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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Comprehensive

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Get Synched! Learning happens when you can effectively connect with the topic you are studying. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling you to work in sync to explore, understand, and app ...more
Paperback, 872 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by Cengage Learning
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Tayler K
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
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The early chapters in this book start with excruciatingly simple concepts (This is a monitor; it is an output device.) and by the end of the chapter get into overly technical stuff such as the inner workings of microprocessors and RAM. In the later part of the book, every chapter ends with a very slightly different angle on the same security ideas, over and over. I guess they didn't call it "comprehensive" for nothing. Despite these annoyances, the book does make a lot of varied and complicated ...more
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Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Used for my graduate course 6080. The tech jargon is easy to grasp and the authors explain in detail the concepts used in technology. The section on the evolution of computers is interesting. The labs are most helpful. I recommend getting the most recent version and the CD inside the book is essential. the cd can be downloaded to a portable device like a flash or your lap top and you have it with you at all times for practice purposes. the CD has the entire book plus much more that would be virt ...more
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Dec 10, 2016 rated it liked it
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My review refers to the Concepts book (the 10th Edition) accompanying the MS Office 2007 training course.

This book was the last of my course. After wading through it I can see why my teacher said... 'not many people complete the Certificate II in I.T.'
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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, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults.
June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technolog
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