CompTIA A+ Terminology

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CompTIA A+ Terminology - Safety, Basic Hardware


 
  
Created Sep 23, 2012
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ESD
 
Electrostatic Discharge.  Passage of static electrical charge from one item to another. ...
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EMI
 
Electromagnetic Interference.  Magnetic field interfering with  electronics. ...
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RFI
 
Radio Frequency Interference.  Most devices are shielded to prevent RFI.  A few devices,...
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Connectors, Plugs, Ports, Jacks
 
Connector- port, plug, jack
Port- plug does into it
Jack- alternative to port, plug goes...
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Mini-Din Connectors
 
Also called PS/2 and DIN-6. Most commonly used for keyboards and mice. Modern systems have...
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USB Connectors
 
Used with mice, keyboards, scanners, cameras, and printers. Come in three sizes: A (on computer),...
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FireWire Connectors
 
Also known as IEEE 1394. 6-wire or 9-wire connector.  Moves data at incredibly fast speeds. ...
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DB Connectors
 
Known as D-sub or D-subminiature or D-shell connectors. Used for almost every peripheral with...
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RJ Connectors
 
RJ 11 used to connect phone jack for modems to connect PC to a network.  RJ-45 jack is...
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Audio connectors and Sound
 
Speakers and monitors connect to audio jacks.  Most common kind is 1/8-inch connector,...
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Connector used for keyboards
 
Mini-DIN or USB. Port colored purple.
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Connector used for monitors
 
Connects to video connector, with old 15-pin female DB Video Graphics Array (VGA) or unique...
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Connector used for mouse
 
Uses either USB or a light-green mini-DIN connector.
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Connector used for printer
 
Old: parallel port (25-pin female DB) that's usually colored fuchsia; most printers now come...
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eSATA
 
Some external hard drives and optical dives can connect via eSATA.
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CPU
 
Central processing unit. Also called microprocessor. Performs all calculations in PC. Require...
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RAM
 
Random access memory. Stores programs and data currently being used by the CPU. Average PC...
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Motherboard
 
Everything connects to motherboard, either directly or indirectly.
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Hard drive
 
Stores programs and data that are not currently being used by the CPU.  Most PCs have...
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Optical drive
 
Use same PATA or SATA connections used with hard drive. CDs store around 700 MB come in three...
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Hardware, Software
 
Hardware- physical computer equipment, such as electrical, electronic, magnetic, and mechanical...

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