Microsoft Windows XP or newer with any edition of Microsoft Office Pro or newer (please make sure Microsoft Office is installed and operating before the course begins). Note: your version of Windows is not extremely important and will impact only a small part of the course. This course was developed based upon Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Many students will have earlier versions of Windows or Office and that is fine. Simply ask the instructor for clarification on how to accomplish any tasks when necessary. Also note: Mac users are welcome, but please note that the course was written using Microsoft Windows. Students using Mac OS X with any edition of Microsoft Office 2004 (Mac) can be supported in the discussion areas.