The system requirements for playing the videos are pretty basic.  First, you need to have a browser, which pretty much any computer has pre-installed.

If you will be viewing the classes on disc, you will need a DVD-ROM disc drive. If you don't have one, and you don't want to buy and install a DVD drive, you can view the same material from the online course and stream it to your computer. If you are going to stream the videos online, you will need to have a decent connection speed. The videos are compressed for streaming, so it shouldn't require a super high speed connection. You can test it out by viewing the first class here:

If you choose to stream the videos, you will still be given the discs so that you can refer back to them if you need to do so in the future.

As far as other computer requirements, playback using the Smart Player is supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari 9+, iOS 9+, Android 4+ (Latest Chrome required). If your computer can browse the internet today, it should be fine. The statistical programs you will use require a little bit more horsepower:

System Requirements

Processor: Intel or AMD x86 processor running at 1GHz or higher
Memory: 1GB RAM or more recommended
Minimum free drive space: 800MB
DVD drive
Super VGA (800x600) or higher-resolution monitor

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.