CIT Program:

Software

Students have access to many free or discounted software products.  Here are some sources:

Free Microsoft Software

Free VMWare

VMWare (Links to an external site.)  If this is the first-time downloading VMware, you will need to “Register” which is below the “Sign In” section. Please enter your BYU-Idaho email address (the one that starts with a couple of letters of your last name then a 5-digit number). You will receive an email with instructions on completing your registration.   

Each semester you are enrolled in a CIT class you will be authorized to access this site (enrollment takes place the first week of the semester). Your VMWare software license is valid for one year. At the end of that year (and not before) you can "purchase" another copy of the software.

Other Software

Other free/discounted software

Hardware

Minimum requirement: laptop computer with an i5 or greater Intel Processor, 8 GB of real memory, 500 GB hard drive, supporting full 64-bit computing, and hyper-threading. It is suggested you purchase as much RAM as you can afford. (For reference, some expensive 64-bit laptops designed for gaming don't support full 64-bit operations, like hyper-threading, because they're optimized for 32-bit gaming).

Examples of compliant laptops are:

WDD program:

Software

Comm and Art classes will need Adobe Suite programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). For WDD and CIT courses, everything is open source or optional.

Hardware

Minimum requirement: laptop computer with an i5 or greater Intel Processor, 8 GB of real memory, 500 GB hard drive, supporting full 64-bit computing and hyper-threading. It is suggested you purchase as much RAM as you can afford. (For reference, some expensive 64-bit laptops designed for gaming don't support full 64-bit operations, like hyper-threading, because they're optimized for 32-bit gaming).