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Network

Computers and devices connected together to communicate or share devices

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LAN

Local Area Network Computers and devices connected within a confined space such as an office

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WAN

Wide Area Network Multiple computers connected over larger geographical areas

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VPN

Virtual Private Network Using a Public network to securely Access Private network

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File Server

A computer that processes requests to a server

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Client

Hardware or software that sends requests to a server

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Network Speed

Measured in bits per second (BPS)

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Firewall

Software or hardware that helps screen out hackers and Viruses

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Wireless communication

Uses radio waves to allow devices to exchange data or connect to the internet over short distances

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IP Address

A unique, numerical address assigned to each computer or device on a network Used to locate devices across a network

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Internet

A Global network of networks

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World Wide Web

A collection of web pages you can access through the internet the www is the only part of the internet

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Website

A connected group of web pages

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Web page

one page on a website

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Link or Hyperlink

Word, phrase, or picture that links or connects you to another website or webpage

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HTTP(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)

The programming language of the web

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HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)

The programming language of the web.

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URL

Uniform Resource Locator The address of a website, webpage or file on the web

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Search Engine

A program that searches the web for websites or pages that match keyboard

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Boolean Operations

Help narrow down a search

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Modem

Connects the computer to a phone line

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Browser

Application program that allows you to view information on the web and move from locatino to locations

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ISP

Internet Service Provider A company that provides a connection to the internet for a fee

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Trademark

Protecting a name, symbol, or logo so that others cannot use it without your permission. Identified by the TM symbol (Registering trademark with the proper government)

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Piracy

Making illegal copies of CDs, DVDs, Movies, music, software, etc.

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Plagiarism

copying someone else's work and claiming it as your own or not giving proper credit to the owner

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Software License

A legal contract that defines the ways in which you may use a computer

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Regular Software Licence

Usually allows you to load software on one computer

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Freeware

Free Software you can use, copy, share but not sell or change

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Share ware

Trial software use the software for a trial period and then decide whether to purchase it