Paradigm's Computers: Understanding Technology provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of computer concepts- including hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Available in comprehensive and brief versions, the sixth edition uses a competency based and approach that challenges students to master the material. Precheck and Recheck quizzes test student competency on each learning objective in the course and helps them track their progress. Diverse learning resources, like video tutorials and research articles, meet the unique learning preferences of individual students.