helpful, and they include screen shots showing what you'd actually see on your computer screen if you did the exercises. I've appreciated the bold type used for all important terms, which helps me go back to cover something again while studying.
There are glossaries in all 12 chapters, titled as follows:
1 - Computers and Digital Basics
2 - Computer Hardware
3 - Computer Software
4 - Operating Systems and File Management
5 - LAN's and WLAN's (that means networks)
6 - The Internet
7 - The Web and E-mail
8 - Digital Media
9 - The computer Industry: History, Careers and Ethics
10 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
11 - Databases
12 - Computer Programming
And if your book has the CD with it, you have bonus interactive lessons. I'm planning to keep my comprehensive volume as a reference after the class ends (unless I upgrade it to the 2012 version, when they are available more cheaply). My purpose in taking the Computer Literacy class was to gain enough understanding about the more advanced functions of computers, networks, and software to speak intelligently as a small business owner with (1) any customers asking for digital photos/videos and (2) any vendors I might hire to create web content. Not trying to become a computer expert, just trying to have conversations about what technology can help me do. I feel that this reference book is helping me achieve that goal.
I purchased this used at a really fair price--I got more than what I paid. By next year, this will be out of date, maybe, so I would purchase the 2013, used if you can find it.
I'm not even in the first chapter and so far I have seen incorrect, or completely missing information! We are required to answer questions at the end of each chapter contained in the book on CD. The book on CD cannot be searched using control-F. In fact, there is no way to search the book! So when you're asked a question, you have to find out the exact wording of what the book is looking for. And guess what? THE ANSWERS ARE NOT IN THE STINKING BOOK! Look at the orientation question for security suites. It asks "True or false, anti-virus programs are part of security suites?" There is nothing in the section on security suites about anti-virus programs! And even though I knew the answer, I didn't know what the book was looking for!
The other thing I ran into that was just plain wrong AND not in the book, was the question about powering-down a PC. Any idiot knows that every PC made since 2001 can be powered-down by pressing the power button. And it will do it safely as long you don't hold down the button to make it hard power-down. But the question asks "True or false, you should only power down a PC using the operating system blah blah blah." Well, it's false of course! But NO! The answer according to this idiotic book is TRUE! And guess what? That information isn't even in the book! Go ahead and look at the power section! Nothing whatsoever is written about using or not using the power button when powering off the PC, only while powering on!
What a piece of garbage! Instructors: DO NOT USE THIS BOOK! Your experienced students will pull their hair out in frustration with how terrible it is. And your inexperienced students will do the same but because of how confusing and contradictory it is! At least you'll get everyone together, but they will be together against you!