You will need Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP, and Microsoft Excel 2010 or Microsoft Excel Home and Student 2010 or Microsoft Office 2010 (the Home and Student Edition or Standard Edition of Microsoft Office 2010 is acceptable). A free 60-day trial version of Office 2010 may be available at http://www2.buyoffice.microsoft.com/usa/?torb=4&WT.mc_id=ODC_ENUS_GenTry_Control. Please be sure to install the software on your computer before the course begins. You will also need Internet access, email, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader). This course is not suitable for Macintosh users or for users of older versions of Microsoft Excel.