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ICT2 - Networking

MS ICT2 - Unit 2 - Networking

TermDefinition
Bluetooth Allows electronic devices like cell phones and computers to exchange data over short distances using radio waves
Chat Room A virtual room where people discuss using text over the Internet
Cloud Storage a model of networked online storage where data is stored in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties
E-Mail An exchange of electronic messages between computers that are connected to the Internet or some other computer network
Fax A device that transmits a scanned picture or document over a telephone line
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) A communications method for transferring data between computers on the Internet
Firewall a software that can be loaded on to a network that can serve as a barrier that keeps destructive forces away from a network of computers.
Home Area Network a method of allowing computers to communicate with one another. If you have two or more computers in your home, a network can let them share
Instant Messaging The use of an application that allows users to “chat” over the Internet from computer to computer
Internet Protocol address a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
Local Area Network confined to a small area, generally limited to a building or a geographical area, no more than a mile apart
Metropolitan Area Network Often used by libraries and government agencies to connect to citizens and private business industries; network classificaton that is less than 30 miles in distance
Modem a contraction of the words modulator-demodulator. A modem is typically used to send digital data over a phone line
Moore’s Law the observation that over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two year
Network Interface Card allows you to plug an Ethernet cable into or helps you connect wirelessly to the Internet or a network
Networking to share information between computers
Public internet access point A public place that provides internet access to users or customers
Router a device that forwards data packets between computer networks, creating an overlay internetwork
Server offers users (clients) access to the same information
Video Conferencing Live conferences over the Internet that includes voice, video, and or text
Wide Area Network Connects larger geographical areas, such as London, the UK, or the world
Wi-Fi Wireless local area network that uses radio signals to transmit data
Bandwidth The amount of data that can be transferred over a network in a certain amount of time
Created by: pbaucum