220-701 Acronyms.txt

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220-701 Acronyms.txt
2010-11-15 09:08:31
Acronyms CompTIA

The acronyms included in the 220-701 and 220-702 exams for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam.
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  1. AC
    alternating current
  2. ACL
    access control list
  3. ACPI
    advanced configuration and power interface
  4. ACT
  5. ADSL
    asymmetrical digital subscriber line
  6. AGP
    accelerated graphics port
  7. AMD
    advanced micro devices
  8. APIPA
    automatic private internet protocol addressing
  9. APM
    advanced power management
  10. ARP
    address resolution protocol
  11. ASR
    automated system recovery
  12. ATA
    advanced technology attachment
  13. ATAPI
    advanced technology attachment packet interface
  14. ATM
    asynchronous transfer mode
  15. ATX
    advanced technology extended
  16. BIOS
    basic input/output system
  17. BNC
    Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Naval Connector
  18. BTX
    balanced technology extended
  19. CD
    compact disc
  20. CD-ROM
    compact disc-read-only memory
  21. CD-RW
    compact disc-rewritable
  22. CDFS
    compact disc file system
  23. CFS
    Central File System, Common File System, Command File System
  24. CMOS
    complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
  25. COMx
    communication port (x=port number)
  26. CPU
    central processing unit
  27. CRT
    cathode-ray tube
  28. DAC
    discretionary access control
  29. DB-25
    serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins
  30. DB-9
    9 pin D shell connector
  31. DC
    direct current
  32. DDOS
    distributed denial of service
  33. DDR
    double data-rate
  34. DDR
    RAM double data-rate random access memory
  35. DDR
    SDRAM double data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
  36. DFS
    distributed file system
  37. DHCP
    dynamic host configuration protocol
  38. DIMM
    dual inline memory module
  39. DIN
    Deutsche Industrie Norm
  40. DIP
    dual inline package
  41. DLT
    digital linear tape
  42. DLP
    digital light processing
  43. DMA
    direct memory access
  44. DMZ
    demilitarized zone
  45. DNS
    domain name service or domain name server
  46. DOS
    denial of service
  47. DRAM
    dynamic random access memory
  48. DSL
    digital subscriber line
  49. DVD
    digital video disc or digital versatile disc
  50. DVD-RAM
    digital video disc-random access memory
  51. DVD-ROM
    digital video disc-read only memory
  52. DVD-R
    digital video disc-recordable
  53. DVD-RW
    digital video disc-rewritable
  54. DVI
    digital visual interface
  55. ECC
    error correction code
  56. ECP
    extended capabilities port
  57. EEPROM
    electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
  58. EFS
    encrypting file system
  59. EIDE
    enhanced integrated drive electronics
  60. EMI
    electromagnetic interference
  61. EMP
    electromagnetic pulse
  62. EPROM
    erasable programmable read-only memory
  63. EPP
    enhanced parallel port
  64. ERD
    emergency repair disk
  65. ESD
    electrostatic discharge
  66. EVGA
    extended video graphics adapter/array
  67. EVDO
    evolution data optimized or evolution data only
  68. FAT
    file allocation table
  69. FAT12
    12-bit file allocation table
  70. FAT16
    16-bit file allocation table
  71. FAT32
    32-bit file allocation table
  72. FDD
    floppy disk drive
  73. Fn
    Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
  74. FPM
    fast page-mode
  75. FRU
    field replaceable unit
  76. FSB
    Front Side Bus
  77. FTP
    file transfer protocol
  78. FQDN
    fully qualified domain name
  79. Gb
  80. GB
  81. GDI
    graphics device interface
  82. GHz
  83. GUI
    graphical user interface
  84. GPS
    global positioning system
  85. GSM
    global system for mobile communications
  86. HAL
    hardware abstraction layer
  87. HCL
    hardware compatibility list
  88. HDD
    hard disk drive
  89. HDMI
    high definition media interface
  90. HPFS
    high performance file system
  91. HTML
    hypertext markup language
  92. HTTP
    hypertext transfer protocol
  93. HTTPS
    hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
  94. I/O
  95. ICMP
    internet control message protocol
  96. ICR
    intelligent character recognition
  97. IDE
    integrated drive electronics
  98. IDS
    Intrusion Detection System
  99. IEEE
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  100. IIS
    Internet Information Services
  101. IMAP
    internet mail access protocol
  102. IP
    internet protocol
    internet protocol configuration
  104. IPP
    internet printing protocol
  105. IPSEC
    internet protocol security
  106. IPX
    internetwork packet exchange
  107. IPX/SPX
    internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange
  108. IR
  109. IrDA
    Infrared Data Association
  110. IRQ
    interrupt request
  111. ISA
    industry standard architecture
  112. ISDN
    integrated services digital network
  113. ISO
    Industry Standards Organization
  114. ISP
    internet service provider
  115. JBOD
    just a bunch of disks
  116. Kb
  117. KB
    Kilobyte or knowledge base
  118. LAN
    local area network
  119. LBA
    logical block addressing
  120. LC
    Lucent connector
  121. LCD
    liquid crystal display
  122. LDAP
    lightweight directory access protocol
  123. LED
    light emitting diode
  124. Li-on
  125. LPD/LPR
    line printer daemon / line printer remote
  126. LPT
    line printer terminal
  127. LVD
    low voltage differential
  128. MAC
    media access control / mandatory access control
  129. MAPI
    messaging application programming interface
  130. MAU
    media access unit, media attachment unit
  131. Mb
  132. MB
  133. MBR
    master boot record
  134. MBSA
    Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  135. MFD
    multi-function device
  136. MFP
    multi-function product
  137. MHz
  138. MicroDIMM
    micro dual inline memory module
  139. MIDI
    musical instrument digital interface
  140. MIME
    multipurpose internet mail extension
  141. MIMO
    Multiple Input Multiple Output
  142. MMC
    Microsoft management console
  143. MMX
    multimedia extensions
  144. MP3
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
  145. MP4
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4
  146. MPEG
    Moving Picture Experts Group
    Microsoft configuration
  148. MSDS
    material safety data sheet
  149. MUI
    multilingual user interface
  150. NAC
    network access control
  151. NAS
    network-attached storage
  152. NAT
    network address translation
  153. NetBIOS
    networked basic input/output system
  154. NetBEUI
    networked basic input/output system extended user interface
  155. NFS
    network file system
  156. NIC
    network interface card
  157. NiCd
    nickel cadmium
  158. NiMH
    nickel metal hydride
  159. NLX
    new low-profile extended
  160. NNTP
    network news transfer protocol
  161. NTFS
    new technology file system
  162. NTLDR
    new technology loader
  163. NTP
    Network Time Protocol
  164. OCR
    optical character recognition
  165. OEM
    original equipment manufacturer
  166. OS
    operating system
  167. PAN
    personal area network
  168. PATA
    parallel advanced technology attachment
  169. PC
    personal computer
  170. PCI
    peripheral component interconnect
  171. PCIe
    peripheral component interconnect express
  172. PCIX
    peripheral component interconnect extended
  173. PCL
    printer control language
  174. PCMCIA
    Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
  175. PDA
    personal digital assistant
  176. PGA
    pin grid array
  177. PGA2
    pin grid array 2
  178. PIN
    personal identification number
  179. PKI
    public key infrastructure
  180. PnP
    plug and play
  181. POP3
    post office protocol 3
  182. POST
    power-on self test
  183. POTS
    plain old telephone service
  184. PPP
    point-to-point protocol
  185. PPTP
    point-to-point tunneling protocol
  186. PRI
    primary rate interface
  187. PROM
    programmable read-only memory
  188. PS/2
    personal system/2 connector
  189. PSTN
    public switched telephone network
  190. PSU
    power supply unit
  191. PVC
    permanent virtual circuit
  192. PXE
    preboot execution environment
  193. QoS
    quality of service
  194. RAID
    redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
  195. RAM
    random access memory
  196. RAS
    remote access service
  197. RDRAM
    RAMBUS� dynamic random access memory
  198. RDP
    Remote Desktop Protocol
  199. RF
    radio frequency
  200. RFI
    radio frequency interference
  201. RGB
    red green blue
  202. RIMM
    RAMBUS� inline memory module
  203. RIP
    routing information protocol
  204. RIS
    remote installation service
  205. RISC
    reduced instruction set computer
  206. RJ
    registered jack
  207. RJ-11
    registered jack function 11
  208. RJ-45
    registered jack function 45
  209. RMA
    returned materials authorization
  210. ROM
    read only memory
  211. RS-232 or RS-232C
    recommended standard 232
  212. RTC
    real-time clock
  213. SAN
    storage area network
  214. SATA
    serial advanced technology attachment
  215. SC
    subscription channel
  216. SCP
    secure copy protection
  217. SCSI
    small computer system interface
  218. SCSI ID
    small computer system interface identifier
  219. SD card
    secure digital card
  220. SDRAM
    synchronous dynamic random access memory
  221. SEC
    single edge connector
  222. SFC
    system file checker
  223. SGRAM
    synchronous graphics random access memory
  224. SIMM
    single inline memory module
  225. SLI
    scalable link interface or system level integration or scanline interleave mode
  226. S.M.A.R.T.
    self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology
  227. SMB
    server message block or small to midsize business
  228. SMTP
    simple mail transfer protocol
  229. SNMP
    simple network management protocol
  230. SoDIMM
    small outline dual inline memory module
  231. SOHO
    small office/home office
  232. SP
    service pack
  233. SP1
    service pack 1
  234. SP2
    service pack 2
  235. SP3
    service pack 3
  236. SP4
    service pack 4
  237. SPDIF
    Sony-Philips digital interface format
  238. SPGA
    staggered pin grid array
  239. SPX
    sequenced package exchange
  240. SRAM
    static random access memory
  241. SSH
    secure shell
  242. SSID
    service set identifier
  243. SSL
    secure sockets layer
  244. ST
    straight tip
  245. STP
    shielded twisted pair
  246. SVGA
    super video graphics array
  247. SXGA
    super extended graphics array
  248. TB
  249. TCP
    transmission control protocol
  250. TCP/IP
    transmission control protocol/internet protocol
  251. TDR
    time domain reflectometer
  252. TFTP
    trivial file transfer protocol
  253. TPM
    trusted platform module
  254. UAC
    user account control
  255. UART
    universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
  256. UDF
    user defined functions or universal disk format or universal data format
  257. UDMA
    ultra direct memory access
  258. UDP
    user datagram protocol
  259. UNC
    universal naming convention
  260. UPS
    uninterruptible power supply
  261. URL
    uniform resource locator
  262. USB
    universal serial bus
  263. USMT
    user state migration tool
  264. UTP
    unshielded twisted pair
  265. UXGA
    ultra extended graphics array
  266. VESA
    Video Electronics Standards Association
  267. VFAT
    virtual file allocation table
  268. VGA
    video graphics array
  269. VoIP
    voice over internet protocol
  270. VPN
    virtual private network
  271. VRAM
    video random access memory
  272. WAN
    wide area network
  273. WAP
    wireless application protocol
  274. WEP
    wired equivalent privacy
  275. WIFI
    wireless fidelity
  276. WINS
    windows internet name service
  277. WLAN
    wireless local area network
  278. WPA
    wireless protected access
  279. WUXGA
    wide ultra extended graphics array
  280. XGA
    extended graphics array
  281. ZIF
  282. ZIP
    zigzag inline package