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  • 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.

  • 2014 salary survey: Test your knowledge of IT careers

    Think you know how technology careers evolved this year? Review our coverage of TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey and take our quiz to gauge your knowledge of IT careers.

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    Check out SearchSecurity's catalog of free online security courses led by information security experts on today's most popular security topics.

  • Quiz: OMG! Another IM Lingo Challenge 4U

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about chat and Twitter acronyms.

  • Quiz: Potential pitfalls in DNSSEC deployments

    Test your knowledge of DNSSEC deployments in this five-question quiz.

  • Quiz: Architectural considerations for enterprise antimalware deployments

    Test your knowledge of architectural considerations for enterprise antimalware deployments in this short quiz.

  • Quiz: Security log analysis for actionable security information

    Test your knowledge of security log analysis in this five-question quiz.

  • Quiz: Data breach prevention strategies

    Test your knowledge of data breach prevention strategies in this five-question quiz.

  • Quiz: health IT

    Think you know a bit about health care IT? Try our quiz!

  • Quiz: Network content monitoring must-haves

    See if you know the essentials of network content monitoring in this Security School quiz.

  • Business Intelligence Trends and Technologies (Quiz)

    This business intelligence quiz tests your knowledge of the new approaches to dealing with business data and new technologies that enable them.

  • Quiz: Wireless Standards and Protocols

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz about wirelese standards and protocols teminology.

  • 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: How do you pronounce IT in Geek?

    A quiz about the correct pronunciation of common IT terms: While data has at least two alternate meanings, in computer science it's information that has been translated into a form that is more convenient to move or process. How do you pronounce data correctly?

  • 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.

  • Quiz: Are you Facebook-savvy?

    Boasting over half-a-billion members, Facebook has grown to be the top social networking website on the internet. But Facebook isn�t just for college students looking to stay in touch anymore � it plays a vital role in the marketing industry and has become increasingly important to businesses worldwide. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of essential Facebook terms and applications.

  • Quiz: Practical strategies to mitigate insider threats

    How much have you learned about detecting and mitigating insider threats? Find out in this short quiz.

  • Security Quizzes

    We've gathered a collection of our quizzes on security-related topics. You'll find quizzes about security management, threats and vulnerabilities, viruses and other malware and more. Want to study up first? See below, our security-related learning guides and tutorials and our larger collection of resources.

  • Virtualization Quizzes

    We've gathered a collection of our quizzes about virtualization-related topics. You'll find quizzes about virtualization deployment and management, security, performance, ROI and more. Want to study up first? See, below, our virtualization learning guides and our larger collection of learning resources.



  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • FIDO (Fast Identity Online)

    FIDO (Fast ID Online) is a set of technology-agnostic security specifications for strong authentication. FIDO is developed by the...

  • cryptanalysis

    Cryptanalysis is the study of ciphertext, ciphers and cryptosystems with the aim of understanding how they work and finding and ...

  • Trojan horse (computing)

    In computing, a Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless, but is, in fact, malicious.



  • 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 ...


  • cloud storage provider

    A cloud storage provider, also known as a managed service provider (MSP), is a company that offers organizations and individuals ...

  • personal cloud storage (PCS)

    Personal cloud storage (PCS) enables users to store data, photos, music, videos and other files on a local network-attached ...

  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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