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Computer Requirements

Each student must have access to a multimedia computer in order to utilize Telos training media, complete written assignments, and send homework files to tutors through email.

Minimum hardware standards for an IBM-compatible system include a 486, 66 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM, 500 MB hard drive, 4x CD-ROM, 16-bit sound card, 28.8 Kbps modem, VGA color monitor, speakers, key-board, and mouse. A microphone may be required for some courses.

Recommended hardware standards for an IBM-compatible system consist of a 133 MHz or faster Pentium ® processor, 16 MB RAM or more, 1.2 G or greater hard drive, 12x or faster CD-ROM, 16-bit sound card (full duplex), 33.6 Kbps or faster modem, 15" or larger SVGA color monitor (.28 mm dot pitch), speakers, keyboard, microphone, and mouse.

Minimum hardware standards for a Macintosh system are a 68040 processor, 16 MB RAM, 500 MB hard drive, 4x CD-ROM, built-in sound, 28.8 Kbps modem, VGA color monitor, speakers, keyboard, and mouse. A microphone may be required for some courses.

Recommended hardware standards for a Macintosh system include a PPC 603e, 180 MHz or faster processor, 16 MB RAM or more, 1.2 G or greater hard drive, 12x or faster CD-ROM, built-in sound (full duplex), 33.6 Kbps or faster modem, 15" or larger SVGA color monitor (.28 mm dot pitch), speakers, keyboard, microphone, and mouse.

Internet Service Provider

Each student is connected to the Internet and electronic mail through an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Effective communication depends largely on an ISP that supports attached files of at least 4 MB and a modem operating speed of 2.8 KB/second or faster.

The Telos Institute International recommends CharacterLink ® as an ISP because it provides both access to the sites needed for Telos and protection from damaging content, such as pornography and profanity, while meeting Telos file attachment requirements. For more information, contact CharacterLink ® at info@characterlink.net , 888-330-8678 or visit the Characterlink web site at www.characterlink.net

Because America Online ® (AOL ®), JunoTM, Juno WebTM, and Hotmail ® support file attachments of minimal size, Telos is unable to accept those who employ these companies as primary Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The student must meet email requirements by the registration deadline.

Software specifications

Each student must use either Microsoft ® Word or Corel ® WordPerfect ® (minimum version 6 for both) for word-processing assignments. Minimum operating systems are Windows ® 95 for PC and System 7 for the Macintosh ® . The student is responsible to obtain his own software (available through university bookstores or directly from the distributor). Required software must be purchased before registration.

During his Telos studies, the student receives many files formatted in Adobe® Acrobat® . For this reason, the student is required to download the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Information pertaining to the download process is forwarded to the student upon acceptance.