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Network+ Acronym List
Acronyms that appear on the CompTIA Network+ exam
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Computer Networking
Graduate
01/26/2017

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