Technology Requirements

This checklist covers the minimum technology requirements for our courses.

Students can check to confirm that a computer meets the requirements by running our system check.

Microsoft Windows Requirements

  • Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • 128MB of RAM
  • 128MB of graphics memory
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater
  • Apple Safari 5.0.3 or greater
  • Google Chrome version 0.11.257.201 (including 11.0.696.57 update) or greater
  • Macromedia Flash Player version 8 or greater (version 10 for test assignments)
  • Sun JVM version 1.4 or greater (for select courseware)
  • Adobe Reader (viewing and printing certificates)
  • Enable JavaScript in your browser options
  • Silverlight (to view webinars hosted by academic coaches)

Mac OS X Requirements

  • Intel Core Duo 1.33 GHz or faster processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • Mac OSX version 10.5 or greater
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or greater
  • Apple Safari 5.0.3 or greater
  • Google Chrome version 0.11.257.201 (including 11.0.696.57 update) or greater
  • Macromedia Flash Player version 8 or greater (version 10 for test assignments)
  • Sun JVM version 1.4 or greater (for select courseware)
  • Adobe Reader (viewing and printing certificates)
  • Enable JavaScript in your browser options
  • Silverlight (to view webinars hosted by academic coaches)

Hardware Requirements

  • 1024×768, 16 bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
  • Standard mouse and keyboard
  • Speakers and soundcard (Selected courseware)