CompTIA A+ Acronyms.txt

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  1. AC - hardware
    alternating current
  2. ACL - security
    access control list

    • ACPI - motherboards
    • advanced configuration and power interface
  3. ACT -
  4. ADSL -
    asymmetrical digital subscriber line
  5. AGP -
    accelerated graphics port
  6. AHCI
    Advanced host controller interface
  7. AMD
    advanced micro devices
  8. AP
    Access point
  9. APIPA
    automatic private internet protocol addressing
  10. APM
    advanced power management
  11. ARP
    address resolution protocol
  12. ASR
    automated system recovery
  13. ATA
    advanced technology attachment
  14. ATAPI
    advanced technology attachment packet interface
  15. ATM
    asynchronous transfer mode
  16. ATX
    advanced technology extended
  17. A/V
    Audio Video
  18. BIOS
    basic input/output system
  19. BNC
    Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Naval Connector
  20. BTX
    balanced technology extended
    Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart
  22. CCFL
    Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
  23. CD
    compact disc
  24. CD-ROM
    compact disc-read-only memory
  25. CD-RW
    compact disc-rewritable
  26. CDFS
    compact disc file system
  27. CFS
    Central File System, Common File System, Command File System
  28. CIFS
    Common Internet File System
  29. CMOS
    complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
  30. CNR
    Communications and Networking Riser
  31. COMx
    communication port (x=port number)
  32. CPU
    central processing unit
  33. CRIMM
    Continuity Rambus Inline Memory Mode
  34. CRT
    cathode-ray tube
  35. DAC
    discretionary access control
  36. DB-25
    serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins
  37. DB-9
    9 pin D shell connector
  38. DC
    direct current
  39. DDOS
    distributed denial of service
  40. DDR
    double data-rate
  41. DDR RAM
    double data-rate random access memory
    double data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
  43. DFS
    distributed file system
  44. DHCP
    dynamic host configuration protocol
  45. DIMM
    dual inline memory module
  46. DIN
    Deutsche Industrie Norm
  47. DIP
    dual inline package
  48. DLT
    digital linear tape
  49. DLP
    digital light processing
  50. DMA
    direct memory access
  51. DMZ
    demilitarized zone
  52. DNS
    domain name service or domain name server
  53. DOS
    denial of service
  54. DRAM
    dynamic random access memory
  55. DSL
    digital subscriber line
  56. DVD
    digital video disc or digital versatile disc
  57. DVD-RAM
    digital video disc-random access memory
  58. DVD-ROM
    digital video disc-read only memory
  59. DVD-R
    digital video disc-recordable
  60. DVD-RW
    digital video disc-rewritable
  61. DVI
    digital visual interface
  62. ECC
    error correction code
  63. ECP
    extended capabilities port
  64. EEPROM
    electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
  65. EFS
    encrypting file system
  66. EIDE
    enhanced integrated drive electronics
  67. EMI
    electromagnetic interference
  68. EMP
    electromagnetic pulse
  69. EPROM
    erasable programmable read-only memory
  70. EPP
    enhanced parallel port
  71. ERD
    emergency repair disk
  72. ESD
    electrostatic discharge
  73. EVGA
    extended video graphics adapter/array
  74. EVDO
    evolution data optimized or evolution data only
  75. FAT
    file allocation table
  76. FAT12
    12-bit file allocation table
  77. FAT16
    16-bit file allocation table
  78. FAT32
    32-bit file allocation table
  79. FDD
    floppy disk drive
  80. Fn
    Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
  81. FPM
    fast page-mode
  82. FRU
    field replaceable unit
  83. FSB
    Front Side Bus
  84. FTP
    file transfer protocol
  85. FQDN
    fully qualified domain name
  86. Gb
  87. GB
  88. GDI
    graphics device interface
  89. GHz
  90. GUI
    graphical user interface
  91. GPS
    global positioning system
  92. GSM
    global system for mobile communications
  93. HAL
    hardware abstraction layer
  94. HAV
    Hardware Assisted Virtualization
  95. HCL
    hardware compatibility list
  96. HDD
    hard disk drive
  97. HDMI
    high definition media interface
  98. HPFS
    high performance file system
  99. HTML
    hypertext markup language
  100. HTPC
    Home theater PC
  101. HTTP
    hypertext transfer protocol
  102. HTTPS
    hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
  103. I/O
  104. ICMP
    internet control message protocol
  105. ICR
    intelligent character recognition
  106. IDE
    integrated drive electronics
  107. IDS
    Intrusion Detection System
  108. IEEE
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  109. IIS
    Internet Information Services
  110. IMAP
    internet mail access protocol
  111. IP
    internet protocol
    internet protocol configuration
  113. IPP
    internet printing protocol
  114. IPS
    intrusion prevention system
  115. IPSEC
    internet protocol security
  116. IR
  117. IrDA
    Infrared Data Association
  118. IRQ
    interrupt request
  119. ISA
    industry standard architecture
  120. ISDN
    integrated services digital network
  121. ISO
    Industry Standards Organization
  122. ISP
    internet service provider
  123. JBOD
    just a bunch of disks
  124. Kb
  125. KB
    Kilobyte or knowledge base
  126. LAN
    local area network
  127. LBA
    logical block addressing
  128. LC
    Lucent connector
  129. LCD
    liquid crystal display
  130. LDAP
    lightweight directory access protocol
  131. LED
    light emitting diode
  132. Li-on
  133. LPD/LPR
    line printer daemon / line printer remote
  134. LPT
    line printer terminal
  135. LVD
    low voltage differential
  136. MAC
    media access control / mandatory access control
  137. MAPI
    messaging application programming interface
  138. MAU
    media access unit, media attachment unit
  139. Mb
  140. MB
  141. MBR
    master boot record
  142. MBSA
    Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  143. MCA
    Micro Channel Architecture
  144. MFD
    multi-function device
  145. MFP
    multi-function product
  146. MHz
  147. MicroDIMM
    micro dual inline memory module
  148. MIDI
    musical instrument digital interface
  149. MIME
    multipurpose internet mail extension
  150. MIMO
    Multiple Input Multiple Output
  151. MMC
    Microsoft management console
  152. MMX
    multimedia extensions
  153. MP3
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
  154. MP4
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4
  155. MPEG
    Moving Picture Experts Group
    Microsoft configuration
  157. MSDS
    material safety data sheet
  158. MUI
    multilingual user interface
  159. NAC
    network access control
  160. NAS
    network-attached storage
  161. NAT
    network address translation
  162. NetBIOS
    networked basic input/output system
  163. NetBEUI
    networked basic input/output system extended user interface
  164. NFS
    network file system
  165. NIC
    network interface card
  166. NiCd
    nickel cadmium
  167. NiMH
    nickel metal hydride
  168. NLX
    new low-profile extended
  169. NNTP
    network news transfer protocol
  170. NTFS
    new technology file system
  171. NTLDR
    new technology loader
  172. NTP
    Network Time Protocol
  173. OCR
    optical character recognition
  174. OEM
    original equipment manufacturer
  175. OLED
    Organic Light Emitting Diode
  176. OS
    operating system
  177. OWA
    Outlook Web Access
  178. PAN
    personal area network
  179. PATA
    parallel advanced technology attachment
  180. PC
    personal computer
  181. PCI
    peripheral component interconnect
  182. PCIe
    peripheral component interconnect express
  183. PCIX
    peripheral component interconnect extended
  184. PCL
    printer control language
  185. PCMCIA
    Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
  186. PDA
    personal digital assistant
  187. PGA
    pin grid array
  188. PGA2
    pin grid array 2
  189. PII
    Personally Identifiable Information
  190. PIN
    personal identification number
  191. PKI
    public key infrastructure
  192. PnP
    plug and play
  193. POP3
    post office protocol 3
  194. PoS
    Point of Sale
  195. POST
    power-on self test
  196. POTS
    plain old telephone service
  197. PPP
    point-to-point protocol
  198. PPTP
    point-to-point tunneling protocol
  199. PRI
    primary rate interface
  200. PROM
    programmable read-only memory
  201. PS/2
    personal system/2 connector
  202. PSTN
    public switched telephone network
  203. PSU
    power supply unit
  204. PVC
    permanent virtual circuit
  205. PXE
    preboot execution environment
  206. QoS
    quality of service
  207. RAID
    redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
  208. RAM
    random access memory
  209. RAS
    remote access service
  210. RDRAM
    RAMBUSĀ® dynamic random access memory
  211. RDP
    Remote Desktop Protocol
  212. RF
    radio frequency
  213. RFI
    radio frequency interference
  214. RGB
    red green blue
  215. RIMM
    RAMBUSĀ® inline memory module
  216. RIP
    routing information protocol
  217. RIS
    remote installation service
  218. RISC
    reduced instruction set computer
  219. RJ
    registered jack
  220. RJ-11
    registered jack function 11
  221. RJ-45
    registered jack function 45
  222. RMA
    returned materials authorization
  223. ROM
    read only memory
  224. RS-232 or RS-232C
    recommended standard 232
  225. RTC
    real-time clock
  226. SAN
    storage area network
  227. SAS
    Serial Attached SCSI
  228. SATA
    serial advanced technology attachment
  229. SC
    subscription channel
  230. SCP
    secure copy protection
  231. SCSI
    small computer system interface
  232. SCSI ID
    small computer system interface identifier
  233. SD card
    secure digital card
  234. SDRAM
    synchronous dynamic random access memory
  235. SEC
    single edge connector
  236. SFC
    system file checker
  237. SFF
    Small Form Factor
  238. SGRAM
    synchronous graphics random access memory
  239. SIMM
    single inline memory module
  240. SLI
    scalable link interface or system level integration or scanline interleave mode
  241. S.M.A.R.T.
    self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology
  242. SMB
    server message block or small to midsize business
  243. SMTP
    simple mail transfer protocol
  244. SNMP
    simple network management protocol
  245. SoDIMM
    small outline dual inline memory module
  246. SOHO
    small office/home office
  247. SPx
    service pack (x=pack number)
  248. SPDIF
    Sony-Philips digital interface format
  249. SPGA
    staggered pin grid array
  250. SRAM
    static random access memory
  251. SSH
    secure shell
  252. SSID
    service set identifier
  253. SSL
    secure sockets layer
  254. ST
    straight tip
  255. STP
    shielded twisted pair
  256. SVGA
    super video graphics array
  257. SXGA
    super extended graphics array
  258. TB
  259. TCP
    transmission control protocol
  260. TCP/IP
    transmission control protocol/internet protocol
  261. TDR
    time domain reflectometer
  262. TFTP
    trivial file transfer protocol
  263. TKIP
    Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
  264. TPM
    trusted platform module
  265. TSR
    terminate and stay resident
  266. UAC
    user account control
  267. UART
    universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
  268. UDF
    user defined functions or universal disk format or universal data format
  269. UDMA
    ultra direct memory access
  270. UDP
    user datagram protocol
  271. UNC
    universal naming convention
  272. UPS
    uninterruptible power supply
  273. URL
    uniform resource locator
  274. USB
    universal serial bus
  275. USMT
    user state migration tool
  276. UTP
    unshielded twisted pair
  277. UXGA
    ultra extended graphics array
  278. VESA
    Video Electronics Standards Association
  279. VFAT
    virtual file allocation table
  280. VGA
    video graphics array
  281. VM
    Virtual Machine
  282. VoIP
    voice over internet protocol
  283. VPN
    virtual private network
  284. VRAM
    video random access memory
  285. WAN
    wide area network
  286. WAP
    wireless application protocol
  287. WEP
    wired equivalent privacy
  288. WHRD
    Windows hardware qualified driver
  289. WIFI
    wireless fidelity
  290. WINS
    windows internet name service
  291. WLAN
    wireless local area network
  292. WOL
    wake on LAN
  293. WPA
    wireless protected access
  294. WPS
    WiFi Protected Setup
  295. WUXGA
    wide ultra extended graphics array
  296. XGA
    extended graphics array
  297. ZIF
  298. ZIP
    zigzag inline package
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CompTIA A+ Acronyms.txt
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