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CET2176C - Server+ Service and Maintenance Acronyms

You will need to know how to spell these out and be able to define them.
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Important! Do not forget the acronyms from CET1171 and CET1172C ... You still need to know them in order to get certified and in order to be a professional PC technician!


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CET2176C Online ACRONYM Test(disabled between semesters)

Industry Acronyms Study Guide

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ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AHCI - Advanced Host Controller Interface
AIT - Advanced Intelligent Tape
APIC - Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
AUI - Attachment Unit Interface
BGA - Ball Grid Array
BTU - British Thermal Unit
CSMA/CD - Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
DAT - Digital Audio Tape
DCPS - Direct Current Power Supply
DFS - Distributed File System
DHCP - Dynamic Host Confiuration Protocol
DLP - Digital Light Processing
DLT - Digital Linear Tape
DNS - Domain Name System
DQ - Draft Quality
DTR - Data Transfer Rate
ECC - Error Correction Code
EDC - Error Detection Code
EFS - Encrypting File System
EFM - Ethernet over the First Mile
EFMF - Ethernet over the First Mile over Fiber optic
EIA/TIA - Electronics Industry Association Telecommunications Industry Association
EMI - Electromagnetic Interference
EP - Electrophotographic
FDDI - Fiber optic Distributed Data Interface
FOCIS - Fiber Optic Cable Intermateability Standard
FOIRL - Fiber Optic Inter-repeater Link
FPT - Forced Perfect Termination
GBIC - Gigabit Interface Converter
GFS - Grandfather Father Son
GMCH - Graphics and Memory Controller Hub
HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer
HCL - HArdware Compatibility List
HVD - High Voltage Differential
HVPS - High Voltage Power Supply
I2O - Intelligent Input Output
ICH - Input output Controller Hub
ICR - Intelligent Character Recognition
IP - Internet Protocol
IR - Infrared
IrDA - Infrared Data Association
ISO - International Standards Organization
JBOD - Just a Bunch of Disks
KVM - Keyboard Video Mouse
LAN - Local Area Network
LC - Lampert Connector
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LLC - Logical Link Control
LOMMF - Laser Optimized Multimode Fiber
LPC - Low Pin Count
LPT - Line Printer
LQ - Letter Quality
LUN - Logical Unit Number
LVD - Low Voltage Differential
MAC - Media Access Control
MAN - Metropolitan Area Network
MCH - Memory Controller Hub
MCR - Multivariate Curve Resolution
MFD - Multifunction Device
MFP - Multifunction Product
MMF - Multimode Fiber
MOV - Metal Oxide Varistor
MPS - Multiprocessor Specification
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
MT-RJ - Mechanical Transfer Registered Jack
NAS - Network Attached Storage
NIC - Network Interface Card
NFS - Network File System
NLQ - Near Letter Quality
OCR - Optical Character Recognition
OSI - Open System Interconnect
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCIe - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
PCI-X - Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCL - Printer Control Language
PDL - Page Description Language
PGP - Pretty Good Privacy
PIIX - PCI to ISA IDE eXcelerator
POS - Point of Sale
PXE - Preexecution Environment
RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAS - Remote Access Server
RIS - Remote Installation Service
RDRAM - Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
RFI - Radio Frequency Interference
RG - Radio Grade
RJ - Registered Jack
RIMM - Rambus Inline Memory Module
RPM - Rotations Per Minute
RSA - Rivest Shamir Adleman
SAN - Storage Area Network
SAS - Serial Attached SCSI
SC - Standard Connector
SCA - Single Connector Attachment
SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
SE - Single Ended
SFP - Small Form factor Pluggable
SIO - Super Input Output
SMF - Single Mode Fiber
SMP - Symmetric Multiprocessing
SPD - Serial Presence Detect
SPI - SCSI Parallel Interface
ST - Straight Tip
TCO - Total Cost of Ownership
TCP(networking) - Transmission Control Protocol
TIM - Transceiver Interface Module
UDMA - Ultra Direct Memory Access
UL - Underwriters Laboratories
UPS - Uninterruptable Power Supply
UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair
WAN - Wide Area Network
WINS - Windows Internet Naming System
ZBR - Zone Bit Recording
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The student should Copy and Paste the above into a Notepad or Word document and print it. Most of the terms below are not actually acronyms, but some are contractions, you should know what words were contracted to create the terms. Then go online and find what each acronym spells out and fill it in on the lines provided. The student should then read a few definitions of each term and write out a definition on the back of a 3x5 card with the acronym on the front of the card. Then practice by shuffling your cards, then spell each one out and then define it. Then flip to the next card. When the student can go through the deck without difficulty a large part of the final exam is in the bag!

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