IT Career Glossary

Glossary of key IT terms and acronyms used on this site.
Term Main definition
DBMS
A Database Management System (DBMS) is a set of computer programs that controls the creation, maintenance, and day-to-day use of a database. The DBMS allows database administrators and other data specialists to manipulate and manage an organization's data. Examples of popular DBMS: Oracle, SQL Server, IBM & MySQL
Degree Completion Program
In a degree completion program, applicants must possess a previous degree or equivalent college credits to be admitted. For example, students can apply an existing associate degree or credits from an unfinished bachelor's to earn a 4-year degree with just two more years of study.
Author - Daniel Greenspan
Synonyms - degree completer program
Domain Name System
Domain Name System (DNS) is the naming convention for TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet. Client computers query a DNS server to assign memorable, alphanumeric DNS names to the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with each other.

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