Computer Repair & IT Support Acronym Definition List.

Compute Repair & Tech Support Acronyms
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Acronym Meaning
A/V Audio Video
AC alternating current
ACL Access control list
ACPI advanced configuration and power interface
ACT activity
ADC Analog-to-Digital Converter
ADF Automatic Document Feeder
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ADSL asymmetrical digital subscriber line
AGP accelerated graphics port
AHCI Advanced host controller interface
AIFF Audio Interchange File Format
AIX Advanced Interactive Executive
ALU Arithmetic Logic Unit
AMD advanced micro devices
AMR audio modem riser
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AP Access Point
API Application Program Interface
APIPA automatic private internet protocol addressing
APM Advanced power management
APU Accelerated Processing Unit
ARP address resolution protocol
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASP Active Server Page or Application Service Provider
ASR automated system recovery
AT advanced technology
ATA advanced technology attachment
ATAPI advanced technology attachment packet interface
ATM asynchronous transfer mode
ATX advanced technology extended
AUP Acceptable Use Policy
Bash Bourne-Again Shell
BASIC Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
Bcc Blind Carbon Copy
BIOS basic input/output system
Blob Binary Large Object
BMP Bitmap
BNC Bayonet Neill Concelman or British navel connector
BRI basic rate interface
BSOD Blue Screen of Death
BTX balanced technology extended
CAD Computer-Aided Design
CAPTCHA completely automated public turing test to tell computers and humans apart
Cc Carbon Copy
CCD Charged Coupled Device
CCFL cold cathode fluorescent lamp
CD compact disc
CD-R Compact Disc Recordable
CD-ROM compact disc read only memory
CD-RW RW  compact disc rewritable
CDFS compact disc file system
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
CDN Content Delivery Network
CFS central file system, common file system, cammand file system
CGA color/graphics adapter
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CIFS common Internet file system
CISC Complex Instruction Set Computing
CLOB Character Large Object
CMOS complementary metal oxide semiconductor
CMS Content Management System
CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
CNR communications and network riser
COMx communication port (x = port number)
CPA Cost Per Action
CPC Cost Per Click
CPL Cost Per Lead
CPM Cost Per 1,000 Impressions
CPS Classroom Performance System
CPU central processing unit
CRIMM  continuity rambus inline memory module
CRM Customer Relationship Management
CRT cathode ray tube
CSS Cascading Style Sheet
CTP Composite Theoretical Performance
CTR Click-Through Rate
DAC discretionary access control
DAW Digital Audio Workstation
DB-25 serial communications D shell connector, 25 pins
DB-9 9 pin D shell connector
DBMS Database Management System
DC direct current
DCIM Digital Camera IMages
DDL Data Definition Language
DDOS distributed denial of service
DDR double data rate
DDR RAM double data rate random access memory
DDR SDRAM double data rate symmetric dynamic random access memory
DDR2 Double Data Rate 2
DDR3 Double Data Rate Type 3
DFS distributed file system
DHCP dynamic host configuration protocol
DIMM Dual In-Line Memory Module
DIMM dual inline memory module
DIN Deutsche Industrie Norm
DIP dual inline package
DLC Downloadable Content
DLL Dynamic Link Library
DLP digital light processing
DLT digital linear tape
DMA direct memory access
DMZ demilitarized zone
DNS Domain Name System
DNS domain name service or domain name server
DOS Disk Operating System
DOS disk operating system or denial of service
DPI Dots Per Inch
DRAM dynamic random access memory
DRM Digital Rights Management
DSL digital subscriber line
DSLAM Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
DTD Document Type Definition
DV Digital Video
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
DVD digital video disc
DVD-R digital video disc recordable
DVD-RAM digital versatile disc random access memory
DVD-ROM digital video disc read only memory
DVD-RW digital video disc rewritable
DVD+R Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD+RW Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
DVI Digital Video Interface
DVI digital visual interface
DVR Digital Video Recorder
ECC error correction code
ECP extended capabilities port
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDO SDRAM extended data out symmetric dynamic random access memory
EEPROM electrically erasable programmable read
EFS encrypting file system
EGA enhanced graphics adapter
EIDE enhanced integrated drive electronics
EISA extended industry standard architecture
EMI electromagnetic interference
EMP electromagnetic pulse
ENET Ethernet EPP enhanced parallel port
EPS Encapsulated PostScript
ERD emergency repair disk
ESD electrostatic discharge
ESDI enhanced small device interface
EUP Enterprise Unified Process
EVDO evolution data optimized or evolution data only
EVGA extended video graphics adapter/array
EXIF Exchangeable Image File Format
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAT file allocation table
FAT12 12 bit file allocation table
FAT16 16 bit file allocation table
FAT32 32 bit file allocation table
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FDD floppy disk drive
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FIFO First In, First Out
FILO First In, Last Out
FiOS Fiber Optic Service
FLOPS Floating Point Operations Per Second
Fn Function (referring to the function key on a keyboard)
FPM fast page
FPS Frames Per Second
FPU Floating Point Unit
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
FRU field replaceable unit
FSB front side bus
FTP file transfer protocol
GB gigabyte
Gbps Gigabits Per Second
GDI graphics device interface
GHz gigahertz
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GPIO General Purpose Input/Output
GPS global positioning system
GPU Graphics Processing Unit
GRPS general radio packet system
GSM global system manager or graphic size modification or graphics screen manager
GUI graphical user interface
GUID Globally Unique Identifier
HAL hardware abstraction layer
HAV hardware assisted virtualization
HCL hardware compatibility list
HDD hard disk drive
HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDMi high definition media interface
HDTV High Definition Televsion
HDV High-Definition Video
HFS Hierarchical File System
HPFS high performance file system
HSF Heat Sink and Fan
HTML Hyper-Text Markup Language
HTML hypertext markup language
HTPC home theatre PC
HTTP hypertext transfer protocol
HTTPS HyperText Transport Protocol Secure
HTTPS hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
I/O input/output
ICANN Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers
ICF Internet Connection Firewall
ICMP internet control message protocol
ICR intellegent character recognition
ICS internet connection sharing
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
IDE  integrated drive electronics
IDS intrusion detection system
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGP Integrated Graphics Processor
IIS Internet Information Services
IIS internet information server
IM Instant Message
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
IMAP internet mail access protocol
InterNIC Internet Network Information Center
IP internet protocol
IPCONFIG internet protocol configuration
IPP Internet printing protocol
IPS Intrusion Prevention System
IPSEC internet protocol security
IPX internetwork packet exchange
IPX/SPX internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange
IR infrared
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IrDA Infrared Data Association
IRQ interrupt request
ISA industry standard architecture
iSCSI Internet Small Computer Systems Interface
ISDN integrated services digital network
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISO Industry Standards Organization
ISP internet service provider
IT Information Technology
IVR Interactive Voice Response
JBOD just a buch of disks
JFS Journaled File System
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
JRE Java Runtime Environment
JSF JavaServer Faces
JSON JavaScript Object Notation
JSP Java Server Page
Kb kilobit
KB kilobyte or knowledge base
Kbps Kilobits Per Second
KDE K Desktop Environment
KVM Switch Keyboard, Video, and Mouse Switch
LAMP Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
LAN local area network
LAT local area transport
LBA logical block addressing
LC lucent connector
LCD liquid crystal display
LDAP lightweight directory access protocol
LED Light-Emitting Diode
LED light emitting diode
Li-on lithium-ion
LIFO Last In, First Out
LPD/LPR line printer daemon / line printer remote
LPI Lines Per Inch
LPT line printer terminal
LPT1 line printer terminal 1
LPX low profile extended
LTE Long Term Evolution
LUN Logical Unit Number
LVD low voltage differential
MAC media access control
MAC Address Media Access Control Address
MAMP Mac OS X, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
MAN metropolitan area network
MANET Mobile Ad Hoc Network
MAPI messaging application programming interface
MAU media access unit, media attachment unit
Mb megabit
Mbps Megabits Per Second
MBR master boot record
MBSA Microsoft baseline security analyzer
MCA micro channel architecture
MDI Medium Dependent Interface
MFD multi-function device
MFP multi-function product
MHz megahertz
MicroDIMM micro dual inline memory module
MIDI musical instrument digital interface
MIME multipurpose Internet mail extension
MIMO multiple input multiple output
MIPS Million Instructions Per Second
MIS Management Information System
MLI multiple link interface
MMC Microsoft management console
MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
MMX multimedia extensions
MP3 MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
MP3 Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
MP4 moving picture experts group layer 4
MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group
MSCONFIG Microsoft configuration
MSDS material safety data sheet
MTU Maximum Transmission Unit
MUI multilingual user interface
NAC network access control
NAS network attached storage
NAT network address translation
NetBEUI networked basic input/output system extended user interface
NetBIOS Network Basic Input/Output System
NetBIOS networked basic input/output system
NFS network file system
NIC network interface card
NiCd nickel cadmium
NiMH nickel metal hydride
NLI not logged in or natural language interface
NLX new low profile extended
NNTP network news transfer protocol
NOC Network Operations Center
NSP Network Service Provider
NTFS new technology file system
NTLDR new technology loader
NTP network time protocol
NUI Natural User Interface
NVRAM Non-Volatile Random Access Memory
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OCR optical character recognition
ODBC Open Database Connectivity
OEM original equipment manufacturer
OLAP Online Analytical Processing
OLE Object Linking and Embedding
OLED organic light emitting diod
OOP Object-Oriented Programming
OS operating system
OSD On Screen Display
OSPF Open Shortest Path First
OSR original equipment manufacturer service release
OU organizational unit
P2P Peer To Peer
PAN personal area network
PATA parallel advanced technology attachment
PC personal computer
PCB Printed Circuit Board
PCI peripheral component interconnect
PCIe peripheral ocmponent interconnect express
PCIX peripheral component interconnect extended
PCL printer control language
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDA personal digital assistant
PDF Portable Document Format
PGA pin grid array
PGA2 pin grid array 2 PIN personal identification number
PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
PIM Personal Information Manager
PMU Power Management Unit
PNG Portable Network Graphic
PnP plug and play
PON Passive Optical Network
POP post office protocol
POP3 post office protocol 3
PoS point of sale
POST power on self test
POTS plain old telephone service
PPC Pay Per Click
PPGA Plastic Pin Grid Array
PPI Pixels Per Inch
PPL Pay Per Lead
PPM Pages Per Minute
PPP point to point protocol
PPPoE Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PPS Pay Per Sale
PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PPTP point to point tunneling protocol
PRAM Parameter Random Access Memory
PRI primary rate interface
PROM Programmable Read-Only Memory
PROM programmable read only memory
PS/2 Personal System/2
PS/2 personal system/2 connector
PSTN public switched telephone network
PSU power supply unit
PUM Potentially Unwanted Modification
PUP Potentially Unwanted Program
PVC permanent virtual circuit
PXE preboot execution environment
QBE Query By Example
QoS quality of service
RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RAID redundant array of independent discs
RAM random access memory
RAMBUS trademarked term
RAS remote access service
RDF Resource Description Framework
RDP remote desktop protocol
RDRAM rambus dynamic random access memory
RF radio frequency
RFID Radio-Frequency Identification
RGB red green blue
RIMM rambus inline memory module
RIP routing information protocol
RIS remote installation service
RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computing
RISC reduced instruction set computer
RJ registered jack
RJ-11 registered jack function 11
RJ-45 registered jack function 45
RMA returned materials authorization
ROM Read-Only Memory
ROM read only memory
RPC Remote Procedure Call
RPM Revenue Per 1,000 Impressions
RS-232 or RS-232C recommended standard 232
RSS RDF Site Summary
RTC real time clock
RTE Runtime Environment
RTF Rich Text Format
RUP Rational Unified Process
S.M.A.R.T self monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology
SaaS Software as a Service
SAN storage area network
SAS serial attached SCSI
SATA serial advanced technology attachment
SC subscription channel
SCP secure copy protection
SCSI small computer system interface
SCSI ID small computer system interface identifier
SD Secure Digital
SD card card secure digital card
SDK Software Development Kit
SDLC System Development Lifecycle
SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDRAM symmetric dynamic random access memory
SDSL Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line
SEC single edge connector
SEO Search Engine Optimization
SERP Search Engine Results Page
SFC system file checker
SFF small form factor
SGRAM synchronous graphics random access memory
SIMM Single In-Line Memory Module
SIMM single inline memory module
SIP Session Initiation Protocol
SKU Stock Keeping Unit
SLA Software License or Service Level Agreement
SLI Scalable Link Interface
SLI scalable link interface or system level integration or scanline interleave mode
SMART Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology
SMB server message block
SMM Social Media Marketing
SMS Short Message Service
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SMTP simple mail transport protocol
SNMP simple network management protocol
SO-DIMM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module
SOA Service Oriented Architecture
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SoDIMM small outline dual inline memory module
SOHO small office/home office
SP service pack
SP1 service pack 1
SP2 service pack 2
SP3 service pack 3
SP4 service pack 4
SPDIF Sony Philips digital interface format
SPGA staggered pin grid array
SPX sequenced package exchange
SQL Structured Query Language
SRAM static random access memory
sRGB Standard Red Green Blue
SSD Solid State Drive
SSH secure shell
SSID service set identifier
SSL secure sockets layer
ST straight tip
STP shielded twisted pair
SVGA super video graphics array
SXGA super extended graphic array
TB terabyte
TCP transmission control protocol
TCP/IP transmission control protocol/internet protocol
TDR time domain reflectometer
TFT Thin-Film Transistor
TFTP trivial file transfer protocol
TIFF Tagged Image File Format
TTL Time To Live
TWAIN Toolkit Without An Informative Name
UAC user account control
UART universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
UAT User Acceptance Testing
UDDI Universal Description Discovery and Integration
UDF user defined functions or universal disk format or universal data format
UDMA ultra direct memory access
UDP user datagram protocol
UFS universal file system
UGC User Generated Content
UML Unified Modeling Language
UNC universal naming convention
UPnP Universal Plug and Play
UPS uninterruptible power supply
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
URL uniform resource locator
USB universal serial bus
USMT user state migration tool
UTF Unicode Transformation Format
UTP unshielded twisted pair
UXGA ultra extended graphics array
VCI Virtual Channel Identifier
VDSL Very High Bit Rate Digital Subscriber Line
VDU Visual Display Unit
VESA Video Electronics Standards Association
VFAT virtual file allocation table
VGA video graphics array
VLB VESA Local Bus
VLE Virtual Learning Environment
VoIP voice over internet protocol
VPI Virtual Path Identifier
VPN virtual private network
VRAM video random access memory
VRML Virtual Reality Modeling Language
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WAIS Wide Area Information Server
WAMP Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
WAN wide area network
WAP wireless application protocol
WDDM Windows Display Driver Model
WEP wired equivalent privacy
WIFI wireless fidelity
WIMP Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointer
WINS windows internet name service
WLAN wireless local area network
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
WPA wireless protected access
WPS WiFi protected setup
WUXGA wide ultra extended graphics array
WWW World Wide Web
XGA extended graphics array
XHTML Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
XML Extensible Markup Language
XMP Extensible Metadata Platform
XPR AIX command line utility
XSLT Extensible Style Sheet Language Transformation
Y2K Year 2000
ZIF zero insertion force
ZIP zigzag inline package



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