Technology requirements

Operating Systems

Learners receive a Microsoft Office license to use during their time at Nexford. Most projects and assessments can be completed using a Microsoft or a Google application. A note about Windows operating systems: Microsoft periodically ends support for its older operating systems. Our minimum computer system requirement in the chart below reflects these changes.

Web Browsers

Web browsers listed in the chart below have been tested and validated for use with our website. Other web browsers not listed may not work as well and will be unsupported and tested by Nexford.

All devices Minimum Recommended
Monitor (computers only) 15” display 17” display
True color True color
1024 x 768 resolution 1920 x 1080 resolution
Camera 1 Megapixels 2 Megapixels or higher
Internet connection 2mbps internet connection 5mbps broadband (cable or DSL)
Email capabilities Email address (required) Email address (required)
Software Adobe Acrobat Reader latest version Adobe Acrobat Reader latest version
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office
Windows Computers Minimum Recommended
Operating system Windows 8.1 Windows 10
Web browser (only one needed) Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox latest version Mozilla Firefox latest version
Google Chrome latest version Google Chrome latest version
Mac Computers Minimum Recommended
Operating system Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra Mac OS 10.15 Catalina
Web browser (only one needed) Safari 10.0.3 Safari 10.0.3
Mozilla Firefox latest version Mozilla Firefox latest version
Google Chrome latest version Google Chrome latest version
Tablets Minimum Recommended
Operating system iOS 11.0 iOS 13.x (latest version)
Android 8.1 Android 9.x (latest version)
Web browser (only one needed) Safari latest version Safari latest version
Mozilla Firefox latest version Mozilla Firefox latest version
Google Chrome latest version Google Chrome latest version

Download the Adobe Reader Plug-in

In order to view PDF documents, your computer must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed with the latest version available for your operating system.

Use the Get Adobe Reader link to download the plug-in, then follow the installation instructions available on the download page.