Networking Certs and Careers Definitions

  • A

    ACTA (America's Carriers Telecommunications Association)

    ACTA (America's Carriers Telecommunications Association) is a lobbying organization for over 165 small long-distance telephone carrier companies.

  • C

    CCNA certification

    Cisco Certified Network Associaten (CCNA) is an entry-level certification for the Cisco certified professional program.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

    Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is an intermediate-level certification in the Cisco certified professional program.

  • Cisco Information Security Specialist (CISS)

    Cisco Information Security Specialist (CISS) is an entry-level certification attesting that the holder has demonstrated the foundational knowledge and skills required to install and support a Cisco Self-Defending Network... (Continued)

  • I

    Infranet Initiative

    The Infranet Initiative is a collaborative effort to develop a high-performance universal public network that would serve as a supplement to the Internet for businesses and other high-demand users.

  • ITU-T (Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunications Union)

    The ITU-T (for Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunications Union) is the primary international body for fostering cooperative standards for telecommunications equipment and systems.

  • L

    Learning Path: Network and Web Site Administration

    NETWORK AND WEB SITE ADMINISTRATION....network operations center (NOC) - internetworking - firewall - proxy server - DMZ - NAT - EGP - BGP - peering - colocation - IGP - DHCP - network operating system - Novell Directory Services (NDS) - nslookup - NNTP - SNMP - e-mail - POP3 - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) - X.400 Messaging - e-mail reflector - list server - file sharing - Web server - Network File System (NFS) - finger - ping - traceroute - TTL (time-to-live) - GDMO - ICMP - Apache (server) - X.500 Directory Service - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) - Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) - Universal Naming Convention - UDDI - vital product data - root server system - access control list - public key infrastructure - linkrot - Kermit - Internet traffic sites - ping storm - KVM switch - sliding windows - denial-of-service attack - ghost imaging View other topics for self-study by visiting our Guide to the Learning Paths.

  • S

    set-top box

    A set-top box is a device that enables a television set to become a user interface to the Internet and also enables a television set to receive and decode digital television (DTV) broadcasts.

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