What You Need to Begin


Computers purchased within five years will generally have the processor speed and memory capacity to effectively use this website.

  • Video card (minimum of 256 colors at 1024 x 768 resolution)
  • Mouse
  • Sound card recommended
  • Speakers recommended

Operating Systems

Most major single-user and multiple-user operating systems are supported.

Browsers and Settings

The Internet browser will also work in conjunction with your operating system. For Windows based users, Mozilla Firefox is highly recommended, but Internet Explorer is also an option. Macintosh users should only use Firefox at this point. Regardless of your choice in browsers, make sure your settings match those listed below.

  • Mozilla Firefox
    • Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher
  • Firefox Settings
    • Cookies enabled
    • Cache enabled
    • JavaScript enabled
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or higher
  • Internet Explorer Settings
    • Temporary Internet Files (Every Visit to the Page)
    • Default settings for Security and Privacy
    • Medium security setting for the Internet zone
    • Content advisor disabled

Applications and Plug-ins

The following free applications and plug-ins (also known as ActiveX Controls) are required1.

1An update of Flash Player in supported browsers is required in almost all cases. Multiple-user operating systems may require administrative permissions to install, update, and use the applications and plug-ins.

An option to disable the Flash Player automatic notification feature prevents repeated prompts to update to a new release. See Helpful Flash Player Links section for links to the Macromedia website. You can also check your system to see if it is configured properly

Account with Username and Password

Users must have an account to purchase tasks, self-assign tasks via an access code, or take tasks assigned by training coordinators. Users without an account may create one by clicking the "Create a new account" link on the homepage.

  • Username
  • Password

Pop-up Window Blockers

Pop-up window blockers must be disabled while using this website.

Firewall Settings

Firewall settings must allow streaming media from this website through Port 80.

Internet Connection Speeds and Data Transfer Rates

For users with dial-up modems (56k or faster), Internet connection speeds are affected by the quality of telephone lines and the variable connection speeds of modems.

Internet traffic and the number of "hops" along the Internet your current session takes to reach the data servers can affect data transfer rates. Traffic can also occur on local networks, at Internet Service Providers, and at websites.

Helpful Flash Player Links

The following links lead to the Adobe website.