Students are expected to have access to the technology requirements as ISSA CES is not obligated to supply the needed technologies including software and hardware. If a student does not have word processing software, www.OpenOffice.org offers free, fully functional software for download. The following chart lists the minimum and recommended hardware and software requirements a student will need to successfully access ISSA CES’s online courses.

PC

Minimum

Recommended

System

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows 7 or higher

Processor

1 GHz

Intel/Pentium/Celeron family

AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family

Memory

512 MB

1024 MB or greater

Display

Super VGA (1024 × 768) resolution video adapter and monitor

SVGA Monitor True color (32 bit) 1280 x 1024 Resolution or higher

Connection

Broadband (Cable / DSL / T1)

Broadband (Cable / DSL / T1)

Browsers

Internet Explorer 9 or Higher or Firefox 18 or higher

Internet Explorer 9 or Higher or Firefox 18 or higher

Software

Windows Media Player 9.0

Adobe Flash Player 9.x

OpenOffice (free at openoffice.org)

-or-Microsoft Office XP

Windows Media Player 11.0

Adobe Flash Player 10.x

OpenOffice (free at openoffice.org)

-or-Microsoft Office Suite 

Hardware

20 GB Hard Drive

CD-ROM

Speakers

Black & White Printer

40 GB Hard Drive or better

CD-ROM

Stereo Speakers

Color Jet Printer

Macintosh

Minimum

Recommended

System

OSX 10.6

OSX 10.7 or higher

Processor

1 GHz

Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor

Memory

1 GB

2GB or higher

Display

Super VGA (1024 × 768) resolution video adapter and monitor

SVGA Monitor True color (32 bit) 1280 x 1024 Resolution or higher

Connection

Broadband (Cable / DSL / T1)

Broadband (Cable / DSL / T1)

Browser

Firefox 3.0 or Safari

Firefox 3.5 or Safari 5

Software

Quicktime

Adobe Flash Player 9.x

OpenOffice (free at openoffice.org)

-or-Office version X

Quicktime

Adobe Flash Player 10.x

OpenOffice (free at openoffice.org)

-or-Microsoft Office Student & Teacher

Hardware

20 GB Hard Drive CD-ROM

Speakers

Black & White Printer

40 GB Hard Drive or better CD-ROM

Stereo Speakers

Color Jet Printer

Proctoring

Minimum

Recommended

All students

ISSA CES approved third-party proctor

Webcam (640x480 resolution)

Headphones or speakers

Microphone

Web browser with Adobe Flash 10

High-speed internet

Ability to allow VNC connections