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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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  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • 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 ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • federated identity management (FIM)

    Federated identity management (FIM) is an arrangement that can be made among multiple enterprises to let subscribers use the same...

  • cross-site scripting (XSS)

    Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of injection security attack in which an attacker injects data, such as a malicious script, ...

  • firewall

    In computing, a firewall is software or firmware that enforces a set of rules about what data packets will be allowed to enter or...




  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

  • all-flash array (AFA)

    An all-flash array (AFA), also known as a solid-state storage disk system, is an external storage array that uses only flash ...

  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.