CompTIA A+ 220-802 Acronyms

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AC

alternating current

2

ACL

access control list

3

ACPI

advanced configuration power interface

4

ACT

activity

5

ADSL

asymmetrical digital subscriber line

6

AGP

accelerated graphics port

7

AMD

advanced micro devices

8

APIPA

automatic private internet protocol addressing

9

APM

advanced power management

10

ARP

address resolution protocol

11

ASR

automated system recovery

12

ATA

advanced technology attachment

13

ATAPI

advanced technology attachment packet interface

14

ATM

asynchronous transfer mode

15

ATX

advanced technology extended

16

A/V

Audio Video

17

BIOS

basic input/output system

18

BNC

Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Naval Connector

19

BTX

balanced technology extended

20

CAPTCHA

Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart

21

CCFL

Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp

22

CD

compact disc

23

CD-ROM

compact disc-read-only memory

24

CD-RW

compact disc-rewritable

25

CDFS

compact disc file system

26

CFS

Central File System, Common File System, Command File System

27

CMOS

complementary metal-oxide semiconductor

28

CNR

Communications and Networking Riser

29

COMx

communication port (x=port number)

30

CPU

central processing unit

31

CRIMM

Continuity Rambus Inline Memory Mode

32

CRT

cathode-ray tube

33

DAC

discretionary access control

34

DB-25

serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins

35

DB-9

9 pin D shell connector

36

DC

direct current

37

DDOS

distributed denial of service

38

DDR

double data-rate

39

DDR RAM

double data-rate random access memory

40

DDR SDRAM

double data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory

41

DFS

distributed file system

42

DHCP

dynamic host configuration protocol

43

DIMM

dual inline memory module

44

DIN

Deutsche Industrie Norm

45

DIP

dual inline package

46

DLT

digital linear tape

47

DLP

digital light processing

48

DMA

direct memory access

49

DMZ

demilitarized zone

50

DNS

domain name service or domain name server

51

DOS

denial of service

52

DRAM

dynamic random access memory

53

DSL

digital subscriber line

54

DVD

digital video disc or digital versatile disc

55

DVD-RAM

digital video disc-random access memory

56

DVD-ROM

digital video disc-read only memory

57

DVD-R

digital video disc-recordable

58

DVD-RW

digital video disc-rewritable

59

DVI

digital visual interface

60

ECC

error correction code

61

ECP

extended capabilities port

62

EEPROM

electrically erasable programmable read-only memory

63

EFS

encrypting file system

64

EIDE

enhanced integrated drive electronics

65

EMI

electromagnetic interference

66

EMP

electromagnetic pulse

67

EPROM

erasable programmable read-only memory

68

EPP

enhanced parallel port

69

ERD

emergency repair disk

70

ESD

electrostatic discharge

71

EVGA

extended video graphics adapter/array

72

EVDO

evolution data optimized or evolution data only

73

FAT

file allocation table

74

FAT12

12-bit file allocation table

75

FAT16

16-bit file allocation table

76

FAT32

32-bit file allocation table

77

FDD

floppy disk drive

78

Fn

Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)

79

FPM

fast page-mode

80

FRU

field replaceable unit

81

FSB

Front Side Bus

82

FTP

file transfer protocol

83

FQDN

fully qualified domain name

84

Gb

gigabit

85

GB

gigabyte

86

GDI

graphics device interface

87

GHz

gigahertz

88

GUI

graphical user interface

89

GPS

global positioning system

90

GSM

global system for mobile communications

91

HAL

hardware abstraction layer

92

HAV

Hardware Assisted Virtualization

93

HCL

hardware compatibility list

94

HDD

hard disk drive

95

HDMI

high definition media interface

96

HPFS

high performance file system

97

HTML

hypertext markup language

98

HTPC

Home Theater PC

99

HTTP

hypertext transfer protocol

100

HTTPS

hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer

101

I/O

input/output

102

ICMP

internet control message protocol

103

ICR

intelligent character recognition

104

IDE

integrated drive electronics

105

IDS

Intrusion Detection System

106

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

107

IIS

Internet Information Services

108

IMAP

internet mail access protocol

109

IP

internet protocol

110

IPCONFIG

internet protocol configuration

111

IPP

internet printing protocol

112

IPSEC

internet protocol security

113

IR

infrared

114

IrDA

Infrared Data Association

115

IRQ

interrupt request

116

ISA

industry standard architecture

117

ISDN

integrated services digital network

118

ISO

Industry Standards Organization

119

ISP

internet service provider

120

JBOD

just a bunch of disks

121

Kb

kilobit

122

KB

Kilobyte or knowledge base

123

LAN

local area network

124

LBA

logical block addressing

125

LC

Lucent connector

126

LCD

liquid crystal display

127

LDAP

lightweight directory access protocol

128

LED

light emitting diode

129

Li-on

lithium-ion

130

LPD/LPR

line printer daemon / line printer remote

131

LPT

line printer terminal

132

LVD

low voltage differential

133

MAC

media access control / mandatory access control

134

MAPI

messaging application programming interface

135

MAU

media access unit, media attachment unit

136

Mb

megabit

137

MB

megabyte

138

MBR

master boot record

139

MBSA

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

140

MFD

multi-function device

141

MHz

megahertz

142

MicroDIMM

micro dual inline memory module

143

MIDI

musical instrument digital interface

144

MIME

multipurpose internet mail extension

145

MIMO

Multiple Input Multiple Output

146

MMC

Microsoft management console

147

MMX

multimedia extensions

148

MP3

Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio

149

MP4

Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4

150

MPEG

Moving Picture Experts Group

151

MSCONFIG

Microsoft configuration

152

MSDS

material safety data sheet

153

MUI

multilingual user interface

154

NAC

network access control

155

NAS

network-attached storage

156

NAT

network address translation

157

NetBIOS

networked basic input/output system

158

NetBEUI

networked basic input/output system extended user interface

159

NFS

network file system

160

NIC

network interface card

161

NiCd

nickel cadmium

162

NiMH

nickel metal hydride

163

NLX

new low-profile extended

164

NNTP

network news transfer protocol

165

NTFS

new technology file system

166

NTLDR

new technology loader

167

NTP

Network Time Protocol

168

OCR

optical character recognition

169

OEM

original equipment manufacturer

170

OLED

Organic Light Emitting Diode

171

OS

operating system

172

PAN

personal area network

173

PATA

parallel advanced technology attachment

174

PC

personal computer

175

PCI

peripheral component interconnect

176

PCIe

peripheral component interconnect express

177

PCIX

peripheral component interconnect extended

178

PCL

printer control language

179

PCMCIA

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

180

PDA

personal digital assistant

181

PGA

pin grid array

182

PGA2

pin grid array 2

183

PII

Personally Identifiable Information

184

PIN

personal identification number

185

PKI

public key infrastructure

186

PnP

plug and play

187

PoE

Power over Ethernet

188

POP3

post office protocol 3

189

PoS

Point of Sale

190

POST

power-on self test

191

POTS

plain old telephone service

192

PPP

point-to-point protocol

193

PPTP

point-to-point tunneling protocol

194

PRI

primary rate interface

195

PROM

programmable read-only memory

196

PS/2

personal system/2 connector

197

PSTN

public switched telephone network

198

PSU

power supply unit

199

PVC

permanent virtual circuit

200

PXE

preboot execution environment

201

QoS

quality of service

202

RAID

redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs

203

RAM

random access memory

204

RAS

remote access service

205

RDRAM

RAMBUS® dynamic random access memory

206

RDP

Remote Desktop Protocol

207

RF

radio frequency

208

RFI

radio frequency interference

209

RGB

red green blue

210

RIMM

RAMBUS® inline memory module

211

RIP

routing information protocol

212

RIS

remote installation service

213

RISC

reduced instruction set computer

214

RJ

registered jack

215

RJ-11

registered jack function 11

216

RJ-45

registered jack function 45

217

RMA

returned materials authorization

218

ROM

read only memory

219

RS-232 or RS-232C

recommended standard 232

220

RTC

real-time clock

221

SAN

storage area network

222

SAS

Serial Attached SCSI

223

SATA

serial advanced technology attachment

224

SC

subscription channel

225

SCP

secure copy protection

226

SCSI

small computer system interface

227

SCSI ID

small computer system interface identifier

228

SD card

secure digital card

229

SDRAM

synchronous dynamic random access memory

230

SEC

single edge connector

231

SFC

system file checker

232

SFF

Small Form Factor

233

SGRAM

synchronous graphics random access memory

234

SIMM

single inline memory module

235

SLI

scalable link interface

236

S.M.A.R.T.

self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology

237

SMB

server message block or small to midsize business

238

SMTP

simple mail transfer protocol

239

SNMP

simple network management protocol

240

SoDIMM

small outline dual inline memory module

241

SOHO

small office/home office

242

SP

service pack

243

SP1

service pack 1

244

SP2

service pack 2

245

SP3

service pack 3

246

SP4

service pack 4

247

SPDIF

Sony-Philips digital interface format

248

SPGA

staggered pin grid array

249

SRAM

static random access memory

250

SSH

secure shell

251

SSID

service set identifier

252

SSL

secure sockets layer

253

ST

straight tip

254

STP

shielded twisted pair

255

SVGA

super video graphics array

256

SXGA

super extended graphics array

257

TB

terabyte

258

TCP

transmission control protocol

259

TCP/IP

transmission control protocol/internet protocol

260

TDR

time domain reflectometer

261

TFTP

trivial file transfer protocol

262

TKIP

Temporal Key Integrity Protocol

263

TPM

trusted platform module

264

TSR

Terminate and stay resident

265

UAC

user account control

266

UART

universal asynchronous receiver transmitter

267

UDMA

ultra direct memory access

268

UDP

user datagram protocol

269

UNC

universal naming convention

270

UPS

uninterruptible power supply

271

URL

uniform resource locator

272

USB

universal serial bus

273

USMT

user state migration tool

274

UTP

unshielded twisted pair

275

UXGA

ultra extended graphics array

276

VESA

Video Electronics Standards Association

277

VFAT

virtual file allocation table

278

VGA

video graphics array

279

VM

Virtual Machine

280

VoIP

voice over internet protocol

281

VPN

virtual private network

282

VRAM

video random access memory

283

WAN

wide area network

284

WAP

wireless application protocol

285

WEP

wired equivalent privacy

286

SP2

service pack 2

287

SP3

service pack 3

288

SP4

service pack 4

289

SPDIF

Sony-Philips digital interface format

290

SPGA

staggered pin grid array

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 graphics array

299

TB

terabyte

300

TCP

transmission control protocol

301

TCP/IP

transmission control protocol/internet protocol

302

TDR

time domain reflectometer

303

TFTP

trivial file transfer protocol

304

TKIP

Temporal Key Integrity Protocol

305

TPM

trusted platform module

306

TSR

Terminate and stay resident

307

UAC

user account control

308

UART

universal asynchronous receiver transmitter

309

UDMA

ultra direct memory access

310

UDP

user datagram protocol

311

UNC

universal naming convention

312

UPS

uninterruptible power supply

313

URL

uniform resource locator

314

USB

universal serial bus

315

USMT

user state migration tool

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

VM

Virtual Machine

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

SP2

service pack 2

329

SP3

service pack 3

330

SP4

service pack 4

331

SPDIF

Sony-Philips digital interface format

332

SPGA

staggered pin grid array

333

SRAM

static random access memory

334

SSH

secure shell

335

SSID

service set identifier

336

SSL

secure sockets layer

337

ST

straight tip

338

STP

shielded twisted pair

339

SVGA

super video graphics array

340

SXGA

super extended graphics array

341

TB

terabyte

342

TCP

transmission control protocol

343

TCP/IP

transmission control protocol/internet protocol

344

TDR

time domain reflectometer

345

TFTP

trivial file transfer protocol

346

TKIP

Temporal Key Integrity Protocol

347

TPM

trusted platform module

348

TSR

Terminate and stay resident

349

UAC

user account control

350

UART

universal asynchronous receiver transmitter

351

UDMA

ultra direct memory access

352

UDP

user datagram protocol

353

UNC

universal naming convention

354

UPS

uninterruptible power supply

355

URL

uniform resource locator

356

USB

universal serial bus

357

USMT

user state migration tool

358

UTP

unshielded twisted pair

359

UXGA

ultra extended graphics array

360

VESA

Video Electronics Standards Association

361

VFAT

virtual file allocation table

362

VGA

video graphics array

363

VM

Virtual Machine

364

VoIP

voice over internet protocol

365

VPN

virtual private network

366

VRAM

video random access memory

367

WAN

wide area network

368

WAP

wireless application protocol

369

WEP

wired equivalent privacy