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Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 applications quickly and efficiently. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series' hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire task in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent exactly what students should see on their own computers. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application.
Machine learning (ML) is changing virtually every aspect of our lives. Today ML algorithms accomplish tasks that until recently only expert humans could perform. As it relates to finance, this is the most exciting time to adopt a disruptive technology that will transform how everyone invests for generations. Readers will learn how to structure Big data in a way that is amenable to ML algorithms; how to conduct research with ML algorithms on that data; how to use supercomputing methods; how to backtest your discoveries while avoiding false positives. The book addresses real-life problems faced by practitioners on a daily basis, and explains scientifically sound solutions using math, supported by code and examples. Readers become active users who can test the proposed solutions in their particular setting. Written by a recognized expert and portfolio manager, this book will equip investment professionals with the groundbreaking tools needed to succeed in modern finance.
Make sense of Office 2019 Just like using a computer for the first time, learning Microsoft Office applications can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Office 2019 For Seniors For Dummies helps seniors get up to speed quickly with clear-cut, easy-to-read-and-understand steps on how to get the most out of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The book assumes no prior information and starts with showing how to start each application, how to navigate the interface, dress up documents in Word, create spreadsheets in Excel, create a PowerPoint presentation, and use Outlook as an email client. You'll also find templates for each application for letters, faxes, a budget grid in Excel, and more. Use Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint Dress up your letters, invitations, and other documents Manage your finances with Excel Use your email to stay in touch with friends and family If you're an over-50 PC user looking for some gentle instruction on making the most of Office 2019, you've come to the right place!
Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering Microsoft Office 2013 applications quickly and efficiently. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series' hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire task in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent exactly what students should see on their own computers. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application.
The financial industry has recently adopted Python at a tremendous rate, with some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds using it to build core trading and risk management systems. Updated for Python 3, the second edition of this hands-on book helps you get started with the language, guiding developers and quantitative analysts through Python libraries and tools for building financial applications and interactive financial analytics. Using practical examples throughout the book, author Yves Hilpisch also shows you how to develop a full-fledged framework for Monte Carlo simulation-based derivatives and risk analytics, based on a large, realistic case study. Much of the book uses interactive IPython Notebooks
Fully updated and revised, Discovering Computers (copyright) 2014 has been completely reexamined to reflect the evolving needs of Introductory Computing students. This exciting new edition maintains many longstanding hallmarks, but provides a greater emphasis on what students really need to know to be successful digital citizens in college and beyond. New critical thinking and problem solving exercises are included in every feature throughout the text, engaging students in regular practice of higher-order thinking skills. In addition, students have more opportunity for hands-on practice with the completely revised end-of-chapter activities. To better reflect the importance of certain topics in today's digital world, coverage of enterprise computing, ethics, Internet research skills, mobile computing, operating systems (other than Windows), browsers, security, and Web 2.0 has been expanded and integrated. With these enhancements and more, the new Discovering Computers is an even more engaging teaching and learning tool for your classroom.
Your one-stop guide to all things Excel 2016 Excel 2016 All-in-One For Dummies, the most comprehensive Excel reference on the market, is completely updated to reflect Microsoft's changes in the popular spreadsheet tool. It offers you everything you need to grasp basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, importing data, performing statistical functions, editing macros with Visual Basic and beyond. In no time, your Excel skills will go from 'meh' to excellent. Written by expert Greg Harvey, who has sold more than 4.5 million copies of his previous books combined and has taught and trained extensively in Microsoft Excel, this all-encompassing guide offers everything you need to get started with Excel. From generating pivot tables and performing financial functions to performing error trapping and building and running macros and everything in between this hands-on, friendly guide makes working with Excel easier than ever before. * Serves as the ideal reference for solving common questions and Excel pain points quickly and easily * Helps to increase productivity and efficiency when working in Excel * Fully updated for the new version of Excel * Covers basic and more advanced Excel topics If working in Excel occasionally makes you want to scream, this will be the dog-eared, dust-free reference you'll turn to again and again.
How do we create new ways of looking at the world? Join award-winning data storyteller RJ Andrews as he pushes beyond the usual how-to, and takes you on an adventure into the rich art of informing. Creating Info We Trust is a craft that puts the world into forms that are strong and true. It begins with maps, diagrams, and charts -- but must push further than dry defaults to be truly effective. How do we attract attention? How can we offer audiences valuable experiences worth their time? How can we help people access complexity? Dark and mysterious, but full of potential, data is the raw material from which new understanding can emerge. Become a hero of the information age as you learn how to dip into the chaos of data and emerge with new understanding that can entertain, improve, and inspire. Whether you call the craft data storytelling, data visualization, data journalism, dashboard design, or infographic creation -- what matters is that you are courageously confronting the chaos of it all in order to improve how people see the world. Info We Trust is written for everyone who straddles the domains of data and people: data visualization professionals, analysts, and all who are enthusiastic for seeing the world in new ways. This book draws from the entirety of human experience, quantitative and poetic. It teaches advanced techniques, such as visual metaphor and data transformations, in order to create more human presentations of data. It also shows how we can learn from print advertising, engineering, museum curation, and mythology archetypes. This human-centered approach works with machines to design information for people. Advance your understanding beyond by learning from a broad tradition of putting things "in formation" to create new and wonderful ways of opening our eyes to the world. Info We Trust takes a thoroughly original point of attack on the art of informing. It builds on decades of best practices and adds the creative enthusiasm of a world-class data storyteller. Info We Trust is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of original compositions designed to illuminate the craft, delight the reader, and inspire a generation of data storytellers.
Prepare your students with a solid understanding of the principles of information systems using today's most current, concise overview from leading authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds. Principles of Information Systems, 11e, International Edition relies on 14 captivating chapters to explore the core principles of IS and examine how it's practiced today. Students gain a strong understanding of the latest developments and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. As many as 140 new examples and references in each chapter keep the presentation as current as possible. New discussion focuses on the increased use of cloud computing throughout the world and the latest in mobile solutions and challenges in IS today. Students see, first-hand, how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs as they review new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping IS today. Expanded material introduces the challenges and risks of computer crimes and hacking as well as cyberterrorism. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and global IS work solutions as well as social networking. No matter what your students' career plans, Principles of Information Systems, 11e, International Edition and its resources can help you equip future professionals to function more effectively as employees, decision makers, and leaders in business today.
PROBLEM-SOLVING CASES IN MICROSOFT (R) ACCESS (R) AND EXCEL (R), 11E, International Edition helps you apply the Access (R) database management system and Excel (R) spreadsheet to effectively analyze and solve real-world, business problems. Six individual tutorials build a practical knowledge of each software application's capabilities, while twelve all-new case studies present scenarios and problems common in business. Further, a skill-building integration feature requires readers to use Access (R) and Excel (R) together on cases, making this the most up-to-date, practical guide for these widely used software programs.
Embracing social media at work is not just a corporate page on Facebook or a blog from the CEO. It is about understanding all the opportunities where social media activities could improve your company from marketing to operations. A practical guide for managers and an informative window into the world of social media in business.
Gain a clear understanding of even the most complex, highly theoretical computational theory topics in the approachable presentation found only in the market-leading INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION, 3E, International Edition. The number one choice for today's computational theory course, this revision continues the book's well-known, approachable style with timely revisions, additional practice, and more memorable examples in key areas. A new first-of-its-kind theoretical treatment of deterministic context-free languages is ideal for a better understanding of parsing and LR grammars. You gain a solid understanding of the fundamental mathematical properties of computer hardware, software, and applications with a blend of practical and philosophical coverage and mathematical treatments, including advanced theorems and proofs. INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION, 3E, International Edition's comprehensive coverage makes this a valuable reference for your continued studies in theoretical computing.
The ultimate study companion for the A+ certification exams The CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide, 3rd Edition is your ultimate preparation tool for exams 220-901 and 220-902. This Complete Deluxe Study Guide covers 100% of the objectives for both exams, so you can avoid surprises on exam day. Practical insights and examples drawn from real-world experiences give you a glimpse into life on the job, as you solidify your understanding of crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting, practice effective communication, enhance your job skills, and get up to speed on safety, security, and environmental issues. Exam highlights show you what to expect on the big day, and end-of chapter reviews help you grasp the major points in the material. Plus, you'll get access to the exclusive Sybex interactive online learning environment featuring: * Eight practice exams * Hundreds of sample questions * Electronic flashcards * Searchable glossary of important terms * Over an hour of instructor-led videos on key exam topics * Free eBook compatible with multiple devices so you can study on the go *30 days of free video training provides access to over 50 hours of hands-on A+ training from the subject matter experts at ITProTV The CompTIA A+ certification is the essential computer technician credential and is required by over 100 leading employers. The CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide, 3rd Edition gives you everything you need to approach the exam with confidence and pass with flying colors.
Readers quickly become motivated to learn C++ with popular author Diane Zak's distinctive emphasis on the importance of C++ programming skills in business today. AN INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH C++, 7E, International Edition distinguishes itself from all other C++ instructional books with its unique, reader-focused approach. Memorable new examples demonstrate concepts in action while a wealth of hands-on unique exercises allow readers to apply concepts as they progress. The book's visually-driven presentation clarifies concepts with useful IPO charts, flowcharts and code examples throughout. New videos and PDF files for each chapter demonstrate how readers can complete exercises using various compilers. Microsoft (R) Visual Studio 2012 (R) is also available with the book as an optional bundle. Trust AN INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH C++, 7E, International Edition to stay engaged and enthusiastic about mastering the skills of C++ today.
UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY, 5E, International Edition gives readers a classic introduction to computer concepts and societal issues, delivering content that is relevant to today's career-focused student.
The National Science Foundation funded the first Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology initiative to look at systems that support collaborations in business and elsewhere. This book explores the global revolution in human interconnectedness. It will discuss the various collaborative workgroups and their use in technology. The initiative focuses on processes of coordination and cooperation among autonomous units in human systems, in computer and communication systems, and in hybrid organizations of both systems. This initiative is motivated by three scientific issues which have been the focus of separate research efforts, but which may benefit from collaborative research. The first is the effort to discover the principles underlying how people collaborate and coordinate work efficiently and productively in environments characterized by a high degree of decentralized computation and decision making. The second is to gain a better fundamental understanding of the structure and outputs of organizations, industries, and markets which incorporate sophisticated, decentralized information and communications technology as an important component of their operations. The third is to understand problems of coordination in decentralized or open computer systems.
Incorporate offense and defense for a more effective network security strategy Network Attacks and Exploitation provides a clear, comprehensive roadmap for developing a complete offensive and defensive strategy to engage in or thwart hacking and computer espionage. Written by an expert in both government and corporate vulnerability and security operations, this guide helps you understand the principles of the space and look beyond the individual technologies of the moment to develop durable comprehensive solutions. Numerous real-world examples illustrate the offensive and defensive concepts at work, including Conficker, Stuxnet, the Target compromise, and more. You will find clear guidance toward strategy, tools, and implementation, with practical advice on blocking systematic computer espionage and the theft of information from governments, companies, and individuals. Assaults and manipulation of computer networks are rampant around the world. One of the biggest challenges is fitting the ever-increasing amount of information into a whole plan or framework to develop the right strategies to thwart these attacks. This book clears the confusion by outlining the approaches that work, the tools that work, and resources needed to apply them. * Understand the fundamental concepts of computer network exploitation * Learn the nature and tools of systematic attacks * Examine offensive strategy and how attackers will seek to maintain their advantage * Understand defensive strategy, and how current approaches fail to change the strategic balance Governments, criminals, companies, and individuals are all operating in a world without boundaries, where the laws, customs, and norms previously established over centuries are only beginning to take shape. Meanwhile computer espionage continues to grow in both frequency and impact. This book will help you mount a robust offense or a strategically sound defense against attacks and exploitation. For a clear roadmap to better network security, Network Attacks and Exploitation is your complete and practical guide.
E-commerce continues to have a dramatic impact on virtually every aspect of business. And following the 2009 recession on electronic commerce, its role is even more critical. Packed with the most cutting-edge coverage available, E-BUSINESS, 10E, International Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the dynamics of this fast-paced industry. It delivers comprehensive coverage of emerging online business strategies and technologies in the electronic commerce marketplace. By detailing how the landscape of online commerce is evolving, this market-leading text reflects changes in the economy and how business and society are responding to those changes. Balancing technological issues with the strategic business aspects of successful e-commerce, the new edition includes expanded coverage of e-commerce growth in China and the developing world, social media and online marketing strategies, technology-enabled outsourcing, and the latest development in online payment processing systems.
Get up and running fast with the PowerPoint 2019 PowerPoint continues to be the go-to tool for business presentations. The software helps anyone who needs to communicate clearly by creating powerful and effective slideshow presentations featuring data in the form of charts, clip art, sound, and video. You can even use it to create presentations for the Web. In PowerPoint 2019 For Dummies, expert Doug Lowe shows you how to use this popular tool to make show-stopping presentations that will get your message across -- and your audience excited. Create a slide presentation with special effects Work with master slides and templates Collaborate with other users in the cloud Add charts, clip art, sound, and video Want to learn to use PowerPoint quickly and efficiently? Look no further!
Get the most out of your MacBook Your new MacBook is sleek and powerful, and this down-to-earth guide makes it easier than ever to navigate, personalize, and maximize what it can help you accomplish. From taking it out of the box and turning it on for the first time to file storage and security, to downloading apps and working with iCloud, MacBook For Dummies helps you discover all in one place everything your laptop can do. Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop around, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy you want showing you the ropes. Inside, he shows you how to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up email, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more. * Explore the new OS X * Be productive with Keynote and Pages * Get creative with Photos and iMovie * Find tips for maintenance and security Whether you're a PC convert or a seasoned Apple enthusiast, this book helps you get the most of your magnificent MacBook!
Pro tips for macOS from "Dr. Mac" Your shiny new iMac or trusty old MacBook both rely on macOS to help you get things done. It helps to have an equally reliable guidebook to steer you through the tasks and steps that make macOS run efficiently. This fun and friendly guide provides the direction you need to easily navigate macOS. Longtime expert Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus shares his years of experience to help you better understand macOS and make it a timesaving tool in your life. Take a tour of the macOS interface Get organized and save time with macOS applications Get pro tips on speeding up your Mac Back up your data with ease Covering the fundamentals of the OS and offering insight into the most common functions of macOS, this is indispensable reading for new or inexperienced macOS users.
It's time to become a Legend. Watched by millions and contested by the best professional gamers in the world, League of Legends is more than a game. Since the very beginnning of eSports, Fnatic have been competing at the highest level. In 2011, they won the World Championships and in 2015 they achieved the impossible: an entire regular season undefeated. In How to be a Professional Gamer, they take you inside the elite world of the sport, and into the world of competitive gaming. Sharing their knowledge, expertise, and strategies, it's only a matter of time before you're a world champion, too. Including tips on game strategy, teamwork and mental strength, How to be a Professional Gamer is both a guide for how to improve as a regular gamer, and the story of Fnatic and how they've conquered the world of eSports. Are you ready?
FULL COVERAGE OF L.A. NOIRE: Celebrating the launch of an enhanced L.A. Noire for a new generation with this indispensable guide providing analysis and strategy for the latest versions, including: - New Collectibles and Their Locations - Updated Achievements & Trophies - Brand New Control Schemes, Including VR and Nintendo Switch, with Touch & Gesture Commands THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE: Collected in one place for the very first time, we provide in-depth coverage of L.A. Noire in its entirety, including every additional case and all new collectibles! THE VR CASE FILES: Each of the seven select cases featured in L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is revealed in full detail, with gameplay tips and strategies to take on the role of Cole Phelps in virtual reality. EVERY MISSION: A complete walkthrough to rising through the ranks and solving every case with a perfect score. We'll guide you from Patrol, through the Traffic, Homicide, and Vice desks, all the way to the story's thrilling climax. CITY MAPS: Find everything you're looking for. We identify locations for all Landmarks and Collectibles, as well as critical mission waypoints. VEHICLE SHOWROOM: Stats for all vehicles and where to find them, including the hidden cars you will not discover on your own! DISCOVER NEW ITEMS AND ABILITIES: Find out how to get your hands on every new Detective Suit and where to find every Golden Vinyl and Novel Cover. DETECTIVE TRAINING: This is your essential resource to collecting evidence, interrogating suspects, and using intuition to uncover the truth. Plus: coverage of all Street Crimes, Outfits, and everything you need for 100% Completion! FREE eGUIDE Included: Mobile-friendly eGuide for strategy on the go, all optimized for a second-screen experience.
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