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What are the system requirements?

The system requirements for playing the videos are pretty basic.  First, you need to have a browser with Flash installed.  You can check to see if Flash is already installed on your computer by clicking here.  It almost certainly is, but if it is not, there is a link on that page to download a version for your computer.

If you will be viewing the classes on disc, you will need a DVD-ROM disc drive.  DVD drives are really inexpensive now - if you don't have one, try searching amazon.com if you are interested in purchasing one.

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  If you have a fast internet connection, you can view the course online via the learning portal.  You will still be given the discs so that you can refer back to them when you need to do so.

As far as other computer requirements, best results will be achieved with computer with Pentium III (or equivalent) processor or better and 128 MB or more of RAM, adequate free hard drive space, 16-bit or better sound card and speakers (or headphones), 65,000-color or better video display card.  The course will display in a box no more than 640x480 pixels wide, so you should set your display to that size or larger.  If you have any doubts about a computer, try viewing one of our demos.

You may be prompted to download the TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (TSCC) the first time you view a session.  You only need to do this once.

We also will be using Microsoft Excel and Word files during the course, so you should have a program capable of reading those formats.  If you don't own those products, you can download a free, Open Source application suite called Open Office.  This suite should allow you to open and use these files, however Six Sigma Online has not tested this functionality.

Random Heresy

I thought this month we would get away from the stats of the last few columns. Hey, quiet down! How can anybody read over all that cheering?


News Flash

Six Sigma's lead instructor Steven Ouellette wrote an article with Dr. Jeffrey Luftig on "The Decline of Ethical Behavior in Business."



Six Sigma Online's lead instructor Steven Ouellette was profiled in the June 2008 issue of Quality Digest magazine. If you want to learn more about Steve's peculiar view of the world, as well as what he studied for a year in Europe, read the profile online.




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