Principles of Information Technology affords an opportunity to build and refine knowledge and skills in the IT world. This text is laid out in a logical, conceptual progression. The student begins by learning about the basic ins and outs of information technology, progresses to applications that will likely be used in the workplace, and finishes by learning about the interconnectivity that runs in daily life.
The text is organized into three units to align with the areas of IC3 Digital Literacy Certification—Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. This organization provides an opportunity for students to learn concepts in the context of each certification area.
IC3 objectives are outlined at the beginning of each chapter and called out within the chapter where the material is covered. These highlighted IC3 objectives help students focus learning on certification content.
Section reviews include a sample of the types of questions presented on the IC3 exams. Answering the questions in the reviews provides an opportunity for students to practice for certification exams.
Features such as STEM, Green Tech, Career Skills, and Ethics offer insights into issues that will be encountered in school, the workplace, and personal life. Reading these features exposes students to real-world information to help them become better employees and individuals.
This text will help students prepare for taking the Certiport IC3 Digital Literacy Certification exams. IC3 Digital Literacy Certification is a well-respected and internationally recognized credential. The three areas of IC3 certification are Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. For more information on IC3 certification, please visit Certiport at www.certiport.com.
Kathleen M. Austin - was a senior lecturer in the School of Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore. She has participated in the development of many educational multimedia projects. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to several textbooks, including Consumer Mathematics and Mathematics of the World of Work. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Communications Design from the University of Baltimore as well as IC3 certification.
Lorraine N. Bergkvist - is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore providing instruction in Visual Basic programming, database implementation, and web-page creation. She is also the owner of Federal Hill Résumé Center, which provides professional résumé-writing services as well as consulting and editing in the information technology field. She developed the curriculum and taught the Introduction to Technology course at the University of Baltimore and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She holds a Master of Education degree from Towson University and IC3 certification and has received several scholarships and grants in the technology field.