You might want to know if your computer is capable of doing all you’ll need it to do while you complete your degree online. Here are some of the advanced system requirements needed for some online courses:
VMWare is a fairly intensive software application and will not run on all home systems. Please be sure that your home computer has the hardware requirements mentioned above. Also, remember that these specs can vary by system; a laptop computer with these specifications can be much slower than a desktop with the same hardware rating. In general, Intel Celeron and AMD Sempron systems will not run VMWare well. Slower systems may work, but will be difficult to use and could experience lag, crashes, or extremely slow performance.
When you are downloading software, you may be asked to burn a DVD. If you do not have a DVD burner or do not want to burn a DVD, you may save ISO files to your hard drive. ISO files can be installed to a virtual machine by mounting them as a virtual DVD in the vm settings.
If you have questions regarding the DreamSpark program, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-512-4357. If you have questions about computer requirements for your CIS course, check with your instructor.
Support is available to all Sinclair Online students with computing, portal login, eLearn access, and other system-related questions. For class-specific academic support, please contact your instructor directly.
Phone: 937-512-4357 or toll-free at 866-781-4357
Helpdesk Website: http://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/helpdesk
Online Helpdesk Ticket: http://hdto.sinclair.edu (24 hour response time)
Hours of Operation: Monday–Sunday: 6:00 a.m.–midnight (EST)
When contacting the helpdesk, please be prepared to provide the following information: