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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

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GENERAL FAQS | REGISTRATION/PAYMENT FAQS
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS | TUTORIALS


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management courses utilize several types of software. The following components need to be on your computer. If they are not already installed, follow the links provided to download them to your computer. All of the downloads are free; some of the manufacturers offer upgraded versions that will cost money, but you do not need them for this course. Orientation is the time to make sure that you are prepared for the course and have all programs installed on your computer.

Hardware Requirements 
Basic requirements have been kept to a minimum. If your system meets the following specifications, you should be able to participate in all the course activities.

Windows Systems


Operating System:

Windows 98 or higher

Processor:

Pentium class, 500 MHz or faster

RAM(Memory):

64 MB or more

Internet Connection:

56 Kbps or faster

Multimedia:

Soundcard & Speakers

Macintosh Systems


Operating System:

System 7.0 or above

RAM(Memory):

64 MB or more

Internet Connection:

56 Kbps or faster

Multimedia:

Soundcard & Speakers

Course Software Requirements 
CNM assignments require the following software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Real Player
  • Microsoft Excel (for Financial Management course only)
  • Macromedia Flash

Adobe Reader is a PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer that is used to for lectures, case studies and some readings. Download:www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html 

NOTE: To shorten the download, make sure that the box asking to download the free "Photoshop Album" is not checked.

Real Player is used to watch the video presentations. To download this player, click here and follow these steps: 

1. Choose the Basic Player by clicking on the link entitled "Get RealPlayer- Free." 
2. Begin the download by clicking on the blue button entitled "Start RealPlayer Download." 
3. Follow the prompts to complete the download.

PowerPoint is also used in some courses. If you do not have a copy, you may view the PowerPoint files with the Acrobat Reader.

Adobe Flash is used for audio, video and animated presentations. Click here to download Flash.

 

 

 

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