CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Acronyms

The following is a list of acronyms that appear on the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 certification exam. Candidates are encouraged to review the complete list and attain a working knowledge of all listed acronyms as part of a comprehensive exam preparation program.

AAA: Authentication Authorization & Accounting
AAAA: Authentication, Authorization, Accounting & Auditing
ACL: Access Control List
ADSL: Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AES: Advanced Encryption Standard
AH: Authentication Header
AP: Access Point
APC: Angle Polished Connector
APIPA: Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
APT: Advanced Persistent Tool
ARIN: American Registry for Internet Numbers
ARP: Address Resolution Protocol
AS: Autonomous System
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Exchange
ASIC: Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASP: Application Service Provider
ATM: Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AUP: Acceptable Use Policy
Auto-MDX: Automatic Medium-Dependent Interface Crossover

BCP: Business Continuity Plan
BERT: Bit-Error Rate Test
BGP: Border Gateway Protocol
BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy
BNC: British Naval Connector/Bayonet Niell-Concelman
BootP: Boot Protocol/Bootstrap Protocol
BPDU: Bridge Protocol Data Unit
BRI: Basic Rate Interface
BSSID: Basci Service Set Identifier
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

CaaS: Communication as a Service
CAM: Content Addressable Memory
CAN: Campus Area Network
CARP: Common Address Redundancy Protocol
CASB: Cloud Access Security Broker
CAT: Category
CCMP: Counter-mode Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol
CCTV: Closed Circuit TV
CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access
CSMA/CD: Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection
CHAP: Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CIDR: Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CIFS: Common Internet File System
CNAME: Canonical Name
CoS: Class of Service
CPU: Central Processing Unit
CRAM-MD5: Challenge-Response Authentication Mechanism-Message Digest 5
CRC: Cyclic Redundancy Checking
CSMA/CA: Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance
CSU: Channel Service Unit
CVE: Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures
CVW: Collaborative Virtual Workspace
CWDM: Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing

DaaS: Desktop as a Service
dB: Decible
DCS: Distributed Computer System
DDoS: Distributed Denial of Service
DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DLC: Data Link Control
DLP: Data Loss Prevention
DLR: Device Level Ring
DMVPN: Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network
DMZ: Demilitarized Zone
DNAT: Destination Network Address Translation
DNS: Domain Name Service/Domain Name Server/Domain Name System
DOCSIS: Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification
DoS: Denial of Service
DPI: Deep Packet Inspection
DR: Designated Router
DSCP: Differentiated Services Code Point
DSL: Digital Subscriber Line
DSSS: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
DSU: Data Service Unit
DTLS: Datagram Transport Layer Security
DWDM: Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

E1: E-Carrier Level 1
EAP: Extensible Authentication Protocol
EBCDIC: Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
EDNS: Extension Mechanisms for DNS
EGP: Exterior Gateway Protocol
EMI: Electromagnetic Interference
ESD: Electrostatic Discharge
ESP: Encapsulated Security Payload
ESSID: Extended Sevice Set Identifier
EUI: Extended Unique Identifier

FC: Fibre Channel
FCoE: Fibre Channel over Ethernet
FCS: Frame Check Sequence
FDM: Frequency Division Multiplexing
FHSS: Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
FM: Frequency Modulation
FQDN: Fully Qualified Domain Name
FTP: File Transfer Protocol
FTPS: File Transfer Protocol Security

GBIC: Gigabit Interface Converter
Gbps: Gigabits per second
GLBP: Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
GPG: GNU Privacy Guard
GRE: Generic Routing Encapsulation
GSM: Global System for Mobile Communications

HA: High Availability
HDLC: High-Level Data Link Control
HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HIDS: Host Intrusion Detection System
HIPS: Host Intrusion Prevention System
HSPA: High-Speed Packet Access
HSRP: Hot Standby Router Protocol
HT: High Throughput
HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
HVAC: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Hz: Hertz

IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICA: Independent Computer Architecture
ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers
ICMP: Internet Control Message Protocol
ICS: Internet Connection Sharing/Industrial Control System
IDF: Intermediate Distribution Frame
IDS: Intrusion Detection System
IEEE: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
IGMP: Internet Group Message Protocol
IGP: Interior Gateway Protocol
IGRP: Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
IKE: Internet Key Exchange
IMAP4: Internet Message Access Protocol version 4
InterNIC: Internet Network Information Center
IoT: Internet of Things
IP: Internet Protocol
IPAM: IP Address Management
IPS: Intrusion Prevention System
IPSec: Internet Protocol Security
IPv4: Internet Protocol version 4
IPv6: Internet Protocol version 6
ISAKMP: Internet Security Association & Key Management Protocol
ISDN: Integrated Services Digital Network
IS-IS: Intermediate System to Intermediate System
ISP: Internet Service Provider
IT: Information Technology
ITS: Intelligent Transportation System
IV: Initialization Vector

Kbps: Kilobits per second
KVM: Keyboard Video Mouse

L2TP: Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
LACP: Link Aggregation Control Protocol
LAN: Local Area Network
LC: Local Connector
LDAP: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEC: Local Exchange Carrier
LED: Light Emitting Diode
LLC: Logical Link Control
LLDP: Link Layer Discovery Protocol
LSA: Link State Advertisements
LTE: Long Term Evolution
LWAPP: Light Weight Access Point Protocol

MaaS: Mobility as a Service
MAC: Media Access Control/Medium Access Control
MAN: Metropolitan Area Network
Mbps: Megabits per second
MBps: Megabytes per second
MDF: Main Distribution Frame
MDI: Media Dependent Interface
MDIX: Media Dependent Interface Crossover
MFA: Multi-factor Authentication
MGCP: Media Gateway Control Protocol
MIB: Management Information Base
MIMO: Multiple Input, Multiple Output
MLA: Master License Agreement/Multilateral Agreement
MMF: Multimode Fiber
MOA: Memorandum of Agreement
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MPLS: Multi-protocol Label Switching
MS-CHAP: Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
MSA: Master Service Agreement
MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet
MT-RJ: Mechanical Transfer-Registered Jack
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit
MTTR: Mean Time to Recovery
MTBF: Mean Time Between Failures
MU-MIMO: Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output
MX: Mail Exhanger

NAC: Network Access Control
NAS: Network Attached Storage
NAT: Network Address Translation
NCP: Network Control Protocol
NDR: Non-Delivery Receipt
NetBEUI: Network Basic Input/Output Extended User Interface
NetBIOS: Network Basic Input/Output System
NFC: Near Field Communication
NFS: Network File Service
NGFW: Next-Generation Firewall
NIC: Network Interface Card
NIDS: Network Intrusion Detection System
NIPS: Network Intrusion Prevention System
NIU: Network Interface Unit
nm: Nanometer
NNTP: Network News Transport Protocol
NTP: Network Time Protocol

OCSP: Online Certificate Status Protocol
OCx: Optical Carrier
OID: Object Identifier
OOB: Out of Band
OS: Operating System
OSI: Open Systems Interconnect
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
PC: Personal Computer
PCM: Phase-Change Memory
PDoS: Permanent Denial of Service
PDU: Protocol Data Unit
PGP: Pretty Good Privacy
PKI: Public Key Infrastructure
PoE: Power over Ethernet
POP: Post Office Protocol
POP3: Post Office Protocol version 3
POTS: Plain Old Telephone Service
PPP: Point-to-Point Protocol
PPPoE: Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PPTP: Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PRI: Primary Rate Interface
PSK: Pre-Shared Key
PSTN: Pubic Switched Telephone Network
PTP: Point-to-Point
PTR: Pointer
PUA: Privileged User Agreement
PVC: Permanent Virtual Circuit

QoS: Quality of Service
QSFP: Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable

RADIUS: Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
RARP: Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RAS: Remote Access Service
RDP: Remote Desktop Protocol
RF: Radio Frequency
RFI: Radio Frequency Interference
RFP: Request for Proposal
RG: Radio Guide
RIP: Routing Internet Protocol
RJ: Registered Jack
RPO: Recovery Point Objective
RSA: Rivest, Shamir, Adelman
RSH: Remote Shell
RSTP: Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
RTO: Recovery Time Objective
RTP: Real-Time Protocol
RTSP: Real-Time Streaming Protocol
RTT: Round Trip Time or Real Transfer Time

SA: Security Association
SaaS: Software as a Service
SAN: Storage Area Network
SC: Standard Connector/Subscriber Connector
SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCP: Secure Copy Protocol
SCSI: Small Computer System Interface
SDLC: Software Development Life Cycle
SDN: Software Defined Network
SDP: Session Description Protocol
SDSL: Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line
SECaaS: Security as a Service
SFP: Small Form-factor Pluggable
SFTP: Secure File Transfer Protocol
SGCP: Simple Gateway Control Protocol
SHA: Secure Hash Algorithm
SIEM: Security Information & Event Management
SIP: Session Initiation Protocol
SLA: Service Level Agreement
SLAAC: Stateless Address Auto Configuration
SLIP: Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMB: Server Message Block
SMF: Single-Mode Fiber
SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNAT: Static Network Address Translation/Source Network Address Translation
SNMP: Simple Network Management Protocol
SNR: Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SNTP: Simple Network Time Protocol
SOA: Start of Authority
SOHO: Small Office Home Office
SONET: Synchronous Optical Network
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
SOW: Statement of Work
SPB: Shortest Path Bridging
SPI: Stateful Packet Inspection
SPS: Standby Power Supply
SSH: Secure Shell
SSID: Service Set Identifier
SSL: Secure Sockets Layer
SSO: Single Sign-On
ST: Straight Tip or Snap Twist
STP: Spanning Tree Protocol/Shielded Twisted Pair
SVC: Switched Virtual Circuit
SYSLOG: System Log

T1: Terrestrial Carrier Level 1
TA: Terminal Adapter
TACACS: Terminal Access Control Access Control System
TACACS+: Terminal Access Control Access Control System+
TCP: Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TDM: Time Division Multiplexing
TDR: Time Domain Reflectometer
Telco: Telecommunications Company
TFTP: Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TIA/EIA: Telecommunication Industries Association/Electronic Industries Alliance
TKIP: Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TLS: Transport Layer Security
TMS: Transportation Management System
TOS: Type of Service
TPM: Trusted Platform Module
TTL: Time to Live
TTLS: Tunneled Transport Layer Security

UC: Unified Communication
UDP: User Datagram Protocol
UNC: Universal Naming Convention
UPC: Ultra Polished Connector
UPS: Uninterruptible Power Supply
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
USB: Universal Serial Bus
UTM: Unified Threat Management
UTP: Unshielded Twisted Pair

VDSL: Variable Digital Subscriber Line
VLAN: Virtual Local Area Network
VLSM: Variable Length Subnet Mask
VNC: Virtual Network Connection
VoIP: Voice over IP
VPN: Virtual Private Network
VRF: Virtual Routing Forwarding
VRRP: Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
VTC: Video Teleconference
VTP: VLAN Trunk Protocol

WAF: Web Application Firewall
WAN: Wide Area Network
WAP: Wireless Application Protocol/Wireless Access Point
WEP: Wired Equivalent Privacy
WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network
WMS: Warehouse Management System
WPA: WiFi Protected Access
WPS: WiFi Protected Setup
WWN: World Wide Name

XDSL: Extended Digital Subscriber Line
XML: eXtensible Markup Language

Zeroconf: Zero Configuration