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Technology Requirements for Incoming Students

You will need your computer at the end of orientation week for your 'computer registration' appointments and your classes. Computers are needed in the DDS program for multiple applications including the VitalBook and ExamSoft. The VitalBook will be distributed at the same time as the computer registration. Below are the computer and tablet requirements.

For ExamSoft's SofTest and Vitalbook

PC Requirements
  • Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows 8, and Windows 10.
  • Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported.
  • CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 4GB
  • Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 4GB of available space.
  • A working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher.
  • Adobe Reader (Version 9, 11, or DC) is required.
  • Wireless clients - 5 GHz (802.11a) radios minimum.
MAC Requirements
  • Operating System: OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and OS X (El Capitan).
  • Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.
  • CPU: Intel processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 4GB or higher available space
  • A working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
  • Wireless clients - 5 GHz (802.11a) radios minimum.

For ExamSoft's SofTest only

Surface Pro Requirements
  • Surface 3 (Pro and Non-Pro device ARE supported). Surface Pro 1, 2 & 4 (Non-Pro Surface devices are NOT supported)
  • External Keyboard (USB or Bluetooth) required. Bluetooth keyboards must be paired prior to launching exam.
  • Hard Drive: Minimum of 1GB available space.
  • Adobe Reader XI is required for exams containing PDF attachments.
  • For onsite support, and in order to backup the answer files to USB, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Internet connection for SofTest Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload.
  • Screen Resolution must be 1920x1080.
  • Administrator level account permissions.
SofTest-M iPad Requirements
  • Hardware = iPad 2 through 5, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro
  • Operating System = iOS 8 and iOS 9.0. Only genuine versions of iOS are supported.
  • 500 MB of free space required to commence an exam
  • iPad must not be Jailbroken
  • To receive support, you must be able to connect the iPad to a computer with iTunes and IExplorer installed
  • Internet connection for SofTest Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload.

For more information, please contact:

Elise Eisenberg, DDS, MA
Senior Director of Informatics
elise.eisenberg@nyu.edu


 

NYU College of Dentistry