CompTIA A+ Acronyms.txt

  1. AC
    alternating current
  2. A
    ampere or amp
  3. ANSI
    American National Standards Institute
  4. AV software
    antivirus software
  5. API call
    application program interface call
  6. ARP
    Address Resolution Protocol
  7. ASCII
    American Standard Code for Information Exchange
  8. ATAPI
    Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
  9. AMR
    audio/modem riser
  10. ASR
    Automated System Recovery
  11. APIPA
    Automatic Private IP Address
  12. BDC
    backup domain controller
  13. CVF
    compressed volume file
  14. DCE
    Data Communications Equipment
  15. DHCP server
    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server
  16. DIMM
    dual inline memory module
  17. DIP switch
    dual inline package switch
  18. DC
    direct current
  19. DPMS
    Display Power Management Signaling
  20. DMA Channel
    direct memory access channel
  21. DNS
    domain name service or domain name system
    Double Data Rate SDRAM
  23. DSL
    Digital Subscriber Line
  24. DTE
    Data Terminal Equipment
  25. BIOS
    basic input/output system
  26. bps
    bits per second
  27. BTX
    Balanced Technology Extended
  28. BEDO
    burst EDO
  29. CAM
    Common Access Method
  30. CL
    CAS Latency
  31. CCITT
    Comite Consultatif International Telegraphique et Telephonique
  32. CDFS
    Compact Disc File System
  33. CDMA
    code-division multiple access
  34. CD-R
  35. CD-RW
  36. CPU
    central processing unit
  37. CHAP
    Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
  38. CHS mode
    cylinder, head, sector mode
  39. CISC
    complex instruction set computing
  40. CMOS
    Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
  41. COAST
    cache on a stick
  42. CNR
    Communication and Networking Riser
  43. CAV
    constant angular velocity
  44. CLV
    constant linear velocity
  45. CRC
    cyclical redundancy check
  46. C-RIMM
    Continuity RIMM
  47. DVD
    digital video disc or digital versatile disc
  48. ECP
    Extended Capabilities Port
  49. EDO
    extended data out
  50. EEPROM
    electrically erasable programmable ROM
  51. EIDE
    Enhanced IDE
  52. EMI
    electromagnetic interference
  53. ESD
    electrostatic discharge
  54. ERD
    Emergency repair disk
  55. EFS
    encrypted file system
  56. EPIC
    explicitly parallel instruction computing
  57. EPP
    enhanced parallel port
  58. LIF socket
    low insertion force socket
  59. LVD
    Low Voltage Differential
  60. MAC address
    Media Access Control address
  61. MBR
    master boot record
  62. MFT
    master file table
  63. MSDS
    material safety data sheet
  64. MHz
  65. MMC
    Microsoft management console
  66. MMX
    Multimedia Extensions
  67. MPEG
    Moving Pictures Experts Group
  68. MDRAM
    MultiBank DRAM
  69. MSAU or MAU
    Multistation Access Unit
  70. NAT
    network address translation
  71. NetBEUI
    NetBIOS Extended User Interface
  72. NetBIOS
    Network Basic Input/Output System
  73. EPROM
    erasable programmable ROM
  74. FAT
    file allocation table
  75. FDDI
    Fiber Distributed Data Interface
  76. FRU
    field replaceable unit
  77. FDD
    floppy disk drive
  78. FPT
    forced perfect terminator
  79. FPM
    fast page mode
  80. FTP
    File Transfer Protocol
  81. FQDN
    fully qualified domain name
  82. GDI
    Graphics Device Interface
  83. GPRS
    General Packet Radio Service
  84. GPF
    General Protection Fault
  85. GHz
  86. GDDR
    graphics DDR (G-DDR), graphics DDR2, graphics DDR3
  87. GSM
    Global Systems for Mobile Communication
  88. HAL
    Hardware Abstraction Layer
  89. HCL
    hardware compatibility list
  90. Hz
  91. hex
    hexadecimal notation
  92. HMA
    high memory area
  93. HVD
    high voltage differential
  94. HTML
    HyperText Markup Language
  95. HTTP
    HyperText Transfer Protocol
  96. HTTPS
    HTTP secure
  97. ICMP
    Internet Control Message Protocol
  98. IDC
    IBM Data Connector
  99. IDE
    Integrated Drive Electronics or Integrated Device Electronics
  100. IFS
    installable file system
  101. IMAP4
    Internet Message Access Protocol version 4
  102. .inf
    information file
  103. IEEE
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  104. ICF
    Internet Connection Firewall
  105. ICS
    Internet Connection Sharing
  106. ISP
    Internet Service Provider
  107. IP
    internet protocol
  108. IPX/SPX
    Internet Packet Exchange / Sequenced Packet Exchange
  109. IRQ line
    Interrupt Request line
  110. ISA slot
    Industry Standard Architecture slot
  111. ISDN
    Integrated Services Digital Network
  112. ITU
    International Telecommunications Union
  113. JPEG
    Joint Photographic Experts Group
  114. LAN
    local area network
  115. LGA
    land grid array
  116. LBA mode
    logical block addressing mode
  117. LUN
    Logical Unit Number
  118. NIC
    network interface card
  119. NOS
    network operating system
  120. NNTP
    network news transfer protocol
  121. NTFS
    NT file system
  122. Ntldr
    NT Loader
  123. ?
  124. OS
    operating system
  125. PCI bus
    Peripheral Component Interconnect bus
  126. PCL
    Printer Control Language
  127. PCMCIA
    Personal Computer Memory Card International Association Card
  128. PDA
    Personal Digital Assistant
  129. P2P network
    peer-to-peer network
  130. PIF
    program information file
  131. PGA
    pin grid array
  132. Ping
    Packet Internet Groper
  133. PIO transfer mode
    Programmed I/O transfer mode
  134. PKI
    public key infrastructure
  135. PnP
    Plug and Play
  136. POP
    Post Office Protocol
  137. POST
    Power-On Self Test
  138. AP
    Access Point
  139. ACPI
    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
  140. ASPI
    Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
  141. ATC
    Advanced Transfer Cache
  142. PPP
    Point-to-Point Protocol
  143. PPPoE
    Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
  144. PDC
    primary domain controller
  145. QIC
    Quarter-Inch Committee or quarter-inch cartridge
  146. QoS
    Quality of Service
  147. RAID
    redundant array of inexpensive disks or redundant array of independent disks
  148. RAM
    random access memory
  149. Ret
    Resolution Enhancement Technology
  150. RISC
    Reduced Instruction Set Computing chips
  151. ROM
    read-only memory
  152. SBAC
    SCSI bus adapter chip
  153. SCAM
    SCSI Configuration AutoMatically
  154. SCSI
    Small Computer System Interface
  155. SAM
    security accounts manager
  156. SATA
    Serial ATA
  157. SFC
    system file checker
  158. SGRAM
    synchronous graphics RAM
  159. STP
    shielded twisted-pair cable
  160. SIMD
    single instruction, multiple data
  161. SE cable
    single-ended cable
  162. SLIP
    Serial Line Internet Protocol
  163. SMTP
    Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  164. SMTP AUTH
    SMTP authentication
  165. SNMP
    Simple Network Management Protocol
  166. SO-DIMM
    small outline DIMM
  167. SSD
    Solid State Device
  168. SO-RIMM
    Small Outline RIMM
  169. SPI
    SCSI Parallel Interface
  170. SSE
    Streaming SIMD Extension
  171. SSL
    secure socket layer
  172. SPGA
    staggered pin grid array
  173. SRAM
    static RAM
  174. SDRAM
    synchronous DRAM
  175. SLDRAM
    SyncLink DRAM
  176. TAPI
    Telephony Application Programming Interface
  177. TCP
    Transmission Control Protocol
  178. TCP/IP
    Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  179. TDMA
    time-division multiple access
  180. TIFF
    Tagged Image File Format
  181. TTL
    time to live
  182. TLS
    Transport Layer Security
  183. TSR
  184. UART
    universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter
  185. UDP
    User Datagram Protocol
  186. UDF file system
    Universal Disk Format file system
  187. UTP cable
    unshielded twisted-pair cable
  188. UMB
    upper memory block
  189. UPS
    uninterruptable power supply
  190. URL
    Uniform Resource Locator
  191. USB port
    universal serial bus port
  192. USMT
    User State Migration Tool
  193. VESA VL
    Video Electronics Standards Association VL
  194. VFAT
    virtual file allocation table
  195. VxD or VDD
    virtual device driver
  196. V
  197. VRM
    voltage regulator module
  198. WAN
    wide area network
  199. W
  200. WDM
    Win32 Driver Model
  201. WEP
    wired equivalent privacy
  202. WFP
    Windows File Protection
  203. WOW
    Win16 on Win32
  204. WINS
    Windows Internet Naming Service
  205. WinSock
    Windows Sockets
  206. WLAN
    Wireless Lan
  207. WPA2
    WiFi Protected Access 2
  208. WRAM
    window RAM
  209. ZIF socket
    zero insertion force socket
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CompTIA A+ Acronyms.txt
The basic acronyms to be know for the A+ Certification Exam.