Computing requirements

Due to the sensitive nature of data within UCLA Health, accessing our network requires the installation of security applications, a Virtual Private Network (VPN), and/or the use of My Desktop. Our recommendations and minimum computing requirements are meant to provide a general guideline on which computer configurations work best in our environment given the security requirements. Use the guide below to help inform your purchases if you'll be using a personal device to work or study within UCLA Health.

Supported Browsers

Supported browser for UCLA Health IT are Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) and Chrome Enterprise.

We recommend using Chrome for applications that do not specifically require Internet Explorer as Microsoft has ended its support of IE 11.

After June 15, 2022, applications and websites requiring Internet Explorer 11 should transition to using Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode enabled for faster and more secure browsing.

Cornerstone trainings require Chrome to ensure completion of training is accurately tracked.

 

Windows device requirements:

 

Minimum

Recommended

OS

Windows 10 Professional

Windows 10 Enterprise/Education

RAM

8GB

16-32GB

Disk Space

128-256GB

512GB

Screen Resolution

1080p

1080p

Peripherals

Microphone + Webcam

Microphone + Webcam supporting Windows Hello

Office Version

Office 2016

Office 365

Full Disk Encryption

CheckPoint (without TPM)

Bitlocker (with TPM)

TPM

1.2

2

 

Mac OS device requirements:

 

Minimum

Recommended

OS

Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave) 

Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave) or newer

RAM

8GB

16GB

Disk Space

128-256GB

512GB

Screen Size

13"

n/a

Peripherals

Microphone + Webcam

Microphone + Webcam

Office Version

Office 2019

Office 365

Full Disk Encryption

Self-encrypt with Filevault

Self-encrypt with Filevault