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. AT
    Advanced Technology
  20. ATAPI
    Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
  21. ATA
    Advanced Technology Attachment
  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
    • 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


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