Graduate Certificate in International Education

Technical Specifications

 

Technical Specifications for Hardware/Software and Connectivity

In order to adequately participate in this program, we include the following technical standards for computer hardware and software as well as for Internet connectivity. These standards are intended to guide you while purchasing a new computer, or for assuring that your current computer has the appropriate hardware and software so you may have the best experience for this program. These are middle-tier requirements, more of any specification (RAM, processor speed, etc.) is fine, less than listed here may not be adequate. If you are planning to purchase a new computer, a laptop (portable) is recommended for ease in traveling, however a desktop to the specifications below will work fine.

Laptop Macintosh
  • G4 iBook or Powerbook
  • Processor: 867MHz or better or any Intel-based Mac laptop
  • RAM: 512MB acceptable, 1GB recommended
  • Wireless networking
  • Operating system: OSX 10.3 or later, 10.4 highly recommended
Desktop Macintosh
  • G4 desktop Mac
  • Processor: PowerPC G4 at 867MHz or better
  • RAM: 512MB acceptable, 1GB recommended
  • Operating system: OSX 10.3 or later, 10.4 highly recommended
Laptop PC
  • Processor: Intel 2GHz or AMD Athlon 2000 or better; Celeron or Duron processors at 2GHz or better are also acceptable
  • RAM: 512MB acceptable, 1GB recommended
  • Video: a PCI or PCI/E card with at least 64MB memory, 128MB recommended
  • Wireless networking
  • Operating system: Windows XP with service pack 2 highly recommended; Windows 2000 with service pack 4, at a minimum
Desktop PC
  • Processor: Intel 2GHz or AMD Athlon 2000 or better; Celeron or Duron processors at 2GHz or better are also acceptable
  • RAM: 512MB acceptable, 1GB recommended
  • Video: a PCI or PCI/E card with at least 64MB memory, 128MB recommended
  • Operating system: Windows XP with service pack 2 highly recommended; Windows 2000 with service pack 4, at a minimum

Note that computers running Microsoft Windows version Vista will have higher hardware standards than those listed above (more RAM, faster processor). The hardware requirements for the Vista operating system will be determined by the vendor at the time of purchase of the new computer.

For PC and Macintosh users:

Software:
  • MS Office 2000 or later
  • Java - the latest version
  • Antivirus and anti-malware software for either PC or Macintosh
  • MS Internet Explorer 6.0 or later / Firefox 2.0 or later for web browsing
  • Instant messaging client – Microsoft Messenger (Freeware)
  • Adobe Acrobat 6 or later
  • Podcast reader such as: iTunes, Juice, Google
Connectivity:
  • Connectivity to Internet: high-speed/DSL/Cable
  • Telephone line capable of long-distance calling
  • Wireless network capability highly recommended
Peripherals:
  • Printer: Any USB printer
  • Speakers
Optional:
  • Headphones/microphone

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