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Network Administration and Security
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Computer requirements:


Software

Operating System Recommended: Windows 10 Professional or higher. (Home version does not have many of the needed features) Accepted: MAC with current Macintosh Operating System. Mac must be running Bootcamp or VMware Fusion prior to attending classes. Check with program faculty for details.
Office Suite Office 365 is available free to students. This includes Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access. There is also a Mac version which includes Word, Excel and Power Point.
Virus Protection Symantec End-Point Protection is available to all MState students, free of charge. Download information is available within the student portal SpartanNet, or contact your campus Computer Help Desk for more information.

Hardware

Processor Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor. IMPORTANT: The Processor must support virtualization
Hard Drive 750 GB hard drive or larger
RAM Recommended: 16 Gb or more of RAM
Accepted: 8 Gb RAM
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Optional
Ethernet Network 100baseT or 1000baseT Ethernet connection
Wireless Network Wireless capability 802.11n or later
USB Flash Drive External hard drive of 1 Tb or more optional
Additional Information USB to Serial Port adapter (Version 1.1 or higher) Required

If you have any questions please contact:

Detroit Lakes Chris Klein
Fergus Falls Darren Hage
Moorhead Ken Iverson
Wadena Tracy Crawford