System Requirements


  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), 8.0 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later; Windows Edge browser; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 13.0+

Mac OS

  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0+


  • Ubuntu 14.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 13.1
  • No Add-in support for Linux. Users on Linux can attend meetings in the browser.
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0+


  • The Adobe Connect app can be used to access meetings, however, to access downoads and recordings you will need a flash enabled browser on your device. We do recommend using a laptop or desktop rather than just relying on mobile devices.
  • Apple supported devices: iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad with Retina display, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (4th & 5th generations)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 6 and higher
  • Android supported devices: Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4, Nexus 7 tablet
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.3.4 and higher

Download Flash Player here

Other Requirements

You will require a broadband connection of at least 1mbps as well as the above. A wired connection is preferable to a wireless one. To check you have everything required test your system here.

All tutorials are in English so you must have a good standard of the English language in order to participate

A VOIP headset may be useful so that you can talk to other students and ask the tutor questions in the Diploma course supervision groups. It is a requirement in year two. Buy a headset from Amazon UK here.

A short introductory session will be set before the classes begin to check these are set up correctly but please try and get them working on your system before the course starts.


Mercury Internet School is a private limited company, registered in England & Wales. Company Number 9519417.

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