10/100BaseT
Describes a device, such as a computer's network interface card, that can support two kinds of network speeds: 10 megabits per second and 100 megabits per second.
10/100/1000
Describes a device, such as a computer's network interface card, that can support three kinds of network speeds: 10 megabits per second, 100 megabits per second and 1000 megabits per second.
Adobe
A software company, Adobe Systems, Inc., that makes several programs in use on the Marquette campus: Adobe Acrobat (reads electronic documents), Adobe Contribute (updates Web pages), Adobe Dreamweaver (designs Web pages), Adobe InDesign (used for desktop publishing) and Adobe Photoshop (creates and modifies images).

BookMarq
On-campus textbook and supplies store located at 818 N. 16th St. in Campus Town. Students can purchase software, network interface cards and Ethernet cables at the BookMarq.

CheckMarq
A new student information system that integrates a number of functions into a Web-based one-stop solution, including:

  • Admissions inquiry and application
  • Student records, including online registration, grades and schedules
  • Financial aid awards and status checks
  • Student financials, that is, bursar (tuition) account
  • Residence life housing

Cudahy Hall
Built in 1994, Cudahy Hall is Marquette University's main computing facility, located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA at 1313 West Wisconsin Avenue. IT Services is headquartered on the second floor of Cudahy Hall.

Desire2Learn (D2L)
E-learning system at Marquette.

DHCP
Stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP is a simplified means of automatically getting an IP address and connecting to Marquette's campus network.

eMarq
Marquette University's nickname for Microsoft Exchange, a system for sending and receiving e-mail, creating contacts and scheduling your calendar online. Students, faculty and staff receive eMarq e-mail/calendar accounts. See also OWA (Outlook Web Access) and Marqnet.

EmpCenter
EmpCenter is the university's time and attendance system.

Ethernet
A common network cabling and signaling standard used to connect computers to Marquette's campus network. Make sure your computer has a network interface card supporting 10/100BaseT so you can use Ethernet to get online.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Pronounced "eff-ay-cue," an FAQ is compilation of frequent asked questions with corresponding answers.

Forefront
Microsoft Forefront security software. Marquette University maintains a site license for Windows computers for Marquette students, faculty and staff for this commercial software. *See Virex antivirus software below for Macs.

GB (gigabyte)
A gigabyte is a measurement of data storage that equals 1,024 megabytes. Typically used to describe the storage capacity on a computer's hard drive.

GHz (gigahertz)
Abbreviation for gigahertz. Describes the speed of a computer's processor, the taskmaster of the computer. One gigahertz equals one billion cycles per second; each computer task requires a certain amount of cycles to run.

Hard drive
Also known as a hard disk. The computer's hard drive serves as the main data storage area for the operating system (e.g., Windows Vista), programs (e.g. Microsoft Word) and documents (e.g., your resume).

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)
IMAP is an e-mail retrieval method that allows you to view and keep your e-mail on the mail server, making it easier to access e-mail from multiple locations. Compare to POP.

IMC (Instructional Media Center)
Located in Johnston Hall, the IMC provides a broad range of media support, including television, multimedia and still photography services. Audiovisual equipment is available for instructional use on campus.

IP address
A series of four numbers separated by periods (e.g. 134.48.1.249) that identify computers on the campus network. DHCP automatically assigns your computer an IP address.

IT (Information Technology)
Pronounced "eye-tee," IT is a broad subject that covers all aspects of managing and processing information. Computing departments within universities are often called IT Services.

JobConnection
Online job posting system for Marquette students. Lists part-time positions for both on and off-campus employment.

MAC address
Stands for Media Access Control address. It's a string of numbers and letters (e.g. 00-C0-4F-68-89-D6) that uniquely identifies a network device, such as a network interface card or a wireless network card.

MarqCat
The online library catalog at Marquette. Visit MarqCat at http://libus.csd.mu.edu/

MarquetteCard and MarquetteCASH
Your MarquetteCard is more than a photo ID. It's your passport to life at Marquette, granting you access to buildings and computer labs, paying for food and beverages, laser printing, photocopying, checking out library books, activating your e-mail and more. You can add cash value, or MarquetteCASH, to your card and avoid carrying cash on campus. For more information, visit http://www.marquettecard.com/

Marqnet
The Marqnet username and password allow users to log into several university systems, such as eMarq, CheckMarq, Desire2Learn, MyJob, Marquette VPN, and SharePoint.

MB (megabyte)
A megabyte is a measurement of data storage. 1,024 megabytes is equal to one gigabyte.

MHz (megahertz)
Abbreviation for megahertz. Describes the speed of a computer's processor, the taskmaster of the computer. One gigahertz equals one million cycles per second; each computer task requires a certain amount of cycles to run.

MUID
A nine-digit number used to uniquely identify Marquette's students, faculty and staff. The MUID appears on the MarquetteCard and is obtained from the 10-digit card number underneath your name. Drop the last digit from the 10-digit card number to get your nine-digit MUID. For example, card number 012345678-1 yields an MUID of 012345678.

Network Interface Cards (NICs)
Also known as an Ethernet card. NICs are expansion cards that allow a computer to connect to a network. Make sure your NIC supports 10/100BaseT networks.

Outlook
A Microsoft e-mail/calendar program for Windows. IT Services recommends use of Microsoft Outlook to access eMarq.

OWA (Outlook Web App)
The Web version of eMarq. Access OWA at http://emarq.marquette.edu

PCMCIA card (or PC card)
Short for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. Also known as PC cards, these credit-card sized devices expand your laptop. There are PC cards that give your laptop Ethernet network access if it is not built-in.

Peripherals
A device (usually external to your computer) such as a printer or scanner.

POP (Post Office Protocol)
POP is an e-mail retrieval method that allows you to download local copies of your e-mail from the mail server to your computer. Compare with IMAP.

PrintWise
PrintWise, Marquette's on-campus laser printing system, comes with a $21 allocation on your MarquetteCard for the academic year. That's enough for 300 black-and-white laser prints. Color laser printing is available at 50 cents per page.

RAM (Random Access Memory)
RAM is the memory available to run computer programs. Upgrading (or increasing) your computer's RAM can boost computer performance.

Raynor Library
The Raynor Memorial Libraries merge conventional library resources with innovative technology to create a library complex to serve Marquette students, faculty and the community. The library offers computer workstations, audio and video production, imaging, high-speed networking, and sophisticated data analysis tools.

RJ-45 cable
Also known as a network cable or Ethernet cable. Connects your computer's network interface card to the network wall jacks in academic buildings, residence halls and university apartments. You can buy RJ-45 cables at the BookMarq. Estimate the distance in feet between your computer and the wall jack so you can specify length.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
A means of sending e-mail from a e-mail program to the eMarq mail server which then relays your message to recipients. SMTP is not available from off-campus unless you use VPN.

Spyware
Software that covertly gathers user information without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
A method to securely transmit sensitive information via a web browser. Web sites that use SSL start with https://

URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
Web addresses that identify resources on the World Wide Web.

USB (Universal Serial Bus)
A means of transferring data via a USB cable from external peripherals (e.g. printer, USB thumb drive, digital camera) to a computer. The computer outlet for the USB cable is called a USB port.

Virex for Mac
Virex virus protection software from McAfee Security. Marquette University maintains a site license for Mac computers for Marquette students, faculty and staff for this commercial software. *See Forefront above for antivirus for Windows computers.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)
VPN securely connects you to online resources restricted to campus while you are away from Marquette. VPN is designed for students, faculty and staff who already have a commercial high-speed Internet service at home such as Road Runner.

Worm
A special type of virus that can replicate itself and use your computer's memory, but it cannot attach itself to other programs.

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