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Comdex Informatics Practices, Class 12
ISBN: 978-93-5004-244-1 | Pages: 680 | Price: Rs. 399/- w/CD |Author: Vikas Gupta
This book has been designed to provide a strong foundation for students on different aspects of Information Technology (IT) in an easy-to-understand and comprehensive manner. The book strictly conforms to the guidelines and objectives as laid down in the revised syllabus for Class 12 of CBSE.

What's Inside:
    • An Overview of Computer and its Components
    • The Need of Communication Technology 
    • An Overview of the Linux-based Operating System 
    • OpenOffice.org Writer 
    • OpenOffice.org Impress 
    • OpenOffice.org Calc 
    • Societal Impacts of IT 
    • IT Applications

Key Features:
    •  International style text in full color
    •  Concepts in easy-to-understand language as per the latest CBSE syllabus
    •  Step-by-step approach, supplemented by figures and callouts
    •  Learning aids including definitions, additional information, explanatory figures, advanced organizers, notes, and key terms
    •  Cheat sheet at the end of each chapter which provides a brief recap of the concepts discussed in the chapter
    •  Solved and unsolved questions based on the style of CCE assessment questions – both formative and summative
    •  Solved and unsolved board examination questions of CBSE at the end of each chapter
    •  Latest sample papers as per the CBSE guidelines
    •  Three-stage learning system (Book + CD)
    •  CD that contains interactive simulations for each chapter

Table of Contents:

An Introduction to Computer System
    •  Defining a Computer
    •  Working of a Computer
    •  Exploring Functional Components of a Computer
    •  Exploring Basic Applications of a Computer
    •  Features of a Computer
    •  Limitations of a Computer
    •  Types of Computers
    •  Understanding Convergence of Technologies

Exploring Computer Components
    •  Exploring Input Devices
    •  Introducing Central Processing Unit
    •  Exploring Output Devices
    •  Exploring Memory Devices
    •  Portable Memory Devices

Exploring Computer Software
    •  Defining Categories of Software
    •  Exploring System Software
    •  Exploring Application Software
    •  Exploring Programming Languages

Communication Technology
    •  Network: The Meaning
    •  Defining Computer Network
    •  The Need for Networking
    •  The Components of a Network
    •  Networking Transmission Media
    •  Defining Modem
    •  Exploring the Types of Network
    •  Introducing Internet
    •  Exploring the Uses of Internet
    •  The Road ahead for Internet  Defining Data,
    •  Information,  and Multimedia

Introducing Commonly Used OS
    •  Defining Operating System
    •  Exploring Functions of OS
    •  Commonly Used OS
    •  Introducing Boss Linux OS
    •  Exploring Features of GNU Linux OS
    •  Explaining Directory Structure of Linux OS
    •  Exploring the Boss Linux Operating System
    •  Starting and Closing Programs
    •  Managing Files and Folders.
    •  Shutting Down the Computer
    •  Windows XP Operating System

Word Processing Tool — OpenOffice.org Writer-I
    •  Introducing Word Processor
    •  Exploring Word Processor (OpenOffice.org Writer).
    •  Exploring Word Processor Terminology
    •  Navigation in a Document
    •  Editing a Document
    •  Working with the Find & Replace Option
    •  Formatting the Document
    •  Format Painter
    •  Inserting Symbols

Word Processing Tool — OpenOffice.org Writer-II
    •  Applying Bullets and Numbers to Text
    •  Working with Spell Check
    •  Working with Graphics
    •  Adding Auto Shapes
    •  Working with a Table
    •  Track Changes
    •  Printing a Document
    •  Getting Help in Writer
    •  Defining Mail Merge
    •  Creating Superscript and Subscript

Spreadsheet Tool — OpenOffice.org Calc-I
    •  Exploring the Calc Spreadsheet
    •  Working with Spreadsheet
    •  Editing Cell Data
    •  Exploring Commands for Workbook
    •  Working with Rows and Columns
    •  Using Some Important Functions

Spreadsheet Tool — OpenOffice.org Calc-II
    •  Exploring Data Formatting
    •  Exploring Charts
    •  Printing Worksheet with Charts

Presentation Tool — OpenOffice.org Impress
    •  Defining Presentation Graphics Software
    •  How to Create a Presentation in the Impress?
    •  Starting Impress
    •  Exploring the User Interface of Impress Window
    •  Defining Presentation
    •  Tips for Making a Good Presentation
    •  Defining Physical Aspect of a Presentation
    •  Creating a New Presentation
    •  Explaining Views of a Slide
    •  Saving a Presentation
    •  Adding a New Slide
    •  Editing and Formatting a Slide
    •  Adding Illustrations to Slides
    •  Inserting Music or Sound in a Slide
    •  Creating Slide Shows

IT Applications
    • OpenOffice.org Projects

Societal Impacts of IT
    •  Introducing ICT
    •  Exploring the Ethical Issues
    • Exploring Careers in the IT Domain

Sample Question Papers
    • About the CD

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