Getting Started

System Requirements

The Digital Literacy Curriculum requires the following minimum system configuration:

Hardware

  • Personal computer with a 233–megahertz (MHz) or higher processor

  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or more recommended

  • 2 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space

  • Non-ISA network adapter, 10/100 megabits per second (Mbps)

  • 4-MB video adapter

  • Super VGA (SVGA) monitor (17 inch)

  • Keyboard and pointing device (such as a mouse)

  • Sound card with amplified speakers or headphones

Hardware (for installations of Windows Vista Home Basic)

  • Personal computer with a 1-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor

  • 512 megabytes (MB) of system memory

  • 20 gigabytes (GB) hard drive with 15 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space

  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • Audio output

  • Internet access (fees may apply)

  • Super VGA (SVGA) monitor (17 inch)

  • Keyboard and pointing device (such as a mouse)

  • Sound card with amplified speakers or headphones

Software

  • Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, with the latest hotfixes and software updates

Note: If the Windows XP CD does not have SP2 on it, you can download SP2 from the Windows Update site after you have installed Windows XP. Hotfixes and software updates can also be downloaded from the Windows Update site.

Go to Windows Update

Internet Connection

  • A continuous broadband connection is required for the online e-learning courses.

  • A reliable 56K or faster dial-up connection or a broadband connection is required for downloading the offline versions of the e-learning courses. No connection is required to play these on your computer.

  • A reliable 56K or faster dial-up connection or broadband connection is required for the assessments and the Certificate Test. (The assessments and the Certificate Test are not available in an offline format.)

Pop-Up Blockers

  • The e-learning courses and assessments launch in a new window, so you must disable any pop-up blockers you have running in order to view the courses and assessments.

System Requirements

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