CompTIA Vocab.txt

  1. AC
    alternating current
  2. ACL
    access control list
  3. ACPI
    advanced configuration 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
  22. CCFL
    Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
  23. CD
    compact disc
  24. CDROM
    compact disc read only memory
  25. CDRW
    compact disc rewritable
  26. CDFS
    compact disc file system
  27. CFS
    Central File System
  28. CIFS
    Common Internet File System
  29. CMOS
    complementary metal oxide semiconductor
  30. CNR
    Communications and Networking Riser
  31. COMx
    communication port (x=port number)
  32. CPU
    central processing unit
  33. CRIMM
    Continuity Rambus Inline Memory Mode
  34. CRT
    cathode ray tube
  35. DAC
    discretionary access control
  36. DB25
    serial communications Dshell connector
  37. DB9
    9 pin D shell connector
  38. DC
    direct current
  39. DDOS
    distributed denial of service
  40. DDR
    double data rate
  41. DDR RAM
    double data rate random access memory
    double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
  43. DFS
    distributed file system
  44. DHCP
    dynamic host configuration protocol
  45. DIMM
    dual inline memory module
  46. DIN
    Deutsche Industrie Norm
  47. DIP
    dual inline package
  48. DLT
    digital linear tape
  49. DLP
    digital light processing
  50. DMA
    direct memory access
  51. DMZ
    demilitarized zone
  52. DNS
    domain name service or domain name server
  53. DOS
    denial of service
  54. DRAM
    dynamic random access memory
  55. DSL
    digital subscriber line
  56. DVD
    digital video disc or digital versatile disc
  57. DVDRAM
    digital video disc random access memory
  58. DVDROM
    digital video disc read only memory
  59. DVDR
    digital video disc
  60. DVDRW
    digital video disc rewritable
  61. DVI
    digital visual interface
  62. ECC
    error correction code
  63. ECP
    extended capabilities port
  64. EEPROM
    electrically erasable programmable read only memory
  65. EFS
    encrypting file system
  66. EIDE
    enhanced integrated drive electronics
  67. EMI
    electromagnetic interference
  68. EMP
    electromagnetic pulse
  69. EPROM
    erasable programmable read only memory
  70. EPP
    enhanced parallel port
  71. ERD
    emergency repair disk
  72. ESD
    electrostatic discharge
  73. EVGA
    extended video graphics adapter/array
  74. EVDO
    evolution data optimized or evolution data only
  75. FAT
    file allocation table
  76. FAT12
    12bit file allocation table
  77. FAT16
    16bit file allocation table
  78. FAT32
    32bit file allocation table
  79. FDD
    floppy disk drive
  80. Fn
    Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
  81. FPM
    fast page mode
  82. FRU
    field replaceable unit
  83. FSB
    Front Side Bus
  84. FTP
    file transfer protocol
  85. FQDN
    fully qualified domain name
  86. Gb
  87. GB
  88. GDI
    graphics device interface
  89. GHz
  90. GUI
    graphical user interface
  91. GPS
    global positioning system
  92. GSM
    global system for mobile communications
  93. HAL
    hardware abstraction layer
  94. HAV
    Hardware Assisted Virtualization
  95. HCL
    hardware compatibility list
  96. HDD
    hard disk drive
  97. HDMI
    high definition media interface
  98. HPFS
    high performance file system
  99. HTML
    hypertext markup language
  100. HTPC
    Home theater PC
  101. HTTP
    hypertext transfer protocol
  102. HTTPS
    hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
  103. I/O
  104. ICMP
    internet control message protocol
  105. ICR
    intelligent character recognition
  106. IDE
    integrated drive electronics
  107. IDS
    Intrusion Detection System
  108. IEEE
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  109. IIS
    Internet Information Services
  110. IMAP
    internet mail access protocol
  111. IP
    internet protocol
    internet protocol configuration
  113. IPP
    internet printing protocol
  114. IPSEC
    internet protocol security
  115. IR
  116. IrDA
    Infrared Data Association
  117. IRQ
    interrupt request
  118. ISA
    industry standard architecture
  119. ISDN
    integrated services digital network
  120. ISO
    Industry Standards Organization
  121. ISP
    internet service provider
  122. JBOD
    just a bunch of disks
  123. Kb
  124. KB
    Kilobyte or knowledge base
  125. LAN
    local area network
  126. LBA
    logical block addressing
  127. LC
    Lucent connector
  128. LCD
    liquid crystal display
  129. LDAP
    lightweight directory access protocol
  130. LED
    light emitting diode
  131. Lion
    lithium ion
  132. LPD/LPR
    line printer daemon / line printer remote
  133. LPT
    line printer terminal
  134. LVD
    low voltage differential
  135. MAC
    media access control / mandatory access control
  136. MAPI
    messaging application programming interface
  137. MAU
    media access unit
  138. Mb
  139. MB
  140. MBR
    master boot record
  141. MBSA
    Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  142. MCA
    Micro Channel Architecture
  143. MFD
    multi function device
  144. MFP
    multi function product
  145. MHz
  146. MicroDIMM
    micro dual inline memory module
  147. MIDI
    musical instrument digital interface
  148. MIME
    multipurpose internet mail extension
  149. MIMO
    Multiple Input Multiple Output
  150. MMC
    Microsoft management console
  151. MMX
    multimedia extensions
  152. MP3
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
  153. MP4
    Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4
  154. MPEG
    Moving Picture Experts Group
    Microsoft configuration
  156. MSDS
    material safety data sheet
  157. MUI
    multilingual user interface
  158. NAC
    network access control
  159. NAS
    network attached storage
  160. NAT
    network address translation
  161. NetBIOS
    networked basic input/output system
  162. NetBEUI
    networked basic input/output system extended user interface
  163. NFS
    network file system
  164. NIC
    network interface card
  165. NiCd
    nickel cadmium
  166. NiMH
    nickel metal hydride
  167. NLX
    new low profile extended
  168. NNTP
    network news transfer protocol
  169. NTFS
    new technology file system
  170. NTLDR
    new technology loader
  171. NTP
    Network Time Protocol
  172. OCR
    optical character recognition
  173. OEM
    original equipment manufacturer
  174. OLED
    Organic Light Emitting Diode
  175. OS
    operating system
  176. PAN
    personal area network
  177. PATA
    parallel advanced technology attachment
  178. PC
    personal computer
  179. PCI
    peripheral component interconnect
  180. PCIe
    peripheral component interconnect express
  181. PCIX
    peripheral component interconnect extended
  182. PCL
    printer control language
  183. PCMCIA
    Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
  184. PDA
    personal digital assistant
  185. PGA
    pin grid array
  186. PGA2
    pin grid array 2
  187. PII
    Personally Identifiable Information
  188. PIN
    personal identification number
  189. PKI
    public key infrastructure
  190. PnP
    plug and play
  191. POP3
    post office protocol 3
  192. PoS
    Point of Sale
  193. POST
  194. POTS
    plain old telephone service
  195. PPP
    point to point protocol
  196. PPTP
    point to point tunneling protocol
  197. PRI
    primary rate interface
  198. PROM
    programmable read
  199. PS/2
    personal system/2 connector
  200. PSTN
    public switched telephone network
  201. PSU
    power supply unit
  202. PVC
    permanent virtual circuit
  203. PXE
    preboot execution environment
  204. QoS
    quality of service
  205. RAID
    redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
  206. RAM
    random access memory
  207. RAS
    remote access service
  208. RDRAM
    RAMBUS dynamic random access memory
  209. RDP
    Remote Desktop Protocol
  210. RF
    radio frequency
  211. RFI
    radio frequency interference
  212. RGB
    red green blue
  213. RIMM
    RAMBUS inline memory module
  214. RIP
    routing information protocol
  215. RIS
    remote installation service
  216. RISC
    reduced instruction set computer
  217. RJ
    registered jack
  218. RJ11
    registered jack function 11
  219. RJ45
    registered jack function 45
  220. RMA
    returned materials authorization
  221. ROM
    read only memory
  222. RS232 or RS232C
    recommended standard 232
  223. RTC
    real time clock
  224. SAN
    storage area network
  225. SAS
    Serial Attached SCSI
  226. SATA
    serial advanced technology attachment
  227. SC
    subscription channel
  228. SCP
    secure copy protection
  229. SCSI
    small computer system interface
  230. SCSI ID
    small computer system interface identifier
  231. SD card
    secure digital card
  232. SDRAM
    synchronous dynamic random access memory
  233. SEC
    single edge connector
  234. SFC
    system file checker
  235. SFF
    Small Form Factor
  236. SGRAM
    synchronous graphics random access memory
  237. SIMM
    single inline memory module
  238. SLI
    scalable link interface or system level integration or scanline interleave mode
  239. S.M.A.R.T.
    self monitoring
  240. SMB
    server message block or small to midsize business
  241. SMTP
    simple mail transfer protocol
  242. SNMP
    simple network management protocol
  243. SoDIMM
    small outline dual inline memory module
  244. SOHO
    small office/home office
  245. SP
    service pack
  246. SP1
    service pack 1
  247. SP2
    service pack 2
  248. SP3
    service pack 3
  249. SP4
    service pack 4
  250. SPDIF
    Sony Philips digital interface format
  251. SPGA
    staggered pin grid array
  252. SRAM
    static random access memory
  253. SSH
    secure shell
  254. SSID
    service set identifier
  255. SSL
    secure sockets layer
  256. ST
    straight tip
  257. STP
    shielded twisted pair
  258. SVGA
    super video graphics array
  259. SXGA
    super extended graphics array
  260. TB
  261. TCP
    transmission control protocol
  262. TCP/IP
    transmission control protocol/internet protocol
  263. TDR
    time domain reflectometer
  264. TFTP
    trivial file transfer protocol
  265. TKIP
    Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
  266. TPM
    trusted platform module
  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. WIFI
    wireless fidelity
  290. WINS
    windows internet name service
  291. WLAN
    wireless local area network
  292. WPA
    wireless protected access
  293. WPS
    WiFi Protected Setup
  294. WUXGA
    wide ultra extended graphics array
  295. XGA
    extended graphics array
  296. ZIF
    zero insertion force
  297. ZIP
    zigzag inline package
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CompTIA Vocab.txt
Terms for the CompTIA Exam