Network+ Acronyms
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A Address
AAA Authentication Authorization and Accounting
AAAA Authentication, Authorization, Accounting and Address
ACL Access Control List
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AES Advanced Encryption Standard
AH Authentication Header
AP Access Point
APC Angle Polished Connector
APIPA Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
APT Advanced Persistent Protocol
ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
AS Autonomous System
ASIC Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASP Application Service Provider
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AUP Acceptable Use Policy
BERT Bit-Error Rate Test
BGP Border Gateway Protocol
BLE Bluetooth Low Energy
BNC British Naval Connector/Bayonet Niell-Concelman
BootP Boot Protocol/Bootstrap Protocol
BPDU Bridge Protocol Data Unit
BRI Basic Rate Interface
BSSID Basic Service Set Identifier
CAM Channel Access Method
CAN Campus Area Network
CARP Common Address Redundancy Protocol
CAT Computer and Telephone
CCTV Closed Circuit TV
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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CDMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection
CHAP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CIDR Classless Inter Domain Routing
CNAME Canonical Name
COS Class of Service
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRAMMD5
Challenge-Response Authentication Mechanism–Message Digest 5
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CSMA/CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance
CSU Channel Service Unit
CWDM Course Wave Division Multiplexing
dB Decibels
DCS Distributed Computer System
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DLC Data Link Control
DLP Data Leak Prevention
DMZ Demilitarized Zone
DNAT Destination Network Address Translation
DNS Domain Name Service/Domain Name Server/Domain Name System
DOCSIS Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification
DoS Denial of Service
DSCP Differentiated Services Code Point
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSSS Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
DSU Data Service Unit
DWDM Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
E1 E-Carrier Level 1
EAP Extensible Authentication Protocol
EDNS Extension Mechanisms for DNS
EGP Exterior Gateway Protocol
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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EIA/TIA Electronic Industries Alliance/Telecommunication Industries
Association
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
ESP Encapsulated Security Packets
ESSID Extended Service Set Identifier
EUI Extended Unique Identifier
FC Fibre Channel
FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing
FHSS Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
FM Frequency Modulation
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTPS File Transfer Protocol Security
GBIC Gigabit Interface Converter
Gbps Gigabits per second
GPG GNU Privacy Guard
GRE Generic Routing Encapsulation
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GSM Global System for Mobile Communications
HDLC High-Level Data Link Control
HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface
HIDS Host Intrusion Detection System
HIPS Host Intrusion Prevention System
HSPA High-Speed Packet Access
HSRP Hot Standby Router Protocol
HT High Throughput
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Hz Hertz
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICA Independent Computer Architecture
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
ICS Internet Connection Sharing/Industrial Control System
IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame
IDS Intrusion Detection System
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGMP Internet Group Multicast Protocol
IGP Interior Gateway Protocol
IKE Internet Key Exchange
IMAP4 Internet Message Access Protocol version 4
InterNIC Internet Network Information Center
IP Internet Protocol
IPS Intrusion Prevention System
IPsec Internet Protocol Security
IPv4 Internet Protocol version 4
IPv6 Internet Protocol version 6
ISAKMP Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
IS-IS Intermediate System to Intermediate System
ISP Internet Service Provider
IT Information Technology
ITS Intelligent Transportation System
IV Initialization Vector
Kbps Kilobits per second
KVM Keyboard Video Mouse
L2F Layer 2 Forwarding
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L2TP Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
LACP Link Aggregation Control Protocol
LAN Local Area Network
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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LC Local Connector
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEC Local Exchange Carrier
LED Light Emitting Diode
LLC Logical Link Control
LTE Long Term Evolution
LWAPP Light Weight Access Point Protocol
MAC Media Access Control/Medium Access Control
MAN Metropolitan Area Network
Mbps Megabits per second
MBps Megabytes per second
MDF Main Distribution Frame
MDI Media Dependent Interface
MDIX Media Dependent Interface Crossover
MGCP Media Gateway Control Protocol
MIB Management Information Base
MIBS Management Information Bases
MIMO Multiple Input, Multiple Output
MLA Master License Agreement
MLA Multilateral Agreement
MMF Multimode Fiber
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPLS Multi-Protocol Label Switching
MS-CHAP Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
MSA Master Service Agreement
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MT-RJ Mechanical Transfer-Registered Jack
MTU Maximum Transmission Unit
MUMIMO Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output
MX Mail Exchanger
NAC Network Access Control
NAS Network Attached Storage
NAT Network Address Translation
NCP Network Control Protocol
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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NetBEUI Network Basic Input/Output Extended User Interface
NetBIOS Network Basic Input/Output System
NFS Network File Service
NIC Network Interface Card
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NIDS Network Intrusion Detection System
NIPS Network Intrusion Prevention System
NIU Network Interface Unit
nm Nanometer
NNTP Network News Transport Protocol
NTP Network Time Protocol
OCx Optical Carrier
OS Operating Systems
OSI Open Systems Interconnect
OSPF Open Shortest Path First
OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
OUI Organizationally Unique Identifier
PaaS Platform as a Service
PAN Personal Area Network
PAP Password Authentication Protocol
PAT Port Address Translation
PC Personal Computer
PDU Protocol Data Unit
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PoE Power over Ethernet
POP Post Office Protocol
POP3 Post Office Protocol version 3
POTS Plain Old Telephone System
PPP Point-to-Point Protocol
PPPoE Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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PRI Primary Rate Interface
PSK Pre-Shared Key
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
PTP Point-to-Point
PTR Pointer
PVC Permanent Virtual Circuit
QoS Quality of Service
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
RARP Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RAS Remote Access Service
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
RF Radio Frequency
RFI Radio Frequency Interference
RG Radio Guide
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RIP Routing Internet Protocol
RJ Registered Jack
RSA Rivest, Shamir, Adelman
RSH Remote Shell
RTP Real Time Protocol
RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol
RTT Round Trip Time or Real Transfer Time
SA Security Association
SaaS Software as a Service
SC Standard Connector/Subscriber Connector
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCP Secure Copy Protocol
SDLC Software Development Life Cycle
SDP Session Description Protocol
SDSL Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line
SFP Small Form-factor Pluggable
SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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SGCP Simple Gateway Control Protocol
SHA Secure Hash Algorithm
SIEM Security Information and Event Management
SIP Session Initiation Protocol
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLIP Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMF Single Mode Fiber
SMS Short Message Service
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNAT Static Network Address Translation/Source Network Address
SNMP Translation Simple Network Management Protocol
SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol
SOA Start of Authority
SOHO Small Office/Home Office
SONET Synchronous Optical Network
SOW Statement of Work
SPB Shortest Path Bridging
SPI Stateful Packet Inspection
SPS Standby Power Supply
SSH Secure Shell
SSID Service Set Identifier
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
ST Straight Tip or Snap Twist
STP Spanning Tree Protocol / Shielded Twisted Pair
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SVC Switched Virtual Circuit
SYSLOG System Log
T1 Terrestrial Carrier Level 1
TA Terminal Adaptor
TACACS Terminal Access Control Access Control System
TACACS+ Terminal Access Control Access Control System+
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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TCP / IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TDM Time Division Multiplexing
TDR Time Domain Reflectometer
Telco Telephone Company
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
TMS Transportation Management System
TOS Type of Service
TTL Time to Live
TTLS Tunneled Transport Layer Security
UC Unified Communications
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UNC Universal Naming Convention
UPC Ultra Polished Connector
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USB Universal Serial Bus
UTM Unified Threat Management
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
VDSL Variable Digital Subscriber Line
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
VNC Virtual Network Connection
VoIP Voice over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
VRRP Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
VTC Video Teleconference
VTP VLAN Trunk Protocol
WAN Wide Area Network
WAP Wireless Application Protocol/Wireless Access Point
WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
WINS Window Internet Name Service
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WMS Warehouse Management System
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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WPA WiFi Protected Access
WPS WiFi Protected Setup
www World Wide Web
XDSL Extended Digital Subscriber Line
XML eXtensible Markup Language
Zeroconf Zero Configuration
Barker, Keith and Kevin Wallace. CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Pearson
Certification, 2015. Print.
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