System Requirements for America's Boating Course and license test
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System Requirements


System Requirements

For optimal perfoemance of our online course, please check to make sure your computer has the following:


PC Requirements

Hardware
Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent); 128 MB of RAM


Operating System and Browsers

bulletMicrosoft Windows Vista - Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later *
bulletMicrosoft Windows XP - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later *
bulletMicrosoft Windows 2003 - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later *
bulletMicrosoft Windows 2000 - Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x or later *

* Note: Internet Explorer must be used as the browser and security settings changed to permit ActiveX content to run (see below).


Macintosh System Requirements

Hardware
PowerPC G3 500 MHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.33 GHz or faster processor; 128 MB of RAM


Operating System and Browsers

bullet MacOS X v10.1 or later (PowerPC) - IBM PC Compatibility Mode *
bullet MacOS X v10.4 or later (Intel) - IBM PC Compatibility Mode *

* Note: IBM PC Compatibility Mode with Internet Explorer used as the browser and security settings changed to permit ActiveX content to run (see below).


Internet Explorer Security Settings

bullet Options have to be changed in Internet Explorer to allow Active X Controls to be run.
bulletLaunch Internet Explorer; under "Tools" on the top Menu, select "Internet Options".
bulletIn the next window, select the "Advanced" tab.
bulletScroll down to the "Security" section. Verify that "Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer" and "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer" are both checked. Exit out of the browser. Internet Explorer must be re-launched before the changed options take effect.