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Technology FAQ for New Students


Computers...

All you need is a 802.11g/n wireless network adapter that supports WPA2-PSK encryption.

 

Covenant has an agreement for reduced prices from Dell computers. Please see this link for more details.

 

Labs are open Monday - Friday from 7:45 AM – 12:00 AM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM. Clusters are always open.

 

 

Descriptions of software on the lab and cluster computers can be found here.

 

Passwords must be no less than nine characters total, and must include at least three of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, or punctuation. Passwords may not contain any three contiguous letters of your name. Passwords may not be set to any of the last five passwords the account has used.

Some symbols are not compatible with Banner and therefore should not be used. The following is a list of symbols that are known to be incompatible:
@ $ & " ( ) < > ` ; = # blank_space

 

Printers...

We recommend that you connect to your personal printer via USB cable. Wireless connectivity is possible, but you will need security measures in place; otherwise, anyone can print to your computer.

 

Telephones...

AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offer pretty good coverage on campus and around the local proximity. On campus coverage from most other service providers is weak.