Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Minimum Technology Specifications for 2023 – 2024

Technology requirements for Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health students is ownership of both a laptop computer and an iPad. For those participating in financial aid, your budget will include $1,500 towards the purchase of a laptops and $1,000 towards the purchase of a iPads. These funds will be available upon matriculation. You will need to have both pieces of equipment and accessories by the first day of orientation. Either a Windows or Mac computer is acceptable.

Windows laptop specifications

  • Operating system: 64-bit version of Windows 10 or newer
    • Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S, are NOT supported at this time
    • If you are using a Microsoft Surface device, please read this article for important instructions on Windows 10 “S mode” versus the standard Windows 10.  S mode is not compatible with Examplify
    • The versions of Windows 10 certified for use are 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and Windows 11 21H2.
    • The English (United States) Language Pack must be installed
    • ExamSoft does not support tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed above
  • CPU Processor: Non-ARM based processor supported by your operating system
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Wi-Fi capability
  • Hard drive: 4GB or higher of available space
  • For on-site support, and in order to back up the answer files to a USB drive, a working USB port is required. (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • A broadband internet connection (DSL, cable or other high-speed internet)

Mac laptop specifications

  • Operating system: Big Sur 11 or newer
    • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
    • For a better experience, we recommend that you take your exam on the same OS version that you have completed a recent successful mock exam
  • CPU: Intel or M1 processor. Devices using Apple’s M1 processor and Apple Rosetta 2 are supported. To learn more, click here
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Wi-Fi capability
  • Hard Drive: 4GB or higher available space
  • For on-site support, and in order to back-up the answer files to a USB drive, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adapter)
  • For technical troubleshooting, account passwords including device passwords may be required
  • A broadband internet connection (DSL, cable or other high-speed internet)

iPads

  • Hardware requirements: iPad 5+, iPad Air 2+, iPad Mini 4+, iPad Pro
  • Operating systems: iPadOS 13, iPadOS 14, and iPadOS 15 (iPad must not be modified/jailbroken)
  • 500 MB of free space required to commence an exam
  • Internet connection for download, registration, exam download and upload
  • Keyboard recommended, not required
  • Pencil recommended, not required
  • ATSU also highly recommends that you purchase extended warranty and/or insurance on your iPad device to ensure you can quickly repair or replace your device should it be damaged/lost/stolen etc.  Click here for more details
  • Do you own an iPad but are not sure which type? Follow this short video to determine which iPad you own

Multi-factor authentication

All students are required to use multi-factor authentication (MFA).  You will be provided with information about configuring this along with your account information.

These technology requirements pertain to students in these Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health programs

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
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