Technical Requirements by Program

Please view the programs below to verify your computer will meet all technical requirements.

Digital Executive Assistant

This program requires participants to have a laptop or Chromebook with a working camera.

Digital Marketing Analyst

This program requires participants to have a laptop (not a Chromebook) and a phone with a camera.

IT Support Specialist

This program requires participants to have a laptop or Chromebook that meets the requirements for TestOut software. To check if your computer meets the requirements, please follow the instructions below:

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
    • 2.4 GHz or higher processor speed
    • 4 GB of RAM
    • Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 Processor
    • Internet Bandwidth of 3.6 Mbps per user
  • Operating Systems
    • 64-Bit Windows US
    • Any Intel-Based Mac OS
    • Any Linux OS
    • Chrome OS (Chromebook only)
  • Internet Browsers
    • Google Chrome 35+
    • Firefox 42+
    • Safari 8+ (Mac)
    • Edge 20+

Junior Web Developer, Full Stack Java Developer & Cloud Practitioner

These programs require participants to have a laptop or Chromebook that meets the following requirements:

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
    • 1.6 GHz or higher processor speed
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • Free disk space of 1GB or more
  • Operating Systems
    • OSX Yosemite 10.10 or higher
    • Windows 7 (with .NET Framework 4) or higher
    • Linux (Debian): Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, Debian 7
    • Linux (Red Hat): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, Fedora 23

How to check your computer's specifications

PC Specifications

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click “System and Security” and then click “System”
  3. You will see something like the screenshot below. This shows your operating system (Windows 10 Enterprise in the screenshot), processor speed (2.8 GhZ), RAM (24 GB), intel Core processor version (i7), and whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
    Basic Computer Information for PC
  4. To see available storage, open the File Explorer. Click on “This PC.” Your available storage will show up under “Devices and Drives” (379 GB in the screenshot below)
    Available Computer Storage for PC

Mac specifications

  1. Click the Apple icon and select “About this Mac” on the drop down menu
  2. You will see something like the screenshot below. This shows your operating system (e.g. macOS Mojave version 10.14.4), processor speed (2.7 GhZ), RAM (16 GB – see “Memory”), and intel Core processor version (i7)
    Basic Computer Information for Mac
  3. To see available storage, click the storage tab. To free up storage, you can delete your cache, files you no longer need, or applications you do not use.
  4. To check your internet bandwidth speed, visit Speedtest

Internet specifications

  1. To check your internet bandwidth speed, visit Speedtest