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Principles of Information Technology

By: Kathleen M. Austin and Lorraine N. Bergkvist
ISBN: 978-1-63126-464-1
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2017
Subject: Information Technology
Description
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.
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Text 768 978-1-63126-464-1 $106.64

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.

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Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-63126-465-8 $122.64

The Online Learning Suite for Principles of Information Technology offers a complete learning package that is accessible through any Internet-enabled device, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. Students can study in the classroom or on the go: whenever or wherever it is most convenient.

Instructional materials included are:

Online Textbook
All content from the print textbook is included with exact page reproductions to ensure that students do not miss any important information or illustrations. Navigation is easy with a linked table of contents, and the search function helps students to easily find information.

Companion Website
Activities that correspond to textbook content are readily available on this special website that provides a means of attracting student attention while increasing comprehension and retention of key concepts. Vocabulary games, e-flash cards, and matching activities are examples of the included content.

Certification Practice Tests
The certification practice tests help students prepare for IC3 Digital Literacy Certification by answering the types of questions found on the certification exams.

Bundle (Text + Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription) (min. 15) 978-1-63126-466-5 $160.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Learning Suite 6yr. Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-469-6 $266.64 *
The Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Resource Materials. Includes an introduction and overview of the teaching material, best practices and classroom strategies, assessment rubrics, and correlations to national standards in PDF format.
  • Chapter Resources. Material provided for each chapter of the text includes:
    • Answer Keys for chapter review questions and activities in PDF format.
    • Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download). *Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, Adobe® Reader® (free download). *Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 950 questions 978-1-63126-470-2 $252.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This product includes 17 test banks with a total of 950 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64-bit); Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or higher (or equivalent); 2GB RAM; 500MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11; Intel® Processor 2GHz or higher; 32-bit and 64-bit Kernel and Extensions; 2GB RAM; 300MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License over 980 slides 978-1-63126-471-9 $244.00 *
Individual License. This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 17 chapters, comprising over 980 slides of instructional material.

The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). *Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® Xv10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). *Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63126-467-2 $528.00 *
The Online Instructor Resources 6yr. Subscription provides 6 years of individual access to the classroom materials used most—all in one convenient location. This provides instructor access to the online textbook, certification practice tests, answer keys, lesson plans, PowerPoint® presentations, and ExamView® Assessment Suite Software with question banks.
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Table of Contents

Computing Fundamentals
1. Introduction to Information Technology
2. Hardware
3. Software
4. File Management
5. Purchasing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting
Key Applications
6. Common Office Application Features
7. Word-Processing Software
8. Formal Documents
9. Presentation Software
10. Spreadsheet Software
11. Advanced Spreadsheet Uses
12. Database Software
Living Online
13. Internet and the World Wide Web
14. Communication Networks
15. Electronic Communication and Collaboration
16. Security, Privacy, and Safety
17. Careers in IT
Look Inside
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
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Chapter 4 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
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Chapter 13 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 13 (PPS, 2.02 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Information Technology)
Correlations
Alabama
Certiport Correlation
CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification
Computer Applications in Business 1
Florida
Idaho
South Carolina
Tennessee
PDF
Computer Applications (PDF, 126 KB)
Texas
Utah
About the Author(s)

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.