We recommend our students to purchase a laptop. In CCIS, you can work with a Windows system, a Mac, or a Linux system.
Here are some recommended system parameters:
- Minimum of 4 GB of internal memory.
If you plan to run 2 operating systems in parallel then 8 GB of internal memory will probably be more satisfactory.
- Get as much hard disk space as you can afford.
- Having the fastest current processor is not needed.
Usually it is much less expensive to choose a processor that is one or two steps below the fastest available.
- Note: You might want to check out the NU portal as you may be able to obtain a discount.
This is an open lab that students use that has 80 systems with a mixture of Linux and Windows. This lab also has tables and power strips for student laptops.
This lab is used for scheduled lab sections for various courses.
This lab is used for scheduled lab sections for various courses and evening tutoring sessions.
The CCIS Systems Group maintains a specific suite of software for use by students in the college. Programming languages and integrated development environments (IDEs) can usually be downloaded by students for their personal systems for free.