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Exploring Computer Systems - The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Computer Systems Hardware & Networks - cover

Exploring Computer Systems - The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Computer Systems Hardware & Networks

Kevin Wilson

Publisher: Elluminet Press

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Bits, bytes, logic, RAM, CPUs, hard drives and SSD drives. Master the geeky acronyms and simplify computer hardware & terminology with ease.
 
Computer hardware with all its technical jargon can be baffling, even for the moderately experienced user.
 
This book is ideal for a computing course, whether in high school, college or first degree.
 
Step-by-step, visual approach to help you quickly decode the jargon
 
Plenty of full color, illustrated screenshots and photographs to help you
 
Presented in an easy and simple to read format.
 
This book looks at
 
Computer fundamentals: logic gates, binary arithmetic, hexadecimal, and number base conversions
 
Data compression and encryption
 
Hardware components: CPUs, RAM, Hard Drives, Portable Drives, video cards memory cards, motherboards, and the BIOS
 
Inside the CPU, CPU architecture, instructions sets, and the fetch execute cycle
 
Data Storage: bits, bytes, kilo bytes, megabytes, giga bytes and tera bytes
 
Computer ports: VGA, HDMI, DVI, USB 2&3, FireWire, RJ45 ethernet, eSATA and more
 
Different types of computer: desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets, hybrids and supercomputers
 
Operating systems: process management, memory management, file management
 
Computer Software: applications, system software
 
Computer peripherals: laser and inkjet printers Types of computer networks, 
 
Network topologies, LANs, WANs, MANs, fibre optics and ethernet
 
WiFi and Cellular internet connections
 
The internet: email, the cloud, the world-wide web, and packet switching
 
IP Addressing, web servers, DNS servers and DHCP servers, TCP/IP model, OSI model
 
and more...
 
Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using full color photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to computer systems.

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