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Network+ Acronyms

TermDefinition
AAA Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
AC Alternating Current
ACL Access Control List
ACS Access Control Server
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AES Advanced Encryption Standard
AHP Authentication Header Protocol
ANS Authoritative Name Server
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AP Access Point
APC Angled Physical Contact
API Application Programming Interface
APIPA Automatic Private IP Addressing
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
AS Authentication Server
AS Autonomous System
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AUI Connector Attachment Unit Interface Connector
B Channel Bearer Channel
BCP Business Continuity Planning
BDR Backup Designated Router
BERT Bit Error Rate Test
BGP Border Gateway Protocol
BOOTP Bootstrap Protocol
BPL Broadband over Powerlines
BPS Bits Per Second
BRI Basic Rate Interface
BSS Basic Service Set
BSSID Basic Service Set Identifier
BYOD Bring Your Own Device
CA Certificate Authority
CAB Files Cabinet Files
CAN Campus Area Network
CARP Common Address Redundancy Protocol
CCITT Comité Consutatif Internationale Téléphonique et Télégraphique
CCMP Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol
CCTV Closed-Circuit Television
CDS/DSU Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit
CHAP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CIA/AIC Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability
CIDR Classless Inter Domain Routing
CIFS Common Internet File System
CNAME Canonical Name Record
CoS Class of Service
CPE Customer-Premises Equipment
CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check
CSMA/CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
CWDM Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing
D Channel Delta Channel
DAC Discretionary Access Control
DAI Dynamic ARP Inspection
Db Decibel
DC Direct Current
DCE Data Communications Equipment
DCF Distributed Coordination Function
DCS Distributed Control System
DDNS Dynamic DNS
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
DDoS Attack Distributed Denial of Service Attack
DES Data Encryption Standard
DET Directory Entry Table
DFS Distributed File System
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DiffServ Differentiated Services
DIG Domain Information Groper
DLL Dynamic Link Library
DMZ Demilitarized Zone
DNS Domain Name System
DNSBLs DNS blacklists
DOCSIS Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification
DoS Denial of Service
DoS Attack Denial of Service Attack
DR Designated Router
DS Distribution System
DS1 Digital Signal 1
DSH Digital Signal Hierarchy
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSLAM DSL Access Multiplexer
DSP Digital Signal Processor
DSSS Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
DTE Data Termination Equipment
DVM Digital Volt Meter
DWDM Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
EAP Extensible Authentication Protocol
EAPOL Extensible Authentication Protocol overLAN
EAP-TLS Extensible Authentication Protocol with Transport Layer Security
EAP-TTLS Extensible Authentication Protocol with Tunneled Transport Layer Security
EDAC Error Detection and Correction
EDB External Data Bus
EDC Error Detection Code
EFS Encrypting File System
EGP Exterior Gateway Protocol
EIA Electronic Industries Alliance
EIGRP Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
E-mail Electronic Mail
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
EoP Ethernet Over Power
ES Edge System
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
ESP Protocol Encapsulating Security Payload Protocol
ESS Extended Service Set
ESSID Extended Service Set Identifier
EUI-48 Extended Unique Identifier, 48-bit
EUI-64 Extended Unique Identifier, 64-bit
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAT File Allocation Table
FC Face Contact
FC Fibre Channel
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FCS Frame Check Sequence
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing
FEXT Far-End Crosstalk
FHSS Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GBIC Gigabit Interface Converter
GFS Grandfather, Father, Son
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GPO Group Policy Object
GPS Global Positioning System
HCC Horizontal cross-connect
HEC HDMI Ethernet Channel
Hex Hexadecimal
HIPS Host-based IPS
HMI Human Machine Interface
HSM Hardware Security Module
HSPA+ Evolved High-Speed Packet Access
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL
HVAC Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
IANA Internet Assigned Number Authority
IAS Internet Authentication Service
IBSS Independent Basic Service Set
ICA Independent Computing Architecture
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICC Intermediate Cross-connect
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
ICS Industrial Control Server
ICS Internet Connection Sharing
IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame
IDS Intrusion Detection System
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IFG Interframe Gap
IFS Interframe Space
IGMP Internet Group Management Protocol
IGP Interior Gateway Protocol
IGRP Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
IIS Internet Information Services
IKE Internet Key Exchange
IMAP4 Internet Message Access Protocol
IoT Internet of Things
IP Internet Protocol
IPS Intrusion Prevention System
IPSec Internet Protocol Security
IPv4 Internet Protocol Version 4
IPv6 Internet Protocol Version 6
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRP Incident Response Policy
ISATAP Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol
iSCSI Internet Small Computer System Interface
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
IS-IS Intermediate System to Intermediate System
ISOC International Organization for Standardization
iSOC Internet Society
ISP Internet Service Provider
IT Information Technology
ITU International Telecommunication Union
IV Initialization Vector
JBOD Just a Bunch of Disks
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
Kbps Kilobits Per Second
KDC Key Distribution Center
KHz Kilohertz
L2TP Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
LACP Link Aggregation Control Protocol
LAN Local Area Network
LC Local Connector
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEAP Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol
LED Light Emitting Diode
LLC Logical Link Control
LTE Long Term Evolution
MAC Mandatory Access Control
MAC Media Access Control
MAC Address Media Access Control Address
MAN Metropolitan Area Network
MB Megabyte
MBSA Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
MCC Main cross-connect
MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm Version 5
MDF Main Distribution Frame
MGCP Media Gateway Control Protocol
MHz Megahertz
MIB Management Information Base
MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
MIMO Multiple In/Multiple Out
MMC Microsoft Management Console
MME MME (Mesh Made Easy)
MMF Multimode Fiber
Modem Modulator-Demodulator
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPLS Multiprotocol Label Switching
MPPE Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption
MSA Multisource Agreement
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
mtr My Traceroute
MT-RJ Mechanical Transfer Registered Jack
MTU Maximum Transmission Unit
MUX Multiplexer
MX Mail Exchange
NaaS Network as a Service
NAC Network Access Control
NAS Network Access Server
NAS Network Attached Storage
NAT Network Address Translation
NetBEUI NetBIOS Extended User Interface
NetBIOS Network Basic Input/Output System
NetBT NetBIOS over TCP/IP
NEXT Near-End Crosstalk
NFS Network File System
NIC Network Interface Card
NIPS Network-based IPS
NIU Network Interface Unit
NMS Network Management Software
NMS Network Management Station
NNI Network-to-Network Interface
NNTP Network News Transfer Protocol
NRZ Non-Return to Zero
NRZI Non-Return to Zero Inverted
NS Name Server
ns Nanosecond
NT Network Termination
NTFS NT File System
NTP Network Time Protocol
NTU Network Termination Unit
OCx Optical Carrier x
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OS Operating System
OSI Open Systems Interconnection
OSI Model Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model
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
PDH Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy
PEAP Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PoE Power over Ethernet
PON Passive Optical Network
POP3 Post Office Protocol version 3
PPP Point-to-Point Protocol
PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
PTR Pointer
PVC Permanent Virtual Circuit
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
Qos Quality of Service
RA Registration Authority
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
RAID Redundant Array of Independent or Inexpensive Disks
RARP Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RAS Remote Access Services
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
RF Radio Frequency
RFB Remote Framebuffer
RIP Routing Information Protocol
SA SA (Security Association)
SC Subscriber Connector or Standard Connector
SCP Secure Copy Protocol
SCSI Small Computer System Interface
SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
SFP Small Form Factor Pluggable
SLA Service Level Agreement
SMA Sub Multi Assembly or Sub Miniature type A
SMB Server Message Block
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNIPS System and Network Integrated Polling Software
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SOA Start of Authority
SOHO Small office/home office
SONET Synchronous Optical Network
SPI Security Parameters Index
SRV Service Locator
SSH Secure Shell
SSID Service Set Identifier
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSL VPN Secure Socket Layer VPN
SSO Single Sign-On
SSTP Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol
ST Straight Tip
STA Station
STP Spanning-Tree Protocol
SVC Switched Virtual Circuit
TA Terminal Adapters
TACACS Terminal Access Controller Access Control System
TACACS+ Terminal Access Controller Access Control System Plus
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TDM Time-Division Multiplexing
TDR Time-Domain Reflectometer
TE Terminal Equipment
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association
TIFF Tagged Image File Format
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
TTL Time To Live
TTS Transaction Tracking System
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UNI User-to-Network Interface
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
USB Universal Serial Bus
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
VCC Vertical Cross-Connect
VER Voltage Event Recorder
VLAN Virtual LAN
VLSM Variable Length Subnet Mask
VNC Virtual Network Computing
VoIP Voice over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminal
VTP VLAN Trunking Protocol
WAN Wide Area Network
WAP Wireless Access Point
WEP Wired Equivalency Privacy
WiMAX Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
WINS Windows Internet Naming Service
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
WPA2 Wi-Fi Protected Access v2
WPAN Wireless Personal Area Network
WWAN Wireless Wide Area Network
Zerconf Zero Configuration Networking
3DES Triple Digital Encryption Standard
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