Internet access, e-mail, 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). Adobe Acrobat X Professional (Windows) or Adobe Acrobat X Standard (Windows), either as a standalone product or as part of a collection; Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Adobe Acrobat X Professional [Mac] , either as a standalone product or part of a collection; Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.11), Leopard (10.5.x), Snow Leopard (10.6.x) or Mac OS X Intel.
Note: Acrobat X software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are used in preparation of the course materials, although they aren't necessary to complete the course. Access to these programs will be useful for personal project development.