Computer Concepts: Illustrated Essentials

  • AUTHOR: Katherine T. Pinard
  • ISBN-13: 9781285092782 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 48 Pages  Paperback 
  • 4th Edition
  • ©2014     Published
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About The Product

Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in exploring computer concepts quickly and efficiently. Information is accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series' hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire topic in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the concepts covered in each lesson, and larger full-color images help students visualize and contextualize ideas. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application.


  • Concise, to-the-point instruction helps students of all levels explore essential computer concepts—examining different types of computer systems, and understanding input and output, memory, storage, security and applications software.
  • Unique 2-page spread keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track by presenting one topic in a single view.
  • Makes concepts relevant with end-of-chapter Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops.
  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.

About the Contributor

  • Katherine T. Pinard

    Katherine T. Pinard has more than 25 years of experience writing and editing books about computer concepts, applications, and technology. She has co-authored or contributed to over 20 successful books and has edited or managed more than 60 titles. She is MOS certified in Word and PowerPoint.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Understanding Essential Computer Concepts.

New to this Edition

  • Completely updated to reflect the latest changes in technology.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.