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CET1173C Acronyms

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ACK - aCKnowledgement
ACL - Access Control List 
ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
ADMD - ADministrative Management Domain 
ADS - Active Directory partition Server 
ADSL - Asymmetric DSL
ADSP - Apple talk Data Stream Protocol 
AFP - Apple Talk File Protocol 
AP - Access Point
APIC - Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
APIPA - Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
ARCNet - Attached Resource Computer Network
ARP - Address Resolution Protocol
ARPANET - Advanced Research Project Agency Network
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATP - Apple Talk Protocol 
AUI - Attachment Unit Interface
AWG - American Wire Gauge
B2B - Business To Business
BACP - Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol 
BBS - Bulletin Board System 
BDC - Backup Domain Controller  
BER - Bit Error Rate 
BGP - Border Gateway Protocol
BNC - British Naval Connector 
BOOTP - BOOTstrap Protocol 
BRI - Basic Rate Interface
BSSID - Basic Service Set IDentifier
CCITT - Consultative Committee International Telephone and Telegraph
CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate
CGI - Common Gateway Interface 
CHAP - Chalenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol 
CIDR - Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CIR - Committed Information Rate
CO - Central Office
CRC - Cyclical Redundancy Check
CSMA/CA - Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance
CSMA/CD - Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
CSU/DSU - Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit
CTS - Clear To Send
DARPA - Defence Advanced Research Project Agency
DARPANET - Defence Advanced Research Project Agency Network
DCE - Data Communication Equipment
DDNS - Dynamic Domain Name System 
DDoS - Distributed Denial of Service
DES - Data Encryption Standard
DFS - Distributed File System
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DNAT - Dynamic Network Address Translation   
DNS - Domain Name Service
DoD - Department of Defense
DoS -Denial of Service
DSL - Digital Subscriber Line
DSLAM - DSL Access Multiplexer
DSSS - Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
DSx - Digital Signal
DTE - Data Terminal Equipment
DTR - Data Transfer Rate
DUN - Dial Up Networking 
EAP - Extensible Authentication Protocol 
EBCDIC - Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
ECC - Error Correction Code
EDC - Error Detection Code
EFM - Ethernet over the First Mile
EFMF - Ethernet over the First Mile over Fiber optic
EFS - Encrypting File System
EIA/TIA - Electronics Industry Association Telecommunications Industry Association
EIGRP - Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol 
EMI - Electromagnetic Interference
ESS - Extended Service Set
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
FCS – Frame Check Sequence
FDDI - Fiber optic Distributed Data Interface
FHSS - Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
FOCIS - Fiber Optic Cable Intermateability Standard
FOIRL - Fiber Optic Inter-repeater Link
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
GARP - Generic Attributes Registration Protocol
GBIC - Gigabit Interface Converter
GPS - Global Positioning System 
HCL - HArdware Compatibility List
HDSL - High bitrate DSL
HFC - Hybrid Fiber Coax 
HTML - HyperText Markup Language
HTTP - HyperText Transfer Protocol
https - HTTP over TLS/SSL
I2O - Intelligent Input Output
IANA - Internet Assigned Numebrs Authority
IBSS - Independent Basic Service Set
ICA - Independent Computing Architecture
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol
ICS - Internet Connection Sharing
IEEE - Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force 
IGMP - Internet Group Management Protocol 
IGP - Interior Gateway Protocol 
IGRP - Interior Gateway Routing Protocol 
IHL – Internet Header Length
IIS - Internet Information Server
IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol
InterNIC - InterNet Information Center
IP - Internet Protocol
IPX - Internetwork Packet exchange
IR - Infrared
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IrDA - Infrared Data Association
ISDN - Integrated Digital Services Network
ISI - Intersignal Interference
ISO - International Standards Organization
ISP - Internet Service Provider
ITU - International Telecommunications Union
L2F - Layer 2 Forwarding
L2TP - Level 2 Tunneling Protocol
LAN - Local Area Network
LAPM Link Access Protocol for Modems 
LC - Lampert Connector
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LLC - Logical Link Control
LOMMF - Laser Optimized Multi Mode Fiber
LOS - Line-Of-Sight
LWT - Listen While Talking
MAC - Media Access Control
MAN - Metropolitan Area Network
MAU - MultiStation Access Unit
MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional
MCSE - Microsoft Certified System Engineer
MIB - Management Information Base
MIME - Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions 
MIMO - Multiple Input/Multiple Output
MMF - Multi Mode Fiber
MODEM - MODulator/DEModulator
MPDU - MAC Protocol Data Unit
MSAU - MultiStation Access Unit
MT-RJ - Mechanical Transfer Registered Jack
MTU - Maximum Transfer Unit  
NAS - Network Attached Storage
NAT - Network Address Translation   
NDIS - Network Device Interface Specification
NDS - Netware Directory Services 
NetBEUI - NetBIOS Enhanced User Interface
NFS - Network File System
NIC - Network Interface Card
NLSP - NetWare Link Services Protocol
NNTP - Network Newsgroup Transfer Protocol
NOS - Network Operating System
NT(ISDN) - Network Termination 
NT(Windows) - New Technology 
NTFS - New Technology File System
NTP - Network Time Protocol
OCx - Optical Carrier
ODI - Open Data link Interface
OFDM - Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
OSI - Open System Interconnection
OSPF - Open Shortest Path First
PAN - Personal Area Network
PAP - Password Authentication Protocol
PBX - Private Branch eXchange
PCI-X - Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCIe - Peripheral Component Interconnect - Express
PDU - Protocol Data Unit
PGP - Pretty Good Privacy
PLCD - Physical Layer Control Protocol
PMD - Physical Media Dependent
POP - Post Office Protocol
POS - Point Of Sale
POTS - Plain Old Telephone Service
PPP - Point To Point Protocol 
PPTP - Point To Point Tunneling Protocol
PRI - Primary Rate Interface
PSTN - Public Switched Telephone Network
PXE - Preexecution Environment
QoS - Quality of Service
RADIUS - Remote Authentication Dial In User Service
RARP - Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RAS - Remote Access Server
RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol
RFC - Request For Comments
RFI - Radio Frequency Interference
RG - Radio Grade
RIP - Routing Information Protocol
RIS - Remote Installation Services
RJ - Registered Jack
RPC - Remote Procedure Call
RSA - Rivest Shamir Adleman
RTS - Ready To Send
SAM - Security Accounts Manager 
SAN - Storage Area Network
SAP(Netware)- Server Advertising Protocol
SAP(OSI theory) - Service Access Point
SC - Standard Connector
SDSL - Symmetric DSL
SFD - Start Frame Delimiter
SFP - Small Form factor Pluggable
SILS - Standards for Interoperability between LANs using Security
SLIP - Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMB - Server Message Block
SMF - Single Mode Fiber
SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
SOHO - Small Office/Home Office
SONET - Synchronous Optical NETwork
SPX - Sequenced Packet exchange
SSH - Secure Shell
SSID - Service Set IDentifier  
SSL - Secure Socket LayerSC
ST - Straight Tip
STP - Shielded Twisted Pair
TA - Terminal Adapter
TCO - Total Cost of Ownership
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
TDM - Time Division Multiplexing
TE - Terminal Equipment
TFTP - Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TKIP - Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TLD - Top Level Domain
TLS - Transport Layer Secure
TTL – Time to Live
TWA - Two Way Alternate
TWS – Two Way Simultaneous
UDP - Universal Datagram Protocol
UL - Underwriters Laboratories
URI - Uniform Resource Identifier
URL - Uniform Resource Locator
UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair
VDSL - Very high bitrate DSL
VHDSL- Very high bitrate DSL
VLAN - Virtual LAN
VoIP - Voice over Internet Protocol
VPN - Virtual Private Network
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
WAN - Wide Area Network
WAP - Wireless Access Point
WDM - Wave Division Multiplexing
WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy
WiMax - Wireless Metropolitan Area Networking
WINS - Windows Internet Naming Service  
WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network
WPA - Wireless Protected Access 
WWW - World Wide Web
XML - eXtensible Markup Language  
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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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