Table of Contents

1. Using Technology to Change the World

2. Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts

3. Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources

4. Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play

5. System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management

6. Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System

7. Networking: Connecting Computing Devices

8. Digital Devices and Media: Managing a Digital Lifestyle

9. Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices

10. Behind the Scenes: Software Programming

11. Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems

12. Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security in the Business World

13. Behind the Scenes: How the Internet Works