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  • Desktop virtualization vocabulary quiz

    How much do you know about the essential terminology of desktop virtualization? Take our quiz to find out. Would you like to brush up first? See our Quick Start Glossary.

  • Big data analytics vocabulary quiz

    Take our 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of essential big data analytics terminology or see our glossary of terms to study up ahead of time.

  • PCI DSS vocabulary quiz

    Take this quiz to test your knowledge of abbreviations related to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

  • Project Management vocabulary quiz

    This quiz tests your knowledge of project management terminology. See also: Quick Start Glossary: Project Management.

  • Quiz: What's the Big Idea?

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about important theories teminology.

  • Do you speak Geek: Internet Protocols and Technologies

    A quiz about Internet protocols and technologies. Test yourself. What activity is still the most common use of the Internet?

  • Quiz: Improve your memory!

    A quiz about computer storage: If you loaded your pickup truck full of books, how much data would it hold -- 650 megabytes, a half-terabyte or a gigabyte?

  • Quiz: Do you speak Geek with the Simpsons?

    In honor of the Simpsons movie hitting megaplexes (and likely BitTorrent clients) worldwide, we've put together yet another technology quiz for the readers of, aptly entitled "Do you speak Geek in Springfield?" See how much you know about the Simpsons and technology, two endless sources for trivia and entertainment.

  • Quiz: Help Desk Basics

    A quiz about help desks: What basic Internet program lets you verify that a particular Internet address exists and can accept requests?

  • Major IT players: How'd they start out?

    Think you're a Know-IT-All when it comes to influential people in IT? Test your knowledge and see if you know what these famous geeks were doing before they made it in the big leagues.

  • April Fools! How gullible are you?

    A technology quiz for April Fools' Day. What is fact and what is fiction? Test yourself.

  • Quiz: IT's About Taxes

    A quiz about taxes and technology: This organization lobbies in Congress on behalf of information technology companies and users in matters related to tax laws and enforcement, along with the protection of copyrights, patents and privacy in communication. What is it?

  • Computing Basics Quizzes

    We've gathered quizzes to test your knowledge of computing fundamentals. You'll find quizzes about hardware and software, computer history, processing and peripherals.

  • Quiz: Do you speak project management?

    A project management quiz: Developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s, this project management tool clearly illustrates task dependencies. What is it?

  • Quiz: Star Trek Tech

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about technology in Star Trek.

  • Quiz: Winter Blues

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz that's just for fun teminology.

  • Quizzes

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about backup teminology.

  • Quiz: E-mail Marketing and the Spam Problem

    A quiz about email marketing and spam: What is a technique used by legitimate marketers to customize offerings for specific customers.

  • Quiz: Negotiating -- Do you speak business?

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about service providers and negotiating contracts.

  • Quiz: Name my claim to fame!

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about famous people in tech history.

  • Question 9

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about virtualization teminology.

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.


  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular ...

  • cyberwarfare

    Cyberwarfare is computer- or network-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks by a nation-state on another ...

  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.



  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...


  • OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder)

    OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) is open source software designed to create and manage a service that provides persistent data ...

  • SATA Express (SATAe)

    SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting ...

  • DIMM (dual in-line memory module)

    A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the standard memory card used in servers and PCs.


  • hybrid flash array

    A hybrid flash array is a solid-state storage system that contains a mix of flash memory drives and hard disk drives.

  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...


  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...