Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Windows or Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended Windows or Vista. Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Mac (either as a standalone product, or as part of an Adobe CS4 collection) and Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.11), Leopard (10.5.x), or Mac OS X Intel; Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. Note: Acrobat 9 Pro 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 Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Illustrator CS4 are used in preparation of the course materials, although they aren't necessary to complete the course. Access to these programs is useful for personal project development.