The American Society of Dermatopathology

Minimum System Requirements

ASDP online exams and self-assessments should not be taken on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. A desktop or laptop PC is recommended.

If you are using a PC at work, school or a location other than your personal computer, you may not be able to access the online exams and/or case images due to security and firewalls implemented by your institution. See your network administrator if you are planning on taking ASDP online exams and/or self-assessments on a PC other than your personal one.

Online exams and self-assessments contain images formatted in PDF and images viewable by virtual microscopy. To view PDF images you must have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, click here to download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Listed below are the minimum system requirements needed to have a fully functional online experience.

Internet Speed
A high-speed Internet connection such as DSL, Cable or a T1 line is recommended. Due to the extremely large image files contained in this self-assessment, dial-up Internet is not recommended and may cause your Internet session to time out before image files open.

For best viewing, we recommend a connection speed of 100mbps or greater.

Internet Browser
Online exams and self-assessments are best viewed with Internet Explorer 9. Taking the exams with any other Internet browsers may result in missing or malfunctioning features.

Internet Options should be set to delete browsing history, including Temporary Internet Files and Cookies upon exit.

Internet Explorer 9 Minimum System Requirements
Computer/Processor

  • Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86), or 64-bit (x64) processor.

Operating System

  • Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Windows 7 32-bit or higher
  • Windows 7 64-bit or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit

Memory

  • Windows Vista 32-bit – 512 megabytes (MB)
  • Windows Vista 64-bit – 512 MB
  • Windows 7 32-bit - 512 MB
  • Windows 7 64-bit - 512 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit – 512 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit – 512 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit – 512 MB

Hard Drive Space

  • Windows Vista 32-bit – 70 MB
  • Windows Vista 64-bit – 120 MB
  • Windows 7 32-bit - 70 MB
  • Windows 7 64-bit – 120 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit – 150 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit – 200 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit – 200 MB

Drive

  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)

Display

  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors

Peripherals

  • Modem or Internet connection; Microsoft® Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device