Pass ECDL4 Modules 1-2

Pass ECDL4 Modules 1-2

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The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is an internationally recognised qualification for IT skills. There are 7 modules in total. Written in a lively but straightforward and easy-to-follow style, this book will be an indispensable guide for all students studying for the ECDL qualification. This book covers the following 2 modules: Module 1: Concepts of Information Technology; This module will give you an understanding of some of the main concepts of IT at a general level.; Module 2: Using the Computer and Managing Files; This module covers the use of the common functions of a personal computer to enable a user to operate a PC effectively. Step-by-step instructions, jargon-free text and lots of screenshots make this book ideal for either class teaching or individual study. Requires no previous knowledge; Uses Windows XP; Practical approach and sample exercises to build confidence; Endorsed by ECDLshow more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 190 x 248 x 5mm | 215g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 190446730X
  • 9781904467304
  • 2,603,620

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Rosemary Richards is the author of several very successful ICT textbooks. She has taught in both a college environment and as an independent trainer in organisations of all sizes , and now concentrates on writing and editing at Payne-Gallway Publishers. She also spends time verifying coursework and writing assessment and teacher support material for a major examining more

Table of contents

Module 1; Chapter 1.1 General Concepts; A world of computers; Hardware and software; Types of computer; Personal computers; Chapter 1.2 Hardware; Central Processing Unit; The processor; Computer memory; Computer performance; Input devices; Output devices; Input/Output devices; Storage Devices; Other removable storage; Exercises; Chapter 1.3 Software; Types of software; Operating System software; Graphical User Interface; Applications software; Systems Development; Analysis; Design; Programming; Testing; Evaluation; Chapter 1.4 Information Networks; Local area networks; Advantages of networks; Disadvantages of networks; Wide area networks; The telephone network in computing; PSTN; ISDN; ADSL; The Internet; E-commerce; Purchasing over the Internet; E-mail; Intranets and Extranets; ; Chapter 1.5 Computers at Work; Computers or people?; Business; Government; Healthcare; Education; Teleworking; Ergonomics; Health issues; Safety precautions; The Environment; Chapter 1.6 Legal Issues; and Security; Copyright; Personal privacy; The Data Protection Act; The Data Protection Principles; Data security; backup procedures; Access controls; Theft; Computer viruses; Module 2; Chapter 2.1 The Desktop; First steps; Switching on.; Icons; Task bar; Using the mouse; The Start button; The parts of a window; Moving and resizing a window; Switching off your computer; Restarting your computer; Chapter 2.2 Creating and; Printing Files; A text editing application; File types; Creating Word documents; Creating some spreadsheet files; Printing a file; The desktop print manager; Pausing, restarting or deleting a print job; Shutting down a non-responding application; Chapter 2.3 Folders and Files; Disk drives on your computer; Directories/folders; Creating a new folder; Navigating to a file or folder; Renaming a file; Changing file status; Sorting files; Selecting files and folders; Copying and moving files and folders; Making backup copies; Deleting files and folders; The Recycle Bin; Emptying the Recycle Bin; Drag and Drop; Navigating within an application; Windows Explorer; Chapter 2.4 Working with Files; Compressing files; Extracting a compressed file; Searching for files; Viewing recently used files; Viruses; Chapter 2.5 Managing the; Desktop; Creating and removing a desktop icon; Creating a printer icon; Creating and using a file icon; Basic system information; Changing the background; Setting up a screen saver; Changing the screen resolution; Other display settings; Changing the computer's date and time; Changing the volume settings; Changing keyboard language; Formatting a floppy disk or a zip disk; Installing/uninstalling a software application; The Windows Help and Support Centre.; Print screen facility; Changing the default printer; Installing a new more

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