Information Technology: An Introduction for Today’s Digital World

Richard Fox

February 8, 2013 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 564 Pages - 152 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466568280 - CAT# K16379


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  • Covers many introductory computer IT concepts in detail, including topics recommended by SIGITE
  • Gives students a firm foundation on computer components
  • Provides an introduction to Linux
  • Describes the types of skills required of IT professionals
  • Explores various careers in IT
  • Includes further reading suggestions and questions at the end of each chapter
  • Offers animations and other material on the author’s website

Instructor’s manual, test bank, lab exercises, figures, and presentation slides available upon qualifying course adoption


Information Technology: An Introduction for Today’s Digital World introduces undergraduate students to a wide variety of concepts they will encounter throughout their IT studies and careers. The book covers computer organization and hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, system administration duties, scripting, computer networks, regular expressions, binary numbers, the Bash shell in Linux, DOS, managing processes and services, and computer security. It also gives students insight on IT-related careers, such as network and web administration, computer forensics, web development, and software engineering.

Suitable for any introductory IT course, this classroom-tested text presents many of the topics recommended by the ACM Special Interest Group on IT Education (SIGITE). It offers a far more detailed examination of the computer than current computer literacy texts, focusing on concepts essential to all IT professionals—from operating systems and hardware to information security and computer ethics. The book highlights Windows/DOS and Linux with numerous examples of issuing commands and controlling the operating systems. It also provides details on hardware, programming, and computer networks.

Ancillary Resources
The book includes laboratory exercises and some of the figures from the text online. PowerPoint lecture slides, answers to exercises, and a test bank are also available for instructors.


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