Hardware recommendations for online training

As a minimum, you’ll need an Internet-connected computer with:

  • Audio capability: a headset, or microphone and speakers, so you can hear and be heard.
  • A webcam.
  • The software on which you’re being trained installed. This must be in its default, out-of-the-box state (not customised).

For further details about computer setup, and to read our Ts&Cs relating to online training, see www.armada.co.uk/onlinets&cs.

For the best experience, we recommend:

  • You use a real mouse. If you’re using a laptop or MacBook, we advise against using its trackpad. For CAD and related courses, your mouse should have a scroll wheel.
  • Two screens – one to follow the training, and the other to practice using the software you’re learning, carry out exercises, etc.

Hardware for live online training - two screens

If you’re not able to use two screens with the same computer, a fallback option is to use two separate devices. The device you use to follow the training can be a Windows computer, Mac, iPad or Android tablet.

If you don’t have two screens or two separate devices, you can do everything on a single screen. It will mean, though, you having to switch between the training session and the software you’re being trained in.