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IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Living Online Study Guide

Book Description

Use the Internet safely and ethically in preparation for the IC3 exam

IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Living Online Study Guide is your ideal study guide to focus on the Living Online exam module in preparation for the IC3 exam. This book covers working in a networked environment, using the Internet, electronic collaboration, and the safety issues surrounding online communication, presented in a clear, concise style. Hands-on examples and self-paced exercises show readers how to perform critical tasks needed to pass the exam, and the companion website offers study tools including the Sybex test engine, a pre-assessment test, practice questions, and videos. You will also have access to over one hundred electronic flashcards, and the chapter files needed to complete the exercises in the book.

The Internet and Computing Core Certification exam measures a candidate on key and fundamental computing skills, ensuring their ability to get the most value and impact from computer technology. This guide focuses on the Living Online module of the IC3, testing your skills and solidifying your understanding in preparation for the exam.

  • Review the basics of electronic communication and collaboration

  • Master internet navigation and the networked environment

  • Understand computing and the Internet's impact on society at large

  • Brush up on the safety, ethical, and responsibility issues of Internet use

  • When you are serious about certification, IC3 provides the practice that inspires self-confidence.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book?
      2. What's Inside?
      3. What's Included with the Book
      4. How to Contact Sybex
      5. IC3 GS4 Exam Objectives
    2. Assessment Test
    3. Answers to Assessment Test
    4. Chapter 1 Using the Internet
      1. Understanding the Terminology about the Internet and the WWW
      2. Understanding the World Wide Web
      3. Browsing the Web with a Web Browser
      4. Using Multiple Tabs While Browsing the Web
      5. Downloading and Uploading Files on the Web
      6. Setting a Homepage in Your Web Browser
      7. Using and Clearing Your Browsing History
      8. Using Favorites or Bookmarks in Your Web Browser
      9. Searching for Text in a Web Page from Your Web Browser
      10. Using Plug-ins, Add-ons, and Extensions in Your Web Browser
      11. Summary
      12. Exam Essentials
      13. Key Terms
      14. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 2 Understanding Networking and Its Most Important Concepts
      1. Understanding Networks: LAN vs. WAN
      2. Understanding Network Addressing
      3. Using and Securing Wireless Networks
      4. Security Networks with Firewalls and Gateways
      5. Measuring the Speed of Your Internet Connection
      6. Understanding the Different Types of Internet Connections
      7. Virtual Private Networks
      8. Principles for Troubleshooting Networking Problems
      9. Troubleshooting Network Problems with the Help of Windows Troubleshooting Tools
      10. Troubleshooting Network Problems from the Command Prompt
      11. Summary
      12. Exam Essentials
      13. Key Terms
      14. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 3 Communicating Online with Others
      1. Creating and Securing Email Accounts
      2. Sending Email Messages
      3. Replying to and Forwarding Email Messages
      4. Automating Your Email Account
      5. Organizing and Archiving Your Inbox
      6. Communicating through Text Messages
      7. Communicating through Multimedia
      8. Using Social Media and Social Networks
      9. Increasing the Privacy of Your Social Networking Activity
      10. Summary
      11. Exam Essentials
      12. Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    7. Chapter 4 Being a Responsible Digital Citizen
      1. Personal vs. Professional Communication
      2. Verbal vs. Written Communication
      3. Inappropriate Ways of Communicating Online
      4. Censorship and Filters in the Digital World
      5. Intellectual Property, Copyright, Licensing, and Piracy
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
    8. Chapter 5 Maintaining Your Health and Safety While Using Computers
      1. Protecting Your Identity and Your Data
      2. Removing Data from Your Computer
      3. Keeping Your Computer Safe from Threats and Malware
      4. The Ergonomics of Using the Computer in a Healthy Way
      5. Common Problems That Are Generated by Incorrect Computer Use and Posture
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
    9. Chapter 6 Searching the World Wide Web
      1. Using Search Engines to Find Information Online
      2. Performing Advanced Searches Using Symbols and Search Operators
      3. Searching for Files Online
      4. Dealing with Online Advertisements
      5. Finding Valuable Information on Internet Forums and Knowledge Bases
      6. Evaluating the Information That You Find on the Web
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
    10. Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1: Using the Internet
      2. Chapter 2: Understanding Networking and Its Most Important Concepts
      3. Chapter 3: Communicating Online with Others
      4. Chapter 4: Being a Responsible Digital Citizen
      5. Chapter 5: Maintaining Your Health and Safety While Using Computers
      6. Chapter 6: Searching the World Wide Web
    11. Appendix B Using the Practice Files
      1. IC3—Module 3: Living Online
    12. Index
    13. Advert
    14. EULA