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  • There is a lot of short word/acronyms used in technology, and here I attempt to put them together for a reference.

    Cloud Computing

    Learning cloud computing and not sure what do abbreviations stand for?

    Here are some of the popular ones used in Amazon Cloud, Google Cloud, and general cloud computing terms.

    Acronym Stands for…
    AWS Amazon Web Services
    S3 Simple Storage System
    GCP Google Cloud Platform
    GCLB Google Cloud Load Balancer
    Amazon ES Amazon Elasticsearch Service
    AMI Amazon Machine Image
    ARN Amazon Resource Name
    EC2 Elastic Compute Cloud
    ECS EC2 Container Service
    EFS Elastic File System
    EMR Elastic Map Reduce
    IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service
    SWS Simple Workflow Service
    SNS Simple Notification Service
    GCS Google Cloud Storage
    VPC Virtual Private Cloud
    Amazon EBS Amazon Elastic Block Store
    AZ Availability Zone
    ASG Auto Scaling Group
    EBS Elastic Block Store
    ELB Elastic Load Balancer
    EIP Elastic IP
    ENI Elastic Network Interface
    FaaS Function as-a-Service
    HPC High-Performance Compute
    HVM Hardware Virtual Machine
    S3 IA S3 Infrequent Access
    IG Internet Gateway
    KMS Key Management Service
    Amazon SES Amazon Simple Email System
    RRS Reduced Redundancy Storage
    SQS Simple Queue Service
    TPM Trusted Platform Module
    VPG Virtual Private Gateway
    VPS Virtual Private Server
    HP CSA HP Cloud Service Automation


    Find out acronyms used in blogging or search engine optimization.

    Acronym Stands for…
    SEO Search Engine Optimization
    SCM Search Content Marketing
    SEM Search Engine Marketing
    WP WordPress
    PPC Pay Per Click
    CPC Cost Per Click
    SERP Search Engine Results Page
    CTS Click-Through Rate
    CR Conversion Rate
    CPM Cost Per Thousand Impressions
    SVG Scalable Vector Graphics
    DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    CMS Content Management System
    CRO Conversion Rate Optimization
    CTA Call to Action
    CTR Click Through Rate
    PR PageRank
    DA Domain Authority
    ROI Return on Investment
    UI/UX User Interface/User Experience
    SEA Search Engine Advertising
    SMO Social Media Optimization
    SMM Social Media Marketing
    SERM Search Engine Reputation Management
    AMA Ask Me Anything
    B2B Business to Business
    B2C Business to Consumer
    CRM Customer Relationship Management
    CX Customer Experience
    FOMO Fear of Missing Out
    GA Google Analytics
    IO Insertion Order
    SM Social Media
    SMP Social Media Platform
    ToS Terms of Service
    UA Universal Analytics
    CPL Cost Per Lead
    NPS Net Promoter Score
    QDD Query Deserves Diversity
    QDF Query Deserves Freshness
    SC Supplementary Content
    ZMOT Zero Moment of Truth
    HITS Hyperlink-Induced Topic Search
    LSI Latent Semantic Indexing
    PBN Private Blog Network


    Not sure what does new buzz terms used in Artificial Intelligence? Don’t worry the following will help you.

    You may also be interested in learning AI for better career growth.

    Acronym Stands for…
    AI Artificial Intelligence
    IMS Intelligent Maintenance Systems
    ML Machine Learning
    NI Natural Intelligence
    MI Machine Intelligence
    NLP Natural Language Processing
    CNN Convolutional Neural Network
    RNN Recurrent Neural Network
    LSTM Long Short-term Memory
    CTC Connectionist Temporal Classification
    CV Computer Vision
    HMD Head Mounted Displays
    RL Reinforcement Learning
    NLNN Non-Learning Neural Networks
    SR Speech Recognition
    M2M Machine to Machine
    DSBS Dual Sensor Brake Support
    LNN Learning Neural Networks
    NLU Natural Language Understanding
    RPA Robotic Process Automation
    ANN Artificial Neural Network


    Explore abbreviations used in a database.

    Acronym Stands for…
    SQL Structured Query Language
    DQL Data Query Language
    DDL Data Definition Language
    DML Data Manipulation Language
    RDSMS Relational Data Stream Management System
    OLAP Online Analytical Processing
    OLTP Online Transaction Processing
    DRDA Distributed Relational Database Architecture
    4D QL 4D Query Language
    DMS Database Migration Service


    As a developer, you will come across many short words, and the following are an incomplete list.

    Acronym Stands for…
    FIFO First In First Out
    PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
    HTML Hypertext Markup Language
    JS JavaScript
    CSS Cascading Style Sheets
    SaaS Software-as-a-Service
    API Application Programming Interface
    XML Extensible Markup Language
    SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
    XHTML Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
    JSON JavaScript Object Notation
    EOF End Of File
    SDK Software Development Kit
    ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
    I/0 Input & Output
    WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
    VCS Version Control Systems
    IDE Integrated Development Environment
    Java EE Java, Enterprise Edition
    EOL End Of Life
    XSD XML Schema Definition
    VBS Visual Basic Script
    RAD Rapid Application Development
    JCE Java Cryptography Extension
    JDK Java Development Kit

    IT Security

    Check out what are the abbreviations used in IT security for better understanding.

    Acronym Stands for…
    IPSec Internet Protocol Security
    SSE Server Side Encryption
    SSL Secure Socket Layer
    TLS Transport Layer Security
    DOS Denial of Services
    DDoS Distributed Denial Of Services
    XSS Cross-site Scripting
    CSP Content Security Policy
    CSRF Cross-Site Request Forgery
    SQLi SQL Injection
    CBSP Cloud-based Security Providers
    ACL Access Control List
    AES Advanced Encryption System
    CORS Cross-Origin Resource Sharing
    IAM Identity & Access Management
    MFA Multi-Factor Authentication
    WAF Web Application Firewall
    OWASP Open Web Application Security Project
    MITM Man in the Middle Attack
    PCI DSS Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
    SAML Security Assertion Markup Language
    STS Security Token Service
    FUD Fully Undetectable
    RAT Remote Administration Tool
    SE Social Engineering
    SKid Script Kiddie
    DNSSEC Domain Name System Security Extensions
    DKIM Domain Keys Identified Mail
    DMARC Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance
    SPF Sender Policy Framework
    CVSS Common Vulnerability Scoring System
    SAST Static Application Security Testing
    DAST Dynamic Application Security Testing
    WAP Web Application Protection
    RFI Remote File Inclusion
    LFI Local File Inclusion
    DT Directory Traversal
    PT Path Traversal
    SCD Source Code Disclosure
    OSCI OS Command Injection
    CWE Common Weakness Enumeration
    DSA Digital Signature Algorithm
    DES Data Encryption Standard

    Server/IT Infrastructure

    Acronym Stands for…
    OSS Open Source Software
    FOSS Free and open-source software
    OS Operating System
    HA High Availability
    BYOD Bring Your Own Device
    PaaS Platform-as-a-Service
    DaaS Desktop-as-a-Service
    VM Virtual Machine
    KVM Kernel-based Virtual Machine
    ESX Elastic Sky X
    DRS Distributed Resource Scheduler
    VSM Virtual Supervisor Module
    QEMU Quick Emulator
    SSD Solid-state Drive
    IOPS Input/output Operations Per Second
    ADFS Active Directory Federation Service
    CLI Command Line Interface
    CI/CD Continous Integration/Continous Deployment
    iSCSI Internet Small Computer Storage Interface
    SSH Secure Shell
    MSTSC Microsoft Terminal Service Client
    MPP Massive Parallel Processing
    NFS Network File System
    RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disk
    RAM Random-access Memory
    SLA Service Level Agreement
    OLA Operational-level Agreement
    SSO Single Sign-On
    VTL Virtual Tape Library
    VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    BIOS Basic Input Output System
    DVD Digital Versatile Disc
    PSU Power Supply Unit
    ROM Read Only Memory
    UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
    DC Data Center
    GUI Graphical User Interface
    TPU Tensor Processing Unit
    RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computer
    AU Activation Unit
    ALU Arithmetic Logic Units
    AVX Advanced Vector Extensions
    P2V Physical to Virtual
    VXLAN Virtual Extensible Local Area Network
    VCS Veritas Cluster Server
    HAC High-availability Clusters
    RUM Real-user Measurement
    ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
    BPO Business Process Outsourcing
    BI Business Intelligence
    IT Information Technology
    DW Data Warehouse
    WINS Windows Internet Name Service
    WMI Windows Management Instrumentation
    VG Volume Group
    TTY Teletype
    SFTP SSH File Transfer Protocol
    SAN Storage Area Network


    Acronym Stands for…
    DNS Domain Name System
    HTTP HyperText Transport Protocol
    HTTPS HyperText Transport Protocol Secure
    CDN Content Delivery Network
    LAN Local Area Network
    WAN Wide Area Network
    DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    TCP Transmission Control Protocol
    IP Internet Protocol
    WWW World Wide Web
    IoT Internet Of Things
    D2D Device to Device
    VPN Virtual Private Network
    BGP Border Gateway Protocol
    VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
    DOM Document Object Model
    UDP User Datagram Protocol
    CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
    VIP Virtual IP
    ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
    LB Load Balancer
    SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
    FTP File Transfer Protocol
    RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
    MPLS Multi-Protocol Label Switching
    NS Name Server
    NAT Network Address Translation
    SOA Start of Authority
    TTL Time To Live
    TPS Transaction Per Second
    NDA Nondisclosure Agreement
    AP Access Point
    MAC Media Access Control
    NIC Network Interface Card
    ISP Internet Service Provider
    URL Uniform Resource Locator
    PDF Portable Document Format
    TLD Top-level domain
    RSS Really Simple Syndication
    IFTTT If This Then That
    IE Internet Explorer
    AFAIK As far as I Know
    CAN-SPAM Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act
    DM Direct Message
    FB Facebook
    PM Private Message
    QoS Quality of Service
    MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
    POP Post Office Protocol
    IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
    CNAME Canonical Name
    MX Mail Exchange
    PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
    LLT Low Latency Transport
    POP (CDN) Point Of Presence of CDN
    ASN Autonomous System Number
    SCM (Commerce) Supply Chain Management
    WPAN Wireless Personal Area Network
    WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
    URI Uniform Resource Identifier
    TTF TrueType Font
    NACK Negative ACKnowledgement
    HAR HTTP Archive
    QUIC Quick UDP Internet Connections

    I hope the above list helps you.

    If you are looking to learn new things, then I would recommend exploring courses on Udemy or Coursera.