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2015 Winter Core Training - Critical Information

2015 Winter Core Training Handbook

Laptop Preparation (attendees must complete these steps)

Welcome!

The Office of Information Security at RIT has outlined a number of guidelines that every computer must meet before being able to connect to the campus network. These guidelines protect both attendee computers and the RIT network from malicious software. Your computer must meet these requirements in order to use our network. Be aware that having network access is a requirement of all PLTW course curricula. If you do not attend to these requirements, you will not be able to use the computing resources that are necessary to complete your course.

Laptop Preparation

You must complete this process before you arrive at RIT. Also, please note that all software must be installed and tested prior to arriving.

  • Login to the laptop you will be bringing with you to the CTI.
  • Ensure that you have administrative rights to this laptop.
  • Click here to download the express utility and run.
  • The utility will run tests checking for system requirements required for PLTW Software. Should your computer not meet any of the system requirements, the utility will notify you of the necessary changes that must be completed.
  • If you fail any part of the requirements, please make the necessary changes and then run the utility again until you pass.
  • Upon successful completion of the utility, please copy and paste the report into the text box below and click the "Submit" button. Please ensure your name is included.

Questions? Please email pltwtech@rit.edu or call (585) 496-4748.

Laptop Preparation Results

Laptop Requirements

Each teacher participating in training and teaching Project Lead The Way® courses is required to have a laptop computer for his/her use. Teachers must have Administrator rights on their computer. The teacher’s laptop must have wireless Internet in order to participate in the Core Training. Specifications for new laptops for teachers or students are as follows:

Laptop Requirements:

Minimum Specifications:

  • Processor: Intel® Xeon®, i5 or i7
  • Hard Drive: 250GB+
  • RAM: 5GB + DDR3
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or 8, 64 bit operating system or Apple MacBook Pro with Bootcamp and one of the above OS installed

Recommended Computer Specifications:

(Pathways to Engineering Classes)

  • Processor: Intel® Xeon®, i5 or i7
  • Hard Drive: 500GB+
  • RAM: 8GB+
  • Video Card: 512MB+dedicated graphics card

Recommended iPad Specifications

(Launch)

  • Supported Models: iPad®2, iPad®mini, iPad®Retina, iPad®mini with Retina Display, and iPad®Air
  • Screen Size: 7.9 inch or 9.7 inch display
  • Operating System: iOS 7
  • Network: WIFI only

Recommended Computer Specifications:

(Launch)

Processor: Intel® Xeon®, i5 or i7

  • Hard Drive: 256 GB + Hard Drive
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3 min
  • Video Card: Integrated Graphics
  • Optical Dive: DVD-ROM

Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, 64 bit or Apple device with OSX with Bootcamp