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System Requirements for GBC Technical Training Certificate Programs


System Requirements for GBC Technical Training Certificate Programs


If you’re considering taking one of our online technical training certificate programs, maybe you’ve been wondering what kind of a computer you need to install our program curriculum and simulation software.

Luckily, the system requirements are modest, so most computers will meet them.

The three system requirements are:

  1. Operating system

    Our program software and simulation will run only on a PC running Windows operating system. Any Windows version (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11) will suffice. Other operating systems are not compatible and supported, which includes macOS, Linux etc. 

  2. Hardware requirements

  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7, AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or equivalent processor for AT/PLC/PLCII/RT
  • Intel Pentium or equivalent processor for ET/EM/EV
  • 2GB RAM for ET/EM/EV
  • 500 MB of available disk space
  • Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10/ Windows 11
  • 32 and 64 bit compatible
  • Internet Access
  • Email Account

3. Internet connection, browser and e-mail address

Our programs are web-based so you will need an active internet connection to access the course curriculum part of the software or when you are ready to do your online exam. You must use Microsoft Edge to take your online exam. Unfortunately, other browsers, including Google Chrome, or Firefox do not fully support ActiveX controls that our online system requires. Also, you will need an e-mail address to receive the exam results.

If you still have any questions regarding this topic, or any other program-related question, call us toll-free at 1-866-279-1457 or e-mail us at Our Support Consultants will be happy to assist you.

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