CompTIA Acronyms 220-702.txt

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CompTIA Acronyms 220-702.txt
2010-11-20 23:42:58

A list of the acronyms on the CompTIA 220-702 objectives sheet.
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  1. AC
    alternating current
  2. ACPI
    advanced configuration and power interface
  3. ACT
  4. ADF
    automatic document feeder
  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. BHO
    browser helper object
  17. BIOS
    basic input/output system
  18. BNC
    Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Naval Connector
  19. BTX
    balanced technology extended
  20. CD
    compact disc
  21. CD-ROM
    compact disc-read-only memory
  22. CD-RW
    compact disc-rewritable
  23. CDFS
    compact disc file system
  24. CFS
    Central File System, Common File System, Command File System
  25. CMOS
    complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
  26. COMx
    communication port (x=port number)
  27. CPU
    central processing unit
  28. CRT
    cathode-ray tube
  29. DAC
    discretionary access control
  30. DB-25
    serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins
  31. DB-9
    9 pin D shell connector
  32. DC
    direct current
  33. DDOS
    distributed denial of service
  34. DDR
    double data-rate
  35. DDR RAM
    double data-rate random access memory
    double data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
  37. DFS
    distributed file system
  38. DHCP
    dynamic host configuration protocol
  39. DIMM
    dual inline memory module
  40. DIN
    Deutsche Industrie Norm
  41. DIP
    dual inline package
  42. DLT
    digital linear tape
  43. DLP
    digital light processing
  44. DMA
    direct memory access
  45. DMZ
    demilitarized zone
  46. DNS
    domain name service or domain name server
  47. DOS
    denial of service
  48. DRAM
    dynamic random access memory
  49. DSL
    digital subscriber line
  50. DVD
    digital video disc or digital versatile disc
  51. DVD-RAM
    digital video disc-random access memory
  52. DVD-ROM
    digital video disc-read only memory
  53. DVD-R
    digital video disc-recordable
  54. DVD-RW
    digital video disc-rewritable
  55. DVI
    digital visual interface
  56. ECC
    error correction code
  57. ECP
    extended capabilities port
  58. EEPROM
    electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
  59. EFS
    encrypting file system
  60. EIDE
    enhanced integrated drive electronics
  61. EMI
    electromagnetic interference
  62. EMP
    electromagnetic pulse
  63. EPROM
    erasable programmable read-only memory
  64. EPP
    enhanced parallel port
  65. ERD
    emergency repair disk
  66. ESD
    electrostatic discharge
  67. EVGA
    extended video graphics adapter/array
  68. EVDO
    evolution data optimized or evolution data only
  69. FAT
    file allocation table
  70. FAT12
    12-bit file allocation table
  71. FAT16
    16-bit file allocation table
  72. FAT32
    32-bit file allocation table
  73. FDD
    floppy disk drive
  74. Fn
    Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
  75. FPM
    fast page-mode
  76. FRU
    field replaceable unit
  77. FSB
    Front Side Bus
  78. FTP
    file transfer protocol
  79. FQDN
    fully qualified domain name
  80. Gb
  81. GB
  82. GDI
    graphics device interface
  83. GHz
  84. GUI
    graphical user interface
  85. GPS
    global positioning system
  86. GSM
    global system for mobile communications
  87. HAL
    hardware abstraction layer
  88. HCL
    hardware compatibility list
  89. HDD
    hard disk drive
  90. HDMi
    high definition media interface
  91. HPFS
    high performance file system
  92. HTML
    hypertext markup language
  93. HTTP
    hypertext transfer protocol
  94. HTTPS
    hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
  95. I/O
  96. ICMP
    internet control message protocol
  97. ICR
    intelligent character recognition
  98. IDE
    integrated drive electronics
  99. IDS
    Intrusion Detection System
  100. IEEE
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  101. IIS
    Internet Information Services
  102. IMAP
    internet mail access protocol
  103. IP
    internet protocol
    internet protocol configuration
  105. IPP
    internet printing protocol
  106. IPSEC
    internet protocol security
  107. IPX
    internetwork packet exchange
  108. IPX/SPX
    internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange
  109. IR
  110. IrDA
    Infrared Data Association
  111. IRQ
    interrupt request
  112. ISA
    industry standard architecture
  113. ISDN
    integrated services digital network
  114. ISO
    Industry Standards Organization
  115. ISP
    internet service provider
  116. JBOD
    just a bunch of disks
  117. Kb
  118. KB
    Kilobyte or knowledge base
  119. LAN
    local area network
  120. LBA
    logical block addressing
  121. LC
    Lucent connector
  122. LCD
    liquid crystal display
  123. LDAP
    lightweight directory access protocol
  124. LED
    light emitting diode
  125. Li-on
  126. LPD/LPR
    line printer daemon / line printer remote
  127. LPT
    line printer terminal
  128. LPT1
    line printer terminal 1
  129. LVD
    low voltage differential
  130. MAC
    media access control / mandatory access control
  131. MAPI
    messaging application programming interface
  132. MAU
    media access unit, media attachment unit
  133. Mb
  134. MB
  135. MBR
    master boot record
  136. MBSA
    Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  137. MFD
    multi-function device
  138. MFP
    multi-function product
  139. MHz
  140. MicroDIMM
    micro dual inline memory module
  141. MIDI
    musical instrument digital interface
  142. MIME
    multipurpose internet mail extension
  143. MMC
    Microsoft management console
  144. MMX
    multimedia extensions
  145. MP3
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
  146. MP4
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4
  147. MPEG
    Moving Picture Experts Group
    Microsoft configuration
  149. MSDS
    material safety data sheet
  150. MUI
    multilingual user interface
  151. NAC
    network access control
  152. NAS
    network-attached storage
  153. NAT
    network address translation
  154. NetBIOS
    networked basic input/output system
  155. NetBEUI
    networked basic input/output system extended user interface
  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. ODBC
    open database connectivity
  166. OEM
    original equipment manufacturer
  167. OS
    operating system
  168. PAN
    personal area network
  169. PATA
    parallel advanced technology attachment
  170. PC
    personal computer
  171. PCI
    peripheral component interconnect
  172. PCIe
    peripheral component interconnect express
  173. PCIX
    peripheral component interconnect extended
  174. PCL
    printer control language
  175. PCMCIA
    Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
  176. PDA
    personal digital assistant
  177. PGA
    pin grid array
  178. PGA2
    pin grid array 2
  179. PIN
    personal identification number
  180. PKI
    public key infrastructure
  181. PnP
    plug and play
  182. POP3
    post office protocol 3
  183. POST
    power-on self test
  184. POTS
    plain old telephone service
  185. PPP
    point-to-point protocol
  186. PPTP
    point-to-point tunneling protocol
  187. PRI
    primary rate interface
  188. PROM
    programmable read-only memory
  189. PS/2
    personal system/2 connector
  190. PSTN
    public switched telephone network
  191. PSU
    power supply unit
  192. PVC
    permanent virtual circuit
  193. PXE
    preboot execution environment
  194. QoS
    quality of service
  195. RAID
    redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
  196. RAM
    random access memory
  197. RAS
    remote access service
  198. RDRAM
    RAMBUS� dynamic random access memory
  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 transport 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. UAC
    User Account Control
  254. UART
    universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
  255. UDF
    user defined functions or universal disk format or universal data format
  256. UDMA
    ultra direct memory access
  257. UDP
    user datagram protocol
  258. UNC
    universal naming convention
  259. UPS
    uninterruptible power supply
  260. URL
    uniform resource locator
  261. USB
    universal serial bus
  262. USMT
    user state migration tool
  263. UTP
    unshielded twisted pair
  264. UXGA
    ultra extended graphics array
  265. VESA
    Video Electronics Standards Association
  266. VFAT
    virtual file allocation table
  267. VGA
    video graphics array
  268. VoIP
    voice over internet protocol
  269. VPN
    virtual private network
  270. VRAM
    video random access memory
  271. WAN
    wide area network
  272. WAP
    wireless application protocol
  273. WEP
    wired equivalent privacy
  274. WIFI
    wireless fidelity
  275. WINS
    windows internet name service
  276. WLAN
    wireless local area network
  277. WPA
    wireless protected access
  278. WUXGA
    wide ultra extended graphics array
  279. XGA
    extended graphics array
  280. ZIF
  281. ZIP
    zigzag inline package