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IT Terms You Should Know

February 25, 2021

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Are you new to the tech world? Are you considering entering into an IT program? When you’re new to the tech world, the terminology can seem rather daunting at first. CCNN offers an Information Technology Specialist program that will teach you the ins and outs of the IT world, including the important IT terms you should know. But what are the most common terms you should know?

Web servers – computer systems utilized to save websites, online apps, pictures, documents and other data that can be accessed through the web. When you go to a site with a browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone, you are requesting it from a web server.

Cache – a hardware or software component that stores data so future requests for the data can be served faster.

Cookies – information asked to accept when connecting to certain servers through a web browser. It is a means of identifying you.

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) – this term refers to the set of processes, technologies, tools and software that help businesses manage their relationships with customers.

CMS (Content Management System) – manages workflow in a collaborative environment. They are frequently used for storing, controlling, revising, semantically enriching and publishing documentation.

Host – A computer accessed by a user working in a remote location. Hosting also refers to a specific computer connected to a TCP/IP network.

IP Address (Internet Protocol Address) – every computer connected to the Internet has this unique identifying number. (i.e.,

VPN – a network that permits public web connections to be used as a private network to enhance security. If you’re using public Wi-Fi, your device and information are in theory accessible by everyone else on the network.

Cloud computing – this umbrella term includes products, services and platforms allowing businesses and other users to access computing resources that are delivered over the internet and other networks.

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) – a language used to create web pages.

HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) – defines how a web server and a browser should interact.

Firewall – systems created to protect a network from external security dangers.

Routers – devices utilized to connect computers to the web by a company like cable or DSL. This is how you access your home Wi-Fi.


Enroll in CCNN’s Information Technology Specialist Program Today.

Now that you’ve got an idea of some common IT terms you should know, it’s time to take a step into the tech world! CCNN is now enrolling students in the Information Technology Specialist program. Contact CCNN at 775.241.4445 for more information on our IT program.


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