CompTIA Acronyms.txt

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  1. AC
    Alternating Current
  2. ACL
    Access Control List
  3. ACPI
    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
  4. ACT
    Activity
  5. ACK
    Acknowledgement
  6. ACL
    Asynchronous Connectionless
  7. AD
    Active Directory
  8. ADSL
    Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line
  9. AGP
    Accelerated Graphics Port
  10. AM
    Amplitude Modulation
  11. AMI
    Alternate Mark Inversion
  12. AMD
    Advanced Micro Device
  13. AMR
    Audio Modem Riser
  14. API
    Application Program Interface
  15. APIPA
    Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
  16. ARCnet
    Attached Resource Computer Network
  17. ARP
    Address Resolution Protocol
  18. ASR
    Automated System Recovery
  19. ATAPI
    Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
  20. ATA
    Advanced Technology Attachment
  21. AT
    Advanced Technology
  22. ATM
    Asynchronous Transfer Mode
  23. ATX
    Advanced Technology Extended
  24. BDC
    Backup Domain Controller
  25. BERT
    Bit-Error Rate Test
  26. BIOS
    Basic Input/ Output System
  27. BootP
    Boot Protocol /Bootstrap Protocol
  28. BNC
    British Navel Connector or Bayonet Niell-Concelman
  29. BRI
    Basic Rate Interface
  30. BSD
    Berkeley Software Distribution
  31. BTX
    Balanced Technology Extended
  32. CDFS
    CD-ROM File System
  33. CDFS
    Compact Disc File System
  34. CGA
    Color/ Graphics Adapter
  35. CHAP
    Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
  36. CIFI
    Common Internet File System
  37. CMOS
    Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
  38. COM1
    Communication Port 1
  39. CPU
    Central Processing Unit
  40. CRIMM
    Continuity-Rambus Inline Memory Module
  41. CRT
    Cathode-Ray Tube
  42. CSMA / CA
    Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Avoidance
  43. CSMA / CD
    Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection
  44. CSNW
    Client Services for NetWare
  45. CSU
    Channel Service Unit
  46. dB decibels
  47. DB-25
    Serial Communication D-Shell Connector, 25 Pins
  48. DDR
    Double Data-Rate
  49. DC
    Direct Current or Domain Controller
  50. DDR RAM
    Double Data-Rate Random Access Memory
  51. DHCP
    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  52. DFS
    Distributed File System
  53. DDR SDRAM
    Double Data-Rate Symmetric Dynamic Random Access Memory
  54. DIMM
    Dual Inline Memory Module
  55. DIN
    Deutsche Industry Norm
  56. DIP
    Dual Inline Package
  57. DLC
    Data Link Control
  58. DMA
    Direct Memory Access
  59. DB-99
    Pin D-Shell Connector
  60. DOS
    Disk Operating System
  61. DNS
    • Domain Name Service
    • Domain Name Server
    • Domain Name System
  62. DRAM
    Dynamic Random Access Memory
  63. DSU
    Data Service Unit
  64. DSL
    Digital Subscriber Line
  65. DVD
    Digital Video Disc
  66. DVI
    Digital Video Interface
  67. EAP
    Extensible Authentication Protocol
  68. EAPOL
    Extensible Authentication Protocol Over LAN
  69. ECC
    Error Correction Code
  70. ECP
    Extended Capabilities Port
  71. EDO SDRAM
    Extended Data Out Symmetric Dynamic Random Access Memory
  72. EEPROM
    Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
  73. EFS
    Encrypting File System
  74. EIDE
    Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
  75. EGA
    Enhanced Graphics Adapter
  76. EISA
    Extended Industry Standard Architecture
  77. ESD
    Electrostatic Discharge
  78. ERD
    Emergency Repair Disk
  79. ENET
    Ethernet EPP Enhanced Parallel Port
  80. EMI
    Electromagnetic Interference
  81. ESDI
    Enhanced Small Device Interface
  82. EVGA
    Extended Video Graphics Adapter/ Array
  83. FAT 12
    12-Bit File Allocation Table
  84. FAT
    File Allocation Table
  85. EVDO
    Evolution Data Optimized or Evolution Data Only
  86. FAT 16
    16-Bit File Allocation Table
  87. FAT 32
    32-Bit File Allocation Table
  88. FCC
    Federal Communication Commission
  89. FDD
    Floppy Disk Drive
  90. FDDI
    Fiber Distributed Data Interface
  91. FDM
    Frequency Division Multiplexing
  92. FERPA
    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  93. FHSS
    Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
  94. FM
    Frequency Modulation
  95. FPM
    Fast Page-Mode
  96. FPM SDRAM
    Fast Page-Mode Symmetric Dynamic Random Access Memory
  97. FRU
    Field Replaceable Unit
  98. FTP
    File Transfer Protocol
  99. FQDN
    • Fully Qualified Domain Name
    • Fully Qualified Distinguished Name
  100. GB
    Gigabyte
  101. GBIC
    Gigabit Interface Converter
  102. Gbps
    Giga bits per second
  103. GDI
    Graphics Device Interface
  104. GHz
    Gigahertz
  105. GPO
    Group Policy Object
  106. GUI
    Graphical User Interface
  107. GRPS
    General Radio Packet System
  108. GSM
    • Global System Manager
    • Graphic Size Modification
  109. GSNW
    Gateway Services for NetWare
  110. HCL
    Hardware Compatibility List
  111. HDD
    Hard Disk Drive
  112. HDLC
    High-Level Data Link Control
  113. HPFS
    High Performance File System
  114. HDMI
    High Definition Media Interface
  115. HTML
    Hypertext Markup Language
  116. HTTP
    Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  117. HTTPS
    Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer
  118. Hz
    Hertz
  119. IANA
    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
  120. I/O
    Input/ Output
  121. ICA
    Independent Computer Architecture
  122. ICMP
    Internet Control Message Protocol
  123. ICS
    Internet Connection Sharing
  124. IDE
    Integrated Drive Electronics
  125. IEEE
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  126. IGMP
    Internet Group Multicast Protocol
  127. IIS
    Internet Information Server
  128. IKE
    Internet Key Exchange
  129. IMAP
    Internet Mail Access Protocol
  130. IMAP4
    Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4
  131. IP
    Internet Protocol
  132. IPX
    Internetwork Packet Exchange
  133. IPSEC
    Internet Protocol Security
  134. IPv4
    Internet Protocol version 4
  135. IPv6
    Internet Protocol version 6
  136. IPX/SPX
    Internetwork Packet Exchange/ Sequenced Packet Exchange
  137. IR
    Infrared
  138. IRC
    Internet Relay Chat
  139. IrDA
    Infrared Data Association
  140. IRQ
    Interrupt Request
  141. ISA
    Industry Standard Architecture
  142. ISDN
    Integrated Service Digital Network
  143. ISO
    Industry Standards Organization
  144. IT
    Information Technology
  145. KB
    Kilobyte
  146. Kbps
    Kilobits per second
  147. L2F
    Layer 2 Forwarding
  148. L2TP
    Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
  149. LAN
    Local Area Network
  150. LAT
    Local Area Transport
  151. LC
    Local Connector
  152. LCD
    Liquid Crystal Display
  153. LDAP
    Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  154. LED
    Light Emitting Diode
  155. LLC
    Logical Link Control
  156. LPD
    Line Printer Daemon
  157. LPR
    Line Printer Remote
  158. LPT
    Line Printer Terminal
  159. LPT1
    Line Printer Terminal 1
  160. LPX
    Low Profile Extended
  161. LVD
    Low Voltage Differential
  162. MAC
    • Media Access Control
    • Medium Access Control
  163. MAN
    Metropolitan Area Network
  164. MAU
    Multistation Access Unit
  165. Mb
    Megabit
  166. Mbps
    Megabits per second
  167. MB
    Megabyte
  168. MBps
    Megabytes per second
  169. MBR
    Master Boot Record
  170. MCA
    Micro Channel Architecture
  171. MDI
    Media Dependent Interface
  172. MDIX
    Media Dependent Interface Crossover
  173. MHz
    Megahertz
  174. MicroDIMM
    Micro Duel Inline Memory Module
  175. MIDI
    Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  176. MDIX
    Media Dependent Interface Crossover
  177. MIB
    Management Information Base
  178. MLI
    Multiple Link Interface
  179. MMC
    Microsoft Management Console
  180. MMF
    MultiMode Fiber
  181. MMX
    Multimedia Extensions
  182. MP3
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
  183. MPEG
    Moving Picture Experts Group
  184. MSA
    MultiSource Agreements
  185. MSAU
    MultiStation Access Unit
  186. MS-CHAP
    Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
  187. MSDS
    Material Safety Data Sheet
  188. MT-RJ
    Mechanical Transfer-Registered Jack
  189. MUI
    Multilingual User Interface
  190. MX
    Mail Exchanger
  191. NAS
    Network-Attached Storage
  192. NAT
    Network Address Translation
  193. NCP
    NetWare Core Protocol
  194. NetBIOS
    Networked Basic Input/ Output System
  195. NetBEUI
    Networked Basic Input/ Output System Extended User Interface
  196. NFS
    Network File System
  197. NIC
    Network Interface Card
  198. NIS
    Network Information Service
  199. NLI
    Not Logged In or Natural Language Interface
  200. NLM
    NetWare Loadable Module
  201. NLX
    New Low-Profile Extended
  202. nm
    Nanometer
  203. NNTP
    Network News Transfer Protocol
  204. NT
    New Technology
  205. NTFS
    New Technology File System
  206. NTLDR
    New Technology Loader
  207. NTP
    Network Time Protocol
  208. OEM
    Original Equipment Manufacturer
  209. OCx
    Optical Carrier
  210. OS
    Operating System
  211. OSI
    Open Systems Interconnect
  212. OSPF
    Open Shortest Path First
  213. OSR
    Original Equipment Manufacturer Service Release
  214. OTDR
    Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
  215. OU
    Organizational Unit
  216. PAN
    Personal Area Network
  217. PAP
    Password Authentication Protocol
  218. PATA
    Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
  219. PCI
    Peripheral Component Interconnect
  220. PCIX
    Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended
  221. PCL
    Printer Control Language
  222. PCMCIA
    Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
  223. PDC
    Primary Domain Controller
  224. PDA
    Personal Digital Assistant
  225. PEAP
    Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol
  226. PGA
    Pin Grid Array
  227. PGA2
    Pin Grid Array 2 PIN Personal Identification Number
  228. PnP
    Plug And Play
  229. POP
    Post Office Protocol
  230. POP3
    Post Office Protocol 3
  231. POST
    Power-On Self Test
  232. PPP
    Point-To-Point Protocol
  233. PPPoE
    Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
  234. PPTP
    Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol
  235. PRI
    Primary Rate Interface
  236. PROM
    Programmable Read-Only Memory
  237. PS/2
    Personal System/2 Connector
  238. PSTN
    Public Switched Telephone Network
  239. PVC
    Permanent Virtual Circuit or Polyvinyl Chloride
  240. QoS
    Quality of Service
  241. RADIUS
    Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
  242. RAID
    Redundant Array of Independent Discs
  243. RAM
    Random Access Memory
  244. RARP
    Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
  245. RAS
    Remote Access Service
  246. RDP
    Remote Desktop Protocol
  247. RDRAM
    Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
  248. RF
    Radio Frequency
  249. RFI
    Radio Frequency Interface
  250. RG
    Radio Grade
  251. RGB
    Red Green Blue
  252. RIMM
    Rambus Inline Memory Module
  253. RIP
    Routing Information Protocol
  254. RIS
    Remote Installation Service
  255. RISC
    Reduced Instruction Set Computer
  256. RJ
    Registered Jack
  257. RJ-11
    Registered Jack Function 11
  258. RJ-45
    Registered Jack-45
  259. ROM
    Read Only Memory
  260. RS-232
    Recommended Standard 232
  261. RTC
    Real-Time Clock
  262. S / MIME
    Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
  263. SAN
    Storage Area Network
  264. SATA
    Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
  265. SC
    Standard Connector / Subscriber Connector
  266. SCP
    Secure Copy Protocol
  267. SCSI
    Small Computer System Interface
  268. SCSI ID
    Small Computer System Interface Identifier
  269. SD
    Card Secure Digital Card
  270. SDRAM
    Symmetric Dynamic Random Access Memory
  271. SEC
    Single Edge Connector
  272. SFC
    System File Checker
  273. SFF
    Small Form Factor
  274. SFTP
    Secure File Transfer Protocol
  275. SGRAM
    Synchronous Graphics Random Access Memory
  276. SIMM
    Single Inline Memory Module
  277. SLI
    Scalable Link Interface or System Level Integration
  278. SLIP
    Serial Line Internet Protocol
  279. SMB
    Server Message Block
  280. SMF
    Single Mode Fiber
  281. SMS
    Storage Management Services
  282. SMTP
    Simple Mail Transport Protocol
  283. SNMP
    Simple Network Management Protocol
  284. SOA
    Start of Authority
  285. SoDIMM
    Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module
  286. SOHO
    Small Office/ Home Office
  287. SONET
    Synchronous Optical Network
  288. SP
    Service Pack
  289. SPDIF
    Sony-Phillips Digital Interface Format
  290. SPS
    Standby Power Supply
  291. SPGA
    Staggered Pin Grid Array
  292. SPX
    Sequenced Package Exchange
  293. SRAM
    Static Random Access Memory
  294. SSH
    Secure Shell
  295. SSID
    Service Set Identifier
  296. SSL
    Secure Sockets Layer
  297. ST
    Straight Tip
  298. STP
    Shielded Twisted Pair
  299. SVGA
    Super Video Graphics Array
  300. SXGA
    Super Extended Graphic Array
  301. STP
    Shielded Twisted Pair
  302. T1
    T-Carrier Level 1
  303. TA
    Terminal Adaptor
  304. TB
    Terabyte
  305. TCL
    Terminal Control Language
  306. TCP/IP
    Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol
  307. TFTP
    Trivial File Transfer Protocol
  308. TTL
    Time to Live
  309. UART
    Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
  310. UDF
    User Defined Function or Universal Disk Format
  311. UDMA
    Ultra Direct Memory Access
  312. UDP
    User Datagram Protocol
  313. UFS
    Universal File System
  314. UNC
    Universal Naming Convention
  315. UPS
    Uninterrupted Power Supply
  316. URL
    Uniform Resource Locator
  317. USB
    Universal Serial Bus
  318. UTP
    Unshielded Twisted Pair
  319. UXGA
    Ultra Extended Graphics Array
  320. VESA
    Video Electronics Standards Association
  321. VFAT
    Virtual File Allocation Table
  322. VGA
    Video Graphics Array
  323. VLAN
    Virtual Local Area Network
  324. VoIP
    Voice over Internet Protocol
  325. VPN
    Virtual Private Network
  326. VRAM
    Video Random Access Memory
  327. WAN
    Wide Area Network
  328. WAP
    Wireless Application Protocol
  329. WEP
    Wired Equivalent Privacy
  330. WIFI
    Wireless Fidelity
  331. WINS
    Windows Internet Name Service
  332. WLAN
    Wireless Local Area Network
  333. WPA
    Wireless Protected Access
  334. WUXGA
    Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array
  335. XGA
    Extended Graphics Array
  336. XML
    Extensible Markup Language
  337. ZIF
    Zero-Insertion-Force
  338. Zeroconf
    Zero Configuration
  339. ZIP
    Zigzag Inline Package
  340. CAT-1
    Analog Phone Line
  341. CAT-2
    4MHz or 4 Mbps Bandwidth
  342. CAT-3
    16MHz or 16 Mbps Bandwidth
  343. CAT-4
    20MHz or 20 Mbps Bandwidth
  344. CAT-5
    100MHz or 100 Mbps Bandwidth
  345. CAT-5e
    100MHz or 1000 Mbps Bandwidth
  346. CAT-6
    200-250 MHz or 10,000 Mbps Bandwidth
  347. IEEE 802.3
    CSMA/CD or Ethernet Standard
  348. IEEE 802.5
    Token ring standard
  349. IEEE 802.11
    Wireless Networking Standard
  350. IEEE 802.1x
    Port-Based Access Control (Wireless security standards)
  351. IEEE 802.2
    LLC or Logical Link Control
  352. IEEE 802.16
    Called WiMax
  353. FCS
    Frame Check Sequence (Ethernet version of CRC- Cyclic Redundancy Check)
  354. TIA/EIA
    Telecommunications Industry Association / Electronics Industries Alliance
  355. SCO
    Synchronous Connection-Oriented
  356. DECT
    Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications standard
  357. SWAP
    Shared Wireless Access Protocol
  358. FHSS
    Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
  359. DSSS
    Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum
  360. RTS/CTS
    Request to Send / Clear to Send
  361. EAP-TLS
    Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Level Security
  362. EIA/TIA 569
    Standards for Cable Installation, Pathways and Equipment Rooms
  363. EIA/TIA 606
    Standard for Labeling and Documentation of Patch Panels, Cables and Outlets
  364. 5-4-3 Rule
    • 5 Segments
    • 4 Repeaters
    • 3 Populated Segments
    • No two nodes may be separated by more than any of these

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