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Online Seminars

mouse System Requirements for Participation

There are some basic hardware and software requirements which are recommended for adequate participation in the PDP Internet Courses and Online Seminars. A PC (Pentium, Celeron, acceptable) or comparable Macintosh (G-4, I-Mac acceptable) with the following:

  • Minimum Hardware requirements
    • PC
      • Windows operating system (98, NT, ME, XP, etc. acceptable)
      • 32 MB of ram
      • ethernet card or 28.8 kbps or better modem
    • Macintosh
      • Mac OS 9.0 or greater
      • 32 MB of RAM
      • ethernet card or 28.8 kbps or better modem
  • Minimum Software requirements (both Mac and PC)
    • Netscape 5.0 or better / Internet Explorer 5.0 or better
    • A valid, accessible email account
    • World Wide Web access

Although not required, a printer may be helpful to read course readings offline at your own time.

If your computer is not up to the task for the PDP Online Seminars, you may choose one of the other methods of accruing PDP Hours from the distance learning options. Unfortunately, the PDP program cannot lend or provide computer hardware or software for participation in the distance learning options. The technical support provided by the PDP program is limited to difficulties accessing course materials. For questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For Information about other Distance Learning options:

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Director, Professional Development Program
Phone: 617/358-2574
Fax: 617/353-9209


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