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Minimum Technology Standards

  • Operating System:
    • PC: Windows 11. (Pro is recommended) 
      • Alternate versions of Windows (e.g., RT or S) are not supported
    • Mac: Monterey 12.7.3 (Sonoma is recommended)
    • Linus OS is not supported
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-11300 (Core i5 recommended) or AMD Ryzen 5 5500 (5 5600 recommended)
    • ARM-based processors are not compatible with some software and must be avoided.
  • Memory: 16GB (32 GB recommended)
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD (at least 40 available)
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 resolution, 13”  
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600 with 2Gb VRAM 
  • Audiovisual: Webcam and Microphone 
  • Network Adapter: Wifi standard 802.11ac. Ethernet port recommended (adapter acceptable)
  • Home Internet Access: 18Mbps or higher. If more than one person will use it at the same time, higher speeds are likely to be necessary. 
  • Input Ports: USB-A or USB-C ports (adapters may be used)


  • Students must possess a mobile device or tablet that is capable of Bluetooth connection and running iOS 14 or Android 9 or higher. 
  • While Mac laptops that are equivalent in specifications are acceptable, the UMMC wireless network and software function best with Windows devices. Their use is highly recommended. 
  • Note: While iPads and other tablets are useful resources, several platforms do not support their use, and such devices do not meet student technology requirements. The inability to take examinations or complete assignments will not be excused due to hardware or internet access not meeting these specifications.