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How Computers Work, 3rd Edition

Warren Butler

How Computers Work, 3rd Edition

By Warren Butler
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Overview
Author
Warren Butler
Edition
3rd
ISBN
9780733975097
Published Date
16/12/2005
Pages
276
From the development stages of computers, through to the system workings and setup of a typical computer, this easy-to-read introduction to computer hardware will help students learn how to upgrade and maintain computer equipment.
 
How Computers Work has been written for Certificate II in Information and Technology and supports the needs of the 'Hardware', 'Customer Support' and 'OH&S' Competency Standards in the Communications Technology Training Package.

Biography
Warren Butler is an adult educator with over 20 years experience, who has taught in Australia and overseas.  He currently teaches in the Information Technology Department at the Hunter Institute of Technology, and is a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle's Ourimbah Campus.
Features
Some of the key features include:
  • Useful tips and practical hints throughout the text
  • let's go surfin' web activities embedded in each chapter for students to complete
  • Warnings about common pitfalls and potential errors
  • Skill Building exercises to develop proficiency
  • Pro-forma documents to provide real world examples
  • Review questions to help students check their knowledge and understanding
  • A major Case Study to demonstrate realistic work scenarios
  • Glossary of key terms.
Target audience
How Computers Work has been written for Certificate II in Information and Technology and supports the needs of the 'Hardware', 'Customer Support' and 'OH&S' Competency Standards in the new Information and Communications Technology Training Package.
 
Supports the competency units
BSBCMN106A   Follow workplace safety procedures
ICAI2015A           Install software applications
ICAI3021A           Connect internal hardware components
ICAS2014A         Connect hardware peripherals
ICAS2017A          Maintain system integrity
ICAS2243A          Detect and protect from spam and destructive software
ICAT3025A          Run standard diagnostic tests
ICAU1128A         Operate a personal computer
ICAU2005A         Operate computer hardware
ICAU2007A         Maintain equipment and consumables
ICAU2231A         Use computer operating system
ICAU3004A         Apply Occupational Health and Safety procedures
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Table of contents

About this book

  1. Occupational health and safety
  2. Introduction to the world of computers
  3. How your computer works
  4. Workstation setup and installing peripherals
  5. Installing and uninstalling software
  6. Finding out what your client really needs
  7. Detecting and protecting from viruses and spam

Glossary

Index