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Comptia A + Certification

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1. Aka digitizing tablet.






2. A set of wires used by data traveling into and out of a processor.






3. Aka single inline memory module.






4. A command-line utility installed on a Windows computer with the TCP/IP protocol suite; it's used to view the IP configuration of a network connection and to perform certain administrative tasks.






5. Aka parts grabber.






6. On a Microsoft Windows network - a resource - such as a file folder or printer - that is available on the network.






7. Aka emergency repair disk.






8. An interface on a PC that originally was unidirectional and operated at a speed of 150 KBps - but now has several operation modes.






9. A Windows display setting that allows you to adjust the number of colors - or color depth - used by the display.






10. A variety of persuasion techniques used for many purposes






11. A wireless network standard that uses the 2.4 GHz band at a speed of up to 10 Mbps.






12. A connector that is slightly larger than an RJ-11 connector and contains eight wires. RJ-45 connectors most commonly attach twisted-pair cables to Ethernet network cards.






13. A TPM is a special microchip - installed on a motherboard - that stores passwords - keys - and digital certificates. Various services - such as BitLocker can store such security data in this chip.






14. A magnetic mass storage device primarily used for backing up data from computers.






15. Aka liquid crystal display.






16. One of many low-level instructions built into the control unit of a CPU. Also called a microprogram.






17. A type of thermal printer in which a heated print head burns dots into the surface of heat-sensitive paper.






18. An automated software installation that does not require a person be present to respond to prompts for information.






19. An LCD technology based on thin-film transistor (TFT) technology. An active matrix display has a transistor at every pixel - which enables much quicker display changes than passive matrix displays and produces a display quality comparable to a CRT.






20. The original digital versatile disc (DVD) encoding format used for movies sold at retail.






21. In a Microsoft Windows network - an administrative organization with a centralized security accounts database maintained on one or more special servers called domain controllers. This centralized database contains accounts for users - groups - and co






22. An organization that creates standards for laptop computer peripheral devices.






23. [1] A device that is the central connecting point of a LAN. A hub is little more than a multiport repeater taking incoming signals on one port and repeating them to all other ports. Ethernet hubs have been largely replaced by Ethernet switches.. [2]






24. Aka Universal Serial Bus.






25. One of the two main protocols of the TCP/IP protocol suite - TCP breaks the data into chunks - called datagrams. Each datagram also contains information - stored in a header - which is used by the TCP protocol on the receiving end to reassemble the c






26. Aka Compact Disc-Read-Only Memory.






27. A device that uses a measurement of a body part - such as a fingerprint or retina scan.






28. A connector that contains two to four wires and usually attaches phone cables to modems and to wall-mounted phone jacks.






29. The disruption of signal transmission caused by the radiation of electrical and magnetic fields. Electric motors are a common source of EMI.






30. A registry key that exists within another key.






31. Aka motherboard.






32. A key on a laptop that - when pressed along with the FN key - changes the laptop display brightness at the hardware level. On some laptops - when this key combination is pressed - a small brightness control panel will display on the screen. Use the u






33. Data communications over the cellular telecommunications networks.






34. The information transfer protocol of the World Wide Web (WWW). Included in HTTP are the commands Web browsers use to request Web pages from Web servers and then display them on the screen of the local computer.






35. Aka Wi-Fi Protected Access 2.






36. The process of informing the software manufacturer who the official owner or user of the product is - and providing contact information such as name - address - company - phone number - e-mail address - and so on - about them. Registration is usually






37. Aka floating-point unit.






38. The filename for the System Configuration Utility - which allows you to test various scenarios for Windows startup for troubleshooting purposes.






39. A program that blocks browser pop-ups.






40. A magnetic storage device that stores data on metal platters that have a coating that holds data in the form of changes to small magnetic particles in the coating. Also called HDD.






41. In Windows 2000 and Windows XP - an Advanced Options menu choice that starts Windows normally - except that video mode is changed to the lowest resolution - using the currently installed video driver. This option does not switch to the basic Windows






42. The top-level folder or directory in the file structure. This appears the same - regardless of the underlying file system.






43. A 25-pin D-shell connector.






44. Light waves in the infrared spectrum.






45. In a low-profile PC case - a card that plugs into a motherboard to allow other cards to be inserted at a right angle to the riser card and parallel to the motherboard. Also - a single expansion card containing multiple functions - such as modem - sou






46. Aka arithmetic logic unit.






47. Aka External Serial ATA.






48. Aka Internet service provider.






49. A standards organization - of which the T10 SCSI committee maintains the SCSI standard.






50. Pertaining to a DVD drive and disc that can store data in two pitted layers on each data side - with each layer having a different reflectivity index.