Prework & Technology

Technology Requirements

Most laptops that are less than three years old should suffice. Chromebooks will not work. PC, Mac, or Linux is acceptable. We encourage you to use an operating system that you’re most familiar with. Below are some recommendations to consider, however if you have a laptop that doesn’t meet these recommendations, don’t assume that it won’t work. Contact us so that we can put you in touch with the instructor for the bootcamp you’re interested in so that they can help evaluate your laptop’s capabilities.

Type of LaptopOperating System Requirement
PCWindows 10
Mac10.13 or above
Debian LinuxStretch or above
Ubuntu LinuxBionic or above

CPU: 2 core minimum, 4 core highly recommended. An Intel i7 processor is ideal, but an i5 or equivalent will work.

RAM: 4GB is the bare minimum; 8+ GB is much better and definitely recommended. For the Java+Android bootcamp specifically, 8GB is the minimum, with 12+GB strongly recommended for those students who don’t have a physical Android device.

Hard Drive: 128GB minimum, with 50GB available to install new software.

Scheduled Maintenance

CNM Ingenuity will be performing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, January 20 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Students will not be able to submit or modify any forms during this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please contact us with any questions.