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Understand your computer

Updated: June 7, 2014 4:42 pm

In this era of information and technology it is a criminal offence if you are not able to understand your computer. Computing devices have become an indispensable part of everyone one’s life. Whether it be for education or for professional use, knowledge of computer is a must if one wants to survive in this techno-oriented world. The significance of computer education has led to an influx of study material but the study material fails to communicate in terms of language of the students. The content in the material is either not sufficient or is full of extraneous and irrelevant matter. That’s why material is of no use to the students in terms of practical application and skill. The presentation, communication and explanation is such that it is beyond the comprehension of the student.

Keeping this in mind, Step Ahead: Complete Guide to Mastering Computer marks to be a complete guide to computers, comprising almost all the essential aspects of computer learning, from the beginner’s module to the expert practice. The book includes detailed analysis of almost all important software and other multimedia aids. It has been written in a user-friendly manner which enables the reader to use different applications of computer without any expert guidance.

The author of the book Ingit Agarwal is a young dynamic writer, courageous enough to lead the world towards a new level of computer learning. The book is divided into 13 chapters with each one describing basic yet important topic in the field of computing.

The entire foundation of the book is based on the basic systems and concepts. The discussion and explanation are just to the point and have been presented in an intelligible manner. The book covers the most important aspects of computer education starting with fundamentals, Windows, MS-office, Tally, Photoshop, Coral Draw, PageMaker etc.

First chapter gives a brief about what the device is all about. The chapter gives a detail insight into the different generations of computer, characteristics and limitation of computers. It also provides other details which are necessary to understand for the beginner. Second chapter gives details of the basic operating system—Windows. This chapter allows a step-to-step guide on how to use the operating system easily and comfortably.

Chapters four, five and six give a perfect tour de force of the Microsoft Office for the beginner. It gives a brief about each MS Office suite like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point. With its user-friendly language anyone can understand it and apply it practically.

Chapters seven, eight and nine give easy-to-use steps of the advance softwares like PageMaker, Corel Draw and Photoshop. The book has translated complicated jargons into a layman language. The book has also discussed in details about the internet; how to use e-mail on different platform; using Bluetooth and a brief about accounts software Tally.

Overall, the book proves to be useful for students, office-goers, housewives or anyone who wishes to use computer in his/her day-to-day life. The book has tried to do away with the perception that computer learning is a tedious task; rather it makes computer learning a fun-filled experience through easily understandable language and display.

By Rohan Pal

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