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Network Administration and Security
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Computer requirements:


Operating System Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 and 7 acceptable)
Office Suite Office 365 is available free to students. This includes Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access. There is also a Mac version which includes Word, Excel and Power Point.
Virus Protection Symantec End-Point Protection is available to all MState students, free of charge. For installation instructions Click here


Processor Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor. IMPORTANT: The Processor must support virtualization
Hard Drive 750 GB hard drive or larger
RAM Recommended: 16 Gb or more of RAM
Accepted: 8 Gb RAM
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Optional
Ethernet Network 100baseT or 1000baseT Ethernet connection
Wireless Network Wireless capability 802.11n or later
USB Flash Drive External hard drive of 1 Tb or more optional
Additional Information USB to Serial Port adapter (Version 1.1 or higher) Required

If you have any questions please contact:

Detroit Lakes Chris Klein
Fergus Falls Darren Hage
Moorhead Ken Iverson
Wadena Tracy Crawford

Please Note: Follow your laptop program for software requirements.