Technology Requirements for Remote/Online Courses

GENERAL TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR REMOTE/ONLINE COURSES 

Category Minimum Requirement
Device Laptop or Desktop with Administrator permissions
Storage 5 GB of free space (actual storage requirement depends on program and usage)
Web Browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari
Operating System Windows 10, macOS X 10.9+
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Memory 4 GB
Processor Dual Core 1.6 Ghz or Higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD Equivalent)
Peripherals Headset/Microphone & Speakers
Webcam (Recommended).
*Webcam is required for the Family Mediation program*
Internet Connection 1.0 Mbps or Higher (Upload and Download)
– Dial-up connection is not sufficient
Check speed if using mobile (phone) internet

 

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Additional Information:

  • Individual courses may have additional software requirements, including audio and video playback, or the use of a specific software application. These will be listed on the program page.
  • Many courses require office productivity software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, presentation); Office 365 is available for free while you are a student.
  • While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of course work, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas of the course.
  • We do not recommend taking examinations while using a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, due to compatibility issues.

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS FOR DATA & TECHNOLOGY COURSES 

People Analytics 
Category  Minimum Requirement 
Storage  250 GB of local disk space with full administrator permissions (e.g., download and install applications) 
Web Browser  Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari 
Operating System  Windows 10, macOS X 10.9+ 
Memory  4GB; 8GB recommended 
Processor  Intel Core i3 (or AMD equivalent) 
Peripherals  Headset/Microphone & Speakers 

Webcam 

Internet Connection  25 Mbps75 Mbps recommended 
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Big Data Analytics & 

Advanced Data Science & Predictive Analytics 

Category  Minimum Requirement 
Storage  250 GB of local disk space with full administrator permissions (e.g., download and install applications) 
Web Browser  Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari 
Operating System  Windows 10, macOS X 10.9+, Linux 
Memory  8 GB16 GB recommended 
Processor  Intel Core i3 (or AMD equivalent)Intel Core i5 recommended 
Peripherals  Headset/Microphone & Speakers 

Webcam 

Internet Connection  75 Mbps 
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Machine Learning 
Category  Minimum Requirement 
Storage  25GB of local disk space with full administrator permissions (e.g., download and install applications) 
Web Browser  Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari 
Operating System  Windows 10, macOS X 10.9+, Linux 
Memory  16 GB (32 GB recommended)  
Processor  Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent); Intel Core i7 recommended 
Peripherals  Headset/Microphone & Speakers 

Webcam  

Internet Connection  75 Mbps 
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Back-End & Blockchain Development 
Category  Minimum Requirement 
Storage  250 GB of disk space with full administrator permissions (e.g., download and install applications); 500 GB recommended 
Web Browser  Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari 
Operating System  Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, macOS (MacBook), Linux; Linux or macOS (MacBook) recommended  
Memory  8 GB; 16 GB recommended  
Processor  Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent); Intel Core i7 recommended 
Peripherals  Headset/Microphone & Speakers 

Webcam  

Internet Connection  75 Mbps 
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