This glossary contains definitions related to IT Certifications.
A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a certification and globally recognized standard for appraising an IT auditor's knowledge, expertise and skill in assessing vulnerabilities and instituting IT controls in an enterprise environment.
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is an advanced certification that indicates that an individual possesses the knowledge and experience required to develop and manage an enterprise information security (infosec) program.
citizen data scientist
A citizen data scientist is an individual who does some data science work for an organization but doesn't hold the title of data scientist or have a formal background in advanced analytics, statistics or related disciplines.
A data scientist is an analytics professional who is responsible for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to help drive decision-making in an organization.
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
STEM is an educational approach that prepares primary and secondary students for college, graduate study and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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 digital workspace is an integrated technology framework that centralizes the management of an enterprise's applications, data and endpoints, allowing employees to collaborate and work remotely.
A sidecar proxy is an application design pattern which abstracts certain features, such as inter-service communications, monitoring and security, away from the main architecture to ease the tracking and maintenance of an application.
A Kubernetes operator is a method for application packaging and deployment that extends Kubernetes' capabilities to manage more complex, stateful workloads.
Terms related to personal computers, including definitions about computers sold as consumer products and words and phrases about laptops, tablets and smartphones.
A desktop computer is a personal computing device designed to fit on top of a typical office desk.
CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing or supernetting)
CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing or supernetting) is a method of assigning IP addresses that improves the efficiency of address distribution and replaces the previous system based on Class A, Class B and Class C networks.
Gmail (pronounced Gee-mail) is a free web-based email service that provides users with 15 GB of storage for messages and the ability to search for specific messages.
Terms related to project management, including definitions about project management methodologies and tools.
negative float (negative slack)
Negative float, also known as negative slack, is a common concept in project management that refers to the amount of time that must be saved to complete a project on time.
Organizational goals are strategic objectives that a company's management establishes to outline expected outcomes and guide employees' efforts.
In psychology, the availability bias is the human tendency to rely on information that comes readily to mind when evaluating situations or making decisions.
Terms related to computer fundamentals, including computer hardware definitions and words and phrases about software, operating systems, peripherals and troubleshooting.
A cursor is the position indicator on a computer display screen where a user can enter text.
Throughput is a measure of how many units of information a system can process in a given amount of time.
A general-purpose computer is one that, given the application and required time, should be able to perform the most common computing tasks.