(Certification for Information System Security Professional) A certification reflecting the qualifications of information systems security practitioners. The CISSP examination consists of 250 multiple choice questions, covering topics such as Access Control Systems, Cryptography, and Security Management Practices, and is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC)2 (www.isc2.org). The (ISC)2 promotes the CISSP as an aid to evaluating personnel performing information security functions. The certification was first available in 1989.
Short for Connected Limited Device Configuration. CLDC is the J2ME configuration for smaller handheld devices that are usually battery operated and low in memory with limited processing power and low bandwidth. Most often the CLDC uses the K virtual machine, which is suitable for devices with 16/32-bit RISC/CISC microprocessors/controllers, and with as little as 160 […]
Pronounced see-lek. Short for competitive local exchange carrier, a telephone company that competes with an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) such as a Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC), GTE, ALLNET, etc. With the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, there has been an explosion in the number of CLECs. The Act allows companies with […]
(1) Short for command line interface, a user interface common to MS-DOS computers. The user sees the command line on the monitor and a promptthat is waiting to accept instructions from the user. The user types in the command, the computer acts on that command and then issues a new prompt for the next instruction […]
Abbreviation for class identifier, it identifies a COM object. The CLSID structure wraps the COM class identifier structure, which serves as a unique identifier for a specific COM class.
Short for constant linear velocity, a method used by most older CD-ROM players to access data. With CLV, the rotation speed of the disk changes based on how close to the center of the disk the data is. For tracks near the center, the disk rotates faster, and for data on the outside, the disk […]