Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Vines Internet Protocol
Graphics Interchange Format
Internet Service Provider
Personal Computer
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Hypertext Reference
Information Technology
Modem Ready
2 Carrier Response
Internal Device
Active Data Objects
InterNet communication Settings
Personal Identification Number
Desk-Top Publishing
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Network Control Center
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Uniform Resource Locator
Power On Password
1 Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
2 Point Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server)
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Computer Aided Design
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Disk Operating System
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
e business
Network Information Services
Automatic Programming Language
Network Interface Card
Internet Protocol
TeXT (file extension)
New Technology (Microsofts networking software - version 31 was first release)
"Sun coined the phrase ""Not There"" for the new Microsoft technology"
"IBM coined the phrase ""Nice Try"" for the new Microsoft technology"
Remote Access Server / Service
Digital Video Disk
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Personal Computer System
MODulate / DEModulate
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Integrated Circuit
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Computer Telephone Integrated
Central Processing Unit
Operating System
Partition Table (Part of the information starting at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows a computer to communicate with the disk Other items include the MBR- DBR- & FAT)
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
Inter-Processes Communications
1 DataBase
2 decibel
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
System Management Server
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Point to Point Protocol
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Hewlett Packard
DataBase Management System
Video Graphics Adapter
Monochrome Display Adapter 
A type of virus
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Infrared Data Association
ICOn bitmap file
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
INformation File (file extension)
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
Compact Disk
Independent Computing Architecture
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Sample Rate Conversion
Remote Data Objects
Enhanced Chip Set
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Industry Standard Architecture
DataBase File (file extension)
Most Significant Byte
Make Directory (DOS command)
Cylinder / Head / Sector
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
Multi-media Personal Computers
External Device 
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Back up Domain Controller
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
Information Services Manager
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Java Script 
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Bulletin Board System
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Picture file format
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Command Line Interface
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Basic Input Output System
Cached Dynamic RAM
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Amplitude Shif Keying
Erasable Read Only Memory
Primary Domain Controller
Multi-Protocol Routing
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
Wide Area Information System
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
DeskTop Conferencing
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Metropolitan Area Network (several LANs connected together in a similar geographical region Hospitals and Colleges use these often to share resources)
MANual pages (Unix help files)
Auxiliary Control Process
File Transfer Protocol
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Generalized Markup Language
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Digital Signal Processing
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
World Wide Web Worm
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Printed Circuit Board
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Really Simple Syndication
Digital to Analog Converters
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
International Business Machines
Common Internet File System
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
Object Linking and Embedding
Computer Based Training
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
GNU C Compiler
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Android application package
Systems Network Architecture
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Resource ReserVation Protocol
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
General Purpose
Directory Enabled Network
Integrated Services Digital Network (Internet connection: faster than a modem- but slower than a dedicated T-1 or T-10 connection- Allows digital and voice data to share the same line)
MicroSoft Network
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Relational Data Base Management System
Internet Relay Chat
Dictionary file format
Cascading Style Sheet
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Network Operating System
System Applications and Products
Service Access Point
Statistical Analysis Programming language
Service Advertising Protocol (NT uses to announce available resources to Novell equip)
Secure Application Protocol
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Computer Aided Learning
Community Antenna Television
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Programmed Input / Output
Permanent Virtual Circuits
World Wide Web Consortium
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Value Added Network
Defense Data Network
Single In-line Package
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Integrated Data Processing
DOS Boot Record (Information at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows PC to disk communication Other items include the MBR- the Partition Table- and the FAT)
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Power On Self Test
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Inter-network Operating System
Initial Program Loading
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Hard Disk Drive
Video Electronics Standards Association
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Local Area Network
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Emergency Recovery Disk
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Attached Processor
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Authentication Verification
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
End Of File
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Pay per click
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Artificial Intelligence
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Destination Address (network terminology)
Computerized Numerical Control
3D graphic source file extension
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Accelerated Graphics Port
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Binary File Transfer
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
eXtensible Markup Language
Random Access Memory
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Wide Area Network
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Network Attached Storage
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Binary Coded Decimal
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
True Type Font file (file extension)
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Borland Database Engine
Flux changes Per Inch
Input Output Processors
INOX Leisure Limited
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Executable (file extension)
Media Control Interface
Standard Parallel Port
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Original Equipment Manufacture
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Super video Graphics Adapter
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Network Interface Protocol
Automated Engineered Design system
High Speed
Frequency Modulation
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Server Message Blocks
Java Server Page
Universal Cable Module
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
Graphical Device Interface
Business To Business
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Universal Naming Conventions
Microsoft Certified Professional
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Programmable Read Only Memory
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Media Access Control
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Digital Research Incorporated
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
American National Standards Institute
GUID partition table
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Certified Systems Technician
Managed Object Format
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Electronic Switching System
Million of Instructions Per Second
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Password Authentication Protocol
Synchronous Data Link Control
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
video lan client
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
The Go Programming Language
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Master Boot Record (Part of the information starting at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows a computer to communicate with that disk Other items include the DOS Boot Record- the Partition Table- and the FAT)
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Frequently Used Programs
Batch Transfer Program
Desktop Management Interface (keeping personal PC settings stored in a central location- (eg server) Then where ever you login looks and acts like your PC (near future Technology) Networks running NT and 95 from server location are now doing this
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Search Engine Optimization
International Data Corporation
Application Programming Interface
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Object Oriented Programming System
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Central Processor Recovery
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Multiple Systems Operator
Computer Information Officer
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Electronic Data Interchange
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Software Publishers Association
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Text Message
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Memory Management Unit
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Common Dialog Box
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Information Retrieval Language
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Personal Home Page
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Search Engine Management
Least Significant Byte
Windows Entertainment Package
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Mail Transport Agents
Visual Display Terminal
Internet Control Message Protocol
Macromedia flash debugging file
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Personal unblocking code
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Open Datalink Interface
Automatic Data Interchange System
Bits Per Second
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Network Computer
Network Card
Original Manufacture
Electronic Funds Transfer
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
Meta Content format file extension
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Run Length Encoding
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Audio Interface File Format
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
ANImated cursors - (file extension used with Windows 95 instead of multiple cur files)  Can also be used by other animation tools or programs
Automatic Numbering Identification
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Batch (file extension)
Remote Procedure Calls
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Intelligent Phone
Facility Control Markup Language
Bit Error Rate
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Input / Output
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Static RAM
Business To Consumer
Common Gateway Interface
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Single User License
Error Correction Code
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Amplitude Modulation
Concurrent Versions System
Information Services
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Need For Speed
Personal Information Manager
Multi - Media file extension
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Unified Modeling Format
Unified Modelling Language
Classless Inter Domain Routing Routers that- instead of maintaining large list of IP addresses- contain list of other backbone providers and services that do have the addresses- URLs- etc)
Logical Link Control
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Single In-line Memory Module
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Batch Command Language
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Access Control List
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
MicroProcessor System
Single Line Controller (A type of processor that does not process math function separately - and can not be upgraded) often found in older laptop computers
an IBM CPU (386 SLC) that is an Sx- Low power chip with Caching
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Backbone Network Service
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Texas Instruments
AT Attachment interface
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
HeLP file (file extension)
Diagnostic Function Test
Bulk Copy Program
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Automatic Gain Control
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Line Feed
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Terminal (file extension)
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Kilobytes per second
Sound File extension in AU format
Windows Compatibility List
Search Engine Results Page
Parallel Machine
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Read Only Memory
Rapid Application Development
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
Basic Operating System
Direct Digital Sound
DOcument Template file extension
Advanced Graphic Adapter
facebook markup language
Global Enterprise Manager
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Tagged Information File Format
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Sectors Per Track
Adapter Unit Interface
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
User Interface
eXtended Technology
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Phase Alteration Line
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Network Direct Services
Microsoft Compatibility List
Object Transaction Monitor
Virtual Private Network
Compiled Help Markup file extension
CURsor (file extension)
Direct Cable Connection
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Source Address
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Microsoft Script Component 
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Object Oriented Programming
Remote Emergency Power Off
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
File Access Protocol
Relational Data Base
System Policy Editor
Appletalk Remote Access
Acceptable Quality Level
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Appletalk File Protocol
Leadless Chip Carrier
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Digital Video Interactive
Sound file extension
Extensible Firmware Interface
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Start Frame Delimiter
Single Edge Card
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Upper Memory Blocks
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Built in ASseMbler
Small Computer System Interface
Acceptable Use Policy
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Multi-Media eXchange: (New Pentium micro-processor by Intell that improves 3D rendering- although Intel and Microsoft claim the letters dont stand for anything in particular)
Training Records Information Management (software package)
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
1 DIMention 
2 Dynamic Information Manager (shared contact information database) 
3 Desktop Information Manager (Microsofts information exchange) 
"4 ""declares variables in Visual Basic programming language"""
General Purpose Computer
Machine Oriented Language
Card On A STick
Advanced Business Application Programming
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Borland Graphic Protocol
Object Request Broker
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Fiber Channel Loop
Initialization (file extension)
Beginning Of File
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Customer Information Control System
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Enhanced Serial Port
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Point Of Contact
Artlantis Object file
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Bit Error Rate Testing
Business Information Managers (software)
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Interrupt ReQuest
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
GNU Public License
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Universal Disk Format
Average Access Time
Voice Over Data
National Computer Security Association
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Application RAM Performance
Drive Select Interface
Password File
Rambus DRAM
MicroProcessor Unit
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Image File (file extension)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Application Binary Interface
Bitmap Distribution Format
Graphics file extension
Data Over Fiber
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Power Up Password
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
eXtended Memory Specification
Value Added Reseller
document extended
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Line Printer porT
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Constant Angular Velocity
Internet Domain Name
Network Device Interface Specification
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Small Office Home Office (computer or program with enough speed or functionality for business use May not have sound or a lot of bells and whistles)
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Interface Definition Language
Voice Over Fiber
Digital Video Express
Java Runtime Environment
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Java Virtual Machine
Knowledge Transfer
Radio Frequency Interference
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Content Distribution Network
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Active X file extension
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Library Information Management System
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Recently Used Program List
All to All Broadcast
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Modular Input Output
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Distributed Component Object Model
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Private Branch Network
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Windows Device Manager
Internet Protocol Security
Low Level Format
System Object Modle
Front End Processor
Advanced Authoring Format
Multiple Virtual Systems
DRiVe (file extension)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Representational state transfer
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Common Graphics Environment
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
National Software Testing Laboratories
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
Compressed file extension
Virtual Memory Manager
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Home Computer User
Power Up Diagnostics
Visual Basic
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Request For Proposal
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Total Cost of Ownership
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Advanced Wave Effects
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Video Random Access Memory
Browser Helper Objects
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Tape Operating System
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Resource Interchange File Format
Embedded Data Base
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Video Capture Board
and Email file extension
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Digital Video Effects
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Automatic Response Unit
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Network Management System
Windows configuration file extension
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Query By Example
Network News Transfer Protocol
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
JavaScript Object Notation
Distributable Media Format (a Microsoft disk formatting that allows 177 Meg of info to be placed on a 35 disk that normally holds only 144 Meg
Because Its Time Network
Dial Up Networking
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Bus Master Interface Controller
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Backbone Network
Control Access Unit
LInux boot LOader
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Common Management Information Protocol
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Communicating Word Processor
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Network Basic Input Output System
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Windows Driver Library
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Telephony Application Programming Interface
A type of processor that does NOT do numeric processing separately - but a Math coprocessor chip can be added to upgrade the unit (Better than an SLC but not as good as a DX or Pentium)
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
JavaScript Encoding
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Audio File in AIFF format
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
High Memory Area (Architecture)
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Virtual Device Driver
Hand held Personal Computer
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Hyper Text Template
IBM graphical operating system
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
DMA REQuest lines
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Multi-Station Access Unit
Data Link Connection Identifier
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Windows Application Binary Interface
Letter Quality
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
System Application Architecture
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Animation source file extension
Computer + Science NETwork
Project File
Click through rate
Numeric Processing Unit
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Logical Unit Number
Common User Access
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Windows RAM
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Short File Name
Java 2 Micro Edition
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Ghost file extension (ghs when image is spanned across multiple media)  Ghost is a tool used to create an image of a disk or drive
Virtual DOS Machine
Virtual File Allocation Table
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Network Management Module
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Data Interchange Format
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Relational Access Management Association
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
End User License Agreement
Macintosh processor
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Extended Partition Boot Record
Compressed file format (extension)
Linux Users Group
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Compact Disc ReWritable
Floppy Disk Operating System
Java Programming Language
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Double data rate random access memory
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Visual Structured Query Language
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Simple Network Management Protocol
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Java Native Interface
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Data Input / Output
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Enhanced DOS for windows
FONt file (extension)
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Remote Lan Node
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Long File Names
Trusted Computer Platform Alliance - collaboration among Intel- Microsoft- and others to standardize the computer industry- and drive innovative solutions outside the mainstream corporations into an unsupported environment 
COMMunication port
DMa request AKnowledgement
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Private Virtual Network
Virtual eXtended Device Driver (common with the 32-bit Win 95 system) These are 32 bit protected mode drivers that allow mult-threading of applications
Zero Administration Client
Zone Bit Recording
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Global Network Navigator
Electronic magaZINE
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Plain Old Telephone System
Start of TeXt
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Zero Administration Kit
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
A 3D graphic file extension
Java Application Descriptor
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
File Control BlockS
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Xerox Network System
Most Recently Used Program
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Automatic Built In Self Test
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
PKWare program (exe2binexe) that converts a compression (zip arc- lhz- etc) file to a binary or executable file This allows a user to decompress the file without having a copy of PK Zip
Synchronous VRAM
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Function Key
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Data Over Internet Protocol
Visual Basic Library file extension
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Variable Bit Rate
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Zero Administration for Windows
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Cached Video RAM
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Ferro-electric RAM
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Remote MONitoring
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
EDitor for LINe text
Protected Portable Document Format
Flat File DataBase
SYStem INput
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
SYstems OPerator
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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