SUNY Oneonta
 
 

Minimum Configuration for your Personal Computer

 
 

Hardware

PC-based Computer

  • Operating System: Windows XP/7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.26 (or faster)
  • Memory (RAM): 2 Gb min (4 preferred)
  • Hard Disk Drive: 250 Gb min (500 Gb preferred)
  • CD/DVD: DVD +-RW
  • Backup Drive: USB- same or larger than hard drive

Intel-Based Apple Computer

  • Operating System: OS X 10.6(or higher)
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.26 (or faster)
  • Memory (RAM): 2 Gb min (4 preferred)
  • Hard Disk Drive: 250 Gb min (500 Gb preferred)
  • CD/DVD: DVD +-RW
  • Backup Drive: USB or FireWire-same or larger than hard drive

Peripherals

  • Headset -- (USB) Must have a microphone capable of blocking outside noises
  • Scanner --recommended
  • Printer

Software

  • Antivirus and Firewall Protection Software
  • Web Editor Software (Adobe Dreamweaver or KompoZer)
  • Video Editing Software (Adobe Production Premium or Basic Movie Maker (PC) or Basic iMovie (mac))
  • Screen/Video Capture Software (Adobe Captivate or Jing or CamStudio)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Microsoft Office 2010 for PC or 2011 for Mac

Connectivity Requirements

The program is an online program. Therefore, you will need reliable and fast Internet connectivity in order to fully participate in the courses and activities necessary. It is recommended that you have DSL-type connectivity with at least 1.5 Mbps download and 750 Kbps upload. If you are using a wireless connection card (3G), you may experience difficulties during live chat and video sessions. The majority of the courses meet in the evening if they meet in the form of a live online session. Access to fast Internet is necessary mainly in the evenings.