IT Career Glossary

Glossary of key IT terms and acronyms used on this site.
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A practicum is a college course, usually in a specialized field of study, where students practice their skills in the field and under the supervision of an active practitioner.
The PMBOK - short for 'Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge' - is a project management guide, and the globally recognized gold-standard for the practice of project management. The PMBOK Guide applies to all projectized industries, including technology, construction, software, engineering and more. The current version - and the edition used by PMI to guide its certification program - is the PMBOK Guide Fourth Edition.
PHP - short for Hypertext Preprocessor - is a popular server side scripting language that can be embedded into HTML to create a wide variety of mini-applications, or used on its own to build large-scale sites and complex business applications.