This glossary contains definitions related to IT Certifications.
CompTIA Project+ is the Computing Technology Industry Association's certification program designed to demonstrate a person has a validated understanding of and skills in project management.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an information security certification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)².
A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy.
chief customer officer (CCO)
A chief customer officer, or customer experience officer, is responsible for customer research, communicating with company employees and taking charge of customer experience (CX) metrics.
A soft skill is a personal attribute that supports situational awareness and enhances an individual's ability to get a job done.
emotional intelligence (EI)
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the area of cognitive ability that facilitates interpersonal behavior.
Terms related to the processes and services implemented and managed by an organization’s information technology (IT) department. Topics covered include systems management, configuration management, API management and DevOps, as well as real-time performance monitoring and management.
A container repository is a collection of related container images that provide different versions of an application.
Technical debt -- or tech debt -- is the implied cost incurred when businesses do not fix problems that will affect them in the future.
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a managed Kubernetes service for containers and container clusters running on Google Cloud infrastructure.
Terms related to personal computers, including definitions about computers sold as consumer products and words and phrases about laptops, tablets and smartphones.
A newsgroup is an online discussion forum where users can post messages, exchange ideas and read the comments of others.
Siri is Apple's virtual assistant for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS devices that uses voice recognition and is powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Windows 7 is the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) released commercially in October 2009 as the successor to Windows Vista.
Terms related to project management, including definitions about project management methodologies and tools.
A circular economy is a model of production and consumption, where items and products are reused whenever possible rather than discarded.
The Toyota Way is a comprehensive expression of the company's management philosophy, which is based on the two foundational pillars of Continuous Improvement, also known as kaizen, and Respect for People.
chief operating officer (COO)
A chief operating officer (COO) is the corporate executive who oversees ongoing business operations within the company.
Terms related to computer fundamentals, including computer hardware definitions and words and phrases about software, operating systems, peripherals and troubleshooting.
Outsourcing is a business practice in which a company hires a third party to perform tasks, handle operations or provide services for the company.
disruptive technology (disruptive innovation)
Disruptive technology, often referred to as disruptive innovation, is when a new business model attracts an underserviced market or revenue stream and grows until it supplants incumbent competitors.
digital cash (e-cash)
Digital cash is a system of purchasing cash credits, storing the credits in your computer or digital wallet, and then spending them when making electronic purchases over the internet or in person on a mobile device at the point of sale.