Lesson 3
Vocabulary
By Cheryl Plunkett
Backup
Procedures that place a priority on
files that would be difficult or
impossible to replace or reconstruct
if they were los...
Data Theft
Removing data from a
computer without
authorization.
Driver
A small program that
instructs the operating
system on how to
operate specific
hardware.
Encryption
A standard method for
encoding data.
Humidity
Moisture in the air that
can cause computers to
short circuit, resulting in
the loss of data and
damage to hardware.
Ping
A DOS command that
tests connectivity and
isolates hardware
problems and any
mismatched
configurations.
Power Spike
A short, fast transfer of
electrical voltage,
current, or energy.
Surge
Suppressor
A device that protects
against power spikes.
Uninterruptible
Power Supply
(UPS)
A battery power source
that provides electric
current during a power
outage.
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Powerpoint flash cards cherylplunkett_attempt_2014-03-06-07-59-05_lesson 3 vocab

  1. 1. Lesson 3 Vocabulary By Cheryl Plunkett
  2. 2. Backup
  3. 3. Procedures that place a priority on files that would be difficult or impossible to replace or reconstruct if they were lost, such as a company’s financial statements, important projects and works in progress.
  4. 4. Data Theft
  5. 5. Removing data from a computer without authorization.
  6. 6. Driver
  7. 7. A small program that instructs the operating system on how to operate specific hardware.
  8. 8. Encryption
  9. 9. A standard method for encoding data.
  10. 10. Humidity
  11. 11. Moisture in the air that can cause computers to short circuit, resulting in the loss of data and damage to hardware.
  12. 12. Ping
  13. 13. A DOS command that tests connectivity and isolates hardware problems and any mismatched configurations.
  14. 14. Power Spike
  15. 15. A short, fast transfer of electrical voltage, current, or energy.
  16. 16. Surge Suppressor
  17. 17. A device that protects against power spikes.
  18. 18. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  19. 19. A battery power source that provides electric current during a power outage.

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