CompTIA A+ Acronyms.txt

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

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CompTIA A+ Acronyms.txt
2013-09-13 15:54:14
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