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Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2010 Illustrated, 1st Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • David Beskeen
  • Carol M. Cram
  • Jennifer Duffy
  • Lisa Friedrichsen
  • Elizabeth Eisner Reding
  • ISBN-10: 1133611540
  • ISBN-13: 9781133611547
  • 768 Pages | Spiralbound
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010 ILLUSTRATED provides the computer concepts and Microsoft® Office 2010 skills perfect for an Introduction to Computing course. With content available in one book, everything you need to know is easily accessible. The application skills are in the same user-friendly two-page spread as found in the Microsoft® Office 2010 Illustrated Introductory, First Course and the concepts topics are pulled from the Computer Concepts Illustrated Brief 9th edition textbook providing the most up-to-date information for the course. Complement your text and course content with study and practice materials. Cengage Learning's COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010 ILLUSTRATED CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010 ILLUSTRATED CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

Features

  • The optional CourseMate accompanying this text brings learning to life with an interactive ebook, hands-on activities, and an Engagement Tracker to track student progress.

  • Includes detailed lessons on important computer concepts and the newest trends in technology and today's digital world as well as a thorough introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 application skills.

  • Easy-to-follow and easy-to-absorb two-page spread lessons appeal to a wide variety of learning styles.

  • Extensive end-of-unit activities provide hands-on practice with skills and help reinforce the material from each chapter.

About the Author

June Jamrich Parsons

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.

Dan Oja

An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased 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, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

David Beskeen

David W. Beskeen has authored or co-authored numerous successful computer books since 1992, including more than 25 titles for Course Technology. He has guided readers in mastering PowerPoint®, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Windows®, Livemotion and other leading proprietary software packages. An expert in applied technology, Mr. Beskeen has extensive teaching and consulting experience in today’s computer technology.

Carol M. Cram

Carol M. Cram is the author of more than 35 textbooks on computer applications, business communications and Internet-related subjects. Ms. Cram was also a long-time faculty member at Capilano College in North Vancouver, where she served as the Convenor of the Executive Support Program and the Program Consultant for Business and Computers in Continuing Education as well as instructor of business and computer-related courses.

Jennifer Duffy

Jennifer Duffy is a freelance author who lives and works in New Hampshire. She has been writing leading texts for Course Technology for more than ten years and has authored previous editions of MICROSOFT® WORD ILLUSTRATED for the popular Office series. Ms. Duffy has worked successfully in the business world as a writer, editor and public relations liaison. She combines her strong business knowledge and expertise in Word with exceptional writing skills that ensure the clarity of this and each of her other books.

Lisa Friedrichsen

Lisa Friedrichsen is a professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, where she teaches database and web development classes. As an author, she has written several prominent Access, Office and Web-related textbooks. Ms. Friedrichsen combines her ability to teach with extensive industry experience to create clear, practical presentations. She has a B.S. in engineering from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from Drake University. She worked for a decade at IBM Corporation before becoming a consultant, author and college professor.

Elizabeth Eisner Reding

Ms. Elizabeth Eisner Reding has authored numerous books for Delmar and Course Technology on a variety of software programs, including Adobe® Photoshop, Microsoft® Office, and Microsoft® Publisher. Living in New Mexico with her husband, Ms. Reding spends her free time grilling, water gardening, road and mountain biking, and collecting Southwestern art.

Table of Contents

Computer Concepts Unit A: Computer and Internet Basics.
Computer Concepts Unit B: Computer Hardware.
Computer Concepts Unit C: Computer Software.
Computer Concepts Unit D: Digital Electronics and File Management.
Windows Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 7.
Windows Unit B: Understanding File Management.
IE 7 Unit A: Getting Started with Internet Explorer 7.
Office Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2010.
Word Unit A: Creating Documents with Word 2010.
Word Unit B: Editing Documents.
Word Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Word Unit D: Formatting Documents.
Excel Unit A: Getting Started with Excel 2010.
Excel Unit B: Working with Formulas and Functions.
Excel Unit C: Formatting a Worksheet.
Excel Unit D: Working with Charts.
Integration Unit A: Integrating Word and Excel
Access Unit A: Getting Started with Access 2010.
Access Unit B: Building and Using Queries.
Access Unit C: Using Forms.
Access Unit D: Creating and Using Reports.
Integration Unit B: Integrating Word, Excel, and Access.
PowerPoint Unit A: Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2010.
PowerPoint Unit B: Modifying a Presentation.
PowerPoint Unit C: Inserting Objects in a Presentation.
PowerPoint Unit D: Finishing a Presentation.
Integration Unit C: Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Outlook Unit A: Getting Started with Email.
Outlook Unit B Managing Information Using Outlook.

New to this edition

  • Offers an all-in-one solution for teaching Microsoft® Office 2010 and computer concepts.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133611591 | ISBN-13: 9781133611592)
Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133611559 | ISBN-13: 9781133611554)

Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy--to--use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included such as data and solution files, syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation.

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1133611575 | ISBN-13: 9781133611578)

All data files necessary to complete lesson activities are included on this CD.

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2010: Illustrated  (ISBN-10: 1285195329 | ISBN-13: 9781285195322)

Prepare for today’s workplace with SAM 2010, the premier testing and training tool for Microsoft® Office 2010. Build your skill and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations and engaging SAM projects’ assignments. This product also gives you access to the MindTap Reader eBook for COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010: ILLUSTRATED, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113393997X | ISBN-13: 9781133939979)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111669368 | ISBN-13: 9781111669362)

Get your students workplace-ready with SAM, the premier proficiency-based assessment and training solution for Microsoft Office and Computer Concepts! SAM’s active, hands-on environment helps students master computer skills and concepts that are essential to academic and career success. Skill-based assessments, interactive trainings, and comprehensive remediation engage students in mastering the latest Microsoft Office programs on their own, allowing instructors to spend class time teaching. SAM’s efficient course setup and robust grading features provide faculty with consistency across sections.

Student Supplements

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133611591 | ISBN-13: 9781133611592)
Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1133611575 | ISBN-13: 9781133611578)

All data files necessary to complete lesson activities are included on this CD.

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2010: Illustrated  (ISBN-10: 1285195329 | ISBN-13: 9781285195322)

Prepare for today’s workplace with SAM 2010, the premier testing and training tool for Microsoft® Office 2010. Build your skill and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations and engaging SAM projects’ assignments. This product also gives you access to the MindTap Reader eBook for COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010: ILLUSTRATED, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113393997X | ISBN-13: 9781133939979)

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010 ILLUSTRATED, 1st Edition.

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111669368 | ISBN-13: 9781111669362)

Get your students workplace-ready with SAM, the premier proficiency-based assessment and training solution for Microsoft Office and Computer Concepts! SAM’s active, hands-on environment helps students master computer skills and concepts that are essential to academic and career success. Skill-based assessments, interactive trainings, and comprehensive remediation engage students in mastering the latest Microsoft Office programs on their own, allowing instructors to spend class time teaching. SAM’s efficient course setup and robust grading features provide faculty with consistency across sections.